I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Ashley and I’m excited to connect with you, I have a feeling we’re going to get along really well! Maybe we have a few things in common... I’m a wife, mama of 3 and we are a blended family. I’ve been through my share of challenges… including an intense custody battle, overcoming addictive eating behaviors, and just trying to navigate life as a busy mom of toddlers! I’m all about inspiring women to find joy through their trials and empowering them with the tools to uncover the power they already possess.
Our Splendid Life
We are a blended family. For the past 8 years we have been in a high conflict custody situation.
What most people don't understand is that life as a stepfamily can be hard and stressful long after the actual court process has ended.
Just because a judge issues standard visitation guidelines (or even partially customized ones) does not mean that they are clear and easy to interpret! In fact, our attorney said that most paperwork is vague for a reason, which is a "good thing"
I have to disagree. I know that every little detail cannot be discussed and every situation can't be predetermined but the ambiguity of custody agreements only adds stress and contention in the long run. My mission is to establish a system for families who do not want to go back to court, but need resolution management. My goal is to provide all of the tools and resources to settle daily conflicts and minor disagreements between stepfamilies.
And honestly, this is why I’ve created Our Splendid Life. Not only to normalize the blended lifestyle by sharing my journey and helping women find joy through their trials, but to make a difference for families that are struggling every single day with high conflict custody situations. Having the opportunity and ability to put my vision to action is something I have been planning and praying about for years, I am so grateful for the love and support I've received from all of you and I cannot wait to continue moving closer to making this a reality!
Meet The Family
Matt and I met by coincidence, but we knew it was always meant to be. We were both in the right place at the right time and everything worked out perfectly for us to find each other. We got married on the beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and began our journey as a family together. Matt attended law school in Atlanta where we had 2 children together: Carter and Clare.
Our family now lives in Idaho where Matt practices law as a personal injury attorney.
Clare is a spunky 4 year old who loves to dance. She has a darling disposition & fills their home with light and love.
Carter is 6 years old and loves playing soccer. He is full of energy and is very inquisitive!
Elle is 10 years old and lives with her other family in Florida. She is a free spirit who loves unconditionally.
When I spend time with Elle, we make the most of it by going roller skating, shopping, mini golfing, and making crafts!
What People Are Saying
"Ashley has a unique way of inspiring women to find joy in life’s challenges… something we can all use!" —Heather Quisel
Blended Family Consultant
Certified Life Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer