Ashley is a mother of two, sister to five, aunt and babysitter: all roles providing her with countless hours of one-on-one time with babies and children. For two years she volunteered at a camp dedicated to helping disabled or behaviorally challenged kids come and experience things they don't usually get the opportunity to. Her writing has appeared in numerous non-profit parenting magazines and online family e-books with articles like no-prep children's crafts, avoiding meltdowns, cooking with children and product reviews. Ashley's personal blog allows her to chronicle the ups, downs and adventures unique to family life and parenting. She is passionate about staying updated with the latest research on parenting methods and toddler learning.