Hello, cyberworld! My name is Ashley and I’m taking the plunge into the blogging sphere! I am a stay-at-home/work from home mom of three very energetic and fun-loving kids who are constantly keeping me on my toes. I am a former teacher. I am a TCK (third culture kid) and grew up all over the place, having lost track of – and given up counting – how many times I had moved by the time I was 15. I love to read, cook, bake, garden, and I hope to one day have a small homesteading farm. I also love to be outdoors as much as possible and if I happen to be near water, that’s a huge bonus!
We are a homeschooling family that currently lives in southwestern Michigan. Our children are six, four, and two at the moment but they have a peculiar tendency to keep growing older no matter how much I try to prevent it. We love to do life together and some of our favorite things are camping, playing board and card games together, and just being with family and friends.
My amazing husband, Brandon, works hard to make it possible for me to be home with the kids and we run a small investment property business together on the side. He loves basketball, football, woodworking, and video games. He did not move around much like I did and our differences don’t stop there. In fact, we are about as opposite as opposite can be except for where it matters – our faith and values – which makes life together both challenging and fun and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I am so excited to start this blog and can’t wait to see where this journey leads. At the moment, the plan is to have this be a sort of lifestyle blog where I’ll be sharing my love for food, homeschooling, family, and homesteading. Central to all of these is my desire for a simplistic, unhurried lifestyle as well as my passion for natural (toxin free, healthful, back-to-the-basics) living. Thus the name, Our Simply Natural Life.
Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to to getting to know you and sharing this journey with you!
What is something you are passionate about? Leave a comment and let me know 🙂