Author Archive | Ashley Caton

When the World Stopped Turning: Remembering 9/11

When the World Stopped Turning: Remembering 9/11

“Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” A line from a song, sang by Alan Jackson that plays on repeat in my head whenever I hear the words, “September 11th.” 8:46 EST time – Flight 11 hits the North Tower. I was standing in the living room watching Good Morning […]

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Feeling Overwhelmed? You are not alone.

Feeling Overwhelmed? You Are Not Alone.

I am OVERWHELMED. I don’t know if I am coming or going half of the time. Complete sentences seem to have difficulty forming in my mouth. I seem to stop midway through a sentence frequently and just completely forgetting what I am talking about all together. I will tell one of my kids something, then […]

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Slime Time: Just Do It!

I tried to avoid slime like the plague. I refused to buy it premade or the necessary ingredients to make it. My daughter  labeled me the Not Fun Mom. Then something happened. I asked myself why I did not want to make it. The simple answer was I just did not want the mess. But my daughter […]

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How Infertility Struggles Made Our Family Whole

We always wanted children. On August 31st, 2008, we found out we were pregnant. Just one day before our first wedding anniversary. In October 2008, we had a miscarriage. We tried for a little while longer with no luck. The infertility struggles started shortly before our second wedding anniversary. The health insurance we had did not cover […]

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