ashleymcclain

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Ashley was born and raised in Vermont. She graduated from Champlain College with degrees in Human Services and Healthcare Administration. She lives with her fiancé, Brandon, and 3 children, Britney, Hannah, and Kayden in Essex Junction. She is a mom to teens, and loves sharing her experiences parenting during this new phase of life. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, and visiting all the amazing local coffee shops.
Adjusting to the Teen Years: What Life Is like for a Mom of Teens

Adjusting to the Teen Years: What Life Is like for a Mom of Teens

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I don’t know why I thought adjusting to the teen years would be an easy task. I assumed that my girls would just be more independent and happier, while still enjoying being around their...

New Year’s Goals: Tips for Not Giving Up on Your Goals

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Here’s to a new year, a new decade, and a new beginning. Each year seems to go by faster and faster. There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day for daily tasks,...

Making it Through the Day One Vermont Coffee Shop at a Time

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When did coffee become so popular in Vermont? There are countless Vermont coffee shops all over the state.  I was never a coffee drinker until about 6 years ago. It started with an occasional stop...

Taking the Leap and Trying Something New: Life as a Mom of Teens

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Imagine taking that leap and trying something new that you've always wanted to do. Whether it be a career change, a new hairstyle, starting a family, or a changing your lifestyle. The possibilities are...

Shared Journaling for Improved Communication with My Teen Daughters

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As my daughters get older, it seems increasingly difficult to know what they are feeling or thinking. There are sad days, mad days, happy days... and then the days where all of the emotions...