Ashley Bailey


Raising My Black Daughter in a Post-Racial America

February is Black History Month. I’ve never thought much about it because as my friend’s recent Instagram post put it “I’m Black Every Month.” Growing up, my parents taught us about successful black men...

When Mama Brings Home the Bacon

Growing up, my dad was the stay-at-home parent. With a significant age difference between my parents, he was on the downhill of his career and my mom was on the uphill. He happily and...

Mardi Gras :: How I Fell In Love With New Orleans

A little over three years ago, my husband and I, newly married, packed up all of our belongings and made the drive from Dallas to New Orleans. I can still vividly remember waving at...

We Cloth Diaper and You Can, Too!

Disclosure :: I am thrilled that Charlie Banana has sponsored this post because they truly are the ONLY kind of cloth diaper we use in our household.  We Cloth Diaper and You Can, Too! When my...

Pro Tip :: Do Not Road Trip With a Newborn and Dog

Last month, New Orleans was faced with a “hurricane.” Having a 6 week old and already experiencing plumbing issues so bad we had to move when I was one week postpartum, I decided I...

Cheers to All the Wonderful Mothers-in-Law

Y’all! Let’s be real. Mother in laws, aka MILs, get a bad rap. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had a conversation with a friend, coworker, or even a random woman I...

Momfession :: I Hate Being Pregnant

They say hindsight is twenty-twenty. Well now that I am snuggling with my baby on a regular basis, I can officially say something that I felt the majority of 2017: I hate being pregnant....