Meet Ashley

I'm so glad that you are here! 

My name is Ashley and I am the creator and author of this site. I started blogging in 2008, but took a lengthy break starting in 2015. One of my goals for 2019 is to start writing again, so I'm dusting off this old blog and bringing it back to life.

I have been happily married for over 13 years to my hot stud of a husband Michael. We live in Louisville, KY, for the record I pronounce it LOU-a-vul. We are the proud parents to four amazing children that joined our family in April 2012 and were legally adopted in November 2013. 

Here is a picture of my family on November 22, 2013, the day our kids legally became ours forever.

Credit Hayley Moss Photography
This is my dream come true and I am amazed at how the Lord brought these children into our lives. But please don't think that means life is a breeze and we never struggle.

When I am not homeschooling the kids or hanging out with them, I can be found scrubbing dishes (all day long!), browsing Pinterest, trying out a new recipe, reading a book, or trying to keep the laundry monster at bay. All in a day's work!

Before becoming parents, my husband and I walked through infertility together. I wrote about my journey through infertility and beyond in my first book How My Soul Yearns which I published in June 2011.

I released my second book, Everyone's Waiting for Something, into the world in May 2014.

My biggest adventure in writing, so far, was my third book, Blessed Chaos, which was published on November 22, 2014 and is about my journey to motherhood through foster adoption.

In 2015, I launched a non-profit ministry called Together in the Trenches to breathe life into weary foster and adoptive moms. 

This life I live is not easy, some days I feel overwhelmed at the task of mothering these children, however I know that this is all the Lord's plan and I am truly in awe of how my life has come together. I am beyond blessed.

Here's a more updated picture of my family from our 2018 vacation.

Questions or comments? E-Mail Ashley at ashleykwells{at}gmail{dot}com.