Over the course of the next 30 days, my (our) life will look very different. Big events, huge honors, fun travels, and new adventures will unfold. I want to bring you along on this journey and use this blog as a diary, of sorts.
Let me begin with this post:
I cannot wait to gush about my trip to Washington DC this week. Please follow the blog starting Thursday (especially any parents out there). I have such a privilege and honor to represent the state of Alabama in our nation’s capitol as Alabama’s Young Mother of the Year. I was blown away when I received the call and thought, “surely you have the wrong number…” Turns out, the name and number checked out. My excitement bubbled over when all the “moms” started an email thread introducing themselves. I am thrilled to be surrounded by such wisdom and diversity in the week ahead. My goal is to interview, I use that term loosely here, each mother. I want to share their qualities with you, what makes them so unique, and provide some nugget of parenting knowledge from each one. Based only on the “meet & greet” emails, I will get to mingle with mom’s of 5+ kids, a lobbyist, a hypnotist, children’s ministers, an award winning photographer, dietitians, full-time mommies, and a Dr. Pepper lover (so am I). It will be a busy week, so I really hope that I get the time to write a little update every day. I will also be tweeting my adventures and sharing via instagram. Please be sure to follow me on tiwitter @WxByAshley or on instagram @ashleymcdonald.