I’m Ashley, Aka The Rad Mommy.

No, I am actually not that cool. I’m not a trendsetter; my normal outfits consist of yoga pants and North Face fleeces with little variety. I rarely wear more makeup than a little powder and mascara these days, and I never plan to wear jeans again after having two children because leggings are too comfortable to give up. I do love neon and super colorful things though, so that’s a little rad. I live in Colorado beer country, in a not-so-big-not-so-little city named Fort Collins. I have two daughters, a 2.5 year old spunky toddler named Eleanor Quin, and an almost 4 month old named June Dorothy. I want a third baby, but we will see what the future holds. I’m married to a football loving Kansas boy who I met after college while living and working as a ski bum in Breckenridge, Colorado. Our love story was such an adventure (I’ll tell you about it sometime!), and adding kids to the mix has been the biggest and best adventure yet. When I wasn’t mommying, I loved skiing/snowboarding, hiking, wakeboarding, mountain biking and traveling. I’m slowly starting to do the things I love again, but when you’ve been pregnant 2 out of the last 3.5 years you start to miss the things you once loved so much and wonder if they are still a part of you. One of the many struggles that is SO REAL with young kids. On top of having a wonderful family, I’ve been running a successful wedding and portrait photography business over the last 4-5 years.

Why am I blogging you might ask? Well, I have some new dreams to conquer. I’m all about setting up my life for success and want to be able to do my job wherever and whenever I want, so here we go on the blogging adventure. I’m a huge proponent of working when you’re feeling in the “flow.” When you’re working for yourself, you want to do things that give you energy and inspire you instead of feeling like you have to muster up that energy unnaturally. I know that can’t always be the case, but this was where The Rad Mommy blog was born. I believe you inspire yourself by inspiring others. This is my life, but I know it resonates so much with yours. Let’s dream, laugh, cry, work and empathize with each other as we grow this community. We are all RAD MOMS! Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

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