Hi. I’m Ashleigh. Welcome.

I am 34 year-old mother of four and wife of one, living in Midtown Memphis in the Annesdale-Snowden neighborhood.

We have four kids – Jac is 10, Charis is 8, Abigail is 8, and Jones is 6. The two oldest are bio kids and the two youngest are adopted…I know, shocker. Jones was adopted from Memphis in 2008 as a newborn and Abigail was adopted in 2010 from Ethiopia as a 3 year old. They are all pretty amazing kids.

I have a BSA in Communications from the University of North Texas and a BSN from the University of Memphis. I’m kind of an idiot so I decided to go back to Nursing School at 30 with four kids under 8. Thank God for John Carroll and strong coffee.

I now work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on the Solid Tumor unit. I work 2 nights a week which is perfect for our little fam. I love what I do and the kids that I serve.

I’m obsessed with any drink besides water. This includes, but is not limited to: strong coffee, diet coke, hot tea, dark beer and red wine.

I should work out more, but I like Netflix too much.


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Adoption: A Five Part Series

Part 1

I have loved almost every second of our adoption experiences and am excited to tell other people why they should consider it. My husband and I have been married for eleven years now and have four kids. Yes, I said four. Just wait – this is the best part – they are all only 4 years apart…

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Part 2

We started the paperwork process with our agency and began making announcements to our friends and family just like we would if we found out we were pregnant. For the most part, everyone reacted with excitement and congratulations, but I was getting a feeling that my mom wasn’t thrilled …

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Part 3

Jones came home and we went from 2 to 3 kids – honestly one of the easier transitions for me. Of course that could be because I wasn’t recovering from the birthing process. Or because Jones was the easiest baby on the planet. But really, by the time the third baby comes along you realize …

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Part 4

We arrived in Ethiopia exhausted and full of anticipation. It was late and we were taken straight from the airport to the guest house where we would be staying while in country. Most agencies partner with a sort-of rental house where families can stay while they are waiting to clear immigration …

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Part 5

Getting Abigail home was a flurry of excitement and relief…for us. We were relieved to be home, eating American Mexican food, sleeping in our own beds, with all of our kids under one roof and excited to start our journey as a family of 6. But for Abigail, coming home was more like …

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