My name is Ashley Michardi and I’m (almost) 30 years old. I have four boys named Christian, 10, Dawson, 6, Erick, 3, and Michael, 1. My husband, Jason, is the father of my three youngest while Christian’s father is from a previous marriage.

Through the years I have had some ups and downs and inbetweens…I know this is typical of most everyone. My downs, however, I feel are pretty remarkable and instead of hiding from them I look forward to shedding light on them.

Through all of life’s “typicals”, I found myself packing on the pounds and have been working for the last year to get back to being healthy. I have found that getting in shape is A LOT harder at (almost) 30 than my early 20’s. I figure it’s another example of God’s sense of humor.

Last but not least is my expanding career while trying to be an active parent. I feel like it should be the premise to Mission Impossible 15. (I think that’s the one they’re on now) I honestly feel like I’m always slacking somewhere but I refuse to give up until I make it work!

This blog is my attempt at feeling normal. I know I’m not the only one going through this phase of life…

I’m constantly being told I will miss this….but I can’t help but think, “Will I REALLY?”