About Me

Hello friends, family, strangers and everyone in between!  I’ve started this blog as a place where people can read about my life and feel like they aren’t alone, whether it be in their relationship, friendships, or motherhood.

If you love food, family and fitness, you’ll feel right at home here.  You can certainly expect me to talk about the above mentioned, as well as lots about what it means to be a new-ish mom in the Bay Area.  My hope that is by sharing my honest experiences and thoughts, I can encourage you to do the same.

I have absolutely zero experience as a blogger, but who cares?!  What I do have plenty of experience with is being my authentic self.  I’m learning each day what that really means and I think that sharing as I discover is the best kind of therapy – not to mention, FREE!

So, how did this site come to be you ask? Well, let me start by telling you that I’ve always enjoyed writing.  I was never one to enjoy math and all of the crunching numbers that came along with it.  I’ve always felt most comfortable in a more analytical setting.  Maybe it’s because I’m such an overthinker….

My passion for writing drove me to pursue a major in broadcast journalism, while playing softball at the University of Nevada.  I was inspired to start blogging in 2010 when I started my job as a flight attendant for Virgin America.  It only seemed logical to share my on-the-job and off-the-job travels with whoever was willing to read about them.

After sporadically writing during my time as a flight attendant, the blog posts soon dwindled into nothing.  I guess I just didn’t have the confidence to keep it going.

I’m now at a point in my life where it seems like blogging can fit in again.  Not only do I have a lot to talk about, but I’m prioritizing myself and my passions.  Novel idea right??

Let me start by telling you a little bit about me, Ashley.  I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, Craig, our fiery little girl, Gialina, and our trusty French Bulldog, Homie.

I live five minutes from both my parents and my in-laws, which I love!  I’m sure that sounds crazy to some of you!  I have a younger and better looking brother, Zach, who lives in CDM (that’s Corona Del Mar, for all you non SoCal residents).  I wish he lived as close as my parents and in-laws!

I like staying active and as boring as it sounds, I love going to the gym – it’s my me time.  It’s a good thing I like to work out because I also love good food, which there is no shortage of in my family.  Not only am I Italian/Portuguese (we live to eat), but I have a chef for a mom.  Poor me, right?

Now that I have a child (and one on the way), many of my hobbies revolve around my daughter.  I’m always in search of fun parks and activities for her, preferably within walking distance of a good coffee house.  This mama can’t get enough caffeine! Ya feel me?!

I’m a very type-A personality and I think that couldn’t have become more apparent during my first year as a parent.  I am learning to go with the flow and enjoy life one moment at a time.  I’m just trying to win the day and this is my attempt to document that journey.

Enough about me!  As much as I’d like to think that everyone who visits my blog will read my “About Me” section in it’s entirety, I’m not kidding myself.  Those of you who have a short attention span or require instant gratification, this is your call to action!  If you want to learn about my life through photo, go follow me on Instagram – @mrsbennigson.

Thanks for reading along (or in many cases skimming)!  I hope that my everyday thoughts can make you feel less alone and offer up a laugh or two along the way.  🙂