Keep Moving Forward

I'm Ashley - a sober mom, wife, website developer, and explorer.
Life didn't turn out quite like I expected. I didn't factor divorce, custody battles, and addiction into my plans. But here we are, and my mess is now my message.

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early sobriety,
my recovery journey,
+ inspirational stories and tips.

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mental health,
+ the journey to a better life.


books & media,
+ links to awesome people.

Why Not Just One Drink?

August 16, 2017
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It’s 5:42 am, and I’m writing this because I’m too tired to think and this seemed easier than trying to…

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When Comparison to Yourself is the Thief of Joy

August 13, 2017
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There’s a thought that always runs through my head, every day, all the time: “You can do this better.” Continuous…

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What If I Told You That It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense?

August 10, 2017

“The one thing that really holds Logicians back is their restless and pervasive fear of failure. Logician personalities are so…

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9 Tips for Surviving and Thriving In a High-Conflict Custody Battle

August 3, 2017
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Custody battles are the worst. When my ex-husband and I separated in January 2014, the divorce wasn’t final until January…

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Anxiety: The Thorn in My Flesh

July 20, 2017
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“Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of…

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My (Not) Drinking Diary for A Girl & Tonic

July 18, 2017
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Laurie at A Girl & Tonic asked me awhile ago if I would be interested in contributing to her (Not)…

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Are You A Blogger or Entrepreneur In Recovery?

Designing and developing websites is my jamLearning to build websites changed my life. If you're an entrepreneur in recovery especially, I know there's a whole other level of challenges that go with that.

Whether in recovery or not though, if your website could use an overhaul (or an initial build, maintenance, whatever the case may be) I'm your huckleberry. Check out my portfolio, pricing, etc at my other site, Ashley Longmire Consulting. Or cut right to the chase and contact me!

About Me


My name is Ashley, and my sobriety date is May 6, 2015. On any given day, you can find me developing websites, writing, or playing ringleader in the circus of our home. My husband and I have 4 children between us, ranging from ages 5 to 15. Three from me, one from him.
I hope to write a book, and if my story and experiences can inspire even just one person, all of this is worth it. Read more of my story here.

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