Comments on: Living With Kids: Ashley Reese http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:57:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-744053 Anne Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:03:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-744053 One of my favorite Living with Kids yet. So inspiring, the story, the clean, inviting house, everything!

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By: monday: best of last week | The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-743389 monday: best of last week | The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:05:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-743389 [...] living with kids. gorgeous house tour and story [...]

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-740591 Emily Sat, 21 Sep 2013 00:45:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-740591 That house! Those beautiful curls!! What a wonderful family and wonderful story.

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-740487 Sara Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:21:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-740487 I am in the deep end of infertility treatment this year, with two losses including an ectopic. I so appreciate when women talk about it openly. And I love all types of stories of how children come to families. Thank you! And your house is lovely. Love the minimalism, concrete floors, and play areas!

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By: Catherine http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-740026 Catherine Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:20:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-740026 That *is* quite small then! It certainly looks bigger from the outside!

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By: LP http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-739987 LP Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:56:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-739987 I can’t figure out why one stopped being a teacher and the other wants to be a teacher. I find that very interesting.

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By: Shannon { A Mom's Year } http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-739487 Shannon { A Mom's Year } Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:00:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-739487 Lovely family, lovely home. You and your husband must be great to have at get-togethers–you can probably talk about so many interesting things with your job and life experiences!

I forget that my youngest was adopted, too, of course, so it can surprise me when someone brings it up. The other day a girl in Lily’s third-grade class asked us why Lily has dark hair and I have light hair. The noble thing would have been to use this as an educational opportunity, but I said, “Oh, her dad and brother have dark hair, too.” (Don’t judge me: these kids know perfectly well that Lily’s from China–we’ve done a Chinese New Year party every year for them since preschool!)

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By: Kristin http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-738601 Kristin Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:43:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-738601 Gorgeous place. I am dying to know what state that is, or did I miss it?

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By: Zoe - SlowMama http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-738313 Zoe - SlowMama Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:34:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-738313 Great story, beautiful family, and love the simplicity of the living space. I love reading about other adoptive families… I feel the same about my daughters — and they were adopted at the age of four.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-738260 Emily Thu, 19 Sep 2013 01:59:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-738260 This is my favorite Living with Kids ever! It takes guts to downsize and focus on the important things in live – bravo to the Reese family for living out their intentions.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-738154 Emily Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:50:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-738154 Really beautiful family. I am always trying to live more deliberately. Thanks for the inspiration, Ashley.

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By: Ashley Reese http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-738092 Ashley Reese Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:55:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-738092 Thank you for that encouragement, Samantha. We are learning to navigate and conquer racial stigmas as we go along. I sure wish we had a handbook for the upcoming school years! We do spend a lot of time detangling, but it seems like a piece of cake compared to the more complex stuff ; )

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By: Samantha http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-738042 Samantha Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:58:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-738042 Your family is really lovely. Congratulations on finding your sweet daughters. I wish you all the best of luck. As a little Black girl in America, looking and being treated differently from my classmates (even in well-meaning ways) was sometimes trying, but growing up was made so wonderful by my affectionate and supportive parents. Sure, I saw the same complexions and features reflected back in my parents’ faces, but it was the love I saw there that really made the difference for me. At the end of the day, if you have the fortitude to survive the years of detangling in your future, everything else will be a breeze.

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By: Cissy http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-738017 Cissy Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:52:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-738017 Not that I’m friends only with people who are the same as me, but…I kept seeing things in your house that I also have and reading statements that I’ve also made! I think we would be friends. :) Yours has been one of my favorite houses in this series; both the photos and the essay were absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-737975 Anna Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:00:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-737975 What a lovely family and home. Also, I am a Speech-language pathologist and I can tell you it is the best job in the whole world. Thanks for sharing your story!

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By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-737942 Heidi Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:38:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-737942 This is my favorite “Living With Kids” segment! It comes at a time where I have been mentally going through our possessions with the intent to purge and simplify. This has really inspired me to actually put it into action now! I also love reading about adoption as we have one such Miracle in our family as well :)

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By: Ashley Reese http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-737932 Ashley Reese Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:32:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-737932 We actually made the book rack in the bedroom- it was really easy and inexpensive! A couple 2×4′s screwed into the wall and 1×3′s nailed across with some dowels to hold the books up (I would use thicker dowels if I were to do it again. These ones have already warped from the weight of the books). We just spray-painted the lumber before installing it.

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By: Ashley Reese http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-737924 Ashley Reese Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:25:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-737924 I don’t have an official pantry, I guess. All of our dishes can fit on our open shelves, so that frees-up the cupboards in our kitchen for foods that we use and eat frequently. We don’t have a dishwasher, so it forces us to stay on top of dishes and we don’t have a lot of kitchen gadgets to store. I store the long-term shelf items (like cans + beans + grains) in the little closet under our stairs. This system works fine for my little family of four, but who knows how it would go with a bigger family : )

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By: Ann http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-737904 Ann Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:04:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-737904 This is so great. I love the blackboard outside! What a creative idea and the swing inside! The kids must love that!

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By: Maria G. http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/living-with-kids-ashley-reese/comment-page-1/#comment-737887 Maria G. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:39:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40805#comment-737887 This house is really comfortable and meant for children. The rooms are so big and they are not stuffed with a large number of different things and furniture which makes it safer for children. And the swings are really great.

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