Ashlee Kasten

Ashlee Kasten is a published author, freelance writer, speaker, podcaster, and “professional encourager” who lives for the opportunity to breathe life into discouraged moms. When she’s not writing, you can find her sorting through mountains of laundry, kissing scraped boo-boo’s, or homeschooling her four children. She has been married for over ten years to the man who still gives her butterflies.


Connect with her now at or on Instagram @thepurposeofmotherhood.

Ashlee Kasten
Pregnant woman holding gift at baby shower party


15 Amazing Baby Shower Game Prizes to Surprise & Delight

Baby shower game prizes add an element of fun and liven up any shower. These prizes are sure to delight all your guests!

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How to Keep Your Cat Out of Your Baby’s Crib & Bassinet

Cats love warm and cozy places like your baby’s bassinet. Using a cat cover for your bassinet and these tips will keep your baby safe.

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Product Reviews

7 Best Beach Bags for Moms of 2023

Looking for the perfect beach bag for your next family vacation? The best beach bags for moms are all right here!

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9 Kiddie Pool Games to Keep You Cool This Summer

Looking to keep your kids busy outdoors this summer? These fun kiddie pool games are both fun and cool!

Proud mother watching to sleep to her daughter.


The One Nap Schedule for Toddlers: Making the Switch

Making the switch from 2 naps to 1 doesn’t have to be difficult! Follow this simple one-nap schedule to help your toddler transition smoothly.

Healthy family breakfast for mother and kids.

Feeding and Eating

17 Healthy Toddler Meal Ideas That Taste Great Too!

Toddlers can be hard to please at mealtimes. These healthy toddler meal ideas will please even the pickiest eater!

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13 Beach Essentials for Babies Not to Forget This Summer

Headed to the beach with a baby in tow? Make sure you have these beach essentials for babies packed with you!

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Receptive vs Expressive Language: What’s the Difference?

Help your child succeed by understanding the difference between receptive language and expressive language! Early intervention is key to effective communication.

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Waldorf vs Montessori: Choosing the Right Method for You

Montessori and Waldorf might seem like the same things. Learn the differences between Waldorf vs Montessori so you can choose the right one for your child.


Product Reviews

The 7 Best Baby Thermometers of 2023

Looking for a baby thermometer you can rely on? We’ve found the best baby thermometers!

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11 Language Activities for Preschoolers

Adequate language skills are crucial for a child’s success in life. Use these simple language activities for preschoolers to help your child succeed!

Baby soothing her self in bed.


How to Teach a Baby to Self-Soothe

Self-soothing skills will help you and your baby get a better night’s sleep! Follow this simple guide on how to teach a baby to self-soothe to get started!