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
Young girl drinking a pumpkin spice latte.

Feeding and Eating

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice “Not-a-Latte”

Who says kids can’t enjoy the pumpkin spice latte craze? This Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice “Not-a-Latte” recipe is delicious and fun to make.

Three affirmation keychains.

Parenting, Play, Tactile Art

Affirmation Backpack Buddy Keychains

These affirmation backpack buddy keychains are adorable and easy to make. Give your child a little encouragement with this simple craft as they head to school.

Three pumpkin pie cups.

Feeding and Eating

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Cups

These No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Cups make a great after-school snack or after-dinner treat! They’re easy to make ahead of time and have ready to grab in the fridge.

Pumpkin picking fine motor activity.

Fine and Gross Motor, Play

Pumpkin Picking Fine Motor Activity

This adorable pumpkin picking fine motor activity is a breeze to make! A perfect fall activity for preschoolers and toddlers alike.

Apple seed counting game tiles.

Math and Science, Play

Apple Seed Counting Game

This apple seed counting game is easy to create and fun to play! With just an oatmeal container and a few supplies, you can surprise your child with this delightful...

Peanut butter cookie bites.

Feeding and Eating

Healthy Peanut Butter Sprinkle Cookie Bites

These Healthy Peanut Butter Sprinkle Cookie Bites are perfect for picky eaters! With just four ingredients, they’re simple to make.

Mushroom color sorting activity.


Mushroom Land Color Sorting Activity

This adorable Mushroom Land Color Sorting Activity is a fun way to reinforce color names and build fine motor skills. With just a few supplies you can create this adorable...

Three finished painted peg dolls.

Play, Tactile Art

Peg Doll Painting for Kids

This peg doll painting activity will delight children of all ages. Peg dolls are simple to paint and can be used for a variety of educational activities.

Strawberry orange coconut popsicles.

Feeding and Eating

Orange Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

These nutrient-packed Orange Strawberry Coconut Popsicles are vegan, dairy-free, and simple to make! Your kids will love this sweet, healthy summertime treat!

Baby with Coterie Diaper

Product Reviews

Coterie Diapers: One Mom’s Hands-On Review

We put Coterie diapers to the ultimate test! See what this mom of 5 had to say about them.

Rainbow Playdough Cutting Station

Play, Sensory Activities

Rainbow Playdough Cutting Station

This rainbow playdough cutting station is perfect for fine motor skill practice. Grab your playdough supplies and have some fun with your little one!

Two watercolor paintings of popsicles.

Play, Tactile Art

Watercolor Popsicle Painting for Kids

This watercolor popsicle painting activity is easy and adorable. With just a few steps and materials, your child can create their own popsicle painting.