There is always hope. Always.

Your family raises chickens. At one point, my husband and I thought about doing the same. Can you describe the conversation you and your husband had when you first considered this?

Funny you ask that because a stray dog twice in the last two months has killed all of our chickens so we have decided that it might not be the best thing for our family to have right now. However, we had seen a documentary (we love documentaries) on knowing what you are eating -- where it came from, etc. -- and it encouraged growing your own food. So we planted a garden and got chickens. It was most definitely a mutual decision to tell a different story for our family and our children of health and diet. We are still on that journey and not sure it involves chickens anymore.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

Mother Teresa. Hands down.

How do you like to unwind at the end of the day?

I love to read. I love long hot baths. I love hot green tea. I love looking at Craigslist. I love movies. I love snuggling with my husband when he’s not complaining how hot it makes him. Ha.


Ashleigh Slater is the founder and editor of Ungrind (, an online magazine churning out encouragement for Christian Women. As a freelance writer, her articles have appeared in print and online in publications including Marriage Partnership, Thriving Family, MOMSense, Guideposts' Angels on Earth, Clubhouse, Jr., and David C. Cook's Family Currents Newsletter. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and a M.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Cinema-Television Producing from Regent University. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Ted and four daughters. You can follow her on Twitter @ashslater.

*This Article First Published 1/8/2013