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Ashley BigTopFamily
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Poking fun at family life's (past and present) chaos, craziness, and calamity.
Poking fun at family life's (past and present) chaos, craziness, and calamity.

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My awesome friend +Jessica Rapisarda is pimping my blog today! I am buying her a lifetime supply of Doritos once Frito-Lay starts using me as their spokesperson!
It's Monday: time to share another blog that might have flown under your radar. Today I'm featuring Big Top Family. Ashley, the ringleader of Big Top, blends gut-busting hilarity with gripping memoir. This is one show you do not want to miss. I'm providing the link to the story that go me hooked -- "Next Stop, Doritoville, USA" -- a story about family, poverty, and finding happiness at the bottom of a snack chip bag.

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So excited and humbled to be published on +The Huffington Post today. This is my story about standing up to a bully when I was 13. 

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I'm on HuffPo today and getting crushed in the comments. I guess I asked for it. Haven't talked about God, even in social circles, for YEARS. Feast or famine I guess? 

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Even though I've already done my time in trailers, +A Pleasant House did kinda make me want one with this post. Major achievement. ;)

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Bullying blows...
Not long ago, I wrote a post about how I was teased and bullied because of the car my parents drove, and because we didn’t have much money. I tried telling the teachers about it, but putting my trust in the authorities was wasted time and effort since…

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More from my weird childhood....
Braking suddenly at the end of a dark dirt road, Mom almost slams into a cow. When the dust cloud clears, we see that not just a cow, but a whole herd of cows is surrounding our car, and ignoring this fact, Mom looks at us with a triumphant smile. “We’re…

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We’d been living with Grandpa MacNamara for two years, when one day he was rushed away by flashing lights and screaming sirens. He’d called the ambulance himself, and I hadn’t even realized he was sick until I heard the noise in front of the house, the…

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So lucky to have been on Abandoning Pretense today! My childhood was pretty strange, but the people reading about it are freaking awesome. 
Ashley from +Ashley BigTopFamily had the weirdest childhood... and she wrote about it on Abandoning Pretense. Once you read this post, you'll be just like me: totally hooked... 

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Happy Mother's Day to all the living saints out there!
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