Ugh. Is this where we are supposed to write about ourselves in the third person? Is there anything more awkward? (Besides hearing your own voice on a recording, that is?) We decided no, this is the most awful thing ever, so we are going to write about each other instead. (But first wanted to say: Hello! Welcome to our site. We are two working moms who love Philadelphia, who love our kids, and who just wanted to create a place that could reconcile those two passions … and also to help people like us navigate our city a little more easily.
Between us, we currently boast 18 years of experience in city journalism, 16 years in Philly, three kids, four jobs, five strollers and itty-bitty little socks out the yang.
About Ashley: Over the course of the last 10 years in Philly, Ashley — a born-and-bred East Coaster, Duke grad and true renaissance woman — has worked as a chef at the Four Seasons, a food- and lifestyle editor at Philadelphia magazine, a director for Starr Restaurants, a freelance journalist, a restaurant consultant and a recipe writer. She is currently employed at Philadelphia magazine (again) as a brand editor, while also holding down the role of Sasha’s mom. (Sasha, a toddler, enjoys the swings at the park, Elmo and the brat selection at Frankford Hall.) Ash lives with her husband and Sasha in Queen Village.
About Christy: Christy is from Tennessee, which means she stops and helps old ladies cross the street and says y’all. (It’s really cute.) But she married a Philly boy, so she’s an East Coaster now, and, as editor-at-large for Philadelphia magazine, has been tirelessly covering and loving this city since 2007. Before moving to Philly, she lived in the Midwest, first in Chicago, where she earned a master’s degree in social sciences, then going to work as a writer and editor at Indianapolis Monthly magazine. She currently lives in Fairmount with her husband and baby, Luke, who enjoys wearing small hats and making contemplative faces that very likely indicate a deep intellect.
*We also have an amazing intern, Katie Chapman, who helps us keep it together here at Wee HQ. Here’s the scoop about Katie: Katie hails from Levittown (right by Sesame Place), and she’s currently a marketing major in her senior year at Saint Joseph’s University. (Go Hawks!). Katie is a leader on campus involved in multiple groups, including the Women’s Center and Active Minds. (Her friends describe her as studious, trustworthy, fun, and passionate. We asked!) In her free time she loves reading, exploring Philly, and spending time with her family and two dogs.