ASHLEY BROOKS is an associate writer for Central MN Brides and is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger. She has a soft spot for iced lattes, moms who write, and any purse big enough to carry a book. She lives in the Twin Cities area with her husband and their baby girl. Learn more about Ashley at www.brookseditorial.com. Visit Ashley’s new column in Central MN Brides, designed to help local brides with touchy issues.