And the two of them will be home soon. Between grueling soccer games and the never-ending exhaustion of parenting, Ali and Ashlyn have dedicated their lives to fighting for equality and setting a positive example for LGBTQ + youth.

Even though they’ve been together for a decade, “we didn’t post a lot of our relationship online and now, looking back, I wish I had done it sooner because I think it’s really important to.” Seeing young children, “says Ali.” I remember going to a gig and a young girl said to her two mothers, ‘Hey, she’s just like our family.’ It brought a tear in my eye because we are doing the right thing and making a difference. “

That’s why they’re looking for partners like Hertz, a brand that will celebrate their love story on Mother’s Day (and every day) with an unforgettable car for their trip to the beach with Sloane. “As a kid, I didn’t have these things. I didn’t open a magazine or see people like me on billboards,” says Ashlyn. “Now we can show families that same-sex couples can create beautiful families with so much love, joy and happiness. It just has to be seen sometimes to be real.”