Mom Community Monday – A Weekly Round Up

Mom Community Monday – A Weekly Round Up

Happy Monday, Lovelies!

I hope the weekend did you well. Milly had her first private tennis lesson and it went so well. She really loves the game; it’s something special. That was Friday evening.

Friday night RJ came down with a cold or, rather, started showing obvious symptoms of his cold so that put a halt on all other plans for the weekend. But that’s OK. I finally got to the 5 piles of dirty laundry that have been staring at me for the last week so….glass half full.

Anyways, here is my round-up of articles that I read over this past week and really enjoyed.

Here is a list of ways to incorporate free self-care into your daily life from Mother Mag that includes some gems like ‘Take Yourself to a Museum’ and ‘Stretch’. I’ve got to say, I have started stretching every morning and it really has made a world of difference; both in my mood and my mobility.

Who has a tried-n-true multi-vitamin? I have been looking into adding one to my morning routine and I have been eyeing Ritual for awhile now. In doing that, I came across their blog and found an informative read for expecting mothers, “A Crash Course to All Things Pregnancy” when it comes to prenatal vitamins and what your body will need during those 9 months. Ritual also interviewed Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential, whom I, if I’m honest, had never heard of until reading this interview about the things that surprised her about pregnancy, what she did (and didn’t do) to prepare, and all that good stuff.

Elle interviewed Beyonce. ‘Nuff said. She talks fashion, self-care, and shopping at Target. I stannnn.

I was very fortunate to have delivered both my children in a hospital that provided nursery care during my 3-day stay after giving birth. My husband was with me the entire time during both deliveries so I had live-in help but the nurses who came to give me a break and care for the babies while a rested awhile was a big help. Turns out, these nurseries are closing down far more often these days, forcing exhausted mothers, fresh off of hours of labor and/or heavily medicated to take care of their newborn around the clock. I think it’s really unfortunate and..a little scary because I know how exhausted I was during those points in my life. Here’s what’s happening at these hospitals.

I hope your week goes well. Set your intentions. Drink all your water. Love on yourself and your babies.

Until Next Time!

-Ashly

 

 

Fanny Pack Faves – The Round Up

Fanny Pack Faves – The Round Up

Let me just start off by saying that I am sooo happy that fanny packs have been making a major comeback over the past couple of years. I less of a dorky-old-mom for wearing them now that they are “cool” again.

I guess that means that I’m ahead of the fashion curve, I’m cool and people just didn’t know it yet. lol.

With so many options these days, I finally put a shortlist together of all my faves for both me and my babes. You’ll see that the styles vary and that’s really just because I dress to my mood and my moods can be all over the place. lol.

1-Neon Pink & CamoFree People – I’m a sucker for camo print so I instantly fell in love with this bag; it’s also big enough to hold a lot of things so it’s a perfect “mom bag”.

2-Seventeen Hip Pack in Plum – Herschel

3-The Waverly 2 – L&S – I love this sleek look and the blue color is classic and I’d wear it year ’round.

4-Girls’ Reverse Sequins Belt Bag – J.Crew – I love this one so much for Milly because it reverses from a pink to a really pretty light green.

5-Ace Fanny Pack – Dagne Dover

6-Ultralight Black Hole Mini Pack – Patagonia

7-Bobbi Fanny in Classic Camo – Parkland – snag this one for the little man in your life + the fanny pack from Free People and do a little mama & mini style!

8-Shapes Belt Bag – Call Me Sparkle – Seriously, the cutest belt bag for any little girl. I looooove it. Milly is going to flip when she gets hers in the mail.

9-Sprinkles Mini FannySticky Lemon – From their newest drop, this fanny pack is sooooo stinkin’ cute and totally on-trend for the season but I’m sure Milly will be wearing hers for years to come.

And that’s the list! Short & sweet, as usual. I hope you find something to accessorize your waist with. It’s trending, trust me.

Until Next Time!

-Ashly

 

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