MOM COMMUNITY MONDAY – A WEEKLY ROUNDUP

MOM COMMUNITY MONDAY – A WEEKLY ROUNDUP

It has been a busy couple of weeks and I may have slipped up on posting my weekly roundups. Oops!  I mean…honestly, with two kids at home, it’s amazing how two weeks can fly by in, what seems like, the blink of an eye.

Anyways, here’s my round-up of parenting articles that informed, entertained and inspired me over the past couple weeks.

Jessica Alba shares some serious gems about raising her 3 kids in this article. I was a subscriber to The Honest Company diaper box for 3 years and losing out on those cute diapers was the only sad part of my kids being potty trained. LOL. I’ve loved Jessica Alba since her Dark Angel days but I became a real fan of her in motherhood and really enjoyed this article.

Learning how to slow down while juggling parenthood can be tough and I loved this article that discussed it.

If I had to put a time on it, I’d say that it’s been about a year since I decided to put myself on my priority list. I have been unlearning the feelings of guilt that I always associated with doing something that I wanted to do for myself. I’ve spent time, making time for self care; all the good things. Create & Cultivate wrote an article on making time for self-care ; definitely check it out.

I am equal parts creative and analytical. For whatever reason, statistics and research just speaks to me. lol. This article on is full of interesting statistics and information that might put you at ease about the decisions you are making or have made in parenthood.

I think that most people would agree that naps are great. Kids might not like them but they are helpful and most adults which they had taken advantage of all the naps they had been offered as a child, right? The University of Pennsylvania recently published a study that shows: children who nap 30 to 60 minutes midday at least three times a week are happier, have more self-control and grit, and showcase fewer behavioral problems, according to new research. These children also have higher IQs and excel academically!!

I hope you had a great weekend and I hope some of these articles speak to you in a great way and offer you a solid read at the start of your week!

Until next time!

-Ashly

Customized Summer Fun w/ My Sticker Face

Customized Summer Fun w/ My Sticker Face

Well, summer is here and (hopefully) that means lots of fun and sun for you and your family. For me, that is my main goal.

My fam spends a lot of time outside so I decided to add My Sticker Face to some of our summer-fun items to make them extra special for Makenzie and RJ. If you haven’t heard of this fun-loving company, My Sticker Face has made personalizing items sooooo easy. My kids spend way too much time arguing with one another about what belongs (or should belong) to one or the other. These cool little additions to almost any item make ownership obvious and keep huge smiles on my kids’ faces.

A few months ago, my sister in law (Hey, Georgetta!) started teaching the kids how to play checkers and they really enjoyed it. So much so that we’ve taken it into the summer with us. I decorated a set of checker pieces with their custom stickers and the kids LOVE them.

The truth is, the checker board and pieces are felt and I found them pre-made in a discounted bin. They were nothing special before but AFTER?! The My Sticker Face pack came with accessories to dress up the faces, instantly making the average board into something the kids get excited about every time they play. RJ still bursts out laughing when he sees his sticker face with a mustache on it.

I got really sticker happy and added the larger faces to a couple of pins that I then added to a pom-pom keychain that I had made a few years ago. I hadn’t used the keychain in awhile but I took it out of retirement since it is such a summer staple and the pins with my kids’ adorable smiles on them really gave it a face-lift.

Now that the temperatures are rising, I have enrolled the kids in swim lessons which means that a special, swim, “mom bag” was necessary. I found a lined, water-proof clutch that holds sun screen and wet swim suits. Easy-peasy. I added my re-vamped pom key-chain to the clutch and it is sooo cute.

So many moms have complimented me on the clutch while we wait around for our kids to climb out of the pool. On top of that, no other parent will ever mistake my bag for there’s!

Sticker Face has been so nice to offer 10% off your entire order with the code: ALICEONSUNDAY.

Until Next Time!

-Ashly

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