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

 

 

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