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Mom Community Monday – Weekly Round-Up

Mom Community Monday – Weekly Round-Up

Hey! Yep, it’s that time again. I so enjoy these round-ups. I hope you do too. This has been a great season of reading for me which seems crazy considering that my schedule has never been busier. Make time for yourself! I always feel better about myself when I take time to sit and read

We are mid-summer break and you’ve probably gotten into a nice little groove with your people but it’s never too late to make your backyard more fun and this article from Parents.com gives you some tips and tricks.

Here are the pros and cons of the infamous diaper bag & tote dilemma.  As a new mom, I struggled with this decision. As a second-time mom, I struggled with this. lol. There really is, in my opinion, no such thing as a perfect diaper bag. If there is, I never found it. I always was adding pouches, removing insets, dragging a tote bag around with me as well….it can be a pain, sure, but I thought this article really laid out some good points for each.

This article from Whitney Port on post-partum nutritional needs was a really good read and applicable to moms in all stages of motherhood; not just in those few months after bringing new life into the world.

I love banana pudding and this recipe from Baby Boy Bakery is really good. I also love that it’s something that I can make with my kids without any high anxiety of kids around stoves and sharp objects. There is plenty of research that shows that letting your kids into the kitchen will have positive effects on them. If you’re into it and a little less paranoid than I am, I also found a really solid list of kitchen tools made specifically for little hands.

How has summer break been treating you? It is hot as hell, here, in Texas but we are making the best of it. We are traveling for a family reunion next weekend and we are all pretty pumped for that but, like I mentioned last week, we have been staying firmly rooted at home and have been enjoying the stillness to the fullest.

Happy Monday!

Until next time,

*all photos in this post are from the corresponding article and were not created by me.

 

A Guide to Fun Swim Suits :: Boys Edition

A Guide to Fun Swim Suits :: Boys Edition

I may be a little late to picking out my favorite swimsuits but, the truth is, I like to wait until the summer sales to snag new swimsuits; I live in Texas, yall. It’s hot….always. We have pool weather 9 months out of the year so I’m never in a rush to purchase swimsuits. LOL.

Anyways, the kids latest swimsuits just came in the mail yesterday so I wanted to put together all of the options I had been eyeing for the past couple of months and share them with you all!

sunny color block trunks – Minnow Swim

hazelnut stripe boardie – Minnow Swim

Leo Rashguard – Folpetto

bears & stripes trunks – Piccoli Principi

Texas neon lights – Chubbies

hipster board shorts – Billabong

neon green trunk – June & January

I’m putting together a round-up of my favorite girl swimsuits and that should be up in a few days. Meanwhile, me and the kiddos will be soaking up the sun, getting tans, drinking lots of water and having a blast for the next couple of months.

Last summer we did some serious traveling and but summer 2019 has been a season of staying put, playing league sports and spending our time locally. We’ve barely made our way 3 hours north to visit my husband’s family. Sometimes, it’s just the best decision to keep yourself rooted.

Maybe a holiday trip will be something to consider once the temperature lowers; maybe not.

Honestly, I’m just happy and content with staying poolside…..and home. 🙂

Until next time,

Ashly

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