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Mom Community Monday – Weekly Round Up

Mom Community Monday – Weekly Round Up

Kourtney Kardashian is my favorite Kardashian. I’m not a fan, per se, but I enjoy how laser focused she is on her kids and her nonchalant attitude towards everything else. Her new blog Poosh is awesome and there was a great article, backed with links to studies and all the things, about harmful ingredients in sunscreen and clean options to switch to. It’s a must read!

Here are some really simple but cute printable coloring pages that I found on Parents Magazine website. My kids looooove to color so having some extra ones handy in the car after they completely blow through their coloring books on a road trip is handy. If you know, you know.

Last weekend, we went to a local splash pad and, as expected, it was full of kids and families and pets….mostly dogs. Most people accept that little ones are going to come up to their dogs in a family setting which usually means that they are happy to allow interaction and now that it’s summer time, this kind of scene will definitely be more common. Here is an article that talks about teaching kids how to play safely with dogs….especially dogs that don’t belong to your family.

If you follow Serena Williams on social media, you may have seen a photo of her braiding her daughter’s hair. By the way, Olympia is a treasure. A doll. And I am obsessed with her. Anyways, the caption explained the history of braiding hair….how it originated in the motherland, Africa…more specifically with the Himba people….and how it is such a special kind of bonding and connection between a people. This resonated so much with me; I braid my daughter’s hair as my mom braided mine as her mother braided hers and so on, I’m sure, and so forth. Needless to say, the post went viral; Here is the post for your viewing/reading pleasure.

Joanna Gaines does it again with three summer drinks that all look delicious and I’m definitely trying all of them out in the next couple of months.

The Little Milk Bar is a body positive/ breast feeding positive brand and I absolutely love that. On their blog, they offer a complete guide to nursing bras. If you are expecting or not happy with your current bra situation….take a look at this post!

I thought this article was so cute:  “Dance Dads” talk about how they are supporting their daughters’ dreams with makeup application, sewing, supporting, loving….all the good stuff.

Happy Monday!

Until Next Time.

-Ashly

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

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