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SheKnows Branded Director’s Mom Essentials Include a Divine Kids Bubblebath You’ll Want to Steal For Yourself

Over the past year,our Momsessed serieshas tapped the brilliant brains of notable moms with amazing style — fromactorstoinfluencersto首席执行官。What’s missing? The seriously smart mothers who make us, SheKnows, tick on a daily basis. Which is why we’re psyched to start showcasing parenting essentials — books, toys, snacks, subscriptions, you name it — that our own editors swear by for their own kids/homes/nutso-busy working-mom lives

We’re launching this fun sub-series of Momsessed with none other than ourBranded Content Director Ashleigh Morley。By day (working hours, at least) Ashleigh is a superstar editor helming sponsored content with companies we love; mornings/evenings/weekends, she’s a barre instructor on Long Island, an impressive (IMO, at least) weeknight chef, and mama to the sweetest lil’ ginger boy we ever did see, Peter.

阅读Ashleigh's Recs,以便在纽约市外面幸存下载工作 - 从家庭检疫生命与拖曳的小孩。

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The podcast I have on repeat

“我有点播客痴迷!我每天早上都开始NPR’sUp FirstThe New York Times’sThe Daily- 这就是我每天得到新闻的方式。之后,我搬到了我的政治新闻豆荚,包括:The NPR PoliticsPodcast,Pod Save America,The 538 Politics Podcast(do you see a trend?),Hysteria和a bunch more along those lines. I’m a bleeding-heart liberal at my core and am adamant that listening to all of these keeps me mad enough to do things that will demand change of some sort.”

The books my kids are currently obsessed with

“My son’sPete the Catphase is goingstrong.有些夜晚我发誓我们读了Pete the Cat’s The Wheels on the Busthree or four times. We sing the words on each page and have made cute actions that go along with it. His favorite is when we get to ‘The back of the bus bumps up and down, up and down, up and down…’ When he’s sitting in my lap, I bump him up and down to the words and he gets such a kick out of it — the giggles are off the charts and absolutely adorable! We even catch him reading it to himself in the mornings while I’m making coffee and my husband is making his lunch for work.”

What I’m currently reading myself

“I just finishedSuch a Fun Ageby Kiley Reed和can’t recommend it highly enough! Being a working mom during COVID-19 means I’m busier than ever and have little time to do things like read a book for me, so I read that last week on vacation. Now I’m ontoThe Guest Listby Lucy Foley— it’s been on my list since it came out and I’m so excited to dig into it. But knowing my schedule, it might take me longer than I care to admit to actually finish it (sadly).”

The snacks I always keep on hand for my kids

“I think one of these days my son may actually turn into aGoldfish, he eats those crackers so much! I always have a littleMunchkin Snack Catcherin the diaper bag full of GFs as my husband and I call them (we buy them in the biiiiiig carton). The minute Peter hears one of us say “goldfish” he has to have them right this minute, so GFs is our abbreviation for them when we don’t want him to know what we’re talking about. Other than that, he lovesGo-Go Squeez apple pouches。I probably let him have them too much.”


“我是一个大的嘴唇平原人。我可能有管Glossier’s Balm Dot Calmin every bag I own. I have them in my nightstand, on my desk for work — everywhere. Lately I’ve really been loving the mango flavor, but I’m a big fan of the rose flavor as well. And while I don’t keep it in my bag, the only other beauty product I’ve been swearing by lately isSupergoop’s Glow Screen。我没有穿真正的化妆在六个月内(公顷s?!), but this is the closest I’ve gotten. The SPF is a necessity, but I love that it also has a hint of highlighter/illuminator in it. It’s a tiny luxury in an otherwise dull and not at all luxe beauty routine lately.”

The apps that make my life as a parent easier


The parenting accounts I love to follow on Instagram

“I feel like I always learn so much every time a post from@feedinglittles提出我的饲料!那些女性是丰富的信息,让我对我在引入固体时给予儿子的不同食物感到愉快。他们有这么多聪明的想法!超出该页面,我爱我的妈妈朋友。我有一个近邻居的孩子,孩子们的年龄相同,我们整天都喜欢彼此的帖子。“

The subscriptions I love for the kids

“DoesAmazon Primecount? We have thePrime Video应用在我们的电视和彼得的两个最喜欢的商店ws — his only favorite shows — are both on Prime. He lovesClifford The Big Red Dog, but only the new version that’s an Amazon Original. And, of course,Pete the Cat。He’s obsessed with both of them and knows all the words.”

My favorite kids skincare/bath products

“I’m secretly in love with the bubble bath I’ve been buying my son — I randomly found it while mindlessly searching on myTarget app。It’s calledAlaffia, I’d honestly never heard of it before. The eucalyptus mint scent is so relaxing. I love that it’s ethically made and the brand puts information on the bottle about their reforestation efforts, eyeglasses distribution, and births funded in Togo, West Africa.”

The non-screen toy or activity that keeps my kids busy for hours

“I’m not sure abouthours,but when we go in the backyard, he loves hiswater tablelittle pool。Sometimes he will just carry water in a little cup from the water table to the pool, going back and forth like that for what feels like… several minutes!”

How I keep my mom wardrobe on point

“I’m basically at home 25/7. My mom wardrobe is leggings, sports bras and t-shirts. Nothing fancy happening at Casa Morley!”

The TV shows I actually enjoy watching with my kids

“I don’t mind sitting down with him to watchClifford要么Pete the Cat!There are a couple shows my friends said their kids loved and when I turned them on, I personally couldn’t stand them. So we don’t watch those!”

The kids music I don’t hate playing around the house

“We actually don’t really play any kids music in the house. Peter will sometimes dance to the intro music to my podcasts (OMG — is that sad or funny? I can’t tell!). On Sunday mornings, before I go to teach a barre class I will put on my class playlist and we’ll dance to that for 30 minutes or so. I’m very proud to say he likesTaylor Swift!”

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