A Brand New Day

*big deep breath*

I'm officially a stay at home mom. Exciting, terrifying, and a whole new world for me; someone who's had some sort of out-of-the-home job since high school summer breaks.

And lets be clear: Staying at home with a babe is a whole other kind of job. I love it though, this always-on-the-clock situation that I don't get paid for in money. The smiles, milestones, and TIME with my little guy are 150% worth the 24 hour shifts!
Luckily, even though I've left my 9-5 (or rather 6-2:30 in my case), I still have an outside gig to keep me in touch with adults. Remember when I told you about my new adventure with Rodan + Fields skincare? Taking the role on while pregnant felt a little crazy at the time, but the products are so amazing and the opportunity so good, I knew it was the right choice.
And happy to say I've been proven right many times over already. Becoming a R+F consultant has allowed me to connect with old friends and meet new, watch people gain confidence and joy through improved skin, and has played a role in allowing me this gift of staying home with Shep. I put in time when I want to, and can run my whole business from the palm of my hand. Heck, I made a phone call to my corporate office before taking my head off the pillow last week. It's an amazing business that is all mine, and fits into whatever nook or cranny I feel like finding.

Sounds intriguing, right? I'm actively hiring, and would love to know if you or someone you know wants in on this awesome gig. I'm surrounded by an incredible network of women and men who are supportive, excited, and ready to lend whatever kind of hand I need. There are even Registered Nurses on hand if I or a client have a specific question that requires deeper knowledge.

People are often skeptical of direct sales opportunities, but I'm here to tell you that this one is legit. I help people, I make friends, I get discounts, and I make money, all on my own schedule. What else is there to want?
You know where to find me: RodanAndFieldsAshley@gmail.com
Let's go!


Random Round Up: On Being Gentle

Welp, here it is, a month after my last post, and I've clearly dropped the ball. Such is life with a babe, I guess. I've gone back and forth with being frustrated with myself for not making time to post, and realizing that some things are just gonna get out-prioritized, but truth be told: I miss this little corner of the world.

So, let's face facts: Posts may be sporadic at best, and content might be pretty mama-focused for a while, but I'm trying. And if that's my best right now, I'm going to try to be soft with myself and let that be okay.
No one doesn't look funny at the dentist.
Backyard camelia in full bloom already!
Mirrors are super fun!
Pretty dinner fixin's
Front yard cherry blossoms through a rain-soaked window.
Three cheers for everyone giving it their best, whatever their best-right-now is! Get it, girl.