Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones is a lifestyle writer at Romper, where she writes about the topics every parent wants to know more about such as breastfeeding, teething, sleep habits, body image, confidence, and more, including expert advice from pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists. She also rounds up the best of the best kid toys, books, home decor, and other must-have items into convenient lists to make parenting life just a little easier. Ashley’s work also appears on the Houston leg of the national parenting publication Mommy Poppins where she writes reviews of the best local activities for families. She has personal essay bylines about her parenting experiences at Elite Daily, Cancer Wellness Magazine, and Juno Magazine. Ashley studied journalism at Kilgore College and the University of Houston where she won numerous awards for collegiate newspaper reporting and feature writing. As a mom and stepmom to four kids ages 5 to 13, Ashley is writing about parenting while doing all of the parenting things. She’s in the mom-trenches daily down in Texas where she can barely squeeze in a few minutes to herself each day to enjoy noshing on chips and queso or watch the Astros play baseball. You can connect with Ashley on Twitter at @AshleyA_Jones, where she’s still trying to learn exactly how to Tweet, but loves laughing at everyone else’s quippy punchlines.

Holiday

Valentine's Quotes For Your Friends, Because Love Goes Beyond Romance

Honestly, nobody says "I love you" quite like your BFF.

Coronavirus

A Guide To Trying To Conceive & The COVID-19 Vaccine

Fertility is complicated enough without worrying about COVID-19, so here's what you need to know.

Babies

What It Means For Your Child To Be A Sunshine Baby

Like a rainbow baby, a sunshine baby is significant because of loss.

Toddlers

Your Toddler's Sensory Issues Might Be Temporary

But experts say the answer on if your toddler will completely outgrow them is nearly as complex as the issue itself.

Books

20 Children's Books For Your Dino-Loving Kid

From facts to fun stories, these dinosaur-themed books are perfect for your prehistoric-loving kid.

COVID-19

Every Question You Have About Kids & A COVID-19 Vaccine

Like asking your pediatrician, "Would you give this to your kids?"

Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy Totally Heightens Your Sense Of Smell

And that's why you can suddenly tell which fall candle your neighbor is burning from two houses down.

Baby Names

20 Baby Names If You Like Emma, But Want Something Different

Because Emma is lovely, but you already know three babies with that name.

Holidays

Get All Nostalgic With These Vintage Christmas Photos

They'll warm your heart faster than a giant mug of hot cocoa.

Holidays

Buy These Things Now & Save Yourself Some Hassle On Christmas Eve

Your future self will thank you for buying those extra tiny screwdrivers.

Motherhood

These 35 Vintage Maternity Ward Photos Prove That Motherhood Is Timeless

Some things never change

coronavirus

Is The Covid Vaccine Safe For Pregnant People?

Though the research is still very preliminary, experts remain hopeful.

Holiday

Say "See Ya Never" To 2020 With These Holiday Cards

Because all was not calm. All was not bright.

Little Kid

How To Figure Out What Size Bike Your Kid Needs

Knowing your kid's height and weight helps, but don't forget that they love streamers and a basket, OK?

Baby

Here's What To Know About Putting A Baby With A Stuffy Nose To Sleep

Their noses are so tiny, but their snot bubbles are so large — how does it all work?

Shopping

This Baby Shark Ride-On Toy Will Be Your Kid's New Favorite

Because there is no escaping this song, now they can run over you with it.

Toddler

If Your Toddler's A Regular Sleeping Beauty, Here's What You Should Know

Most toddlers won't settle down for more than five seconds, but what about the ones who sleep more than usual?

Holiday

10 Ways To Bring Back Your Elf On The Shelf's Magic If They Get Touched

You're gonna need a lot of cinnamon for the super curious kids.

Holiday

Funny & Festive Christmas Ornaments To Spread Some Cheer

Make these a few of your favorite things.

Gift Guide

25 Holiday Gifts For 3-Year-Olds That Will Grow With Them

These gift ideas are perfect for little ones that aren't quite preschoolers, but are past the young toddler years.