This month I had several incredible companies contact me about sponsored posts. Though I prefer to heavily limit the amount of sponsored content on this blog, ย I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to work with companies that are a natural fit for my family and this blog. This monthย I choseย to work with two companies that are so very “Campbell” – something that promotes reading (Amazon Kindle) and something that helps reduce laundry on our adventures (Ably Apparel)!!

Reduce laundry. That could be a mic drop for any mom.

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The mere thought of getting in our trailer and going somewhere makes me crazy giddy. I love an outdoor adventure.

Pretty much every part of heading outside to somewhere new is my favorite. So far our longest trip in the trailer was 5 weeks. A 25ft trailer with 7 people for 5 weeks sounds horrific to some people – to me it was glorious. I will say the biggest downside was laundry. I had to remind myself daily to be grateful we had clothes and the ability to wash them – even if it was in a pan of water outside the trailer.

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We have some big trips we are dreaming of in the next few years. As we dream and plan, we are trying to be intentional about finding ways to make our trips as hassle free as possible. A little while back Ably Apparel contacted me about their line of clothing that repels liquids, odors & stains. I normally do not agree to thingsย involving anything remotely related to fashion. I’ve said time and time again I’m a hoodie and shorts girl. Then I got an email about a hoodie that repels liquids and odors – um, yes, sign me up. I told Chris this could potentially be an answer to how we can travel lighter and do less laundry.
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So I put it to the test. I wore it everyday to Crossfit (during warm-up) for 2 weeks, around the house most of those days, and then wore it hiking/climbing before I washed it. The weather is pretty cold, so I didn’t really sweat much in it, but it never got stinky. I also did a lot of dishes in it and never had wet sleeves…a mom would understand that struggle.ablyapparel-05The guy jumping is our friend Michael – he hangs out with us a lot. I figure it is time for him to make his blog debut. For my local Tulsa readers – this is Chandler Park.ablyapparel-07ablyapparel-09The biggest downside to Ably – they don’t make kids clothes. More specifically, they don’t make clothes for boys ages 8-12 who create more stinky laundry than seems humanly possible. I hopingย by the time we leave on our long trips, Ably will have sizes that fit my girls and maybe my boys will be big enough for the smaller men’s sizes. Even if we didn’t have tripsย planned, I wouldn’t mind being able to stretch out the laundry situation around here!ablyapparel-11

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So my honest thoughts on my new Ably hoodie – I am a huge fan. HUGE FAN. ย It is replacing the 3 gray hoodies I usually rotate between. My friend Jenn was happy they sent me the plum color because I always pick black or gray. I’m glad they did too. Besides being odor and liquid repellant, I really like that it holds its shape. My other hoodies get loose and stretch out after wearing them a few times. I’m still wearing it every morning and can’t wait for our next road trip.

When I consider traveling with the kids, I would love to be able to get shirts and hoodies for each of them. Most of our travel involves spending the majority of our time outside, living in small quarters and traveling light. What a beautiful world it would be if I could pack far less clothes for my crew and do less laundry!

I would like that. A lot.

Here is a video to give you a fuller picture of how the fabric works…watch until the end to understand the technology.

I’m pretty excited that Ably wanted to host a giveaway today! There will be two prizes and two winners, so you can enter twice.

Giveaway Details

Prize: 1 men’s hoodie, 1 women’s hoodie

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

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  • Bethany - I would love to win the women’s hoodie…and less laundry sounds amazing:)

  • Elissa - Would love to win the women’s hoodie! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Laura J - I would like the women’s hoodie! Yes, boys do have more odor. Then comes the pre-teen/teen Axe era which is a different kind of stinky.

  • Beth Braman - Never leave home without a hoodie! I would love a women’s hoodie!

  • Beth - My husband is tired of me stealing his hoodies. I would even take a men’s hoodie because I would most likely wear it anyways!

  • Lisa P - Would love a women’s hoodie

  • Sarah Williams - I would love a good women’s hoodie! I don’t actually have any I wear much because of fit gripes. Thanks for sharing a cool product with us!

  • Lisa P - Would love a men”s hoodie for my stinky boys!

  • Elรฉonore - Hi ! I really would like to have the women’s hoodie as I am doing multiple sports in the week and I am not able to do the laundry in between each session nor I have many cloches (and I don’t want to be stinky !!)

  • Hannah - Womens! Also I love that y’all boulder!

  • Julia - I would love a women’s for myself!

  • Julia - But, I’d even more love a men’s for my hubby so I don’t have to wash his favorite hoodie pretty much every couple of days!

  • Melanie - Wow, this sounds almost to good to be true. I would love to win hoodie!

  • Anna K - How cool! I would love to have either. Thanks Ashley!

  • Ruth W - I would rock the women’s hoodie for myself! We don’t have a dryer, so I am careful to be able to rewear my clothes in the winter (clothes just don’t dry as fast hanging outside in the cold) and this is perfect for that!

  • Ruth W - Similarly, I’d love the men’s hoodie for my husband! I don’t want to smell his stickiness when I go in for a hug ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Charlotte - women’s please. I would love to try it out for my ice-skating class where I need something warm and flexible. If it works, the boyfriend will get a row of t-shirts!

  • Lydia - I would love to win the women’s hoodie!

  • Lydia - My husband wouldn’t mind if I won a men’s hoodie for him.

  • Erin - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie! I hate how some of my non-cotton sweatshirts never get rid of that stinky smell. Thanks for the chance!

  • Kathy W - Thanks for the opportunity. I would like to win the women’s hoodie.

  • Kathy W - I would give the men’s hoodie to my husband or son.

  • beth lehman - i have been searching for a quality hoodie for a couple years. the quality of stores like eddie bauer and lands end have disappointed me lately. would love the women’s (OR men’s – because i would wear either one!!). thanks for a chance! off to check out their website!

  • Sarah - I would love to win the womens hoodie. Thank you!

  • Sarah - Men’s hoodie please!

  • Michelle Johnson - I would like to win a women’s hoodie. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Michelle Johnson - I think a men’s hoodie would be great for my husband.

  • Kati R - The men’s hoodie for my husband

  • Jessica Helm - I would love to win the women’s hoodie!

  • Niki - I would LOVE the woman’s hoodie! We are big campers and hikers, so anything that keeps me warm, dry and not stinky is a win!

  • Niki - Also wouldn’t mind winning the men’s hoodie for my husband. He’s usually the one that gets stuck setting up the camper in the rain, so if a water repellent hoodie keeps him at least somewhat dry, that’s a win!

  • Kathy T. - I would like a woman’s hoodie for my college age daughter!

  • Jessica - My husband would like the men’s hoodie!

  • Elizabeth Holder - I would LOVE the women’s hoodie!

  • Elizabeth Holder - I would love to win the Men’s hoodie!

  • Dawn Ritchie - I would love to win the men’s size for my husband. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dawn Ritchie - I’d love the women’s hoodie for my Mama. She’s not stinky, but does stay cold. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • beth ann - Women’s! (sorry husband ?)

  • Dani M. - I have four kids aged five and under, so you had me at no wet sleeves while washing dishes! A women’s hoodie sounds awesome.

  • Dani M. - My husband would love a men’s hoodie.

  • Kristen - I would love to put that hoodie on my husband and test the odorless quality…could be a game changer! Thanks for the chance.

  • Katie Terpstra - I’m sold! Love hoodies too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Women’s, please!

  • Brynn - That women’s hoodie would be perfect for our outdoor life exploring our world

  • Jkkyker - Women’s! (For me ?)

  • Marisa Maloney - I would love to try the women hoodie. I have little kids and there are always spills and liquid everywhere. It would be nice to be dry and smell good

  • Jkkyker - Men’s! (For my husband or one of my many stinky boys!)

  • Marisa Maloney - The Men hoodie would be nice for my husband who enjoys hiking in the woods by our cabin!

  • Jen Thompson - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie. We are going on our first RV trip next summer, so your comments really struck a chord. I hadn’t thought about the laundry yet!

  • Jen Thompson - I’m pretty sure my husband would love the men’s hoodie, too!

  • Karen - We also camp a lot. The women’s hoodies sounds wonderful.

  • karen - My husband would enjoy the men’s hoodie for work.

  • Kiera Chambers - The Moroccan Blue for sure. This looks amazing.

  • Kelli LS - So cool! I’d love to win a women’s hoodie. I wear hoodies all day/night while nursing my baby boy, and it would be awesome to have one that didn’t start to smell like sour milk by noontime. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sara B. - I would love a women’s hoodie

  • Sara B. - And my husband could use a new men’s hoodie too!

  • Amanda - When we met in college, my husband wore a black hoodie with the same pair of pants every single day. I would get the men’s for him because this time he could do it without stinking!

  • Conni Marleau - For real??? Less laundry!?? Where have these people been ๐Ÿ™‚
    Laundry, laundry, laundry … 3 kids … oh the laundry!!
    I would love to win the women’s … I have 3 girls and I can see them fighting over it!!

  • Amanda - And let’s be honest…I’d happily take one for myself, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Fawn - Umm, this is amazing! Thank you for the introduction to this company.

  • Megan - I would love to win both! If I had to choose, I am going to be selfish and say me, this Mama deserves a “treat your self” prize! We are fixing up an old Airstream and hope to hit the road as a family of 5… we will need all the extra space we can get!

  • Lauren - As soon as you started describing Ably Apparel I instantly thought about my fiancรฉ. He would loooove one of these sweatshirts. He is hard on clothes and goes through them so quickly the laundry never ends โ€“ and weโ€™re only two people! I would love to win a menโ€™s hoodie for him. Thanks for the chance!

  • Kathi - Wow!!! Sign me up for a women’s hoodie!!

  • Tiffany D - Would love a women’s hoodie to test out for myself especially since I’ve been more active outdoors

  • Tiffany d - Men’s please for the fiancรฉ who seems to always have 7 people’s worthy of laundry

  • Kristen - Sounds great! I’d love to try the women’s hoodie.

  • Naomi - I’d love a women’s hoodie! Checking out their website now…thanks for the introduction!

  • Crystal W - I don’t sweat, I just lightly glisten, but having dry sleeves while doing dishes? Sold. I would LOVE a woman’s hoodie!

  • Megan - I would love to win one for my husband’s February birthday! We are fixing up an old Airstream and hope to hit the road as a family of 5… we will need all the extra space we can get!

  • Crystal W - My husband DOES sweat. A men’s hoodie would be great!!

  • Jill H - I would love to win the women’s hoodie! I practically live in hoodies so I always could use more!

  • Naomi - A men’s hoodie….for the smelliest guy I know!

  • Jill H - Similarly, I would love to win the men’s hoodie for my husband!

  • Kristi Rediske - Selfishly I would love a women’s hoodie but my husband needs it so much more so I will say men’s!

  • Kyra - The women’s hoodie sounds like the perfect thing for this busy, home school mom.

  • Renata - I love how you described it as “a mic drop for any mom”. Sounds good to me! I’d love to win the women’s hoodie.

  • Amber - I love a hoodie. My job is super casual, so I pretty much wear them every day. My vote would be for a woman’s hoodie.

  • Renata - …and since I like to keep things well rounded, I’d love to win one for my husband as well.

  • Kortney - I would love the women’s hoodie! Love the color you’re wearing, and I’m all about something that doesn’t get wet sleeves easily, as I’m quite all over the place when I wash dishes ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Teresa Hodges - I’d like a men’s hoodie for my son.

  • sarah morgan - I am loving the plum hoodie they sent you! that color looks great on you and the fit does look nice. I prefer hoodies that fit a little more snug so I’d love to try one too!

  • Cory Beyer - I would LOVE, LOVE a woman’s hoodie!

  • Cindy - I would love to win the woman”s hoodie! Happy to see that they are 100% cotton!

  • Cindy - The men’s hoodie would be perfect for my spill-prone husband – I would love to win that for him!

  • Michelle - I love how your sponsor posts always tell a story, feels less like an ad. You look gorgeous in the plum hoodie, but you look lovely in grey, as well. I’d love a women’s hoodie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Holidays and thank you for sharing your beautiful stories with all of us!!

  • Meredith - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie!!

  • alisa - The women’s in the plum color!

  • Bonnie - No wet sleeves!?!? Amazing!!! I would love a women’s hoodie!

  • Bonnie - My husband changes into the same comfy clothes when he gets home from work every night. This would be perfect for him.

  • Natalie - I would love to win the women’s hoodie! Looks awesome!

  • Natalie E. - Hubby could use the men’s hoodie. Going to look into these!

  • Joan Josephson - I would love the women’s hoodie. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Joan Josephson - My (picky) mister could use a wardrobe upgrade as well!

  • Grace - A women’s hoodie!

  • Marcella O - I would love to win…….the men’s hoodie! These seem amazingly awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristil O - I would love to win the Women’s hoodie!

  • Christin - Loving this concept! I’d love a women’s hoodie!

  • Kelsey - Wow, this looks amazing! I’d love a woman’s hoodie.

  • Christin - a men’s hoodie

  • Danielle Reavis - This mom of 3 boys and a new baby girl could use some help with the amount of laundry! Women’s please! Either color!

  • Nichole & Travis Ingram - We are cold! we just moved to Maine after living in Florida for 11 years. Needless to say, we wear sweatshirts until they aren’t odor free! And by george, when it’s -1, NOBODY in our house wants to get in the shower! Thanks! My husband and I might have our lives changed forever!

  • Kayla - Amazing! I’d love to win the women’s hoodie!

  • Holly D - I would love the women’s hoodie….I basically live in my sweatshirt!

  • Claire H. - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie! Going to check it out now — it sounds amazing!

  • Nichole & Travis Ingram - It’s cold here in Maine! Sweatshirts are our passion! (laundry is not) Thanks! Travis will take a man’s sweatshirt if he’s the winner! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mary - I camp, run, hike, walk, wander all the time…ALL THE TIME. I would love to have a hoodie that #1 did not lose it’s shape and number 2 I could get so much use out of. Being the holidays, plus 2 kids birthdays and my husbands all at the same time, I shop for everyone else and have no money left over for myself. This would be a great present for myself!

  • Katie - I would love to win the women’s hoodie for my morning walks.

  • Linda Cochran - Interesting hoodies!! Yes please, I would love to win a woman’s size large!

  • Katie - My teenage son could really use the men’s hoodie.

  • Mary Farmer - I would love to get the for my husband to replace all his stinky camping sweatshirts! This would be a life changer!

  • Pat - I would love to win a woman’s hoodie! Thank you for connecting with Ably!!

  • Cathy S. - Womens please

  • Cathy S. - Men’s please

  • Candy Foster - I would love to win the women’s hoodie . . . less laundry is great!

  • Candy Foster - I would love to win the men’s hoodie. Laundry is always piled up at our house.

  • Elise O. - I would love to win the men’s hoodie! My husband has a really simple wardrobe and wears the same hoodie every day – this would be perfect for him!

  • Lisa Willis - I would love the women’s hoodie! I wear hoodies all the time!

  • Lisa Willis - I would love the men’s hoodie for my husband! He loves hoodies and wears them every day!

  • Jaci - I love hoodies! One women’s hoodie would be great!! Thank you!

  • Jillian - I would like to win the women’s hoodie.

  • Jillian - I would like to win the mens hoodie for my hubby.

  • Sara W - This sounds amazing! Would love to win the women’s hoodie.

  • Lisa K - I’d love to win a women’s hoodie for my daughter who wears one EVERYDAY!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sara W - Would love to win the men’s hoodie for my husband.

  • Lisa K - I’d love to win a men’s hoodie for my teenage son who can get anything dirty in about 5 seconds flat! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hadley D - I would love the women’s hoodie!

  • Hadley D - I would love to gift the men’s hoodie!

  • Shelby Reitz - I would love the women’s version in your plum color!

  • Trista E. - Thanks for telling us about this company! Woman’s Hoodie please.

  • Trista E. - Men’s Hoodie please! Thank you!

  • kelly - you had me at “less laundry.” would love that woman’s hoodie.

  • kelly - the stay-at-home hubs and father of toddlers would love the men’s hoodie ๐Ÿ™‚

  • mia - love the color of the plum hannah womans hoodie!

  • Lauren M - I would love to try the women’s hoodie! Less laundry sounds amazing.

  • Lauren M - I bet my husband would love the men’s hoodie! And I would love the fewer loads of laundry ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Danielle - Women’s hoodie! Thanks for the park reminder. It has been a little while since we have been! Pretty sure my climbers would love another trip!

  • Janet Coggins - My goodness, my husband needs these!!! He’s very active and is a dirt magnet and when he finds a shirt he loves he wears it all the time!!

  • Janet C - This would be perfect for our future trip on the Alaska Hwy! I’d love a ladies hoodie!

  • Emily - A women’s hoodie would be great!

  • Deanna - Would love the woman’s hoodie. Sounds amazing that it holds its shape!

  • Deanna - Would love that men’s hoodie for my husband to wear as he drives truck. Would be amazing not have to wash it all the time!

  • Heidi Watts - Holy cow, that IS a HUGE gamechanger!!

    Men’s for my teenage son (and all associating aromas…)

  • Heidi - And, I wouldn’t mind one for myself. Although I am sure my two teen daughters would support the cause too!

  • Penny - I would love the hoodie for my high school son who is a thrower on the track and field team. XL

  • Trilby - I would love to win the women’s hoodie. I’m a recent hoodie convert – I love sweatshirts & fleece tops without hoods! With two boys who have extra-curricular activities six days a week, I need comfy clothes that can stand up to wearing a couple (ok, let’s be honest – a few!) days in a row!

  • Penny - Ok, I would also love a hoodie for me. I wear them all the time inside and outside and have the ‘wet sleeve’ problem! Women’s L

  • Emily M - I would love to win the women’s hoodie, that looks awesome!

  • Emily M - My husband would love the men’s hoodie, thanks!

  • Heather - I’d love a woman’s hoodie! And how awesome for less laundry.

  • susan Hill - A woman’s hoodie.

  • Rachel - I would love the women’s hoodie, as I am a huge hoodie fan!

  • Kristin Jordan - women’s

  • Melissa - I like the Cindy hoodie that is part of their new styles.

  • Kristin Jordan - Men’s

  • Melissa - My husband would love one of these.

  • Kelly - Oh I would love to win the women’s plumb hoodie. Like you I live in jeans and a hoodie.

  • Angela - I would love to win the woman’s!

  • Kelly - My husband needs this hoodie! He always wears a sports hoodie, and this would be much more professional looking. I love the navy color.

  • Kaitlin Zimmerman - My husband would really love and could use a waterproof hoodie!

  • Jenny - I would LOVE the blue women’s hoodie!! So Cute!

  • Kaitlin Zimmerman - I’d love to have a woman’s hoodie, I love the cut of them ?

  • Jenny L - I would love to win the black men’s hoodie for my sweet husband!

  • Ashley H. - I would love to win the women’s hoodie for myself!

  • Laurie P - I’m a farm wife and could really put this hoodie to the test!

  • Amber Cosand - Womens! I love to hear more about your long trips you’ve planned. I took a break from being as online as much in the Spring. When I finally signed back in, imagine my surprise to find that we did a very similar 5 week road trip with our girls around the same time. We actually rented an RV and it was the best vacation we have ever done. My (now) three year old still talks about the RV trip and all the national parks we went to.

  • Amber Cosand - Mens!

  • Ashley H. - And I’d love to win the men’s hoodie for my adventure-loving husband!!

  • Katie - I would love the women’s hoodie! My husband and I are expecting our first baby in February, and this looks SO comfortable and perfect for those first few months!

  • Laurie P - My husband is a farmer/rancher and has an oilfield business so I would love to see if it would repel some of his day-to-day grime and be less laundry for me!

  • Michele - I’d love to try out the women’s hoodie! Sounds like the perfect combination for a mother — less laundry while being comfortable!

  • windie d - I would love to win a Men’s hoodie for my husband!

  • Krystle Detwiler - Women’s hoodie! We also camp – and this would be great to transition to and away from the campfire! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • brittney bonner - The black women’s one would be great to win!

  • Brittney B. - I would love to win a men’s hoodie for my husband too- we are big campers- this would be great!

  • Shana - I’d love a men’s hoodie! This line sounds incredible!

  • Rachael vuu - I’m a hoodie girl too! I would love a women’s hoodie!

  • Sonya Howard - I totally need the women’s hoodie! Perfect for running and my CrossFit workouts during Oregon winters.

  • Sonya Howard - My husband introduced me to CrossFit and also needs this hoodie. He does most of his workouts in our garage gym in the early mornings before he goes to work. This would be perfect for him!

  • Michelle - My husband works outside; this would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Tracey O - Would love to win any color in woman’s for my daughter in college who likes to work out to avoid the freshman 15.

  • Michelle - I’ve always identified with you, Ashley, about the whole hoodie and jeans wardrobe ๐Ÿ™‚ I would wear this all the time!!

  • Emily K - I’m intrigued! I also live in a hoodie, well, when I’m not in my office clothing. Would love to win a women’s hoodie!

  • Heather - I LOVE hoodies so much and this one sounds amazing! I’m also very intrigued about their other clothes.

  • Heather - This entry is for my husband for the men’s hoodie ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tracey Anderson - We travel so much too, a lot of extended camping trips and month long road trips-this would be perfect! I would love to win the women’s hoodie!

  • LuRae - Men’s! For my dear son-in-law who pedals to work at Kanazawa University in Japan each day … and wants to look (and smell) fresh when he walks into class.

  • LuRae - Women’s! For my daughter who enjoys hiking in the beautiful parks in Japan.

  • Susan Killen - Ably hoodies and Ts look amazing! It would be great to have a women’s hoodie.

  • Melissa VanFossen - I would LOVE the women’s hoodie – your comment about no wet sleeves while doing dishes sold me! I work in a deli and do ALOT of dishes at work + all of the ones I do at home and I HATE the wet sleeves and midsection! Thanks!

  • elizabeth - mens for hubby

  • elizabeth - womens for me

  • Jamie - It would be awesome to win this, I feel like I “live” in hoodies (ok – I totally do live in a hoodie.) To not have to wash it as frequently would be amazing. I am all in for the women’s!

  • Jamie - I would give the men’s version to my husband. This would be perfect for my 5 year old, but I suppose he’d be swimming in it for the next decade. Ha!

  • Peg Powell - I would love to add the women’s hoodie to my northwest wardrobe.

  • Avenlea Bixby - I would love the men’s !

  • Avenlea Bixby - I would like the women’s!!

  • Kameha - Women’s would be great for me. I’m trying to start running again and I definitely need a new hoodie for that.

  • Kameha - Also men’s would be great for my chef husband. He works in a very casual place, but his sleeves always get so wet and then stretched out.

  • Elizabeth McDonald - The women’s Hannah black hoodie looks heavenly..anything to make less laundry! I have 5 children also, so I understand completely!

  • Tessa - I would love to win the men’s for my husband!

  • Tessa - The women’s would be perfect! Less laundry is an oxymoron around here, but I would love ANY solutions to laundry with a big family.

  • Amy - I would love to win the women’s hoodie! Looks so comfy too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • AR - Women’s hoodie in Moroccan blue looks amazing!

  • Tiffany Higgins - I would love to win a women’s hoodie! They sounds like great quality!

  • Sarah Rogers - I live in hoodies around the house and to/from the gym! These would be perfect (womens!)

  • Sarah Rogers - My boyfriend wears this really bulky oversized cotton sweatshirt all.the.time… this would really step up his game ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Veronica Adrover - I’d love the men’s hoodie – a great gift!!! Thanks for all your give-aways and great blog!

  • Lindsay - Wow! Where have things like this been hiding? I’d love to win a women’s hoodie…

  • Lindsay - Even still, I wouldn’t be the least bit upset if my husband won a men’s hoodie. They look amazing!

  • Shelby Chamberlin - I would love the woman’s hoodie!

  • Shelby - And my husband would love the men’s hoodie! Lots of outdoor opportunities ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sandy friszolowski - mens!! sounds AMAZING!

  • Kayleen H - I would love a womenโ€™s for myself!

  • Kayleen H - And, I would love a men’s hoodie for my husband!

  • Becky ZZ - I would love to win a women’s hoody of this magic!

  • Becky Z - I would be thrilled to win a men’s hoody, too!

  • LindaLoo - I would like to win the women’s hoodie. I sweat like a dude, so anything that helps contain that mess is super attractive!

  • Lori - What a great product! Perfect for traveling. I’d love to win a hoodie and try it out.

  • Lori - The men’s hoodie would be perfect for my husband when we go hiking! He sweats…a lot!!!!

  • Michelle - I would love to win the woman’s hoodie! Thanks for the chance!

  • Kelly - I would love to win the woman’s version and would get your color too! thanks.

  • Kelly - I would also love to win the men’s hoodie – I would give it to my husband for his birthday!

  • Suzan - I would love to win the women’s hoodie! I wear one almost every day.

  • Suzan - My husband could use another hoodie!

  • Kasey - I would love to win a women’s hoodie for me!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Staci A - I’d love the women’s! With a newborn, I need something I can live in ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kasey White - I would love to win the men’s hoodie for my hubby! He’d look so good in it!

  • Staci A - The men’s would be great for my 12 year old (who is now taller than me!)

  • Leighanna - Women’s

  • Leighanna - Men’s

  • Jenn Dynys - I would like a women’s hoodie! This sounds very intriguing…a little bit gross to our American cleanliness way of thinking, but if it really wouldn’t stink then I think it would be ok. Thanks for broadening our horizons!

  • Caitlin E - Woman’s! I’d love to put it to the test. Postpartum means ALL THE SWEATS!

  • Jenn Dynys - Okay, a men’s hoodie for my boys would be nice as well, I mean they already try to live like their clothes do this anyway!

  • Fran - Sure! Women’s hoodie would be great! =)

  • Carola - I can’t believe they are made out of 100% cotton! So great. I’d love to win the women’s one for my sister. She’s studying and never seems to have time to wash clothes…

  • Carola - I would love to win the men’s one. My hubby or one of my brothers would love it. Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Sylvie - I would love the woman hoodie. It looks also super comfy and I am with you on the less laundry wagon..

  • Sarah - I would love to win the women’s hoodie. My sleeves are always getting wet when washing the dishes.

  • Marsha - The women’s hoodie sounds wonderful!!!

  • Marsha - I know the ideal man for a men’s hoodie!!!

  • Michelle - I would love to win the female hoodie

  • Penny G - I would love to win the men’s hoodie – it would be great for chore work, i.e. feeding the cows, etc. Would be great to see how it stands up to that kind of use!

  • Penny G - I would also like to win the women’s hoodie. I wear hoodies in the spring, fall & winter…I too have the “stretching out” issue. I love hoodies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kara Rogers - I would love a women’s hoodie! I am always looking for comfy clothes that don’t need to be washed all the time. : )

  • Kassondra - So I recently accidentally got bleach on my husband’s dark blue hoodie!!! This would be perfect to hopefully make it up to him!!

  • Margaret Todd - Women’s. Would be glorious for camping!

  • Abby Scorsonelli - How cool! Men’s hoodie

  • Amy A. - This would be an amazing addition to our wardrobe!

  • Ann P - Would love to win a women’s hoodie!

  • Ann P - Would love for my husband to try a men’s hoodie!

  • Alyssa - Women’s hoodie, I am a runner and it is hard to stay warm and not stink.

  • Liza Schoolmeesters - I would love the women’s hoodie! I’m a mom to a young kiddo with lots of dirty hands so this would be perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Melody J - I would love the women’s hoodie. I use jackets like this all the time.

  • Kathie McAuliffe - I would love to win the women’s hoodie for myself. As a mom to twin boys my wardrobe is mainly jeans, tanks and a hoodie! This would be amazing!

  • Kathie McAuliffe - Winning the men’s hoodie would be amazing for my husband who also lives in hoodies when he is not working! We just love them and living in the PNW it is always hoodie season around here!

  • Becky J - WOW! I would love to win a women’s hoodie for my 24 year old “baby girl” ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much!! Merry Christmas one and all!!

  • Becky J - Awesome! I would love to win a menโ€™s hoodie for my hubby ? Thanks so much!! Merry Christmas one and all!!

  • Christa M - Oh man…my husband at 32 still is not a faithful deodorant wearer…a men’s hoodie would bless both of us ?. We like the men’s navy!

  • Michelle - Best idea ever! I want whole word robes for my family. This comment is for a womens hoodie!

  • Michelle - Men’s hoodie!

  • Jessica Murphy - Would love to win the women’s! Less laundry = happy momma!!!

  • Jessica Murphy - Or one for my husband! He lives in comfy hoodies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Liz - Whoa, I’m so glad we love the same sort of things… The women’s hoodie sounds awesome!

  • Liz - … and so does the men’s hoodie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bea - This sounds absolutely amazing! I would love to have the women’s hoodie because it looks and sounds great, it would reduce my family’s laundry mountain, and I’d be excited to see if it stopped gym clothes getting sweat stained and stinky. Hoping UK entries are allowed!

  • Bea - Just thought I’d be kind and put a bid in for the men’s hoodie for my partner. With two small kids we frequently get covered in gloop of different kinds, and I know he’d love this cool technology!

  • Nikki M - I would love to win a women’s hoodie in plum; the color is so pretty! Thanks for sharing a new company with us!

  • Nikki M - I’d also love for my mister to have a men’s one!

  • Carrie M - I am a hoodie and jeans girl in the Pacific NW – also a mom of 3. I’d LOVE to win the women’s hoodie! Thank you!

  • Carrie M - Men’s hoodie for my husband – thank you!

  • Jessica - Women’s please!

  • Sarah - Ok, that is so cool! Women’s for me please!

  • Jessica - Men’s please!

  • Sarah - Well….maybe one for my husband would work too. ?

  • Alexandra Sawyer - Women’s! Thanks!

  • Alexandra Sawyer - Men’s! Thanks!

  • Craig - Men’s
    I want to see how well it holds up after a whole days worth of CrossFit!

  • Amanda Philgreen - These sounds awesome! Pick me for the ladies!

  • Amanda Philgreen - These look amazing! My man would love one!

  • Laura - Women’s! This hoodie was made for me!

  • Laura - Men’s! My husband would love this

  • Tracie - Women’s, I think my daughter needs one

  • abby grove - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie! Thank you!

  • Merrilie - I would love to win the women’s hoodie. I’m trying to set a goal to spend more time outside with my kids. I want them to grow up enjoying the great outdoors.

  • Kim Baker - Ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Allie - Women’s hoodie! Maroon or blue ?

  • Kate Whitman - Ooh! I’d love to win a women’s hoodie!

  • Michelle Cunningham - I would love to win a woman’s one for myself!

  • Kate Whitman - I bet my husband would love if I won him a men’s hoodie!

  • Michelle Cunningham - I would love to win a mens one for my hubby!

  • Stephanie Smith - I would love love love one of these husbands for my active minimalist husband.

  • Shelly - These look great-would love a women’s version

  • Janelle - This looks awesome. Would love to try a women’s one. Thanks!

  • Rachel - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie because I’m always cold!?

  • Jenn Thurston - This hoodie sounds like a dream come true! I would love to win the women’s one!!

  • Mary S. - I might wear the same sweatshirts for days on end all winter long ;). Does it repel baby spit up, toddler snot and purรฉed foods? If so please please please send me a women’s one!!!!!

  • Diana - I’d love the men’s hoodie for my husband!

  • Diana - I would love a women’s hoodie that needs washed less often, bc I never remember to launder the ones I wear now.

  • Haley P - I don’t have 5 kids, but 4 and laundry is my most loathed of all household tasks. plus i love hoodies. Women’s please!!!

  • Haley P - I would also love a men’s hoodie, because sweaty husband!

  • Tiffany billington - The fit looks great! I would love to win the women’s one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shia - Would LOVE to win a woman’s sweatshirt!

  • Shia - Great giveaway would love a Men’s for my hardworking hubby! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kelli Blinn - I’d like a women’s hoodie, please!

  • Kelli Blinn - And what the hey, I’ll try a second entry and say it would amazing to win one of each: one for me, one for the husb!

  • Mary Osborne - Well yes …. I would very much like to receive one of the women’s hoodies from Ably!! I am an active Nana who loves hanging out with 2 very active grandgirls!!! Thank you very much!!

  • Mary Lynn - I would love to win a woman’s hoodie!

  • Brenda Lee - Less laundryYes! Women one please!

  • Alice Henshaw - These are great! I would love a ladies’ hoodie!

  • Brenda Lee - Men’s one too!:)

  • Alice Henshaw - I would love to win the men’s hoodie for my hubby.

  • Robyn - I would love to try out the Hannah hoodie!

  • Robyn - The men’s Robert hoodie would be awesome for my husband!

  • Erika - I would like the Women’s Hoodie

  • Megan Callicoat - Would love to win the women’s hoody!

  • Alison - I would love a woman’s!

  • Viva B - I’d love the women’s hoodie. Great for camping! Thanks for the chance : )

  • Viva B - I’d love the men’s hoodie for one of my boys. Thanks for the chance! : )

  • Linda - I would like to win a men’s hoodie for my husband!

  • Linda - ….and a woman’s one for me! ?

  • Lynn Osborne - Sounds too good to be true. Would love the women’s hoodie. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Aubrey - Womens

  • Aubrey - Men

  • Susan R. - Women’s hoodie. Love the plum color on you!

  • Lyn - I would love to try the men’s hoodie. My guy would put it to the test for sure.

  • Lyn - Really no wet sleeves? It’s a dishwashing miracle! Would love to test the woman’s hoodie out.

  • Heather Myer - I would love the men’s hoodie for husband for Christmas!!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Heather

  • Lauren fortney - I would love the women’s! We love being outdoors and I can’t imagine how great this would be for all of our adventures! So cool!

  • Sarah A - I would love to win the women’s hoodie. I love a good zip-up hoodie, but my four-year-old daughter tells me, “Mom, you’re too stinky!” if I get near her after a workout. She would probably appreciate the hoodie more than me!

  • Angie - Plum woman’s hoodie all day! Every day!

  • Tonpia - You had me at no more wet sleeves. I’d love to win the women’s one!!!

  • liz rose - That is a sweet hoodie!! We have 5 kids all under 6 and just bought a 30 foot airstream to renovate when we can. Your input on travel has been a huge motivator for us to go for it. I would love the womens hoodie

  • Genny - Sounds like an awesome hoodie. I would need a women’s.

  • Karen S. - Oh the woman’s hoodie would be wonderful!

  • Genny - I would love to win a men’s for my husband.

  • Linnea - I would love to win the women’s hoodie. I don’t do laundry often even at home because we use a coin-operated one, but I am outside often with my three young kids!

  • Linnea - I would love to win the men’s hoodie for my husband, for the same reason I’d love to win the women’s one (comment above). ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lindsey - I would love to win a women’s hoodie. Thanks!

  • Candace - I could think of 1 million reasons to own a hoodie like this!

  • Elizabeth R. - Wow, that sounds great! I wear my hoodie a lot and with 6 siblings, the laundry in our house takes a long time, so I don’t wash it too much. I’d love to win the women’s.

  • Candace - My husband would love this!

  • Nick - I would love a men’s xl. I travel all over the world taking pictures and I always travel with a hoodie.

  • Kassie - I’d love to win the women’s! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Staci - A hoodie like that sounds awesome! I want to win the men’s!

  • Staci - And of course I’d like to win the women’s too! ?

  • Kris - I would love to win a women’s hoodie for myself!

  • Kris - I would love to win the men’s hoodie for a gift!

  • Becky g - We camp a lot as well and would love to try the Womens one out!!

  • Natalie - I would love a women’s hoodie! Less laundry sounds amazing right now with twin boys and a toddler!

  • Natalie - And a men’s hoodie for my husband would be nice too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gina - Would love to win the women’s hoodie for camping trips!

  • Gina - My husband would like the men’s hoodie!

  • Kacy - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie. I have six kiddos and feel like you said about travel and laundry. This sounds like a lovely solution. ??

  • Dorice - Would love to win the women’s hoodie!

  • Dorice - Would love to win the men’s hoodie!

  • Vanessa washburn - I would love to win the women’s. My jacket often becomes the catch all for brushing off skinned knees and snotty nosed. This would be such a treat.

  • Shira - I’d love the women’s! Would help greatly in setting off on adventures…

  • susan m edwards - Cute hoodie! I would like the womans one.

  • susan m edwards - My husband sweats more then me so I better leave a comment for him too!

  • Jennifer Winston - I would love to try the women’s hoody. I live in an area with a very wet winter and am going to Colorado a few times a year now. Surprise me on a color!

  • Annette - I’d like to win the men’s.

  • Annette - I’d like to win the women’s.

  • Jenny - I would love a women’s hoodie! I need a new sweatshirt so badly! And amen to the piles of laundry… I don’t understand where all of it comes from! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Natalie - Men’s

  • Natalie - Women’s

  • Diane H - Hoodie sounds like a good one to have. Nice color Ashly. I am infamous for black and grey. My daughters remind me to brighten up!

  • John H - My wife reads the blog. Hoodie sounds like a good one to have for camping! We love to camp!

  • Carrie Carmody - I’d love the women’s hoodie!

  • Crystal M - This would be great for traveling! I wish I would’ve had one for our trips to China and all my mission trip adventures! I would love the women’s one!

  • kariane - I would love to win the woman’s! No wet sleeves while doing dishes! Awesome!!

  • Jenn - Women’s for sure and it is the day before my birthday so eeeekkkk
    Fingers crossed. Could so use this in my life

  • Stacy Hutchens - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie.

  • Stacy Hutchens - I’d also love to win the men’s hoodie for my husband!

  • Jen - Women’s!!!!

  • Jen - Men’s! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Melanee - We love to camp….women’s

  • Anne Eicher - Would love a women’s in the same color as yours! (I actually spied yours 3 weeks ago on IG and thought “I love that hoodie! Wonder where it’s from!”)

  • Mary - I like to win the Womens hoodie…

  • Anne Eicher - Would love a men’s for my 15 yo son! And I hope they get kids sizes soon!

  • Allison - awesome! women’s

  • Alli - too cool… men’s!

  • Tina S - women’s please

  • Jamie - I would love to win the men’s hoodie for my brother who spends most of his life outside as a wildlife biologist–he can get pretty stinky and dirty.

  • Cornelia - I’d love a women’s hoodie. I usually wear fleece gut I’d like to try a cotton hoodie.

  • Jen Zila - I’d love love LOVE to win a hoodie for me! This may or may not be my winter mom uniform…

  • Emily Bartnikowski - Just when I start thinking I am wearing hoodies too often and should really branch out, you show me this. Maybe what I really need is a one good women’s hoodie to replace the other ones…thanks for the opportunity!

  • Alex - I would loooooove the women’s hoodie! ? Sounds amazing.

  • Cathy Van de Casteele - I would love to win the womans hoodie. We love camping, so this would be great.

  • Stephanie Smith - With all the stain resistant technology here I might actually choose white for a women’s hoodie! I wouldn’t be afraid to wear it with all the mess life gives me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sara Renick - Oooooh! The women’s one please!

  • Sara Renick - Would sure love one for my husband!

  • Kristen - Wow! These are awesome! Women’s hoodie.

  • Christina C - This hoodie is a dream come true! The thought of not having to wash something after wearing it once would be amazing! And no wet sleeves while doing dishes would be amazing!

  • Christine - Not gonna lie, I’d love a women’s for myself!! ?

  • Christine - Not gonna lie, I’d love a women’s for myself!! ?

  • Rosie - I would love to win the men’s hoodie for my active (ahem, sometimes stinky) Marine husband!

  • erika - I would love the women’s hoodie!

  • Shaunne MacDonald - I would absolutely love a women’s hoodie! What a cool product!

  • Jana Brown - Would love the women’s hoodie!

  • mandy - Super cool! I would love to win a men’s for my hubbs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • mandy - Women’s hoodie would be awesome for pretty much everything!

  • Christine - Less laundry without stinking = genius. Obviously. I’d LOVE a women’s hoodie. I have a series of hoodies now that I rotate, but, like you said, they do stretch a bit and don’t last day after day. I find after winter washing โ€” because our house is cold! โ€” that they pill, too. So then I’m shopping again come fall. Love to try one of these!

  • Elke - Ohhh I would love it for my fiancรฉ, he basically lives in hoodies. Less laundry would sure be a bonus, so men’s, please ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Melissa Elliott - Womens

  • Melissa Elliott - Or Men’s for the hubby ?

  • Kristen H. - I would love to win a women’s hoodie!

  • Kristen H. - It would be awesome to win one for my hubby!

  • Michele R - I would love the womens hoodie! thank you!

  • Michele R - My husband would love one of these as well!

  • Amanda D - I would love to win the woman’s hoodie! Sounds perfect!

  • Amanda D - The men’s would be great for my Brother-in-law!

  • Ali - Would love to win the men’s hoodie!

  • Ali - Would love to win the women’s hoodie!

  • Tracie M. - Women’s would be amazing! I pretty much live in a gray hoodie that does not repel stains OR stink! Would be awesome to go exploring and camping and not smell nasty!

  • Erin - I love hoodies too- I’d like to win a women’s!

  • Ashley - I would LOVE to win the men’s sweatshirt for my brother. He has had a really dough few year, is trying hard to raise two little kids as a single dad and has a low income. He does not have a washer and dryer in his condo and this would be his dream. Thanks for the chance!

  • Linda P - A women’s hoodie that does all that?? Yes, please!

  • Linda P - I believe my husband could use one of those–we love camping and all things outdoors.

  • Lisa F - Would love to do laundry less often. Interested in the woman’s hoodie.

  • Lauren Delgado - What a great idea! And I love that color! Women’s hoodie for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lauren Delgado - And I know my husband would love the men’s…

  • Rie - I would love a women’s sweatshirt. The technology is amazing!

  • Rie - Less laundry for my husband? Yes, please! Interested in a men’s hoodie. Awesome giveaway!

  • Carrie Talbott - Women’s!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Laura Piersall - A women’s sweat shirt was on my christmas list- having a liquid replant one would be a huge bonus with two little boys!!

  • Rena - I want a women’s hoodie! And as a mom of three boys closing in on that stinky age, I too hope they come out with boy sizes soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rena - Men’s hoodie, please! Such a fantastic invention!

  • Kinsey - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie for me!

  • Kinsey - But I’d love even more to win the men’s hoodie for my husband! He definitely sweats more than I do. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jodi Lemons - Merry Christmas!
    I would love to win this giveaway as it ends on the 20th, my birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ The womens sweatshirt would be awesome.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  • Jodi Lemons - What cool technology! 4 sons, my birthday is Dec 20th, I’d love to win a mens for one of them! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kelly J. R. - I would love to win the women’s hoodie. My husband is not really a hoodie kind of guy but I think we could both use one of them for when we travel. Such a great idea!

  • Kristen Kerwin - I would love to win the women’s hoodie! I live in tshirts (because menopause) and a hoodie, but mine are definitely in the ‘well-loved’ category at this point! Thank you for sharing about this company! We are tent campers, all 4 kiddos are Scouts, and we generate a serious amount of laundry – so this would help!

  • Erin Virtue-Lawson - Women’s! I love a good hoodie

  • Erin Virtue-Lawson - But also Men’s because my husband’s hoodies are looking super raggedy and he makes ME sniff his clothes to see if they need washing

  • Lisa F - A men’s hoodie would be great for mu husband.

  • Elke - I would actually really like the women’s one for myself, yours is a gorgeous color!

  • Hannah Matousek - I’d love to win a women’s hoodie.

  • Zuzana - I would love to win the womenโ€™s hoodie. And thanks for your blog Ashley!

  • Jessica P - Sounds awesome. Would love a women’s.

  • Jessica P - And a men’s would be nice too. ?

  • kelsey ebling - I’d love the women’s!

  • kelsey ebling - and my husband would love the men’s!

  • jill - Would to try the womens hoodie!!!

  • jill funkhouser - Would to give my husband a great gift!

  • Rachel - This is such a great concept! We are a family of 7 who does tent camping far from home and it is so difficult to pack all the clothes, gear and food in our minivan. This would at least keep my bag compact. Would like the women’s hoodie in blue!

  • Rachel - Or I’d love for my husband to have a men’s hoodie. Your entries about family travel are inspiring. Would love to have a trailer to explore North America with our 5 kids.

  • Nakcus - I would love to win the women’s hoodie. Love your color!

  • Barbara - I would love a men’s large

  • Laurel Libby - The women’s hoodie! Love it!

  • Laurel Libby - My husband is a hoodie man, I’d love to win it for him!

  • Bethany - I am a busy mom and I adore hoodies!

  • Bethany - My husband’s hoodie has seen better days and I would love for him to have a new one!

  • Brittany D - I would love the women’s

  • Erin K - I’d love to win the women’s hoodie! Looked at the website and love the t-shirts as well. What size did you go with? Do they size fairly normal?

  • Kelsey - This looks so awesome! I’d love the women’s hoodie!

  • Siew - The women’s hoodie would be fantastic but I know I’d be fighting my daughter for it!

  • Traci Gray - I’m a hoodie girl too! I’d like the women’s hoodie. Thanks, Ashley!

  • Dee - I’d love to try the women’s sweatshirt. Hope they decide to make tween sizes soon!

  • Dee - A size small men’s hoodie might fit my middle schooler. He loves hoodies, and I like less laundry!

  • Kathleen Wagaman - I enjoy reading about your families adventures. International travel is so much fun! The Moroccan blue hoodie is a pretty and comfortable looking hoodie. Kathleen

  • Rebecca Dickinson - I’d love a Women’s hoodie. Enjoy reading all of your blog posts and seeing your pictures!

  • Rebecca - A men’s hoodie would be great too for my guy!

  • Diane - We love to travel and camp! Sounds like a packing dream! I would love a women’s hoodie!

  • Diane - I would love to give my son-in-law a new, nicer hoodie! I’m tired of his worn out favorite! Men’s please!

  • Kate - I would love to win the Ladies hoodie. Love the plum color!

  • Kate - I’d love to win one of the guy hoodies for my husband!

  • Melinda Donley - I would love a woman’s hoodie! We live on a farm and I wear hoodies 9 months out of the year in various capacities ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Libby - Oooh, how cool. I’d love to win the women’s hoodie!

  • Libby - And I bet my husband would get a kick out of the men’s one!

  • Tricia H - What a great idea! Would love to try the Men’s hoodie for my partner! He is *always* on the go!

  • Stephanie - A women’s for meeeee!!! Thanks:)

  • Tracey B - I would love a woman’s hoodie!

  • Krista - Would love to win the women’s plum hoodie, just like yours! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  • Tracey - My husband would like the men’s hoodie!

  • Krista - Would also be thrilled to gift the men’s hoodie to my husband!

  • Jennifer - I would love the men’s hoodie for my 14 year old. The stink that he can make playing soccer is unbelievable. I think him wearing it after soccer practice could put the hoodie to the real test ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Erin - Women’s hoodie, please! What a great looking hoodie!

  • AmandaK - The woman’s hoodie! I wear things as much as possible before wearing, but odor happens!

  • AmandaK - The men’s, I have stinky boys who are bigger than me too!

  • ashley jensen - I would choose plum or white. I love the high necks on the hoodie!

  • carole - I would love to get the woman’s hoodie. we just got a camper trailer last month and can’t wait to start camping adventures with our family of 5! love reading your camping/adventure posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rhiannon - Would love to try a women’s hoodie!

  • Lisa J - Merry Christmas to the Campbell Family. You are truly blessed and we are blessed to follow along. Thank you for all of the light you bring into the world! I would love to try a women’s hoodie for all the walks with my dog, Jackson. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ME - I would love to win the women’s hoodie!

  • ME - I would also love to win the men’s hoodie!

  • Steffany - I would <3 a woman's hoodie! Also just read the post about camping…so lovely and so true…I told my husband the other day we need to do more traveling and camping with our little ones (5 and 7) and show them how beautiful this United States is…so thanks for the amazing photos and sweet reminder!

  • Rachel P - Such a great idea! I would love a woman’s hoodie for myself!

  • Rachel P - I would love a men’s hoodie for my hubby!

  • Jennifer - I live in hoodies and would love to win the women’s!

  • Heather - I have two athletic boys who would love a men’s hoodie. Especially since they do their own laundry;)

  • gynna - Ohhhh these are awesome! I love the womens hoodie!

  • Gynna - my future mister would love the mens hoodie!

  • Abigail - I would like the women’s for me!

  • Abigail - I would like the guy hoodie for my husband!

  • Leah - I would love to have the woman’s hoodie.

  • Sarah - Sign me up for the woman’s hoodie please!

  • Rachel K. - I would like the men’s hoodie for a friend!

  • katherine - Would love to win the men’s hoodie for my hubby!

  • katherine - And would love to win the women’s hoodie for myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jessica - Got a good laugh about the wet sleeves! Would love the woman’s hoodie.

  • Lucy - I would love to check out the women’s hoodie (that plum color is great!)!

  • zoe bulick - What a cool product. I would love to win a woman’s hoodie.

  • zoe b - Amazing. I would love to win a men’s hoodie.

  • Madeline Helen Hoe - I would love to have a hoodie that is socially acceptable to not wash for a few wears ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Madeline Hoe - women’s hoodie! sorry

  • SentSue - Very cute and stylish. I would love to win a Women’s hoodie.

  • BSymens - Men’s. Great technology.

  • Melissa S. - I would love to win a women’s!

  • Melissa S. - I would also like to win a men’s!

  • Angie Webb - Woman’s hoodie please! ๐Ÿ™‚ less laundry would be my biggest household dream come true!

  • Kim - Womens, please!

  • Kim - Men’s for the hubby!

  • Joni Kelley - I would love one for myself, sounds awesome!

  • Joni Kelley - And a men’s for my nephew who helps me do lots of my projects!

    I forgot to say a women’s in my first post for myself ?

  • Sandy W - I would love the women’s hoodie!

  • Sandy W - The men’s would also be great!

  • Kelly - I would love to win a women’s hoodie! We travel a lot too and are trying to get lighter and lighter in our packing! Our eventual goal is one backpack each and that’s it! This girl will have come a LONG way when we make that goal. ๐Ÿ™‚ Kelly

  • Kelly - I would love to give a hoodie to my husband as well! Kelly

  • Savannah - I would love the ladies Hoodie. Little ones at work and at home make for a messy hoodie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Savannah - And because my husband is a elementary school counselor I think he needs one too!

  • Anna - Yes! Wow! I would love to win a women’s sweatshirt!!

  • Anna - This would be fantastic for my husband! I’d love to win a men’s hoodie, too!

  • Catherine Jones-Penco - I would love the women’s hoodie!

  • Lacey Meyers - Thank you for this, Ashley! I never enter to win contests like this because I figure I’ll never win, but this hoodie looks too good to pass up! I’d love the women’s hoodie …

  • Lacey Meyers - … I’d also love the men’s hoodie for my husband! Thank you! <3

  • Emma - I would love to win the women’s hoodie for my upcoming backpacking trip!

  • Hallie - Great product! I’d love to win a women’s sweatshirt. Thanks Ashley and Ably!

  • Stephanie - I just went to Manta with Compassion, and was trying to pack light. I had read about the Scrubba wash bag a long while ago and never justified it, but I decided it was worth it if I took fewer things for myself and more things for the folks down there. Boy, it was worth it! For people who travel lots and try to pack light, this is a great investment. Add that to clothing that requires less washings, and you’ve got a great situation! I purchased mine on Amazon because of the Prime shipping, but here is the website where you can watch a video of how to work it. https://thescrubba.com/
    p.s. I travel with castille soap because it can be used as laundry soap, shampoo, body wash, and (if you use peppermint Dr. Bronner’s) toothpaste; just 1-10 drops depending on your application.

  • Riann - As an internationally-traveling, adoptive mama of six, this seems just the right thing to have in my wardrobe!

  • Challin - I would love to win the women’s because I hate that stretch-out thing too! I always feel like my hoodie (sleeves especially) stretch out. I love hoodies!

  • Challin - My husband could really use this! He’s always getting his sleeves wet, working on things, doing yard work, etc. Plus the non-stinky thing would be an added bonus! (not that he EVER stinks or anything!)

  • Karen - Oh I would love to win the women’s hoodie! Kinda hard to find all cotton anything. Excited about that. Thanks!!

  • Courtney Ameli - I’d love the women’s! I have two little kids and there is no time for laundry in this season of life. Ably sounds like a dream.

  • Ruth M - Thank you for doing this giveaway! I would love to win the women’s hoodie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pamela - Sounds too good to be true! I’d love to try the women’s hoodie!

  • Kim Knepp-Halsmer - Sounds like a magical hoodie indeed! I would love to try a new momma “cape” (hoodie)!

  • Randi - Hannah in black!

  • Amanda - I would love the women’s hoodie!

  • Chesha Oliver - These sound pretty awesome! Would love a woman’s hoodie!

  • Mary Ann - I would be beyond~honored to win this incredible hoodie. I am leaving this comment for a woman’s size. xo

  • Elizabeth K - Oh my! This is really wonderful! I would absolutely love to win a women’s!
    Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  • Rachel Newswanger - You always introduce us to the neatest things. This is revolutionary in the life of a mom! I’ve got 6 kids & live in laundry mode…1 of each please!;)

  • Jessie Dewey - Womens!

  • Jessie - mens!

  • Lindsey Probst - Men’s! My hubby keeps the same sweatshirt at his office for months at a time. Don’t let him be the stinky guy at the office!

  • Lindsey Probst - Women’s! Mom’s need to be spoiled sometimes too!

  • Lise - Love IT! Less laundry and beautiful colors….

  • Lise - Would look amazing on hubby too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amanda - Love the Mens Navy!

  • Amanda - How cool! I’d love the women’s one!

  • Tanya - Would love to wear the plum women’s one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marne - I would love to win the women’s hoodie!

  • Marne - And I’m sure my husband would like me to win the men’s hoodie ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Susan - I would love to win the women’s hoodie for myself. I love hoodies all the time!

  • Susan - I would love to win the men’s hoodie to give to my son. He is in and out a lot and could use a new hoodie! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Tracy Barth - Very cool! I would love to have one! Thank you!

  • Tracy Barth - I would love to have one for my husband! We tend to match the older we get ?

  • Robyn - Wow, those sweatshirts are awesome! I would love one!

  • Robyn - I would love to test the men’s hoodie out on my 15 year old man-child!

  • Sara S. - Love the women’s sweatshirt!

  • Sara S. - The men’s hoodie looks awesome too!

  • Karla - Either one is fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kaddie - My husband would love to have a sweatshirt from Ably! He works outside so the water and stain resistance would be awesome!

  • Kaddie - I am a sweatshirt girl. One I don’t have to wash? That would be awesome!

  • Shannon W. - Women’s!!!!

  • Carrie - I’d love to win the women’s. I wash my clothes so infrequently anyways, this would make me feel less guilty! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joni - Would love to win a women’s hoodie…..would be perfect for camping adventures.

  • Hollie C - I would love to have the women’s hoodie. Cute post

  • Leah - Where I grew up we called them ‘bunny-hugs’! (Ladies for me!)

  • Lyssa - Women’s hoodie please!!

  • Celina Kirchner - I would love to win a women’s hoodie!!!

  • Lori L. - I love the hannah! I need these in my life!

  • Lori L. - My hubby would like the ronald! Great colours!

  • Amber Machado - Womens

  • Krysten - I was looking at the website, and maybe I am missing something but I do not see Hoodies, shirts and long sleeves.
    Do you know if they are sold out? or what the deal is.
    In your opinion would it be better to get an “undershirt” of this type then you can wear cloths over top?

    Thank you for the review. I love reading all your adventure posts.

I had a post written for today. It was actually published for about an hour and then I took it down. There is nothing controversial about it or all that interesting. It was just a few pictures of our simple December and several jokes about how strong my dislike for winter is.

I woke up this morning and could not stop thinking about families facing war, destruction, and terror. As I joked in my post about curling up in my electric blanket, moms on the other side of the world are grieving the loss of their children, homes and safety.

I’ll publish my post again, but I needed to pause today.

One day my kids will study current events in Mosul, Sudan, Syria and Aleppo. One day what is happening today will be the text of history books. One day my kids will ask me about how and why a genocide took place and the world seemed silent. One day they will ask me what I did.

I admit I feel totally helpless. It is hard to believe that I could help in any way families that have lost everything and are living under a blanket of terror and what must feel like an eternal winter. Despite feeling helpless, I do not want to one day tell my kids, “I didn’t know how to help, so I was silent.”

I learned about the Holocaust in 7th grade. It wrecked me and I couldn’t imagine how the world seemed to be silent. Did they not know what was happening? How could it happen? Where were the brave?ย 

There is no doubt the world – you and I – know what is happening today. Through social media we can see in real time what is happening to our brothers and sisters. We can read the words of a young child as she wonders where we are. We can choose to be silent because we don’t know what to say or do. Or we can choose not to scroll past images, not to turn a blind eye, and not to believe the lie that there is nothing we can do.

One day my children will ask me about Aleppo and I want to tell them that though I didn’t know how to really help, I tried. I want to tell them we tried.

If I can give my children one Christmas gift this year, I want it to be the gift of seeing others. I want them to celebrate Christmas with joy in their heartsย and sincere concern for others…whether they live next door or across the ocean. This week we will gather together under electric blankets and next to space heaters. We will laugh and carry on about with the traditions we love. We will also talk about the children of Aleppo, Sudan, and our state foster system. Instead of turning our heads only to bright lights and presents, we will turn them towards those suffering and we will research what our little family can do to help…in our city, our state, our country, and our world. We’ve been given so much, let us be extravagant and sacrificial in using it for others.

Below are links with more information on how you can help, specifically in regards to those suffering in Aleppo. How you can use your voice. How you can use your resources.

The Ministry of Giving a Rip At Christmas – a post by my friend Shannan

Demand a Safe Evacuation – Amnesty International

The World Changing Art of Not Being a Sham This Christmas –ย practical action steps at the bottom of the post

Dear Children of Aleppo – a letter by Ann Voskampย – practical action steps at the bottom of the post

Save the Children

We Stand With Refugees

Samaritan’s Purse

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  • Christine - I’m glad you took a break for this. It’s terrifying and real, and it deserves more attention.

  • Marie - I so appreciate you writing this & sharing with everyone who follows along with your story. It’s so easy to want to look away- because it’s Christmas & we want things to be perfect. But when we strip everything back we see that Jesus came for all of us, and we have so much hope to offer others who are struggling. We can tangibly help those who are across oceans now more than ever before in history. We have been given so much, and need to do something. A lot of “littles” will definitely add up to a lot of change! My son (only 3 now) understands that people are sad, hurting, and the fact that he prays for the “bad guys to stop being bad guys” shows me how important it is to have these conversations with our little ones. Thank you Ashley, for using your voice & asking others to join you. It’s making a huge difference.

  • Ellen - Thank you for putting words to what so many of us are feeling AND for supporting what so many are faithfully doing to respond with action. We as a family are supporting several of the organizations/steps you mentioned, and we are praying and talking with our children. Remembering and responding to Aleppo today. Thank you for speaking up…

  • Erin - I read your original post this morning and this one as well. Thank you for pausing. This season of motherhood finds me between the comforts of my own reality & the heaviness I feel in my heart for the reality of so many others. We have the ability to act. May we teach our kids the same.

  • Sarah - Ashley – This is so beautifully worded. Thank you.

  • jill curtis - Thank you, thank you for this post. It is perfectly written. And thank you for the links to services we can participate in to help. I’ve personally felt at a loss because I truly don’t know what I can do for those in Aleppo, Sudan, and other suffering refugees. It hurts to see people around me so clueless, turning a blind eye. I’ve tried to talk to my children about it, but I will–like you–have a discussion and share some of the suffering around the world.

  • Cynthia - WOW, one of the most POWERFUL messages you’ve written. Thank you! :’)

  • Michelle HIll - Ashley, your words are straight from a humanitarian heart. So often I experience the same struggle. I go to write a facebook post about something meaningless of some first world problem I actually have the privileged to experience, and I stop myself just in time to get some perspective and clarity. I always ask myself how my words can be useful and encouraging- so often, I end up deleting said long rant, and try to post something more helpful.
    I also have friends who actually speak out on current world problems and issues, but never offer links or tips in ways to help.

    So thank you for doing both- for offering to speak words of hope and encouragement and inspiration- and giving us the tools to help make this world a better place rather than just feeling like we need to sit here and watch it all happen helplessly

    And for the record, I absolutely love hearing about how you live in your walking sleeping bag attire during winter days, so please keep those posts coming too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kim B. - Bless you, Ashley. I understand that pause completely.

  • bj richmond - I felt the same helpless feeling this morning as I passed two grocery buggies that were filled with someone’s belongings. I could not see the owner. (Hope he/she found shelter somewhere) I am glad there are local organizations that are helping with some of the local needs and where I ca offer help. …. Langley Food Bank is not far from where I live ….
    And I am glad you raised awareness through your writing. (Did I ever tell you I am so proud of you?)

    We support a couple of international organizations that are on the ground, taking help and hope to those suffering in Allepo and other places. Glad you gave your readers some ideas in that regard, too.

  • Stephanie - Thank you. I too am overcome with the feeling that we are living in a historic moment, and years from now my children will learn about this in school and wonder why didn’t we do anything to stop it from happening. It is jarring to see so few on social media using the platform to even acknowledge what is happening, let alone suggest ways to act. So thank you for taking the time to pause from all the distractions of this time of the year to write this. I would add to your list that we can also all call our elected representatives and demand action.

  • Jeannine - Thank you for posting this. Just this afternoon I was sitting in my toddlers bedroom cuddling him and singing to him before putting him down for his nap. I flashed to mums in Aleppo cuddling their toddlers and wondering how they were going to get them food or whether this would be their last cuddle. I feel so incredibly guilty for being able to enjoy such an amazing moment with my boy every. single. day. I really want my children to grow up grateful and empathetic so my husband and I started a tradition two years ago with our kids. The first year we picked out a charity for our 5 year old and 3 year old. We sat down together on Christmas Eve and talked about the charities we had picked for them, what work they do and why they are needed. We explained that we were donating money to them and what would be done with that money. For my animal/farming loving son we picked Heifer International. He loved the idea of giving a family an animal to sustain them. For my 2 year old we gave to our friend that runs a library in the slums of Nairobi. She was old enough to understand that she was giving books to kids that didn’t have their own. I think it gives the kids a little bit of perspective on all the presents they receive the next day. Now my son will often talk about it throughout the year if he hears of a charity that interests him. Thanks again for this post.

  • Liz - Good morning, Ashley-

    You managed to put into words all that I have been feeling and wondering, especially the last few days with the latest news from Aleppo. For all I dislike about technology, it certainly can be a gem, too – providing community and ideas when we need it the most. Thank you for all you do to make the world shine brighter for so many! XO

  • Jennifer - Thank you, Ashley, for the ever so gentle reminder. I went to the Save the Children website and donated because of it!

  • Jamie - Thank you so much for this! I have been a long time reader and never really posted, but compelled to give thanks!

  • Trisha - Thank you for sharing this and for encouraging all of us to take action. I hope and pray that the world will become a more loving and kind place, but I also realize it’s up to each of us to be an example of that in our own lives.

  • Margaret - Thank you for this post. I came upon it late, checking your older posts. Fittingly, I found it today on a day when our president signed an executive order that will shut America’s door on these people facing unspeakable pain and suffering. For the widows and orphans in Syria caught in the horrorโ€”this executive order can be a death sentence. Of course, we need scrutiny. But these families are fleeing abject terror. This is a nation founded by refugees fleeing just such persecution. Ashley, you have such a loving, generous heart. I hope you continue to fight to make this country a safe haven for refugees of all religions.

About two years ago we purchased our oldest a Kindle. As a lover of physical books in the hands of my family, it was ย a big jump. Goodness – I’m glad we made it. Despite almost WEEKLY trips to our library, I cannot keep up with the readers in this house. We typically leave the library with 30+ books dispersed among my 5 kids (I limit them to 30). My oldest has been the only one to enjoy the perks of physical books and countless books on his Kindle.

I recently received an invitationย to workย with Kindle to promote the Kindle for Kids Bundle through a sponsored post.ย After 2 years of watching my oldest with a Kindle, I was excited to add another one for his siblings to use. Though this post is sponsored by Kindle, all opinions and thoughts are mine (not to mention I purchased a Kindle long before agreeing to create a sponsored post).

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As soon as our 2nd Kindle arrived, it was loaded with books and immediately began being passed around the house between the kids. Seeing kids excited to read brings me so much joy. It has been a long hard journey with a couple of mine, so goodness is it wonderful to see them thrilled to get lost in a book.

A few perks to the Kindle from my perspective as a mom (and a homeschooling mom)

  • Kindle FreeTime – I can set goals for my kids and track their progress. This is especially handy with the girls as they are new readers. I also have control over what they read and access to inappropriate content or making their own purchases is blocked. This is a huge selling point for me and part of why we chose Kindle when we purchased our first e-reader.
  • Battery life – it can last for weeks….such a selling point when it is being shared among several users.
  • Built-in Dictionaryย – if my kids do not know a word, they can tap on the word and the definition pops up
  • Word Wise – in books that have more difficult words, a simple definition appears over the word

12-16kindle-0412-16kindle-05I’m often asked how I get my kids to read. I am definitely not an expert on developing readers, but I’ve picked up a couple things regarding the topic after 5 kids. I would say I could boil my approach to raising readers to two things: boredom and books that interest them. If my kids never had time to be bored, they probably wouldn’t be as apt to pick up a book. Having lots of extra time in their days means eventually they settle into reading a book. If I make sure there are books specific to their interests on hand, when they settle into that book they become captivated. As that process repeats itself over and over – readers have been born in my house. Bored. A book that interests them.

For instance, this Christmas one of my sons is getting a Calvin & Hobbes Treasury and one is getting Rich Froning’s book First: What It Takes To Win. Completely different kids. Completely different interests. Completely different books. Both will captivated in their own unique way.

Once they love reading, it is far easier for me to have them read specific books I want them to read. I’ve found when I start with books I want them to read – it can often lead to frustration and a lot of negativity if the book doesn’t perk their interests too. This approach won’t work for every kid, but it has worked in our house with 5 very different kids and very different reading levels.12-16kindle-06

In regards to HOW we get books on the Kindle, we do two things: our library and Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.

Our library has most titles the kids want to read, but they are not always available. We try the library first. Often when we visit the library the kids check out physical books and also log into the library system to look for titles not available at our library location.

I set up a Kindle Unlimited membership on Amazon when we purchased our first son’s Kindle. It was easy to add the new Kindle to that account. Membership is $10.00 a month, so it is really only worth it if you use it often. Most e-books are several dollars and with so many readers in the house, Kindle Unlimited is the cheapest way for us to access a lot of books other than our local library.
12-16kindle-0812-16kindle-0912-16kindle-10Since I was writing this post, I couldn’t wrap the Kindle and give it as a gift. The day it arrived, 4 of my kids immediately wanted to use it. The fifth has his own. Right away I realized it might be time for a third Kindle. I decided to give it a week to see if the ‘newness’ of the Kindle wore off before I purchased a third Kindle.

Needless to say, there is a Kindle under the tree for my second born. Don’t tell him.

A Kindle is an absolute investment. It took me a bit to get used to the idea of e-readers. I’m a bit old school. The kids are still checking out books from the library. They still hold hardback books in their hands and leave them laying all over the house. However, giving them access to even more books has been nothing short of wonderful. If I want to encourage reading and set them up to love learning, I need to give them the tools to do that. Our home can only hold so many books and our library only has so many titles – the Kindles have been an investment I’m thankful I made.

You can find the Kindle on Amazon.

The Kindle for Kids Bundle ($99) includes:

A new Kindle e-reader

A child friendly protective case

A 2 year guarantee

If you use a Kindle or a different type of e-reader, I’d love to hear your suggestions for books and where you find your books!

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  • Kristi - Both my boys love their Kindles. Our local library has an app (OverDrive) that allows you to check out ebooks for free just like library books. It does have a 5 book limit per library card, but you can keep the books for 2 weeks and they are returned automatically. It’s been a lifesaver for me since my littlest often misplaces his books!

  • Cara C Stackpoole - Thank you for the Calvin & Hobbes reminder! I knew there was a Christmas present I was forgetting for my 10 year old!

  • Kathie - Thank you for this post! I think it will be perfect for my 4 year old for his 5th birthday in April. He loves to read and has been reading since he was 2! I always go to the library and he is getting into the Reading Rainbow app on his iPad but this would be nice to keep the distraction of everything else the iPad can do away and just get him into his books! Then maybe mommy can have some iPad time since I bought it for myself it the first place and some how I never get to use it! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Hili - Curious to know what books they like to read ?
    My 6 yo is just starting to read ,
    but I’m struggling to find the right level of interest for him .

  • Kathy - I love my Kindle, but our kids still like to hold physical books. They’ll
    occasionally read books thru the Kindle app on an iPad. I used to download books from the library using Overdrive, but many libraries are switching to a format not compatible with Kindle. I may need to look into a Kindle Unlimited membership, since all 4 of us love to read. Great post!

  • Pat - I have five readers here at home so we try the library first. Then we try a couple of e-services that the library provides. OverDrive is one, and Hoopla is the other. Finally, we have two Kindles in the house so we also take advantage of the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

  • Becka - I’ve had a Kindle for years and love it. What I also love is that it works with my iPad so I can go between the two depending on which device I have with me and they sync up together so I’m always on the correct page. I too use the library to get books through OverDrive and even thought their selection is limited, lately they have been good about getting books I’ve suggested.

  • Jennifer Johnson - You can subscribe to a weekly email from BookBub that sends you information on low cost and free books tailored to the categories in which you are interested. My mother and I both use it.

  • Kathy T. - Here are ways to encourage reading that I have found through my 9 years of teaching elementary school and raising 4 children who love to read: 1. Model reading. Let you kids see you reading books, magazines, recipes, whatever — and talk about what you are reading now and then. Kids who see their parents reading for pleasure naturally imitate that behavior. 2. Give kids time to be bored, like Ashley says! Our four kids had “rest time” for an hour after lunch once they gave up naps, and this time was kept for years and years. Our kids would often read then. 3. Take the kids to the library every week or two and let them pick out books. Give bookstore gift cards for birthdays, Christmas, and other special times so your child can select books to read and keep. Give books you’ve selected as presents, too. 4. For reluctant readers, find subjects that interest them (as Ashley mentions) and then seek out books at their level or below their level to increase feelings of success and pleasure. I found that humorous stories almost always grabbed a child’s attention; Roald Dahl stories come to mind– so silly and enjoyable! 5. Read aloud to your child, throughout their elementary school years, even when they can read themselves. They still need to hear good reading modeled. That reading time tends to be a warm, cozy, comfortable time with a parent; these are treasured memories once your children grow up. Make sure both parents read aloud, not just mom. There is something about Dad reading aloud to a child that seems to have even more of an impact than mom reading aloud, although both are important. 6. Have plenty of reading materials in your house. Surround your children with books. 7. Always have your kids bring a book along in the car for long and short car trips. Also, while waiting for an older sibling, the younger child can read alone or with a parent. The waiting room for doctor appointments are great for reading. 8. Give books to nieces, nephews, friends, baby showers, etc. and let your children know you are giving books so they see you value books. Ask your child to recommend books they loved to give a new baby or a friend or younger cousin. 9. Remember, as with parenting, growing a child who loves to read is a marathon, not a sprint:
    most likely, this process will take years. Be patient and persistent, not pushy, keep reading time enjoyable, and eventually, you will see your child’s love for reading.

  • AshleyAnn - Kathy – Thank you for sharing all of these great ideas! Do you mind if I copy them and share them in another post? I want to be sure other parents read these and they don’t get lost in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kathy T. - AshleyAnn, Thanks for asking! Yes, of course you may share these ideas with your readers. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am flattered you asked.
    Please also remind your readers of little ones to read aloud to their babies/toddlers/young children every day.

  • Meaghan - We spent most of the last six months debating on whether or not to get our oldest a kindle (or some other tablet) for Christmas because she is such a voracious reader. We go to the library a lot. I would love to just buy her books but it just won’t happen. Ultimately we decided not to get it for her, but maybe next year. Then we can get a tablet of some sort for both our kids and it would make more sense. One of our issues is, do we get just the kindle, or do we get a tablet that has other options – movies, games, etc. We like the versatility of the tablets, but don’t want to fight with the kids about screen time. Would love to hear what you or others’ thoughts are on this!

  • Lauren - As soon as you started describing Ably Apparel I instantly thought about my fiancรฉ. He would loooove one of these sweatshirts. He is hard on clothes and goes through them so quickly the laundry never ends – and we’re only two people! I would love to win a men’s hoodie for him. Thanks for the chance!

  • Danielle - I love the kindle for my kids! My boys use it a lot! I download library books(pretty sure the same one you use) often. They really seem to like using it. Of course one of mine figured out how to use a reading kindle to draw. He makes elaborate buildings out of keyboard functions. ha