What is your name and company? Hi! My name is Allie Arcieri, I am the owner of Little Bean Sensory Play!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Kingwood? I am originally from Houston and my family and I have lived in Kingwood for 10 years!
Child(ren) and Age(s)? James, age 3, and Baby Penelope, due November 2021!
One thing people would be surprised to know about you… I am extremely outgoing! I seem shy at first but once you get to know me, we will be BFFs!
What is your go-to activity for yourself for pampering or for fun? A solo Target run, ha!
Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood? Microwavable Jimmy Dean sausage links! They make breakfast a breeze, lol!
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share! Creative Endeavor! I created Little Bean Sensory Play for parents/guardians and children to have a screen-free/educational activity to do together! Little Bean offers children a unique way of learning in that it not only sparks their creativity but there are many developmental benefits!
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now? The local support! I have to say, there is nowhere else like Kingwood when it comes to supporting/shopping local! The tight-knit community has been a huge contribution to my success!
What is the best advice for juggling mommyhood and running a business (or volunteering, working, etc)? Take it one day at a time! You can’t do it all and no one expects you to! If at the end of the day you got one thing done, whether it be while mommin’ or working, take it as a win!
What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids? Oh, honey, the best is yet to come!
What is your proudest mommy moment? When James randomly says “I love you mommy”… I melt!
Greatest gift about being a mom? There are too many to list, but my favorite thing currently has been watching James’ personality blossom. He is becoming his own person right in front of our eyes and it’s the most amazing thing to witness. Truly a blessing!
Best mom hack that makes momming easier? Microwavable breakfast food and 5-minute self-care breaks!
What’s your favorite part about what you do? The freedom to express my creativity in unique ways! Creating is also very soothing for me.
What is your favorite thing to do in the HKA area? Hit up any of the local parks, Kings Harbor is a family favorite… we love the restaurants and courtyard overlooking the water. The farmers market in Town Center is also something I love!