Sunscreen & Free Radicals Protection

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With the blades of grass start peaking up from the ice and snow to reach the sun, and we humans start emerging from hibernation and joyously discarding winter layers in the process, we need to add a new layer, and that is sun protection. Clarins is launching a new formula innovation for its UV Plus […]

Color Me Pretty: Lip Balm for Spring

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One of my favorite new makeup finds is from Clarins. Seriously, I’m hopelessly in love with Clarins’ new Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector for Spring 2015. It’s rich and creamy, so I feel like I’m putting on lip balm in addition to the color of a lipstick. Although, I wouldn’t really put this in the […]

Seeing Green: The Color Trend for Spring

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The big beauty trend for spring is green and that is no exception, even in makeup. Clarins is on trend with their signature Garden Escape Eye Palette and Intense Green eyeliner. The Clarins Garden Escape Palette Eye Shadow has six shades ranging from white to pink, and taupe to green. Perfect for layering or blending, […]

Inspired Bites Cookbook by TJ Girard and Bob Spiegel

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Despite a life online, I still admire and enjoy hardcover books, and that admiration extends to my beloved cookbooks. A new one I discovered, and subsequently enjoyed a complimentary copy, is called Inspired Bite: Unexpected Idea for Entertaining, from Pinch Food Design and published by Abrams Books. The authors of the Inspired Bites Cookbook are […]

Natracare Makeup Remover Wipes Review

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When you take off your makeup at night, do you wonder what you put back on? If you use Make-up wipes, do you wonder if you are wiping more on to your skin than you are wiping off? Natracare Makeup Remover Wipes aim to keep it clean. You could be putting more chemicals on your […]

New Year Resolution: More Protein

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I know, I know, a “New-Year-New-You” kind of post. They are a dime a dozen this time of year. But I’m going to throw one more at you, because, hey, it IS a new year and many of us use this opportunity to make changes in our home and health. So if you are looking […]

What is Plant Based Protein?

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Well, if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you can get your protein from plants (and not animals.) Brown rice, pea, hemp and soy are grown from plants and are good sources of protein, but some research states that you need to make sure that it contains amino acids and other nutritional extras. For some who […]

Eat Healthy During the Holidays

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While blog posts this time of year are on toys, how to have stress-free holidays, and what to buy your grandmother, it is important to touch upon another issue many of us face: how to eat healthy when faced with all the eggnog. The first tip is to exercise. Easier said then done, I know, […]

Snails in Skin Care? Eewww or Awesome?

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Since I’m on the other side of 40 now, skin care is a big focus for me because, as we age, our skin thins, from reduction of hormones and years of environmental impact. Mine is starting to show these signs and, yes, I am vain enough to want to look good for my age. So, […]

Teaching Kids About Diabetes

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Whether you personally know someone with Diabetes or not, it is a great time to teach kids about this chronic illness so they can be understanding and accepting of friends that they may encounter with Diabetes. My Mother-in-Law has diabetes that she developed only a few years ago when she […]

How to Pick Glasses that Suit You

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Your style is an extension of your personality, and your glasses can help accentuate this, but finding a frame that fits your face shape and showcases your individual style isn’t the easiest task. I should know. I wore glasses for 20 years (until I had laser vision correction!) There are a few points to consider […]

Revision Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer

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I had to share a new find this week. It meets all my needs: makeup, moisturizer, and sunscreen…IN ONE! So you if avoid one of these because it is just too much work to layer it all on every day, then check out the Revision Skincare Intellishade®. It is anti-aging tinted moisturizer with SPF 45 […]

LeapFrog LeapBand: Fitness Tracker for Kids

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With the new Apple Smart Watch that also serves as a way to monitor exercise, the world is firmly entrenched with fitness bands. While there are lot of fitness bands for adults, there are not many options for kids – until now. The LeapFrog LeapBand is a fitness and activity tracker for kids 4-7 years […]

C Wonder Stores Support Look Good Feel Good

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Back in June, I wrote about the amazing and unique program called Look Good Feel Better that helps women feel better mentally and physically as they battle cancer. Now the Look Good Feel Good program is partnering with women’s fashion retailer C. Wonder and The Fashion Project, the leading online clothing donation and resale destination, […]

Fiber Choice Fruity Bites: The Middle

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About two weeks ago, I shared my sponsored connection this month with Fiber Choice. I agreed to test out their Fiber Choice Fruity Bites for 30 days and blog about my experience. So every other day, I’ve been coming to this blog post and adding little snippets of what has been going on. I’ll keep […]

Fiber Choice Fruity Bites Review: The Beginning

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My close friends and family know that I am trying to focus on my health this year. More posts about that later, but after two kids, job changes, surgeries and more, it is time to focus on me. More specifically, my health. First order of business is more fiber in my diet. While I’ve up’d […]

Beauty Tips for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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Women rarely think they are beautiful. I never have. Especially after picking up copy of InStyle. You wish you hair was as straight or without frizz. You wish you looked that good in skinny jeans, or had toned arms like that. Yet, if you get diagnosed with cancer, your focus on beauty changes. You don’t […]

Charlene DeLoach’s Juice Plus Complete Recipe

Juice Plus+ Complete® is whole food based powdered drink mix that provides balanced nutrition that is from non-GMO ingredients, 100% plant based, gluten free and no cholesterol, no artificial flavors or colors, and no preservatives at all. Juice Plus Complete provides minimally processed water-wahsed soy and other natural proteins and soluble and insoluble fiber. Some […]

Juice Plus+ Vitamins and Gummies

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Dr. Bill Sears and Dr. Jim Sears are two renowned pediatricians. Most parents know of Dr. Sears. Yet, as a parent, I had no idea he had a nutrition-based company called Juice Plus®+ until I learned about it via a blogger campaign. Juice Plus is whole based nutrition. Not a multivitamin. Multivitamins are good, but […]

Juice Plus+ for Toddlers and Kids

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As I mentioned in this previous post explaining what is Juice Plus®+, I also mentioned in this post that my son is an “extreme” picky eater. As a Mom, I want him to enjoy a variety of foods. As I work on it, I also want to make sure he is at least getting the […]

Red Carpet Workout During the Oscars

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Nothing like seeing the gorgeous gowns, designer shoes and dazzling jewels to wish you were walking the red carpet at the Oscars! Yet, they sweated and sacrificed to shimmy into that figure fitting gown. While it is unlikely that many of us will have the same occasion to wear a designer cut gown, the fact […]

Mobile Health Apps: Care4Today

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What is the most frustrating thing that you face as a Mom? Okay, let me be more specific because that question is a can of worms! What is the most frustrating thing that you face as a Mom with regard to your family’s health care needs? For me, it is remembering to go to doctor’s appointments, […]

Mother’s Therapy Organics

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I know some may think it silly to write about hand sanitizer. I mean, a whole blog post about it? But if you have young children like I do, or work in a hospital or day care setting, it really does deserve a lengthy diatribe about it, and a sponsored blog review about my new […]

Diastasis Recti Surgery Recovery – Six Months Later

Diastasis Recti Surgery Recovery

It has been 6 months now since my diastasis recti surgery. Many people have read my previous posts about how the decisions I had to make to have the operation, the struggles, the fear, and the diastasis recti recovery. Yet, I haven’t written a post about how I am doing now. So, I wanted to […]

Tips on Getting a Toddler to Floss

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For the six months, we have been diligent about making sure our 3.5 year old toddler brushes his teeth every night before bed. However, on a recent trip to the dentist for his first dental cleaning, we learned that we should be also floss his teeth every night too. Now, if I had thought about […]

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