Do You Need a Sleeping Bra?

As a woman, when you get older, things are more problematic on your body than you thought! One such thing has to do with your girls. (Okay, breasts people. There I said it!) We know they sag and lose volume, but they can also be more uncomfortable when sleeping at night. As we lose volume […]

Cultural Stress Tips: What it is and how to reduce it.

April is National Stress Month. I usually don’t focus on National days or months. Yet, this one hits close to home. We all know about parenting stress, dating stress, and middle school stress. However, there is a new stressor out there that is impacting us all more every year. It’s called Cultural Stress: the stress […]

4 Ways: How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

If you have gained weight and lost it or have been pregnant, you are probably aware of stretch marks. Plus wonder how to get rid of stretch marks! Women of all ages regardless of height, weight, or parental status are susceptible to stretchmarks. Though it is thought that genetics plays a role for some of […]

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Serum

Serums are one of the hottest skincare products on the market. Despite the marketing, and the “do I really need to add another step to my skin care regime?” question, serums can pack a punch in your skin. Serums benefits are becoming more known everyday. They are loaded with turbo-charged ingredients, and designed to penetrate […]

Top 10 Blog Posts for 2016

Happy 2017 everyone! The big question I always wonder during the first week of a new year is (a) when will I remember to write 2017 on checks and letters? and (b) where did the prior year go?! This year I also wondered what everyone was interested in when they came to my blog? So […]

How to Make Your Own Fruit Snacks

My kids love fruit snacks but rather than buy them, I thought it would be fun to make them! It can also make great gifts when you place in cute little boxes. Bonus? It is so easy to make! So here is how to make fruit snacks with this simple recipe! Ingredients: 4 cups of […]

Clarins Launches New Colors and SkinCare for Spring 2016

Last week I got a chance to see the latest Clarins products on the market this spring and talk to Clarins experts on makeup tips and advice for us busy women. I also got to take home product samples to share my favorites with you.   New Makeup Colors for Spring 2016 First is a […]

Diastasis Recti Surgery Recovery – 3 Years Later

It has been on my mind for awhile to write this post as many of you, when you stumble upon my blog about my Diastasis Recti diagnosis, my subsequent Diastasis Recti surgery, and my Distasis Recti recovery, then wonder how I am doing now? Diastasis Recti Surgery Recovery Well, it has been three years since […]

New Year’s Goals: Reduce Stress and Increase Sleep

Have you started your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Are you still meeting those resolutions? One of the key resolutions most people strive for is the resolution of getting healthy. Yet, what does that mean? Considering getting more sleep, consuming more protein, adding essential nutrients to your daily routine, are ways to meet that health goal. […]

How to have a Healthy Smile #LISTERINE

Sponsored Post When I was in college, I got dental work done to my teeth before my senior year. Pretty extensive actually. You see, I was genetically gifted (or should I say, ungifted) with teeth that, well, made me very sensitive about my smile. I felt like it limited my social relationships and that it […]

The Best Summer Salad

It is hard to find ways to make meals from scratch. And that is on a good day. Add the craziness of summer (late night baseball practices, camp schedules, vacations) and it is pretty much frozen meals for us. Yet, I stumbled across a recipe from Whole Foods that took in account the veggies of […]

10 Ways to Look 10 Years Younger

Getting older is inevitable, but you don’t have to look your age. Whether a natural approach or a more, medical type solution, here are 10 ways to look younger. 1. Re-do your do: Perfect, symmetrical curls and waves and tight updos read ‘granny’. Go for a softer, messier look in a hairstyle. As for color, […]

Super Max the Turtle by Cloud b

Are there causes or stories that resonate with you? Especially when the cause and story go hand in hand? There is one that I heard about at Toy Fair 2015 and was excited to learn more about it. Fast forward a few months, it made sense to share the story with you now in honor […]

Best Eco Friendly Skin Care Product: Dermae

I am a personal user of the derma e® skincare line. I’ve been using the brand’s face wash every day for at least three years now, and love the scent and the texture. Yet, more importantly, as the month of April focuses on Earth Day and green living, the brand itself is eco-friendly, which is […]

Sunscreen & Free Radicals Protection

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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 […]