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Swimsuit season is officially here, and we ladies are having feelings about it one way or another. Whether you’re displaying the fruits of hard work or trying not to quibble over a jiggly bit here and there, it’s D-Day....
The biggest challenge of our morning is getting four heads of hair to look presentable before lining them up for the bus and finding hairstyles that don't cause a tantrum. 8-7-7-7. Those are the ages of our four school-aged...

Hormones Did What to My Hair?

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Hair before baby and hair after baby are two totally different things. There are a few additional perks to being pregnant other than the obvious midnight burger runs, baby showers and dibs on the thermostat! You are also blessed with...
I’m not sure when it started, but even as a pre-teen, I was obsessed with health and beauty paraphernalia. My mom would probably blame Bath & Body Works as the gateway to all of my high-end lotion obsessions. It...
Hey Mamas out there. Remember being a teenager? Perfect manis and pedis, perfect tans… those were definitely the good ol’ days - at least when it came to spending time on our beauty routines. Now, I’d never claim to...

Topknots & Botox

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I'm a top knot sporting, minivan driving, yoga pants minus the yoga-ing basic mom. No designer purses here, and you'd never mistake me for an extra on Real Housewives of Anywhere. So when the idea of Botox first popped...
We live in a world surrounded by people telling you what’s best or right for you. We’re told how we should look, how much we should weigh, what food we should eat. We’re judged by people and we also judge...
My two-year-old will stop dead in his tracks, drop to his knees, and examine a crack in the sidewalk.  Picking at the dirt and following ants as they dart in and out of the crevasse.  He will examine the...
A few years ago, my husband and I spent the weekend at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, one of the country’s oldest hotels with a top-rated spa. From the oversized fireplaces to the plush robes, everything about...
Three months to the day of my daughter's birth I realized while showering how much of my hair was sticking to my hands. Next thing I know, water is slowly filling up in the tub to my ankles. A...
Any mother of young children can empathize in public restrooms when it comes to hand washing. Between lifting tiny humans to reach the faucet, growing an extra arm to also assist, and then conquering the dreaded drying step. We...
The pathway to motherhood starts when you look down at that pregnancy test and see a pink line. You may or may not believe what you just saw. You might just sit down and stare at it for minutes,...
As temperatures start to rise our clothing choices start to reflect those changes. Like many people, I like to take this time to evaluate my closet. The changing of the seasons is a chance for me to reinvent myself...
Before you go jumping to conclusions, no, I did not recently join a nudist colony. Not to offend any of our potential nudist readers, but that's just not really my thing. Not even if you had asked me two...

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Summer time is here. You can smell the barbecue, see the beautiful landscape with lush trees, and one of our children’s personal favorites- swimming...

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