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June 27, 2020

I've become somewhat of a skincare junkie as of late. I don't know if it's because I'm now in my 30's and feel like I'll look back and regret not taking better care of my skin, or if it's for other reasons, like my new job at a beauty brand (hello discount). Let's say it's a combo of the two. Either way, I'm really excited by skincare, all the vari...

May 24, 2020

Guys, it's safe to say I didn't need a quarantine to encourage my Amazon spending habits, but it's certainly heightened them. I also feel a wave of sadness when I don't have a pending package "out for delivery". That's surely a problem we will all have to deal with, but for now let's leave that on the horizon, to be dealt with another day, week, mo...

April 9, 2020

Let me start by saying, if you're curious about cool sculpting, that's okay. It doesn't mean you're "fat" or "lazy" or any other way you may think or feel about what seems like a shortcut. Personally, I am a healthy BMI. Would I like to lose 10lbs of baby weight I've been harboring for the past 2 years, YES...but even with my extra weight, I'm not...

April 7, 2020

Decorating easter eggs it probably my favorite thing about easter, as a kid, an adult and now a mother and I was soooo... looking forward to getting to decorate eggs the old-school way with those little dye tablets and cheap egg holder/dippers at my parents house but since that's not happening (thanks covid) we will be spending this Easter at our h...

April 5, 2020

So you're thinking of potty training and you're doing your research on where and how to start. Let me just say, I successfully potty trained my 24 month old son in a week. So, if you've been told they're not capable at this age or that boys take longer...ignore that. It IS possible and is so rewarding (not to mention what a relief! NO MORE DIAPERS!...

April 2, 2020

So this Easter doesn't look like I thought it would. What was meant to be an Easter spent at home with my family in the US, dip dying eggs with my son for the first time, hiding them around the yard and watching him yell "I found it!" with each discovery has turned into something very different. SO many plans but then again, I'm sure you had simila...

March 17, 2020

If you're here, then your probably sitting at home with your kids who have been released from school, wondering how you'll ever survive...not the virus...but your toddler. It's ok, I got you. Check out so of the things you can be doing to bust the boredom with your toddler.

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Read a favorite book: Read 1 or read 15, as many as they'll let you. Le...

March 17, 2020

I'll spare you your sanity by cutting out the dialog about what a weird/crazy/scary time we find ourselves in and just get straight to the point. Whether you're self isolating because you or a family member are showing symptoms, or you're choosing to be globally responsible and practicing social distancing, the fact of the matter is...we're all ove...

November 4, 2019

Yup, that's right....Christmas. It's back. Which means you're one of 2 types of people, the person that plans ahead and gets their shopping out of the way starting now-ish or you're the person waiting til December 20th and hoping there's decent stuff with 2-day shipping on Amazon Prime. You are who you are and there is no shame in that. I'm going t...

October 28, 2019

Where the Wild Things Are seems to be an extremely popular choice as the theme for a boys first birthday. Maybe because the tag line "Wild One" lends itself so well or maybe because all 1-year-old boys are actually wild. Either way, it's great because there is tons of inspiration for this theme, making it easy for you to DIY most and find anything...

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