It wasn’t long after I turned 30 that I noticed them. Were those… fine lines? Crinkles? WRINKLES? Whatever you call them, they made their first appearance around my eyes. My skin also began to look duller and less, you know… 18....
They are lurking in the most unsuspecting of places. Beyond the new crease in my forehand and the silver strands in my hair, I see them; the reminders of my age are surreptitiously creeping into my world. It happens when I...
I am a plain-Jane mama. I don’t usually put an excessive amount of effort into my appearance. Enough to feel good about myself, but nothing too time-consuming. It's not because I’m a slouch. Admittedly it’s due to lack of expertise. I...
I’m a single mom, so between raising a tiny human and a budget, self-care isn’t as elaborate for me as for some. But every six weeks when my scheduled hair appointment rolls around I feel like I’m treating myself...
A lack of sleep seems to come with the territory of parenthood. Unfortunately, that also means tired eyes and dark circles. I'm not sure about you, but "you look tired!" has never come across well. After years of chugging coffee...
I can vividly remember the day my mother was helping me put up my hair in a braid and she casually stated, “I think you have a gray hair.” I laughed at her and remember telling her that was...
School is getting ready to start and I don't know about you, but mornings can get pretty crazy around here! Doing my girls' hair is the last thing I want to be worrying about as we're trying to get...
As a photographer and extremely visual person, style has always been really important to me. Like every momma, I wanted my crew to be adorable, like on the regular. Like most mommas out there, I do not have unlimited...
Who is excited to go try on mom jeans?!? Good, me neither. I’m what you would call “shapely.” Only my shape isn’t so much an hourglass or pear sort of shape. It’s more busted-can-of-biscuits shape (herein referred to as BCB)...
As moms, we often tell others that we don’t need or want anything when the gift giving holidays of our birthday, Mother’s Day and Christmas come around. While this may be true, it still is nice to get something...
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Sun’s Out- Fun’s Out ! Summer Bucket List ideas for Your...

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Summer is in full swing here, there, and everywhere! Pools are (mostly) open, camps are in full swing, playgrounds and parks are full of laughter...