Category: Body

The Ultimate Beauty Packing List

June 8th, 2017 by
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Why hasn’t the word maximalist caught on? I know it’s a little awkward to say, but in my opinion, the trend towards minimalism really discriminates against those of us who like lots of stuff. What happened to the collectors and the acquirers and the, um, shoppers? They make the world, or at least the economy, […]

5 Ways to Look Great in a Bathing Suit

March 23rd, 2017 by

Okay, so I’ve shown you about a bajillion bathing suits, but really, the actual suit-wearing only comprises a fraction of your summer: the swimming and sunning and sporting part. What do you wear when you’re not in the water? A cute coverup is critical, and in my opinion, it’s second only to the suit in importance. […]

BeautyMommy Buzz: Sunshine and DIY Beauty Treatments

July 7th, 2016 by
Molton Brown Orange Bergamot Eau de Toilette, $65,

I don’t know what summer is like where you live, but this summer in Florida is the hottest ever on record. (Disclaimer: No records were checked in the writing of this blog post, but my personal wilt-o-meter has confirmed that it’s a bajillion degrees. At least. Which is pretty hot). Because it’s so hot, you’d […]

3 Easy Steps to a Swimsuit Ready Body

March 14th, 2016 by
Scarology 3 Step System, $89.99, Amazon

Listen, I know that there are some people out there who will insist that the best way to get in shape for bathing suit season is to exercise, but you and I know that these people are simply trying to rob you of your joy. And, as one of my favorite Facebook memes says, you […]

Summer First Aid for Kids

July 21st, 2015 by

I know this is going to shock everyone, but sometimes I get grumpy. Really grumpy. And one day, when I was especially grumpy about Lola running outside in her fancy new shoes and getting them all scuffed, the very first time she wore them, I found a story online that set me straight. It was […]

Great Legs in 5 Easy Steps

July 20th, 2015 by

My legs occupy about 5’ of my 5’2 ¼” frame. The rest is hair. That’s why I’m a little preoccupied with both. (I’ll be posting my cheap, quick curly hair routine soon – it’s groundbreaking!) Looking through my mom’s stash of photo albums recently, I came across a picture of myself before a dance recital. […]

10 Best Safe Sunscreens for Kids

July 15th, 2015 by

Moment of silence: There are no longer any lazy ways left to apply sunscreen to your kids. With sprays considered dangerous and towelettes ineffective, the only method left to parents is an old fashioned lotion or cream. Sticks are effective and handy for the face, but, as Dr. Prystowsky mentioned in my recent post, The New […]

The New Rules of Sunscreen: 5 Dermatologists Answer Your 10 Top Sunscreen Questions

July 13th, 2015 by

“I can’t. I have a baby.” One of the most useful phrases, ever. “I can’t hike/swim/play catch on this 100 degree day, because I have a baby, so if you need me, I’ll be inside where it’s cool, counting her tiny toes and drinking tea.” Aaahhh. My girls are 7 and 9, so my days […]

Your Personal Body Project: A Guest Post by Allie Marie Smith

April 13th, 2015 by

I have been a fan and follower of Darling magazine for a while… I love the magazine’s refreshing perspective on modern womanhood. And that’s how I discovered Allie Marie Smith. Her piece, Your Personal Body Project, originally ran in the very first issue of Darling, and when I started reading it, I read it straight through, quickly, without […]

How to Look Flawless in a Bathing Suit in 7 Easy Steps

April 11th, 2015 by
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In my family, legend has it that we have a little French blood dating back to the Napoleonic era, so I like to credit this with all the ways that I am French-ish. I live for baguettes and cheese and would eat them over pastries every day. I think flowers in baskets on bicycles look […]