Category: Wellness

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 […]

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 […]

7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Pair of Sunglasses

July 19th, 2015 by
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If you saw me in my signature pink Coach sunglasses, you’d probably think: “Who is that movie star in those cool pink shades? Maybe she’s the world’s first short supermodel? She looks so fabulous, that she must be famous.” Oh. You weren’t thinking that? Not even the supermodel part? Alrighty then. Those sunglasses sure make me feel […]

5 DIY Beauty Treatments for Summer

June 30th, 2015 by
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Little known fact about me: Before I was a beauty (and fashion) writer and editor, I was a product developer. I was something of a prodigy, really, whipping up proprietary formulas in my home laboratory at the age of 10 and forcing them on unsuspecting neighbors. These exotic concoctions consisted of whatever I could find around […]

Fast Fitness Tips from Celebrity Trainer Lori Ann Marchese

April 17th, 2015 by

A week of reading, shopping and working out has made me somewhat of a fitness expert, but believe it or not, there are people who are even more qualified to offer fitness advice than I am! 😉 Lori Ann Marchese is one of them. A personal trainer, gym and supplement line owner and fitness title holder, […]

The Top Fitness Gear, Tools & Resources

April 16th, 2015 by

It’s taken a long time but I have finally become a fitness expert. My journey started nearly 4 days ago, early Monday morning, when I walked into Marshall’s and walked out with 2 workout outfits. Then, on Tuesday I put those clothes on and hopped on the elliptical machine for 20.5 minutes, and followed it […]

Stylish Workout Clothes for Women Who Don’t Wear Workout Clothes

April 15th, 2015 by
Geometric legging, $165, and Scoop Bra, $120,

I’ve decided to distract myself from this whole exercise thing the way I distract myself from most of the unpleasantness in life. Shopping. And frankly, it’s opened up a whole new world for me. A mostly dull world. Looking ahead at a sea of black yoga pants and boring tees, I was forced to get creative and […]

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 […]

Fitness Week! Momspiration from Franci Cohen

April 12th, 2015 by

When I first read about New York City mom Franci Cohen, I was a little intimidated. She’s gorgeous, and fit, and she has 4 kids. So I had one of those “how does she do it?” conversations with Kevin, ending it with: “And she has 4 kids.” His response? “Maybe you should have 2 more.” Funny. I decided to […]

Pantry Raid, Part III: 5 Simple Substitutions for Better Health

October 14th, 2012 by

One of the things that I have learned in my quest to make quick, healthy meals for my family is that, for most of us, a total overhaul is intimidating and impossible. But we can make a healthier lifestyle more manageable by making smart, simple choices, and most of these start at the store. So, […]