Skin Deep: Better Care for the Beauty Layer

They say that beauty is only skin deep. But if it wasn’t for skin and hair, we would all be close to indistinguishable. Physical beauty can neither be defined nor observed without skin. Interestingly enough, health is also linked to skin. Signs of ill health are discoloration, broken, or mottled skin, or sudden paleness. Since bad skin is a barrier to physical beauty and a sign of ill health, shouldn’t we pay more attention to skin-deep realities? Here are a {Read More}

Toys That Help Your Child Learn and Grow Naturally

Children spend hours glued to technology. Movies, television shows, smart phones, tablets, and gaming devices are attention-grabbers for children, and many parents rely on this screen time to get things done. Unfortunately, there are many things that kids cannot learn unless they step away from technology and out into the world. For parents who would prefer for their children to learn and develop in a more natural way, Nova Natural has the products required to bolster imagination and help kids {Read More}

Getting Active with the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport #SprintMom

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{I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.} I have been having so much fun checking out the different smartphones Sprint offers as part of the Sprint Mom Ambassadorship (you can see what I thought of the HTC One Max here and the Kyocera Hydro Vibe here) and I have gotten my favorite phone to {Read More}

Giving Some Thought To E Cigs

Jay and I have been talking for some time about him trying electronic cigarettes. He is a long time smoker and one of the things that I cannot stand is the smell of cigarette smoke. While he still isn’t sure that e cigarettes are something that he would like, I think that he is getting closer to agreeing to try them. The two biggest reasons for him considering the switch — the cost savings of smoking e cigarettes vs traditional {Read More}

Don’t Let Ruined Credit Ruin Your Life

Good credit is as much a necessity to modern life as air, water, and food. It’s almost impossible to buy a home without it, and the few loans and credit cards you are eligible for can have really high interest rates that ultimately sap your finances. Unfortunately, the nature of the beast is that it can take a long time to build good credit, and a very short time to ruin it. All it takes is one bad decision, or {Read More}

I’m in Watch Love

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I have never been a huge watch wearer, but Jay always has been. So when I first heard about these Wood Watches from JORD, I thought they would be perfect for him. Then I saw them and I immediately fell in love. They are unique, beautiful and look even better in person than they do online. I was very fortunate to be able to check out the Fieldcrest watch — its dark wood perfectly compliments any outfit and makes it {Read More}

Moving With Kids: Taking Time for Family

With all the excitement and responsibility that comes with preparing for a move, it can be easy as a mom to lose focus on why the decision to move was made in the first place. Whether your family is growing in number, needs more space, or a new job that requires you to relocate, everyone has some reason for moving. Moving is stressful. Spending money on moving is even more stressful. Remember that family is important and take time out {Read More}

Where to Next? — New York for the Whole Family

The Big Apple is an amazing place to take the whole family, with a range of attractions, museums, parks and family activities. Stuck for things to do is one thing that you won’t find yourself in New York. But with all this choice, how do you choose for entertainment between the museums, Macy’s, and Madison Square Garden? Don’t fear. Below is a list of selected family-friendly activities to make your decision making easier! Madison Square Garden With activities for kids every {Read More}

Popcorn Makes it a Special Event #PerfectPop #GoodbyeBurnedPopcorn

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{This post is sponsored by Pop Secret, but my opinions are all my own.} With two kids at home, it can be pretty hard to get a night out for a date. So the answer is usually to just have a date night at home. Dinner, movie and of course — some popcorn! While its always fun for Jay and I to spend time relaxing together, Pop Secret Popcorn is also the perfect snack for the kids anytime! The kids {Read More}

5 Perfect Personalized Gifts for Kids

Personalized gifts are gaining popularity among parents who are tired of the conventional and the mass-marketed. Your child is entirely unique, so why shouldn’t their presents be the same way? If you’re hoping to take this year’s birthday in a new direction, here are just five ideas for a personalized gift. 1: Art Supplies Kids love to create, and they’ll take even more pride in their work when their stickers, stencils and paintbrushes are customized with their name. It’s a {Read More}