Battle of the Eyelashes: Lash Boost vs. Latisse vs. Extensions

The quest for long lashes is booming as women from coast to coast are choosing to enhance their natural lashes or are turning to synthetic lashes to achieve their ideal look. So which types of lash enhancements are the best?

Scraping Away Muscle Pain (Errr....What?) Using Gua Sha

What would you say if I told you that you could actually "scrape" away muscle pains? Sore and achy muscles can be caused by virtually any strenuous activity you put on your body: a really hard leg day at the gym, strained lifting from reorganizing your living room for the umpteenth time, to achy muscles caused by the common cold. 

At Home Full Body Circuit

At Home Full Body Circuit

While the gym is always an ideal place to workout for space and equipment reasons, moms know how hard it can be to get there. This full body circuit can be done at home and with minimal equipment.

What if You Were the CEO of You?

Everyone knows the saying "Rome wasn't built in a day." And everyone knows it means that important work takes time. But do you know the second, lesser known part of that quote? It continues, "...but they were laying bricks every hour." Rarely is anything an overnight success.

The Best Protein Doughnuts on the Planet

Unfortunately, doughnuts and fitness do not go hand in hand. I have yet to meet a personal trainer who puts a Krispy Kreme on a meal plan. But alas, not all is lost if you are trying to lose weight, working on your summer body, or just trying to cut down on sweets.

Stop & Read: The Scam that is Rodan + Fields

When the opportunity first came about to join Rodan + Fields, I was polite, but without hesitation, said no. For one, I am not a sales person. Two, I despise network marketing companies (MLMs as they are commonly know), and three, I don't have time. But reasons aside, is Rodan + Fields just another scam? I evaluate...

Social Media + Small Business: A Match Made in Heaven

The power of social media is undeniable. We live in a Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook LIVE happy world, where every moment is captured, shared, analyzed, and talked about. As a small business, it used to be impossible to face off against retail giants. Not anymore. 

Booty Building 101

Working on your summer body is tough. Working on building a booty is arguably even tougher. Larger compound movements, like deadlifts and squats, are essential, as are smaller, more targeted movements, like cable kickbacks, banded side-steps, hip thrusts, and curtsy lunges. So where should a booty building newbie even start?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

I am a disaster in the kitchen (I literally used my oven twice last year total and the crockpot once), but I can mix up a mean protein shake on my blender. If you are a chocolate lover or have a sweet tooth, this Reese's Pieces inspired shake is for you.

5 Simple Ways to Raise Green Kids

Every mother knows that close ties between kids and parents are vital for a happy childhood; yet, we’re all too quick to forget that rapport with Mother Nature, who is just as important. The cornerstones of environmental responsibility are laid out at an early age, and it’s up to every mom to chip in and help raise green-minded generations that will keep the planet safe for decades to come. 

5 Ways for Newly-Divorced Single Parents to Have the Best Valentine’s Day Ever

If the dark cloud of divorce is looming over your Valentine’s Day, you’re not alone — many single parents struggle with it. It might seem like the love-themed holiday isn’t for you now that you’re on your own, but that’s not true. You have a lot of love in your life from your children, and that is certainly something worth celebrating. 

Tips for Surviving Parent-Teacher Conferences

Four times a year, elementary school teachers nationwide invite doting parents to their classrooms for little afternoon sessions they like to call “Parent Teacher Conferences” (PTCs). Now, I realize most parents probably look forward to these chats; after all, what mother doesn’t like to hear how amazing her child is? But what about the parents with the children who are less than… perfect? How do they feel about PTCs?

3 Reasons Why Parents Choose Gender-Neutral Clothing

While everyone has their own parenting style, certain styles often get more attention than others. One of the more recent, and sometimes controversial styles, is gender-neutral parenting, which encompasses a wide range of beliefs and behaviors. For many millennial moms and dads, gender-neutral parenting often begins with simply saying no to the traditional idea that “blue is for boys and pink is for girls” and yes to the idea of self-expression.

Are Second Baby Showers OK?

To shower or not to shower? A baby shower for your first born is pretty much a no-brainer. Heck, you might even have two or three showers. But by the time baby #2 comes along, all the pomp and circumstance has fizzled out, and baby is lucky if mom and dad even have the crib set up by their arrival. Sorry number two, but you better get used to it…

Civil Rights Never Really Hit Home...Until Now

Have you ever talked to a child about race and skin color? Me neither. Well, not until my [then] 4-year-old first took note that daddy was darker than mommy, and that some kids had parents that “matched.” He used to tell me he wanted my blue eyes and golden hair and I would tell him that I wanted his brown curls and beautiful skin.

Sculpted Shoulder & Back Workout

Sculpted shoulders are sexy, and having a toned, sculpted back looks amazing in tanks and swim suits. Being that it's winter, now is a great time to start putting in work for the upcoming summer months. Try this shoulder & back workouts. 

Individual vs. Team Sports: Which is Better for Your Kid

There’s no doubt that physical activity is important for your child’s health and development. Both individual and team sports have their benefits, from learning about commitment and developing social skills, to becoming a team player, handling failures, and building character. 

Mom's Night Out: Bar Etiquette

Going out as a mommy can be difficult. For some of us, it’s been months (or even years) since we’ve been out. If you are in need of MNO (Mom’s Night Out) and are going to brave the crowds, follow these unwritten rules and no one will even give a second glance at your mom jeans and spit-up soaked shirt.

Dear Social Life, I Miss You

As a parent, I often find myself wondering where my social life has gone. Managing both a career and a family, running back and forth between school and sports practices, and trying to keep the house from falling apart has me feeling like a maid and glorified chauffeur most days. My non-kid friends hit up happy hours, spend Friday nights out on the town, and have the luxury of sleeping in on Saturdays. All the things I used to have (insert crying face here).

Give Your Child Something Useful This Christmas

Let’s be honest. How many of our gifts actually end up being useful? My son’s room is full of toys… that hardly get played with. His dad has a closet full of clothes…that hardly get worn. The dog even has chew toys that never get chewed on.