Best Drugstore Beauty Products For Women Over 40

As women get older, certain things about our bodies begin to change. We tend to loose elasticity in our skin, our butts begin to sag, as well as our boobs! But, I always hoped that my face would stay the same. I hear laughter across the world from every woman. I was hoping and praying that my face would be the face of my 20-something self.

Well, Mother Nature just had a good hearty laugh. That is sadly not true. Our faces will change and the wrinkles on our faces will show what our life was and is. Our face shows the world the roadmap of our lives. Unless you have visited a specific type of doctor and he injected “the botox”.

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The Dreaded "M" Word & Funny Tips To Get Through It!

I never thought I would get to this place in my life. In my mind, I am still a 30-something girl who is wild and free. Not a care in the world and just enjoying all that life has to offer!

Growing up, I remember my mom going through this. Back then, ( in the dark ages), the utter of this word meant a stern and mean look from a woman who meant business. That word was the dreaded “M” word. Yes, I am going to say it - MENOPAUSE!

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Finding Your Second Act And Seizing It!

This summer has been a monumental one for me. It has come full force and totally whipped me into shape. Looking in the mirror and realizing how much time has passed and where the hell I am in life. I am scared, exhilarated, anxious, nervous, excited, terrified, happy - should I keep going?

You are probably thinking there is something wrong with me. Well, there is NOT! This is what young moms who are struggling dream about - the time when you are kid-free and can find yourself again. The time where the house is so still and quiet and you are only making a meal for 2 people. Yikes!!

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Baby Safety Tips for First-Time Parents

Becoming a parent for the first time can be a truly rewarding experience, but it’s no secret that it comes with many challenges. After all, newborns are entirely dependent on you for all of their needs. One of the things you need to be on top of is keeping your child healthy and safe. Here, we list some of the ways you can avoid safety risks, and thus ensure your child’s safety during various activities.

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Expecting - These Budget Friendly Tips Will Help You Prepare!

When we fantasize about having a baby, we imagine all the cute baby clothes and nursery décor we’ll buy for our little one. But the truth is, preparing for motherhood is a financially challenging experience for a lot of women. If you don’t have a lot to spend (or you just love a good deal!) these tips will help you save money while preparing for pregnancy and parenthood.

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How to Make Traveling with Kids Easier and More Fun!

Whether you’re taking a roadtrip or braving the skies, traveling with children can be overwhelmingly stressful and leave you exhausted before you even reach your destination. While there’s nothing to guarantee that your toddler will stop fussing and suddenly appreciate the wonders outside the window, or that your teen will lose the attitude and stop picking on the younger sibling, here are some practical tips for making your travel experience easier and more fun.

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Strategies To Help Your Family Travel On A Budget

You don't have to travel using all the top-tier options available. While it's certainly ideal to get what you want when you want it, you may find you and your family is more blessed “going with the flow”, as the saying goes. Remember what the most important thing is in any family outing: spending time with your loved ones. That doesn't cost anything.

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CT Style - How Moms Can Reset In The New Year!

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - So we're all doing our best to keep of 2019 New Year's resolutions. For busy moms it can be even more of a challenge to stay on track.

Unfiltered Mom Kathy Chlan has some helpful ways moms can reset:

  1. Set realistic goals 

  2. Give yourself a date for success 

  3. Set up a plan 

  4. Accept failure 

  5. Make a vision board 

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Vital Things Parents Should Consider When Expecting a Child With Special Needs

 I had the pleasure of having Emily Graham from MightyMoms.net do this guest post for me. What great info!!

Each year, millions of children are born with disabilities. These children are special blessings in your life and can enrich you, body and soul. And, through the years, you’ll learn and grow along with your child. Whether your child has physical or mental disabilities, your home needs to be modified and usable. Doing big fixes can quickly eat away at your budget, but there are also smaller fixes that are inexpensive and just as useful. Here are a couple ideas.

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Mommy Mondays: Unfiltered Mom Kathy Chlan gives us her list for top trending Christmas toys

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Get your Christmas gift list ready now and you won't have to worry about checking it twice! 

Christmas is right around the corner and shopping for children is never easy. Unfiltered Mom Kathy Chlan has her the top trending toys for this holiday season.

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How Christmas On The Potomac Brings That Christmas Magic!

People all over are chanting this saying, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Everyone knows the tune and can sing this at the drop of a hat. Well, I can attest that the Gaylord National Resort on the Potomac definitely knows how to make this saying come to life!

Experience this award-winning celebration, where children of all ages, will be able to forget what is going on in the world. It will be where you will have the feeling of what really matters in life. Just from being at this beautiful resort, will put so much Christmas magic back into your life.

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#RealityMomsGIVE Empowering Trip To Tuckerton Seaport!

With what is going on in the world today, I needed to do something to make myself feel good and empowered. Boy, what I got in return was a pure gift and one that shocked the hell out of me!

I had the distinct pleasure of heading to Tuckerton Seaport with a small group of mom writers. We were getting the chance to help our awesome leader Joey Fortman @realitymoms. A great group of women who look at motherhood with a lot of laughter! Tuckerton Seaport is a non-profit organization who works with the military.

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Arts Education: 51 Reasons To Want A Doggyploducus On Your Fridge!

Being a parent often requires diplomacy and sensitivity. I’m thinking about the moment your child returns from school waving their latest creative masterpiece over their head. As they hand it to you, eyes wide with expectation, you have only a split second to figure out what on earth it is!

It’s not a math assignment, that’s obvious. Art would be the safe bet. It is definately abstract, avant-garde even. And yet, you know that you kid has gone for realism. The least you can do is recognize that it’s a...

“Dog?”

Ah, no, a Diplodocus. Of course, I see it now.

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The Best Hobbies For Kids & Why They're So Beneficial!

I had the pleasure of having Maria Cannon from  http://hobbyjr.org write a guest post for me. Please check her out and what great info!

 

For many kids, finding a hobby comes naturally; sometimes, they have an older sibling who’s into the same things they enjoy, so they can follow in their footsteps. Other kids are drawn instantly to art or sports and excel at it from the beginning. But for some kids, finding a good hobby is a little more difficult. They may not know yet what they’re good at, or they might not be interested in the activities that are at their disposal. For parents, knowing where to look when it comes to interesting lesson plans at home and resources for the best hobbies is essential. 

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