One of the reasons I started writing Glamamom almost 5 years ago was to recapture some of the creativity and ambition that felt stifled when I became a parent. While I recognized the importance of finding time for myself and maintaining interests outside my family relationships early on, like most moms, I often struggle with guilt and over-committing.
My colleague Jessica Turner’s new book The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, launched today and is a refreshing reminder to not only carve out time for yourself but to evaluate how we’re spending our time and if it’s leading to greater fulfillment:
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It’s just about that time of year that I look at my hair and notice the impact the cold, dry winter is having on it. Thanks to SheaMoisture, I’m sharing my winter hair care routine and 6 steps to renewing lackluster locks:
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, soft bedding in a crib, like blankets and pillows, increases the risk of suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome. The recommendation for keeping babies safe and warm is a sleep sack or wearable blanket.
I love the trendy muslin ones but they don’t seem adequate enough for winter and babies grow out of each size pretty quickly. nini & pumpkin took note and has introduced the moon cocoon, a breathable, convertible sleep sack that grows with your child from 6 months to 36 months and beyond:
I’m in the process of evaluating a long list of new hair care products that promise to thicken, moisturize, protect, and rejuvenate winter tresses and will report back in full detail but OGX’s new Healing + Vitamin E and Moisture + Vitamin B5 collections are among my favorites. Both contain vitamin formulas that repair damaged hair and restore vitality. My hair has new life after a New Year’s layered trim and adding these into my rotation of shampoos and conditioners. I’m also really digging the Weightless Moisture Mist on wet hair before I blow dry.
It’s hard to believe that less than two weeks ago it was 50+ degrees and we were enjoying a balmy afternoon jog in the park. If I didn’t have these photos as proof, I would think it was all a dream. Especially since tiny snowflakes are powdering my window as I type this. That’s New York weather for you!
These days, there are curated shopping sites for just about everything we buy online, but what about a resource that helps you find wines you’ll fall in love with and delivers them straight to your door?
With temperatures dropping and winter just around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before the snow starts falling.
To make winter a little more manageable for those of us moms who are unable steal away regularly for the pampering we richly deserve (wink, wink!), Panasonic has a line of beauty products perfect for an at-home spa day.
I love being able to treat myself on my own time at home and all of these products can be used in a relatively short amount of time for a quick pick-me-up. They make awesome gifts too. Here are my thoughts on each tool.