Have You Ever Considered Getting a Mommy Makeover?

mommy makeover

I’ll be honest with you. When I was younger, I was vehemently against plastic surgery. “You should just be happy with what you were born with,” was what I thought. Some people were dealt a way more gorgeous hand than others for sure, but it’s all part of what makes this world so interesting. As […]

These Days #ISleepTo Make Sure I’m As Active As My Kids

#ISleepTo #Sleeptracker Sleeptracker

“To Sleep, perchance to dream.” It’s one of my favorite Shakespeare quotes mainly because of the sleep reference, not so much the dream. Whether or not, Bill had a Beautyrest Sleeptracker monitor of his own, we’ll never know. But sleeping was clearly on his mind. Yeah, I love sleep. Always have. Most likely, always will. […]

You’ll Never Believe What I Do With Baby Oil

Baby Oil Hacks

Hacking. It’s a word I hear non-stop in my house as my kids feverishly play Minecraft on their computers and keep screaming, “He’s hacking!” Yes, they’re referring to a sort of “cheating” within the game. But in real life, hacks are pretty darn cool. When you can take a product like say Johnson’s® Baby Baby […]

Carrying This Around Makes You a True Hero

#HeroSmiths #BayerAspirin

I am participating in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central and hosted by the makers of Bayer® Aspirin. I have received compensation to thank me for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own.  Forty-two is a pretty magical number. Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera proudly wore it on his pinstripes in honor of […]

So You’ve Signed Up for a New Health Plan – Now What?

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I’ve had a number of jobs in my life ranging from editorial to project management. And every time I switched companies, the most important thing I’d tackle on the first day was to make sure I was enrolled in the company’s health plan. Every plan, of course, is different. From provider to provider, as well […]

Win a $100 Bed, Bath & Beyond Gift Card While Figuring Out What an HSA Really Is

Giveaway HSA

Health care costs are continually skyrocketing year after year but there are definitely some smart moves you can make to save quite a bit. Besides all the preventative measures and multiple care options available, there are multiple health care accounts you can set up including: a Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Reimbursement […]

There Are No Sick Days When a Concert’s On the Line

#NoSickDays

Music’s always been an important part of my life. From rocking out to hair bands in the ’80s to teaching myself guitar and piano, I’ve always loved playing and listening to music. My kids are nicely following in my footsteps too. Sure they may not be big Twisted Sister fans (well, not yet!), but they […]

Some Real Hair-Raising Advice for 20-Year-Old Me

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Time Travel hurts. If you think too much about it, you’ll end up pulling your hair out. Regardless, I still love me a good time travel story whether it’s the whole Back to the Future trilogy, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure or even X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now while I can’t head back in […]

6 Favorite Fall Activities Jeopardized By a Stupid Stuffy Nose

#ClearYourHead Sinex

Fall is probably my favorite time of year. Growing up in the Hudson Valley, we get some of the most beautiful colors around when the leaves start changing. It’s also usually a lot cooler in the summer so I can finally enjoy the great outdoors without fear of sweating like crazy. Unfortunately, being outside anytime […]

The King of Rest Decrees No More Fridge Sleeping

#KingofRest

Since I was a teenager, I’ve had the most incredible superpower in the world: Sleep. Yeah, yeah. I know, anybody can sleep. But I made it a work of art. On weekends, I never even realized there was a world before noon. When I went off to college, I skillfully chose my classes so that the […]

Get Healthy With Your Habits and Nature Made Vitamins

#NatureMade

“This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.” Someone once told me the first step is the hardest. And sure, if I’m running a 5k (which I’ve never done), that last few hundred feet may very well be insanely hard. But nothing will ever be as […]