This year, do yourself a favor and give yourself a gift – the gift of a stress-free holiday that is. Mapping out holiday travel plans or your grocery lists for hosting a holiday party can be a recipe for disaster, especially when you add winter weather, long lines, traffic jams, temper tantrums and demanding in-laws…geez, that’s a lot of distractions! So today I am going to share with you my top 6 savvy travel tips that will no longer allow you to have panic attacks or anxiety: 1. Don’t Repeat the Past....

Over the weekend, my Kindergartner and I were both working on his take home project and had a blast doing so! If you are looking for something creative to do this Thanksgiving then this is the project that the whole family can fall in love with! Turkey In Disguise….Save your turkey from being eaten.  Here are some great reads for your family to get you in the Turkey In Disguise mood! Amazon.com Widgets Also be sure to awesome DIY Turkey in Disguise found on the web as well as a printable just for you! ...

Leslie Vandever who is a professional journalist and freelance writer with more than 25 years of experience. She lives in the foothills of Northern California where she writes for Healthline. “80 percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen In this day of ‘round-the-clock fitness centers, boot camp-style training courses for suburban moms, and TV commercials blaring at us to get this fitness video or that muscle-building-fat-burning-coffee-making machine, we should all be as fit and healthy as Navy Seals, if not as uniformly...

On behalf of Duane Reade I was invited to attend a Beauty Blowout event at Salon Ziba located in Midtown New York City to celebrate the the launch of Women’s Rogaine Foam. In support of their product launch, beauty bloggers were treated with complimentary blowouts and express nail services. Co-hosted by celebrity hairstylist and Women’s Rogaine® Spokesperson Jill Crosby. Passed Hor d’oeuvres and cocktails were served as bloggers were taught tricks and tips on how to get thicker fuller hair. Browse...

This post comes after I have read several parenting sites complain about the annual special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” segueing into the steamy sex scene from “Scandal”. While I agree that it was indeed an oversight, I do believe that another issue should be addressed… Everything about Charlie Brown and friends is depressing, crude and annoying! Which is why you are banned from my home!     ...

Let me share a secret….I have been highlighting my eyebrows since the age of 19. Why you ask? Well, ever since I experienced my first hair color change (from shades of browns to blondes) my extremely dark brows would stand out like huge caterpillars. When I learned that I was just part of the celebrity trend, I didn’t feel the need to hide it any longer. So when my friends over at Jolen sent me over their new packaging, which included a bonus size, a handy cup to make mixing bleach easy (this is ideal when using larger amounts...

Happy Halloween!  Yikes…the day were us moms look for ways to make this day a family affair (remember my ode to Jersey Shore) and while theres a panic to figure out what to wear for the night out with the kiddies, here’s just 5 last minute halloween costumes that are not only POSH but wallet friendly! ...

Between the pumpkin spice lattes, the dropping temperatures and the leaves beginning to change, fall is officially here. That means it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce some cooler-weather staples into your wardrobe! I’ve always had a weird fondness for sweater dresses, so when my friends over at J.Jill asked if I would pick out a few items from their fall collection, I jumped at the chance.  The J.Jill brand defines an easy, ready-for-anything wardrobe, so after much thought into what new pieces...

I have had a few mom friends ask me what beauty brands I simply can’t live without and while my beauty cabinet may look like a drugstore, there are some products that I just swear by and today I am here to spill the beans…. ...

No matter what type of hair type or texture you may have, Motions hair products will keep your hair looking as strong and beautiful as you are, enabling you to achieve a unique style that is all your own! Check out these how-to videos, where Motions’ very own Celebrity Hair Stylist, Ursula Stephens shows us how to copy these looks in just 4 easy steps. Find out what my favorite look is below and what tools needed to complete the look. Personally, I love the High Bun aka Top Knot look…Kim...

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