One-Up Your Beauty Health: Hair Skin and Nails

This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Read below for more information on how you can enter the amazing sweepstakes this month. Being a mother is a rewarding, but exhausting job. It's a marathon every day of running children to school, activities, ensuring they are eating balanced meals, getting to bed at a decent time, and cleaning up after them. It doesn't stop. So finding time to improve your health and beauty can be difficult.Finding time in my busy day to take care of myself sometimes just doesn't happen as often as it should. Between juggling the kids and working full time there are oftentimes not enough hours in the day. It's sad but true. I don't know how many days I … [Read more...]

Award Yourself With Me Time

PEOPLE magazine (sponsored) This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of InStyle®, PEOPLE®, and StyleWatch®. The opinions and text are all mine.How to find some " Me Time"!  Something a lot of us don't get nearly enough of, but that is so important to our health, well-being, and of course, our sanity to give yourself a break. I personally don't get a lot of me time. I work full time, and I raise three kids full time. So between running kids to school, activities, playdates, working, housework, cooking meals, running errands, and volunteering in class, there's not a whole lot of time left over. And when there is I'm normally asleep ... or resting one eye while making lists in my head of the next day's to-do list, or trying to remember what that song was from last year … [Read more...]

Tart Cherry Sleep Challenge Part 2 – The Results! (Plus a Giveaway!)

Well 2 weeks zoomed by, and I’m back to report on the Tart Cherry Sleep Challenge.To recap, I committed to a 14-day sleep challenge.  Tart cherries have been shown to provide a natural source of melatonin. In a world where sleep issues are so prevalent and getting a good night’s rest has never been more important, a natural sleep aid sounds like a good choice to make.Turns out not only do tart cherries benefit sleep but there are several studies that show other benefits as well.  Read about them on choosecherries.For this challenge, I drank a glass of tart cherry juice twice a day, in the morning and before bed.  Both juice and a concentrate were available choices.  I started drinking the juice but within days, switched to using the concentrate.Why? The juice is much … [Read more...]