stretch marks

My Real Experience with Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy

My Real Experience with Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy

TweetAfter my third pregnancy in five years (hey, I work fast), I gave Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy a try. As I write this, I can hear my youngest (now just 3 months) cooing in the living room. That sound is compounded by the 17 month old playing ABC games on an iPad nearby and a 5 year old practicing his karate moves. Lightly put- there’s simply too much going on in my home and my life to ... »

Drugstore Beauty That Really Works

Drugstore Beauty That Really Works

TweetDrugstore beauty that really works, because who doesn’t love that? Whether you’re a glammed out CHANEL and Guerlain makeup nut or an affordable beauty basics kinda gal, studies show (OK, my own personal experience) that you’ll be shopping for beauty items at a drugstore sometime soon. Here are a few of the top picks from your local aisles: 1. Degree Women Clinical Protection... »

2nd Trimester Craving of the Day: Sweet Minty Belly Oil

2nd Trimester Craving of the Day: Sweet Minty Belly Oil

TweetWhen I was pregnant with my son, I was a chipper 24 year old that had resilient-as-all-hell skin that could stand up to a 55 pound weight gain (that’s right, I was a house… and I didn’t have the wild Captain Crunch diet of Jessica Simpson, either). This time around I’m a few years older and a wee bit wiser- I’ve got to oil my thorax up to avoid all the wild stret... »

Mustela Wins My Heart Again with 9 Months Collection

Mustela Wins My Heart Again with 9 Months Collection

TweetWhen my now three and a half year old son was born I was a clueless mess. How do I feed him? How do I bathe him? What’s safe to put on his skin? Almost every pediatrician and nurse in the maternity ward at the hospital told me the same thing: pick up some Mustela and you’ll be all set. They were right, and it’s always been in the back of my head that I’d return to the ... »

Things I Totally Forgot from My First Pregnancy…

Things I Totally Forgot from My First Pregnancy…

TweetI’m at week 18 with baby number 2, and although it’s only been 4 years since I had my son swimming around my stomach, it sort of feels like it was decades ago. How could I forget so much in so little time? So, for all of you new and repeat moms, I’ve put together my list of things I wish I remembered. 1. Cravings have nothing to do with foods you actually like. In fact, I fi... »

The Obscene Way to Celebrate Nurse’s Week

The Obscene Way to Celebrate Nurse’s Week

Nurse's Week is a great excuse for some rectal thermometer cake? »

Babies and Guns: They Just Go Together

Babies and Guns: They Just Go Together

TweetWhen I see this picture I think “here’s a father that really knows how to protect his children.”  He’s all like “yea shes got stretch marks, but if you make a comment about them I’ll blow your friggin’ head off!!”  Best cure for stretch marks?  Fear. My guess is that those are black leather gloves in the back of his pants, not the holster.  ... »

The Only Orangey Glow Worth Having

The Only Orangey Glow Worth Having

TweetSkin is tricky.  That’s why I love one-stop-shop products. Lately I’ve been using Bio-Oil for just about everything you can possibly imagine.  It’s all natural, dry-oil formula is perfect for everything from dry hands to reducing the appearance of stretch marks to minimizing rosacea.  It’s a wonder oil, and damn cheap for all the magical things it can do. This non-g... »

Honeydew Get Some Moisture

Honeydew Get Some Moisture

TweetThings I love, as you may have noted by now, are gentle lotions and potions that are plant-based, natural, paraben-free, and all that good stuff.  I was delighted to try Honeydew Skincare’s line this past weekend. I know I’m a sucker lately for a good belly lotion to prevent stretch marks, but Honeydew’s smells great and is really rich.  Forget about pregnancy, it’s ... »

Zen Inspirations (that smell good)

Zen Inspirations (that smell good)

TweetI’m officially obsessed with a funny little stick.  My friends at naturalselectionbathandbody.com sent me two tubes of their Zen Shea Lotion Stick last week, and I’ve used the pomegranate-tangerine scent (which is supposed to bring a feeling of peace) every day since! They also sent a stick in a delicious rosemary scent that Ashley went crazy for! I’ve been using it for eve... »