How to Prepare for the Fourth Trimester with Doula & Sexologist, Kimberly Johnson

As I plan for the arrival of my baby girl, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in exactly that – planning for the arrival: eating the right foods (pizza is a vegetable, right?), putting together a birth plan, cobbling together a nursery (that will never look as good as Pinterest makes it look), figuring out what to put on the registry, and so much more. But what about after the baby arrives – then what? It’s not something most people think about or plan for and until I sat down with Kimberly Johnson, founder of integrative motherhood resource magamama.com,…
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How I Cleared Up My Pregnancy Acne

After years of struggling to get pregnant (read about my pregnancy story here), it finally happened. My at-home pregnancy test read positive! I jumped for joy when I read that plastic little stick. Standing in my bathroom staring at that stick is a moment I’ll never forget and one that seems so long ago now that I’m in the middle of my second trimester. (Due May 2018 with a girl!) I can honestly say becoming pregnant has been the best thing to ever happen to my life, and simultaneously the worst thing to ever happen to my skin. Okay, FINE,…
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Layering Primers For Flawless Skin Without Foundation

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope your night was spent with loved ones and lots of champagne. Mine was spent celebrating the new year and our third wedding anniversary with my husband in Vegas! We’re usually sweatpants, takeout and Netflix while cuddling with our dog kinda people, but this year we decided to attend a new year’s event at The Venetian which required a little gussying up. My skin has been in a really good place, and improving each day, since employing my pregnancy-acne skincare routine (post coming soon), so I felt good about opting for my primer layering makeup…
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Detox Market Launches Monthly Subscription Box – January Box Review

Detox Market’s newly launched monthly subscription box is a MUST for 2018 if your goal is to cut back on beauty spending (I know that’s one of mine…). You’ll receive each month, for as low as $39.95 per month, the clean beauty retailer’s best selling products for more than 50% off!? The January box they sent me to review had a retail value of $95 and it contained two products I have become absolutely smitten for – a full size Tammy Fender Epi-Peel and a travel size of the Tammy Fender Rose Toner. Starting in January, Detox’s monthly boxes are…
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My Pregnancy Story: The Good, The Bad & What Finally Worked

I’m so happy to announce that – I’m pregnant! This simple yet life changing statement is one I’ve been hoping for, waiting for, wishing to be able to say for the past few years. Getting here wasn’t easy. The emotional rollercoaster of trying to conceive took me for turns I felt ill prepared for. My self certainty wavered time and again. And there were moments I felt resigned to living a life without children, even embracing the idea that maybe I didn’t want them or wasn’t meant to be a mother. Such empty consolation thoughts momentarily helped me bear the…
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