Sleep Training Part II – Temperature, Naps & What We Were Doing Wrong

If you read my “How We Got Our 2-Month Old to Sleep Through the Night” blog post, then you know with the help of the Ferber Method (crying + timed check-ins) we were able to get Chloe to sleep through the night at two months old. The problem is it stopped working once Chloe went through the 4-5 month sleep regression; the stage when babies’ sleep cycles begin to resemble adult sleep cycles and they stop drifting directly into deep sleep, but actually shift from light sleep to deep sleep like adults do. She’s now 10 months old and up until last…
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How Jan Marini skincare revived my skin and my love for acids

When the opportunity arose to test and review Jan Marini products for a sponsored post, I was hesitant. I had heard of Jan Marini before and never associated the brand with being “green” and/or nontoxic. But after reviewing the brand’s product offerings and their ingredients to see if there was anything that would possibly meet my requirements – no endocrine disruptors, no fragrances, no harmful chemicals – to my surprise, I discovered Jan Marini offers a number of nontoxic products that are paraben-free, phthalate-free and sodium lauryl sulfate-free. So I decided to test out a variety of products for my skin concerns.…
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Interview: Jewel Zimmer On CBD, Cannabis, Hemp Oil & Why You May Want To Try It

It’s hard to deny CBD (and cannabis overall) is having a moment. A huge moment. As in, it’s everywhere. Wellness junkies are creating CBD health snacks and cocktails. Beauty brands are using it in skincare products to heal acne and rosacea. And pet owners now soothe separation anxiety riddled furry loved ones with CBD. The long list of healing benefits attributed to the cannabis plant keeps getting longer, and local governments are heeding the medical literature, many moving towards legalization, if they haven’t made cannabis entirely legal already. But as society opens up to the once marginalized plant and answers the questions…
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The Best Nontoxic Products I Tested in 2018

Looking back on this past year, I can say 2018 has been one of my favorites: my acne flare ups became a distant memory (thus why the category has been removed this year); pregnancy and the birth of Chloe showed me the joys of motherhood – and the need for clean, efficacious and safe baby products; and while dry/dehydrated skin and perioral dermatitis persisted, I found a rhythm of gentle skincare products to help with both giving me my best skin to-date! Typically, I reserve this best-of list for year end, but it always seems to hit at an inopportune time after…
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goop x CB2 Launches Lifestyle Home Line

It’s hard to deny how much I love all things goop. The sophisticated wellness content, and beautifully curated online store just get me and my southern California ways. So, when I heard that goop was partnering with CB2 to launch limited edition home furnishings, I was ecstatic! Each item feels like a piece out of the Royal Tenenbaum movie with a feminine twist. There’s whimsy in the  dinnerware collection patterns and luxe feminine fabrics, like the pink velvet sofa. It’s hard not to covet everything. I’m crushing hard on each piece. To announce the launch, the brand sent me their mediation pillow set…
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