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Easy Nighttime Skincare Routine

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My nighttime skincare routine is probably my favorite part of the night. Once the kids are down I take some time to focus on myself before going to bed. The products I use can vary depending on the time of year and how my skin is acting, I swear it has a mind of its own! I have combination skin and for the most part, it’s fine but I do get the occasional breakout. When it comes to skincare or anything really, I’m all about affordability. I’m not gonna spend tons of money on a product unless it’s truly worth it. I’m also not gonna slap 90 products on my face just because. I don’t have the time or patience for so many steps every night, more importantly none of that is necessary. Do you really need a skincare routine? In my 20s I didn’t really have a skincare routine

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My birth story: The day before… My birth story starts the day before I gave birth to my son. It was like most other days in the last week or so of my pregnancy. What I mean by that is I woke up, left hip hurting, still feeling stretched to my limit, and very uncomfortable. Of course I loved certain aspects of being pregnant like feeling my baby move and grow inside of me, but the last month is usually the hardest.  I checked my phone to see if I missed a call or message from Jason (hubby). He was in AIT at the time over a thousand miles away! I was still pretty upset that he wouldn’t make it back in time for the birth of our son, but my mom was staying with me for a while so that made me feel a little better. At this point

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10 Tips For Your First PCS Move (Military Spouse Edition) If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last few years is military life can be pretty stressful, even for a military spouse. One of the most stressful times you might experience as a milso (military spouse) is your first pcs. Don’t get me wrong anytime you move it’s exhausting. But moving to a completely new area with so many uncertainties is like the icing on the cake. I remember what it felt like to be so nervous and overwhelmed by this “new life” we were starting, with 2 kids at that! So now I’m here to give you a few tips on how to prepare for your first pcs move as a new military spouse. 1. PCS Folder Get a PCS folder just for your move and keep all of your important paperwork and documents. Make several copies of

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Kids

Fun Things To Do With Kids At Home

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Fun Things To Do With Kids At Home With everything that’s happening in the world right now, most of us are pretty much homebound these days. Those of us with kids are hearing things like “I’m bored!”, “There’s nothing to do!” and the famous whiny “Moooooooom!” more than we’d like to admit. You know what I’m talking about! Lately, I’ve been on a hunt for new indoor activities kids can do at home. There’s not much for them to do outside because park/ playgrounds are off-limits and social distancing preventing them to play with friends. One thing you don’t want is to have your kids sitting like zombies in front of the electronic babysitter for hours, or playing video games till their gray matter starts to have the consistency of Swiss Cheese. Don’t get me wrong Ipads and internet come in handy sometimes but little minds need stimulation. It can

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Mom Life

16 Essential Self-Care Tips For Moms

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Today we’re not gonna talk about the kids, we’re not gonna talk about our husbands, we’re not gonna talk about the household, the pets or anything in between. Today I wanna talk to you about… well, you and self-care. Self-care for moms is so important, but it’s one of the easiest things to push aside if we get busy. Neglecting yourself is all too easy when you spend so much time taking care of everyone else.  This is why I want you to take a moment and just ask yourself:  What does self-care mean to you?  When was the last time you did something for yourself just because you wanted to?  Now, what are you gonna do to make self-care a priority?  Let’s start by finishing this post and incorporating these tips into your everyday life. Make some adjustments if you have to, just start today. It only takes a

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Kids Tweens

4 Helpful Tips For Raising Tween Girls

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4 Helpful Tips For Raising Tween Girls Raising kids is like being in school, you’re always learning about the stage your child is in. But it seems like as soon as you master “the program” you start the next level of learning. Or at least that’s how I feel at times. Now that I’ve entered the tween stage with my daughter it’s like I’m taking mental notes every day now. I’m constantly thinking back to when I was 11, how I felt about certain things and how I would’ve preferred my mom to respond. This is a delicate stage when girls around this age find their personality and want to be more independent, but at the same time, they still want approval for their choices. This is what works for me (at the moment). Related: Help Your Daughter Love Her Body 1. Build A Strong Relationship With Your Daughter This

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