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Put Your Best Face Forward

In Beauty & Fashion, Reviewsby Jen18 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #acnefree123 #CollectiveBias As a teenager I remember constantly battling the aggravating effects of acne. It was a bummer then and I knew that once I became a parent to a teen it would be important to help my teen create an easy morning and …

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Gifting A Memory This Holiday Season

In Beauty & Fashion, Reviewsby Jen26 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingAMemory #CollectiveBias Gifting A Memory This Holiday Season I am the youngest child in a large, loving and wonderfully diverse family. Some of my older brothers and sisters were already married and just beginning families of their own when I was born. When …

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Five Reasons Why All Schools Should Have Uniforms

In Beauty & Fashion, Parentingby Jen24 Comments

Five Reasons Why All Schools Should Have Uniforms Three years ago our family moved to a new school district. I was considering home schooling my children because I wasn’t entirely enamored with our new school district. There was however, a free public/charter school that was within walking distance for our family, but the fact that the children were required to …

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Toddler Shoe Tantrums Solved

In Beauty & Fashion, Reviewsby Jen25 Comments

Toddler Shoe Tantrums Solved My toddler Anneliese is on the petite size of the spectrum. At 2 years old she is finally starting to fit into 18 month clothing! Her petite stature has also posed a bit of a problem when it comes to shoes. Her feet are small, but her enthusiasm, mobility and exuberance for activity are large. This …

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To Ban Or Not To Ban Yoga Pants?

In Beauty & Fashionby Jen69 Comments

It has been well established that I am a big fan of stretchy yoga pants. There have been many a day where I have both began and ended my day wearing them with no change up in between. I’m going to be straight with everyone. I don’t do yoga. I’m not against yoga, as a rule, it’s just that I …

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Talking Tutus

In Beauty & Fashion, Motherhood, Parentingby Jen45 Comments

Talking Tutus I am lucky enough to be the mother to three adorable girls (and one completely darling little boy who we’ll talk about another day). My girls are sweet, precocious, bold and witty with equal parts rough and tumble mixed in. I get great pleasure from watching my little Princesses climb trees and race down the street while dressed …

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A New Year and a New Dress from eShakti

In Beauty & Fashion, Reviewsby Jen38 Comments

*Disclaimer: I received a custom-tailored dress for the purpose of this review* A few weeks ago I was visiting one of my favorite bloggers The Deliberate Mom. She was reviewing a dress she had received from eShakti.  The dress looked fabulous on her and while reading her post  I was impressed by the customization options and sizes that were available …