I wanted to do something different this year instead of the typical “pink” breast cancer gift guide I have been doing for over 10 years.
Usually scrambling to get the dad or dads in your life the perfect gift? We did it for you. Check our our awesome Father’s Day Gift Guide for ideas!
In this Aging Parents episode Lauren and Joan discuss the harsh reality of watching your parent’s get older. In two words; it’s rough (I wanted to say “it sucks”). Witnessing your once vibrant parents become more fragile is tough stuff but something we all deal with by the time we reach our 40’s and 50’s…
In this episode Lauren and Joan discuss health in your 40s. Both women have endured a major surgery which neither were expecting nor even considered possible in their 20’s. They both know other women who have been through worse. Some things you can avoid through taking care of yourself, but others are just the luck of the draw. Here they…
In this episode Lauren and Joan discuss kids and parenting. Lauren has two young sons and Joan has no children but is a great “aunt” and dog mom. She also would still like to have kids even though Lauren has warned her it’s exhausting when you are in your 40’s..
Happy Holidays! We hope you will enjoy the weekend. We will be taking a few days off to celebrate and will be back on Tuesday, December 27th. Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Kwanza and Boxing Day!
I didn’t pick any baby gifts because I am not dealing with them any longer. I have two boys (5 & 7) who know exactly what they want. However, I was able to find a few toys for both boys and girls that will delight any child or pre-teen. Here are some great ideas for those who already have children or for those who have to buy for other kids.
Not only is October my personal favorite month of the year for the mere fact everything looks pretty, smells yummy and is a bit scary…it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness month. Make sure you check your tata’s and buy some gifts that give back (do some holiday shopping now). As we do every year, we found items for our BCA guide that actually donate a good deal of the proceeds to cancer research or support for women, girls and even some men (yes, they can get it too) with breast cancer. If they only donate a $1 on a $40 dollar item we say “move on” and so should you. That’s called pink washing and it’s reprehensible. Don’t just buy something because it’s pink. Do basic research and inquire how much actually goes to a charity that’s nationally recognized. Here are our picks for items that actually think about the cause rather than their bottom line.
I just had to say it. I couldn’t hold it in anymore. If one more millennial PR person pitches me, but then asks how many Instagram followers we have I will scream. They are missing the big picture (and I’m missing patches of hair). She doesn’t have a clue (and I say “she” because 95% are women named Ashley or (God) Lauren) how our age demographic gets and processes our information when it comes to shopping and spending
I first met Dove Pediatrician Dr. Jen Trachtenberg (we simply called Dr. Jen) at a Dove event this past winter. She was actually my lunch partner and we talked about my younger son’s skin rashes – among other things. Let’s face it, when you have a pediatrician sitting next to you, you are going to take full advantage. So she recommended I try Dove Sensitive Beauty Bar for my son’s skin and sure enough it worked! It’s mild, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free…no wonder it’s the #1 pediatrician recommended bar.
Every year Father’s Day sneaks up on me and I’m left racking my brain trying to find gifts that are somewhat unexpected or at the very least unique. Seriously, how many bottles of cologne, ties and cufflinks do men really need or wear? Here are some gift ideas that will suit some if not all of the Dads in your life.
Recently I wrote a post about my issues with fertility. I was in my forties when all my baby drama was happening, so when I read an article in the New York Post entitled Mom-to-be Janet Jackson has no idea what she’s in for by Anna Davies it really resonated with me. Come on, every mother on earth thinks Janet is nuts at 50 to have a baby (yet she probably won’t be actually raising the baby like the rest of us schmucks would -most of us aren’t married to billionaires. I digress.) BECAUSE WE KNOW BETTER!
I have met so many women in the past 8+ years who have struggled with fertility issues like myself and while some are an open book – like I am – I know many are still very secretive or embarrassed about it, so this post is for you. You are not alone. Far from it.
Earlier this month, Gymboree launched a charming limited edition Gymboree x Little Golden Books newborn collection, featuring beloved characters from the iconic storybooks including the “Fuzzy Little Duckling,” the “Shy Little Kitten,” and the “Poky Little Puppy.” The collection of newborn clothing includes everything from adorable polka dot duckling dresses, puppy overalls and gift sets including a Little Golden Book…
You would think shopping for kids would be easy since your own constantly tell you what they want from Santa. However, sometimes you have to shop for other kids and that’s a whole new ballgame! Here are some ideas for holiday gifts for kids and teens. 1. Em John Initial Keychain, $15 2. Etsy Taco Tee, $20 3. Mendini MJDS-5-BK…