I know that picture is totally unrealistic – but it’s the best I could find! When I have friends over with their kids it doesn’t look quite so serene – you’ll have to use your imagination :).
Hello Friday…did it sneak up on you too? I needed a few extra days to get everything done before the weekend! My next move is quickly approaching and it just occurred to me that I best start packing :). Anyhoo…
A couple weeks ago on our newsletter I announced a new weekly column that I hoped to roll out this Fall – The Weekly Huddle. The idea is to do what you do when gathered with friends walking, at play dates, or that desperate phone call to a friend that will understand – seek advice, tap into expertise, and just relate and empathize with what we’re going through in life as Mothers.
I asked everyone to reply with a question they would love to have answered not only by us, but opened up to our community. I was overwhelmed with the response! I received questions from new Mothers, seasoned Mamas, Grandmothers, a couple of “I’m not a mom, but I love your blog”, and even one dad! The questions were pretty well rounded and I couldn’t wait until Fall to get it rolling.
So I’m going to need your help! I know that we are all passionate about something, and each have a little bit of expertise and knowledge we can share. Don’t be shy – the only way this is going to work is if a have your involvement!
Eventually I would like to use a video platform, but until I have moved and settled in I thought we could just start with what we’ve got. So without further ado…our first weekly huddle.
The Weekly Huddle
Since Friday is our Beauty & Style segment I thought answering a question on the subject would be fun.
Our question comes from Sydney in Wisconsin:
“Thank you so much for this opportunity, I think it will be great! I hope my question isn’t too generic, but it is something I have struggled with for over a year. I am a mother of two and I have noticed that since having kids my skin has completely changed. It’s splotchy, dry, and just overall lacking that “youthful glow”. I am only 26 and feel like I look 10 years older than I am. I have tried product after product and just can’t find that “one” product I love. I have never been a beauty buff, so I’m clueless. I would love to know what everyone’s go-to skin product is – help!”
First, hi Sydney! Thanks so much for your question. I was excited when I read it because I can certainly relate, it seems lately I have this adult acne that would put my teenage years to shame. I am assuming since you are a mother of two, you don’t really have the time for a lengthy routine and that is the reason for that one life changing product. But I’m going to offer two:
- Water! I know, like you haven’t heard that before. I just know I don’t get enough, and when I make the effort to get in 8 glasses a day I can really see it in my skin.
Now for my gotta have it, life changing product:
Origins’ Modern Friction is by far and away the best product I have found to give me instant gratification. If you were at my house right now I’d be running to my bathroom and slapping some on your hand just to show you the difference it can make!
I used to work for Origins and I sold at least twenty a day, simply because the results sold themselves. It literally transforms my skin after one use. I haven’t been very good at being consistent, but when I use it regularly dark spots are significantly reduced (you notice a huge difference after the first use), the texture of my skin is soft and less tight, and I feel like I’ve taken years off. I could go on for days, but just click on the link above and you can find more information on it. The size shown is $37.50 and lasts quite a while.
So there is my two cents! Now, let’s hear from the Huddle.
In the comments below, share your must have beauty product. Feel free to share your experience and struggles on the subject. You can reply to specific comments by clicking on the reply link under each comment. Links welcome (no affiliate links please).
I hope you’re as excited about the new segment as I am – I think it will be a great chance to build a supportive and encouraging network of women.
Thanks so much for your participation and have a great weekend!