But one thing that’s not so great about 40 is gray hair. Unless you’re blessed with fantastic genes or beautiful blonde hair (where a gray might just politely disappear into the shiny yellow), you may also find yourself in this situation one day. I, too, was once a blonde (ahem, when I was 3) but my hair has grown progressively darker over the years so that it’s close to black today. And boy, do grays show up in close-to-black hair. My hairline is suddenly a serious ‘50 shades of gray’ situation, and not the sexy kind.
What did I think? My skin felt soft and looked so much brighter. I also found it wasn't drinking up moisturizer like before. When I put on makeup a few days later for an event, it went on smoother than normal and stayed put! Other people noticed, too. My husband commented that I was looking so bright the next day. When I replied that I was wearing all black, he said I almost seemed to be glowing. It was the HydraFacial!
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Meal Planning Mama

For me, meal planning and prep have been an evolving process. As my family has grown and expanded and their palates and proclivities have varied, I’ve had to get creative about what I prepare for them.
From birth to breastfeeding and back to the start, your breasts go through several transformations worth getting real about. Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about breasts after baby before you have a little one of your own.
Two of my goals for the New Year are to get more creative with my meal planning, and to cook as low-carb as possible in a Whole30-ish way. I’ve done Whole30s in years past, and one of the biggest benefits I've felt was a clearer mind and calmer sense — huge perks in my chaotic world! Here are a few family-favorite recipes we'll rotate throughout this winter and beyond!
When was the last time you bought yourself a new bra? Have you ever paid attention to how your bra fits? We moms ignore so many of our own needs sometimes!
Grab a loaf of crunchy French bread and get your fall soup pot on! These are all tried-and-true recipes in our house — please share yours, too!
Summer is here, and body-shaming memes are starting to go viral. It’s no surprise “summer bod vibes” are in full effect here in Boston. We live in a fit-centric city, where 90% of fashion trendsetters on the train are...
Every season has its challenges for skin care, and summer is no different. How do you moisturize, deal with sweat and oil, protect your skin from the sun, and look "fresh" without using 15 different products and spending hundreds...
Spring is in the air! Here at Boston Moms Blog, we love a good flower farm. There's something dreamy and nostalgic about roving through rows of blooms searching for the best ones to take home. Whether you are an...
For as long as I can remember, I have been "the fat one." The fat friend, the fat sister, the fat daughter, the fat ____ (insert role/title here). Three or four times in my life, I have managed to lose an...
Before I had kids, I was always hearing new moms talk about what a privilege it is to be able to take a good shower. Others would say they hoped their baby would let them take one. I never...
I started making my own baby wipes about three years ago, right after my second child was born. I initially wanted to make homemade wipes to save some money, but as it turns out, I love them so much...
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Girls and Their Curls

It's not hard to spot my daughter among the gaggle of little girls in gymnastics class. In a sea of ponytails, braids, and straight hair, my daughter's curly mop stands out in the crowd. And she loves it. I grew...
When I found out I was having a girl, I kind of freaked out... but not in a good way. I worried about the tough challenge I would have in raising her to fight the many battles women and...

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Online Learning Resources for an Accidental Homeschool Mom

In the midst of everything, I'm secretly a little happy about having a few weeks with my kiddo unexpectedly. I'm excited for board games, movie nights, endless games of hopscotch, and bubbles in the backyard. However, I'm also going to need to keep my kiddo's mind occupied at least long enough for me to shower and maintain some of my sanity. The reality is that I'm an introvert and she's an extrovert, and when she's uttered 300,000 words before lunch my brain feels a little fried.