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Over 40 Eye Makeup Guide

Some say bold and beautiful eye makeup isn’t part of a post-40 beauty repertoire. That’s silly. Women over 40 should rock bold eye makeup. We can do so with flair, confidence, and panache (that youth simply can’t buy). But. The skin around our eyes changes as we age. It stands

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Non-reactive vs. Gentle Parenting

I gotta admit: non-reactive parenting can look a lot like gentle parenting. To the untrained eye, anyway. But there are a few key differences, which I’d like to go into. Child vs. Parent Centered I gotta be honest, I’m not really interested in the child’s behavior. Childs are gonna child,

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You Can’t Buy Health, You Gotta Earn It

I have a strong stance that makes a lot of people uncomfortable, as it’s something we’ve all been guilty of. You can’t buy health. By that, I mean, don’t buy meal plans, diet foods, health pills, or even… gym memberships. Let’s get this out of the way first:I’m not criticizing

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The Best Books I Read In 2023

If you only know one thing about me, it’s probably that I loove books. I’m hyperlexic. When I say “I’m a reader,” I mean “I read the way other people breathe.” I read more than 50 books a quarter; to make it on my list of favorite books for the

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The Internet’s Favorite Holiday Cookies

Festive cookies are one of the best things about the holidays. The whole production is so holiday-coded: a warm kitchen on cold days, involving restless kids, going unnecessarily hard with sprinkles and icing. To honor the coziness of it all, I’ve gathered a list of some the internet’s favorite holiday

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40 Powerful Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 40 Years

Younger me claimed that she couldn’t wait to reach 40, the age “old enough” for my life lessons to be heeded. Now? Anticipatory triumph blends with a subconscious dread of mortality and completely conscious fears of the inevitable decline. Everything is as it should be, I suppose. Over the years,

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Non-Reactive Parenting in the Fourth Trimester

Non-reactive parenting can (and should!) be used in all stages of child rearing, even the newborn phase. Newborns are adorable, but the fourth trimester (the first three months of a newborn’s life) is a bit of a mess. Parents quickly realize that newborns have a unique way of testing their

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The Best Preschool Board Games (That Parents Will Like Playing)

Preschoolers are never too young to start learning about board games, and there are plenty of benefits to be had from playing them. And they’re fun! Well…mostly. Preschool board games are mostly fun. They’re not always fun for parents. The board games I’ve listed, though, are ones that parents will

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40 Exciting Places to Take Toddlers

Are you tired of taking your toddler to the same old playground or playdates every week? Do you want to explore new and exciting places with your little one? Look no further! In this blog post, I’ve rounded up 40 exciting places to take toddlers that will spark their curiosity,

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