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Things I Love: Five Beauty Tips Every Mama Needs to Know for Spring

Today the weather was in the 70′s for the first time in six months – Helloooooooo springtime in Minnesota! To celebrate this fab weather, we fired up the grill and had fresh brats for dinner. Ricky and I took Lucy for a long walk. We actually ENJOYED the weather. It was amazing. Now, one other thing that I always start thinking about when the weather starts changing is my skincare and makeup – because those things change with the seasons as well. There are three things that I immediately do…


Added by Cortney Galster on April 9, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments

We’re Having A…Girl!

That’s right, we found out on Friday that the newest addition to our little family will be a bouncing bundle of PINK! You can imagine my excitement. I LOVE having a little boy – Ricky is the best. But having one of each…oh, my heart goes pitter patter. Especially to think of all the fun little outfits that will soon be invading our home. Because we all know that shopping for boys is good and great, but there is just MORE out there for little girls. And yes, I will…


Added by Cortney Galster on April 7, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Six years later and I still react to memories of the attack.

It’s been over six years since I was attacked by a stranger outside of my old apartment. And I thought I was completely over it. Apparently, I’m not.

This morning my little man got up at five. Just what every mama wants…a crabby, super early riser on Saturday morning. But at our house, we make the best of these things. We got up, had breakfast and hung out with the…


Added by Cortney Galster on April 5, 2014 at 9:12am — No Comments

Four Tips for Encouraging Toddlers to Eat Well

One of the hardest things with having a toddler – well, with having a child of any age, probably – is teaching them to be healthy eaters. It’s a big topic in our house right now, mostly because becoming a fully-fledged toddler means my baby boy is making more of his food decisions for himself. So, how do I have a child who eats lots of fruits and veggies, lots of “different” foods (like hummus and bbq ribs) and will always try whatever’s on mama’s plate? Well, let me give you my tricks of…


Added by Cortney Galster on April 3, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments

The four toys my baby couldn’t live without

Some days, I thank my lucky stars that my baby has certain toys that he’s just so infatuated with. Because when we come home from a busy day and need something to keep a meltdown at bay between dinner and bedtime, a toy distraction is key. If we didn’t have these amazingly engaging toys, we would be up such a crick without a paddle. It would mean my entire main level got torn apart as soon as the crabby toddler syndrome hit every night. Chairs pushed from the dining room to the carpet in the…


Added by Cortney Galster on April 1, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

19 Weeks Pregnant: It’s going so fast!

I can’t believe we’re almost to the halfway point already. And I know that I keep saying it – but this pregnancy is going SO DANG FAST. I was thinking about that a little bit today, and it actually got me a little emotional (which I will one hundred percent blame on my pregnancy hormones….). When I was pregnant with Ricky, it felt like we were just counting down the days until we hit another week in the pregnancy. This time around, I don’t even know where the weeks went. But I guess…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 31, 2014 at 10:01pm — No Comments

The 5 things we're gonna do in April. Now that it's spring.

It’s official (or at least, I hope it’s official): Spring is here! The snow is melting, the temp is warming and my winter hibernation is ending. It’s actually supposed to hit 60 degrees here today in the frigid tundra. Minnesotans are jumping for joy – and you think I’m kidding. When I saw the weather this morning, I did a little happy jump. Because it has been THAT LONG since we have seen real temperatures. Or, should I say, temperatures above freezing. AHHH! Excitement abounds in my…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 30, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

And…my belly popped out.

When you’re pregnant, you check yourself out in the mirror. A lot. It’s not because you’re so much more vain than you were pre-pregnancy. It’s not because you want to look at your outfit twelve times a day. It’s because you’re waiting for that magical moment when your belly pops. That moment when you go from looking like you might’ve gained a few pounds to actually looking pregnant. And for this mama, it happened this week.

Once you really look pregnant, you start to really…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 26, 2014 at 9:37pm — No Comments

18 Weeks Pregnant: Feeling those baby kicks

When you’re pregnant for the first time, you start questioning everything for baby kicks and flutters and flips. And then around week 20, you actually DO start to feel them and it’s like your whole world changes. The pregnancy – and the fact that you’re halfway to holding your baby in your arms – becomes real. You start to recognize all of the real movements and jump with delight every single time you feel something. It’s amazing.

The second time around, it’s no less amazing.…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 24, 2014 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Two days post ear tubes: Lots of words and a happy baby

Remember the other day, I told you my baby got ear tubes? And remember how I said that I was really hoping for a huge improvement for him? Well, let me tell you something: two days post-surgery, ear tubes are a Godsend. After we got home, we cuddled on the couch, watched some Disney Jr. and then he took a nice, long nap. By the time he was up, he was ready to start playing. By…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 23, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments

My baby officially has ear tubes

Leading up to this morning, all week I’ve felt like I should be anxious. Nervous. On the edge of my seat. Because this morning, my baby got his ear tubes. And I have to admit, I was pretty calm about the whole thing. Surprisingly calm. There were a lot of things that played into this:

  • He’s had six ear infections since November. Which basically equals out to an ear infection every three weeks.
  • Ear infections in babies are brutal, as any parent who has experienced…

Added by Cortney Galster on March 21, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments

17 Weeks Pregnant: Really Starting to Miss My Coffee

Two things have been very consistent in my pregnancies: one, when I’m first pregnant caffeine makes me want to gag. I literally can’t drink coffee without ending up curled up in the fetal position on the floor of my bedroom trying to talk myself out of puking. I think this is my body’s natural reaction to something that needs to be limited during pregnancy. Slash because everything that’s not applesauce, toast or a strawberry banana smoothie is not going to be ingested by my…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 19, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments

Blogging: Social Media for Mom Bloggers

Both in my blogging life and my work life, I get one question from clients and readers alike: where to I start if I’m really not that into social media? And like everything else, it really varies depending on who your audience is and what your end goals are. Since I have a lot of readers out there that ave personal blogs, and very specifically mom blogs for a lot of you, I thought we could focus our efforts there. This is actually a really good post for anyone who…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 17, 2014 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Best anti-aging tips for all you mamas out there (video with beauty expert Melissa Trost!)


On Saturday, my good friend and beauty expert Melissa Trost from Love Life Lipgloss Mel did a live Google Hangout with me talking about anti-aging: everything from why it’s important, who needs to think about it and what the best products are. Let me tell ya’ll a little something about Melissa: she knows her stuff. She’s my beauty counsel on anything skin care oriented, because if…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 16, 2014 at 9:11pm — No Comments

So the terrible twos are really starting to ramp up…a little early in our house.

Through my years of babysitting and nannying as a young gal, I’ve seen my fair share of episodes from the terrible twos. But I have to tell you – it’s a lot different to see it from your own child. You start by having this kid who just wants you to hold him when he is mad. He’s easy to redirect to a new activity. Easy to please. And suddenly – you have a child who, when he doesn’t get his way, literally THROWS HIMSELF ON THE GROUND and looks up at you. He yells.…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 15, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments

The top three kid friendly vacations that are on our radar…

This winter has been…well, brutal. But in reality, it doesn’t matter what year it is – winter in Minnesota gets old after a while. For most of the state, that means planning a getaway to somewhere warm right around this time of year. But when your business (or your husband’s business, in my case) is dictated by snow, it means winter travel becomes quite a bit more…difficult. So what do you do? You find the most fantastic vacations to plan for, dream about them and finally get to take…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 10, 2014 at 7:57am — No Comments

A few of my favorite things about having a 17 month old

I say this all the time, but time literally flies when you have a toddler in the house. It’s crazy how fast the weeks go by after your baby is born, and suddenly you have a walking, talking being in front of you. And it’s amazing. So now that my little man is seventeen months old, I have to share some of my absolute FAVORITE things about being the mommy of a toddler.

  • He’s funny and he knows it. I’m constantly surprised by how funny my baby toddler…

Added by Cortney Galster on March 8, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

My top ten blogging tips

It’s no secret around here that I’ve been blogging for a damn long time. Since 2007, if you’re keeping track. And yes, that would be about seven years of my life putting my innermost thoughts out into the world for ya’ll to read. Which I thank you for, by the way! Anyway, outside of my blogging life I’m also a total SEO/social media geek. So because I’ve been have all of this weird internet stuff going on in my brain, I get a lot of questions from other bloggers. At least fifty…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 7, 2014 at 9:11am — No Comments

The five foods you MUST have on hand while pregnant

I have pregnant brain right now. Which actually means two things: I’m both heavily focused on my pregnancy and increasingly forgetful about the things that make my day to day life go round, like which parking lot my car is in and where my wallet went. Obviously, we’re going to focus on the first today, because it’s just…easier to explain. Mostly I’m going to tell you about pregnancy hunger – when it strikes, what it consists of and what foods you absolutely must keep on hand no matter where…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 5, 2014 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Things I Love: Yes To Blueberries

Have you ever heard of the Yes to… line of skincare products? I had always seen them, but never really tried them. And then on my quest for the best anti-aging skin care, my friend Melissa told me about how much she loved their eye cream. So I started checking it out and liked what I saw. They’re natural, pretty much free of parabens, petroleum, phthalates and SLS – things that are not so bueno for your skin.

So I started trying the blueberry line, because the anti-oxidants in berries…


Added by Cortney Galster on March 4, 2014 at 9:20pm — No Comments

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