Tis the season for glamour and glitz! One of the things I love most about the holidays is it gives me an excuse to dress and doll up. You probably have your inbox filled with tons of holiday party invites by now, but do you have a stylish outfit to go with all those social gatherings? Uh huh, that is the question. But don't stress, girl. I've got you covered!Continue Reading >
Let's get all close and personal, shall we? I know the holidays are crazy. There is just so much to do. Well, a new survey by The Prowl (a sister company here at CafeMom) has got me thinking about how many women prefer to go fake it during the holidays. Now, before I give you the results, which just might surprise you, I have to tell you that my mother has been faking it for years and highly recommends it. When I asked a good friend about it she answered, "I would fake it too if my husband let me, but NOOOO!" Hmmm, I bet you he wouldn't even know the difference if she did fake it. As for me, I'm not a faker, I go for the real deal no matter how long the process or how messy. So what about you and all the moms The Prowl surveyed?Continue Reading >
Tis' the season to be … healthy?! We have officially kicked off the Holiday Season! The turkey is long gone and now we are readying ourselves to continue the celebrations. Here are a few tricks that will help you get through the season without compromising your health and that sexy body you have been working on all year long.Continue Reading >
I'm sure many of us overdid it during Thanksgiving. Right about now, you're probably looking for a quick way to recharge your body. That's why a post-Thanksgiving detox is perfect to get you back on track with your weight loss regimen. Don't worry about the scale budging after treating yourself to a hearty dinner--because we all did it on Thursday!
What matters is that you make sure that you eat smart now to reduce the damage caused from the huge meal.Continue Reading >
Now that Thanksgiving is over you probably overate and are still feeling pretty stuffed. Although it may feel like your diet is completely ruined, the good news is that it isn't. The key is to get back on track and not stress over indulging during the biggest foodie holiday of the year.
But just how do you prevent yourself from overeating for the rest of the holiday season? We've got the perfect solution for you!Continue Reading >
Thanksgiving is Thursday and I am so thankful for so much this year. Mostly, I am thankful for the people in my life. Everything else is icing on the cake. Like many parents, I have spent a lot of time and money trying to make sure that my children have everything I didn't. That was important to me because I know what it is like to go without. I grew up poor and we didn't have much. Everything we did have, we were thankful for because we knew what going without felt like. I overcorrected and I spoiled my children.
They are not bratty but they are not as thankful as they should be; not as thankful as I would have been. To truly appreciate the things you have, you need to experience going without. I am trying to teach my daughters to be thankful for what they have and to know that every person, thing and day is a gift.Continue Reading >
There are just some people who photogenic no matter what angle a picture is taken from and then there's everyone else. If you fall in the latter category then you might want to try squinching the next time you are photographed. Peter Hurley, a New York City based photographer has come up with a technique that will make even the most unphotogenic person look like a super star.
I don't know about you, but these tips are certainly going to come in handy while taking countless pictures this holiday season! Find out how here...Continue Reading >
In an age when we are increasingly hearing stories of innocence lost, 10-year-old Ronnie Harris' letter to Santa is refreshing and downright inspirational, albeit heartbreakng. Ronnie's father Russell, has an inoperable brain tumor, and his son's only Christmas wish is that his dad's cancer be cured. No toys, no treats, no games -- just a cure for the illness his father has struggled with for the past eight years.
Read the full letter after the break.Continue Reading >
Every year it seems that retailers go out of their way to maximize their Black Friday sales, they keep opening earlier and earlier. In 2012, Target decided to open their doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and other retailers followed. Now Macy's has announced that it will open most of its 800 stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The company said that the shift would be voluntary for workers. Yeah right, I'm sure there will be no pressure to work. HA! So will I be one of the shoppers still digesting my Thanksgiving meal and shopping for the ultimate holiday deals? HELLS to the NOOO!!!
I love el Día de los Muertos with all its beautiful imagery and wonderful rituals. Even though I am of Mexican heritage, I can't say that I grew up celebrating it, that didn't happen until recently. Quite frankly, for a long time it confused me why it was called Day of the Dead when it is celebrated for more than one day. Shouldn't it be called Days of the Dead? And why is it celebrated November 1 and November 2?Continue Reading >