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I Need to Lose Weight, Per My Doctor's Orders: Any Advice on Methods That Actually Work?

I Need to Lose Weight, Per My Doctor’s Orders: Any Advice on Methods That Actually Work?

A mom writes in asking for advice about losing weight. This mom says her doctor told her that she is overweight and needs to lose 50 lbs. She says she doesn’t even know where to start and hopes the community may have some advice on healthy, sustainable ways to lose weight and become healthier overall.

7 Nail Art Looks We’d Try If We Weren’t Moms

As moms, we would love to fit in some extra self-care, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem possible. When it comes to getting your nails done, it makes sense that many moms choose simple nail lengths, colors, and designs so they don’t get damaged during playtime and when you’re trying to keep the house clean.

6 Summer Hairstyles We Can't Wait to Try

6 Mom-Friendly Summer Hairstyles We Can’t Wait to Try

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to test out some new hairstyles — especially those that get your hair off your neck during those hot, muggy days. Whether you’re looking for any easy style for the summer months or are looking to broaden your hairstyling repertoire with some fancy up-dos, there are lots of beautiful styles to choose from that you can learn how to do at home.

How to Differentiate Between Surface Self-Care and True Self-Care

How to Differentiate Between Surface Self-Care and True Self-Care

This is a guest post by author Amber Trueblood, MFT, MFA. She is the author of Stretch Marks and a mother-of-four. What is self-care? You’ve probably heard the term thrown about a lot over the last few years, as many people, including celebrities and influencers, have spoken about the importance of building a good self-care regiment. And while self-care has become a bit of a lifestyle “trend,” that doesn’t change the fact that true self-care is a vital part of living a happier, healthier, and less stressful life. And who doesn’t want that? So to that end, Amber Trueblood provides some tips on differentiating between surface self-care (the stuff that might feel or look like self-care on social media) and true self-care (things you do for yourself that actually improve your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.) What Is True Self-Care? True self-care provides lasting effects, which refuel you emotionally and physically longer than the time you’re actually doing the activity. Take exercise for example. If exercising for an hour a day only improved that one hour of your day, you probably wouldn’t do it at all. But the effects are ultimately cumulative. The more you exercise regularly, the better you feel throughout your …

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