I'm the mama of a sweet toddler girl; a lover of fine goods; and a big fan of summertime. My musings have appeared on many websites, including Huffington Post; The FashionSpot; and McSweeney's; and in another life, I lived in Los Angeles and worked on sitcoms. I'm constantly rearranging furniture; prefer my laundry to dry on a clothesline; and will never let go of the dream that one day my husband and I will own a quaint hotel somewhere on the coast of Italy. Kids stay free. Breakfast buffet included.
During awards season, Lupita Nyong'o admitted that one of the secrets to her gorgeous (gorgeous) skin is avocado oil. The actress says she likes to keep things "simple, natural, and straightforward," so she doesn't mess with too many products.
Of course, after hearing that Lupita uses avocado oil to get her glowing complexion, I immediately headed to the Google machine to see what it does exactly. Because let's be honest here, when Lupita is going to share beauty advice, we all ought to listen.
Here are some of the (pretty amazing) benefits of avocado oil, and how you can use it on your skin. My guess? It's only a matter of time before this is the new coconut oil.
While most of us moms' Instagram accounts generally look the same -- photos of our kids in the snow; photos of our kids eating ice cream cones; photos of our kids cheesin' as hard as they can -- Laura Kasperzak's is different. The yoga instructor/mom from Lincoln Park, New Jersey has filled her account with the most gorgeous photos of herself doing yoga with her young daughter and son.
The photos, as you can see, are positively gorgeous -- but not just because they're aesthetically beautiful. Kasperzak's pictures wonderfully demonstrate how she's both integrating her children into her yoga practice and how she's instilling a healthy lifestyle in her kids. Love.
While most grandpas are enjoying their days golfing or playing canasta, George Bradford is fighting crime. Literally. The 82-year-old grandfather from Detroit fought off a would-be home invader with a hammer. That's right, Grandpa hit a potential robber in the head with a hammerin order to protect his home; his elderly mother(!); his daughter; and his granddaughter, all of whom live with him.
I don't use this word lightly, but it has to be said: Pops is a bada**!
Think what you want of Michelle Duggar, but the woman appears to be in phenomenal shape for having -- is there a fainting couch nearby -- 19 kids?! How does she do it? Diet pills and cocaine. Just kidding.
The mom to over a dozen recently confessed how she manages to stay so slim and trim after being pregnant almost 20 times. And actually, her trick is one we should all consider trying.