Teaching Baby Harper How to Say Mom

Plain and simple this was one of my favorite mommy moments so far, I’m glad I grabbed my Flip! She’s 6 months next week and really picking up on the repeating thing. Her expressions and smiles as she follows me through it all just breaks my heart. She’s so perfect.

Meatball: Who Tore the Paper?

I don’t think I ever posted this vid of my dog Meatball. It pretty much solved the mystery of which dog was tearing paper for the past 2 years when we left the house, but we actually thought it was Frisco the whole time. As you can see, he was reprimanded. In spite of my harsh scolding, paper is still torn around the house on a fairly regular basis.

Best Anti-Aging Creams from Dr. Oz

Anyone catch Dr. Jeannette Graf on Dr. Oz last week? She recommended 3 things that she feels make the biggest difference to the look of your skin. She said that using a daily SPF should be a given, but to bump up its effectiveness, also wear an antioxidant – she liked THIS one from Glytone. Of course she also loved retinol (what doc doesn’t?) because it’s the most effective anti-aging ingredient around. She liked Avéne’s TriAcneal, a gentle formula to help the skin’s overall texture. Finally, she chose a chemical exfoliator called AHA 7 Fruit Amidroxy Exfoliator from Skin PhD , to speed skin cell turnover so new, bright skin can get to the surface and replace the old. Just make sure you’re also using some sort of scrub so you can slough off the old skin – a good thing to do a few times a week no matter what your routine.

Check out the segment HERE at DrOz.com.

My Video For Ellen’s Mother’s Day Dance Dare!

If you watch the Ellen show then you know about her dance dares where people dance like maniacs behind some poor, unsuspecting person in a public place. She asked pregnant women to get in on the action for an upcoming Mother’s Day show and of course I had to do it. Even though it’s only 7 seconds I can assure you it’s not just awkward for me, but for my husband who looked like a weirdo following me around with his phone pointed at people. We’re lucky we didn’t get kicked out of a few stores. At last though, I found my prey – a young guy so involved in a mag that I could expose and embarrass myself properly.

Here’s the vid below- enjoy!

My Safe Skincare During Pregnancy Segment on Denver’s Everyday Show

Here’s a look at my segment from this morning’s Everyday show where I brought my person arsenal for keeping skin looking great during pregnancy. Don’t mind the microphone pack in my back pocket, I thought I was going to be on the other side…

Here’s a list of what I brought along with pricing and links out to the products:

For stretch mark prevention and to soothe dry, itchy skin:

Coconut Oil
One Love Organics Skin Savior $68

For acne and oily skin:

Glytone Cleansers $30

Obagi Exfoderm Forte $58

For melasma, acne scarring, and discolorations:

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation $45

For wrinkles and fine lines:

Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil $44

Everything I brought were products I use daily and love (you can tell by the Ole which had finger dips in it) so it’s a great lineup even if you’re not pregnant but just looking for safer, chemical-free alternatives.

Again, see the segment HERE

Creepy Halloween Makeup Tutorial

I’m both nauseous and intrigued by this Haloween makeup tutorial video for a drippy monster face. If you’re looking to freak everyone the hell out, the artist in the video (she’s actually really talented) will take you step by step showing you how she creates this crazy look. Whether looking this way is in the cards for your Halloween this year or not, it’s pretty mesmerizing and worth checking out.