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- Babble.com | Beauty – Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:46 AM ESTRules, shmules. When it comes to beauty, rules were made to be broken! Beauty is something that is creative and customizable to personal style, personality, and lifestyle. No one should tell you what you can and can't do with your creativity - frankly, that should be the only rule of beauty! Now we've all heard about most of the spoken and unspoken beauty rules, like "never wear blue eyeliner" and "don't pair a bold lip with a smokey eye." Who made up these rules anyway?! I may not be a beauty guru, but I say, you can and should break these old "hearsay" rules. Yes, that's right - tap into your inner little rebel and break beauty rules the right way! But then again, I'm not telling you what to do or anything! Follow along as I share 7 common beauty rules you should break and tips on how to break them in style! - By Missy Read More »from Rebel Without a Cosmetic: 7 Beauty Rules You Should Definitely Break
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:41 AM ESTCaramel is one of my favorite flavors and it pairs particularly well with so many seasonal treats. Caramel apples, for example, are hugely popular this time of year. There are also lots of other caramel flavored things that are wonderful in the fall and winter. Pumpkin bars with caramel, caramel stuffed cookies, even just caramel on top of ice cream! Caramel also works well as a condiment. If not everyone wants some, you can always serve it in a bowl on the side of dessert. That way people can drizzle it over their cheesecake as desired. Here are some of my favorite silky and easy caramel desserts! - By Kelsey Banfield Read More »from Sticky Situation: 7 Sweet and Easy Caramel Desserts to Try This Holiday Season
When one of my kids is sick, I go on high alert. Preventing the illness of the well child becomes my full-time job. Hand washing goes into overdrive. I am a broken record, saying, "Cough into your elbow! Use a tissue! Don't pick your nose!" When I see the well child go for a drink that the sick child had, I've been known to dive across the room shouting a dramatic, "Noooooooo … !" in an effort to yank the cup out of toddler hands. The truth is that we know so much now about how to prevent illness that when we see the opportunity to protect our kids from it, we jump - sometimes literally. Because having sick kiddos - and inevitably getting sick yourself because they're not coughing into their elbows or using tissues - is just a special kind of parental pain. We've come a long way in our knowledge of communicable diseases, so it's really fun to look back on some of the philosophies of yesterday. Click through for 8 common cold and flu remedy myths - debunked! -By Erin Whitehead
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- Babble.com | Decorating Guide – Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:07 AM ESTThat's right: "Country Industrial." I'm calling it … right here. You heard it first. Or maybe "Camping Industrial"? "Woodsy Industrial"? Whatever we decide on, it's a little bit plaid, a little bit metal, and quite a bit stylish. The contrast creates the perfect design harmony for your home! Click through for 7 country industrial pieces - I guarantee there's something for everyone!
-By Nicole Balch Read More »from 7 Country Industrial Pieces to Add Rustic Charm to Your Home
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:07 AM EST
There are quite a few things that are said to get better with time: Wine. Cheese. Vintage Chanel handbags.
As 2014 draws near, I can't help but hope that my love - the love I share with my husband - gets better, too. See, next year I turn 30. Thirty. I've asked myself several times, How is it that you are turning thirty? I mean, I still call my mom "mommy" and am certain that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth. There are days when I feel like I'm trapped in this aging body. Mentally, I don't feel (almost) thirty. Physically, I don't feel (almost) thirty. Okay. Maybe a little bit physically.
Despite having spent all of my twenties being a mother, a part of me still relates to the girl who, in her early twenties, set forth to take on the world with sippy cup and textbooks in hand. A girl who was terrified of dating as a single parent, but somehow felt like she "knew" when she met him. The girl whose closest confidant for the majority of the past 10 years was her mom andRead More »from 8 Reasons Why Marriage Gets Better in Your Thirties
- Babble.com | Parenting – Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:53 AM EST
When the Ms. Magazine blog featured a post last month on a feminist parenting topic that is recycled more often than plastic deli containers at my mom's house, I dug in. Again. The post was a forthcoming dissection of the confusion and regret author Careen Shannon feels years after choosing to hyphenate her daughter's last name.
Hyphenation. It's a big issue. An annoyingly incessant discussion that parents who choose to hyphenate a child's name must have over and over. And over again.
I appreciate Shannon's honest discussion of the downsides of what felt like a logical, equitable feminist decision to name the young Shannon-Solomon, including how often her daughter is called by one of her last names, the order of the names is flipped, and the two names are smooshed together. She also says it is tricky and tiresome for her daughter to fill out any forms, from standardized tests to health insurance information, because her name won't fit in the allotted space.
These things, theRead More »from Stop Complaining About My Kid’s Hyphenated Last Name
- Babble.com | Fashion – Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:45 AM EST
There are so many ways to jazz up your outfit, but nothing beats a touch of animal print. Whether it's zebra, snake, or leopard, an animal print accessory will liven up any outfit. The beauty of it is that it's versatile enough to be combined with any look for a variety of occasions. You can choose a bright print and pattern, go subtle with browns, or be completely abstract with shapes. If you're on the fence about adding a bit of ferocity to your wardrobe, don't be! Have fun, and go for it! Animal print never goes out of style, so don't be afraid to invest in a statement piece, like a beautiful pair of sunglasses or a show-stopping classic clutch! Need some ideas? Here are 8 ways to add animal print to your outfit! -By Rachel MatosRead More »from Rock 'n' Roar: 8 Fabulous Ways to Add Animal Print to Your Outfit
I was in my early twenties by the time I stopped having children. In fact, I was 23 with the very last one. In this day and age, that sounds odd to me, considering that women are getting married and having their first baby much later than 23. My body had given life to 4 beings by the time I was 23. I had graduated college having raised 2 of them while taking classes and surviving on food stamps and some measly scholarships for disadvantaged students. Even though I had children first, I married young, too. We lived in several apartments that were always cramped or in neighborhoods that didn't lend themselves to our children playing outside without supervision. While most of my decisions might seem out of order to some people, it's how it worked for me, and I longed for the vision of the Perfect Life. That Perfect Life included a home of my own.
After working for a few years as a teacher, I began setting aside enough money in our savings account to put a down payment on a home. AtRead More »from Why Buying My Own Home was Such a Big Deal
- Babble.com | At Home – Fri, Nov 29, 2013 8:53 AM EST
Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, and there's simply no better way to count down the magic of the holiday than with a cheerful advent calendar! You may not know that the first advent calendars were printed in Germany in the early 20th century or that they gained in popularity after World War II, but you do know just how special advent calendars can make the Christmas countdown for kids and grownups alike! Whether you love the idea of creating your own DIY advent calendar, or are simply looking for the perfect one to buy, adorable advent calendars are a holiday tradition your whole family can enjoy year after year. -By Lori GarciaRead More »from 10 Unique Advent Calendars to Count Down to Christmas in Style
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Fri, Nov 29, 2013 8:52 AM EST
Of course I love Thanksgiving turkey. I typically make two 12-pound turkeys to feed my family and have some leftovers for all the after-Thanksgiving meals I crave. I usually make tortas, taquitos, tostadas, tortilla soup ... everything comes up turkey for me. One thing that I love to make - and it's usually when I am down to my last bits of turkey - is turkey pate salad. I think of it as a way to stretch my final pieces of turkey and enjoy every single morsel of it in a creamy paste form. Enjoy!
Ingredients for Turkey Pate Salad:
- 4 cups shredded turkey
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 3 tablespoons butter (room temp)
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup green apple (diced)
- 1/2 cup red onion (diced)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add turkey into a food processor.
- Add in mayo, butter, garlic, and mustard.
- Pulse until
- 4 cups shredded turkey