From the freckles you spent a lifetime hating to your tendency to hug like an animal, these are the - sometimes strange - but true things husbands admire about their wives. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.
You might have some quirks, but that's what makes him love you all the more. XOXO
"My husband loves my unique hug. My 'panda hug' is my brand, so if somebody tries to imitate me, my husband will surely know by my hug!" - Cindy Montanez-Larrosa, via Facebook
The Holiday Spirit
"My wife really knows how to bring our family together on holidays. From Christmas to St. Patrick's Day, she makes sure we keep to our traditions, even when those traditions add up to five-hour-long rituals." - Bob P., 45
When in Italy...
"My husband never says he loves me, but last month we were in Venice, Italy because he's in the military and had R&R leave. It was a cool, crisp night and - above a bridge overlooking the canal - he told me, 'I love that no matter what is going on - whether deployment, work, family or anything military - you're always by my side. You even came halfway
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From the freckles you spent a lifetime hating to your tendency to hug like an animal, these are the - sometimes strange - but true things husbands admire about their wives. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from 15 Little Things He Loves About You
- Think of your skin like an overachiever at school. It's constantly generating new cells to help protect your body from the outside world, which means the average adult can shed as many as 50,000 dead skin cells every minute. Some of those cells may have a little trouble letting go; however, which is why you should exfoliate one or two times a week. Ditching dead skin cells will help prevent clogged pores, which can lead to breakouts. In ultimate quest for softer, healthier, glowing visages, we teasted latest exfoliators on the market -- all of which retail for under $50. By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
- Redbook | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 19, 2012 10:08 AM EST
Oftentimes, just by being you, you're sweeping your guy off his feet - whether you're newlyweds or a well-settled duo. Now, grab a tissue because these real guy quotes will warm your heart. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Way to His Heart After 1, 5, and 10 Years of Marriage
"I keep falling in love with my wife's excitement at the world at large. She gets excited for every new experience together, every new trip together, and every new activity. And this pure joy and excitement makes me love her even more as I can't believe the enthusiasm she has for spending out lives together." - Kevin B., 36
"The first year of marriage is hard because you're just learning how to live with each other and juggle day-to-day stuff like bills and chores with romance. The way to my heart is when she makes me feel desired and appreciated, like when she makes my favorite meal because I had a hard day at work. Also, when she dresses up for me instead of wearing her sweatpants all weekend, that really helps, too." - Bryan D., 32
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- Redbook | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 19, 2012 10:07 AM EST
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes...the dry spell. Once you tie the knot, these common bedroom occurrences (good and bad!) are the new normal. By Anne Roderique-Jones, REDBOOK.Read More »from 12 Things that Change About Sex when You Get Married
Goodbye afternoon delights
Married couples quickly become experts on the art of the quickie. When kids come into play (literally - keep a lookout!), that long, leisurely lovemaking becomes a thing of the past. If you're not hiding from your children, you're cramming in a quick romp before a dinner party. Julie Orlov, psychotherapist, relationship builder and author of The Pathway to Love: Create Intimacy and Transform Your Relationships through Self-Discovery, says not to settle for too many quickies and unsatisfying lovemaking. She suggests couples turn off the TV, get the kids to bed early, lock the bedroom door, and enjoy each other. There is more time and more opportunity than most couples realize. "Even a playful and romantic encounter at 4am can be a great way to connect."
Don't fake it
Finding time to look good when balancing a busy lifestyle can be a little daunting--but it doesn't have to be. Use these quick tips and you'll be out the door looking better than ever in a cinch. By Kelsie Blazier, REDBOOK.Read More »from 20 No-Fail Beauty Shortcuts
Get out of the door on time and still look amazing with these quick beauty tips. Dry n' dash
If morning showers are your thing, but drying your hair isn't, fear not. There are several ways you can get your damp locks to perk up quickly. First, blot your hair with paper towels, a chamois, or toilet paper, says Siobhan O'Connor, co-founder of No More Dirty Looks. After letting your hair air dry for ten minutes, O'Connor suggests using some of her favorite products. "Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing Spray, coats the hair, protecting it from heat and sealing it, making it smoother and dryer faster," O'Connor says. "I also use an Intelligent Nutrients paddle brush that conducts heat without getting too warm - or melting the bristles, god forbid. This combination has my very thick head of hair sleek in about 10 to 12 minutes flat - seriously."
- This Turkey day, don't walk away from the table claiming you can only eat like this once a year. These healthier plate-fillers are fair game whenever your stomach beckons. By Brooke Parkhurst, REDBOOK.
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- Redbook | Beauty – Tue, Nov 13, 2012 10:07 AM EST
With the holidays right around the corner, we talked to Niki Taylor about health, happiness, beauty, and every mom's quest to stay sane during the busiest time of year. By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Niki Taylor launched onto the international modeling scene at the age of 14. Today, Taylor is still modeling, but she's also a wife, mother, TV host, spokesperson, and philanthropist. With the holiday season approaching, Taylor is working with Optimal Solutions, a new line of healthy shakes perfect for moms on the go. We talked to Taylor about how many women already have it all - they just might not realize it.
How she takes "me time" without feeling guilty about it: "I'm really big on schedules and sticking to a routine. I try to get to bed around 8:30 or 9 o'clock so I can wake up an hour before the kids do - usually around five. After I wake up, I try to get in a run or my walk on the treadmill. If I don't get to that, I drink my breakfast shake, sit down with my devotion; and doRead More »from Niki Taylor on Beauty, Health, and Happiness During the Holidays
Wishing for the fountain of youth? You many not need it. We've rounded up real-women secrets, tried-and-true beauty tips, and the latest research to help you fight aging. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from 15 Things that Will Keep You Young
"Staying young is all about being happy with yourself. I don't mean 'ha-ha' happy, but 'content' happy.' Just enjoy every day, whether it's good or bad, because tomorrow will be better." - Sophie Barone, 81, Syracuse, NY
Eyes on the prize
Protect your eyes, where skin is thinnest, and likely the first spot to show signs of aging. UV rays and free radicals make it worse. "Moisturizers with a chemical sunscreen may irritate this delicate area," says Missy Hughes, spa director at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Charleston, South Carolina. Instead, opt for a zinc oxide or a titanium-based cream that provides a physical sunblock without the chemicals.
The children are our future
"Look at yourself from a child's perspective. It's about taking things at face
Make your children's walls playful -- just like them -- with these ideas to bring color, pattern, and even a little wackiness to any kids room. REDBOOK.
Wallpaper has changed a lot in the past few years, with companies delivering highly stylish, kid-friendly options. Our 3 faves:
Eazywallz.com: The specialty here is murals--floor-to-ceiling images of everything from wildlife to cityscapes. They have more traditional patterned wallpaper as well, and you can even design your own! All of them are self-sticking and reusable; options start at $119 for a 3.75x3-foot mural.
Grahambrown.com: The offerings at Graham and Brown have a playful but elegant vibe, from funky geometrics to lush florals. Options start at $15.96 for 32.8-foot rolls.
Wallcandyarts.com: This site is particularly great for bright, poppy designs (robots, stars, hearts--you get the idea). Bonus: The papers are self-adhesive, so you just stick them on the wall. Options start at $148 for twoRead More »from 4 Wall-Art Ideas for Kids Rooms
Forget dinner and a movie - try these creative activities to heat things up when it's cold outside. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Dates for Cold Nights
Gather for a couples bowling night
Though freezing temps may make you want to hibernate, cultivating friendships with other couples can actually strengthen your own relationship, according to a study from the University of Maryland. Researchers speculate that socializing with other couples boosts marriage satisfaction in two ways: Seeing your partner interact with others allows you to learn new things about him, and observing how different duos communicate offers new insights into your relationship. To feel closer to your mate, try organizing a bowling night with other couples whose relationships you admire. Many bowling alleys are getting all souped up with DJs, sports bars, and even waiter service.
Host an in-home cooking class
The latest trend in the culinary world may be in-home cooking classes where you hire a chef to make a gourmet meal while sharing