Five Tips For Summer Jewelry Care

With the sun shining and a full calendar of outside activities over the month ahead, maintaining the shine and beauty of your jewelry might not be on the top of your to-do list. No matter where your summer plans take you, there are a few tips and tricks you should follow to ensure that your jewelry stays in tip-top shape for both the summer and the years to come.

Between pool chemicals, garden dirt and sunscreen, your most precious pieces of jewelry will come in contact with dozens of chemicals that can leave films of residue or remove layers of shine on your jewelry.

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Becoming a WAHM: Using your talents to make money

It’s probably one of the most searched subjects in Pinterest, and that’s merely a guess based on the incredibly high number of posts advertising easy money from home. Bringing home the bacon while being able to also stay home with your children is a win-win in everyone’s eyes. Whether you took an income loss by leaving your full time job to stay home or your family could use a little extra income to play with, bringing in some money can add to your overall feeling of security when your current job is raising your children — which we all know is the hardest job, boasting no pay, but high rewards. But, what if you could spend your time at home with your kids doing something you love anyway, with the added bonus of making some money from it? There are so many sites and opportunities to showcase your hidden talents, your inherited skills, and your passionate hobbies that can make bringing in some money from home worth it from all aspects.

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How to Waterproof Your Makeup for Summer

If you’re going to be sweating in the heat or getting wet at the pool, you probably aren’t planning on caking your face with makeup or getting super “glammed” up — but if you want to look a little more polished or feel uncomfortable going completely bare faced, there are ways to waterproof your makeup. Aside from the obvious “waterproof” label found on makeup products, read on to learn 4 key things that will give your makeup added staying power and keep it from melting off your face this summer.

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Maternity Leave vs Me-Ternity Leave- It’s No Vacation

It’s no secret that the United States’ maternity leave laws are some of the worst in the world. New mothers barely have time to get settled into their new lives as sleep-deprived and exhausted parents before they are shuffled back into the working world. Oftentimes their partners get very little to no time away from work to help the recovery process, leaving the vulnerable state of a new mom’s physical and emotional well-being at stake. It is a stressful time in which many parents feel goes by way too fast.

During those six to eight weeks that women are generally given by employers for maternity leave in the US, most parents are struggling to stay afloat. Sleep is rare and spit-up is aplenty. You are eating standing up while bouncing a baby, hoping that a shower is in your future. Your entire routine has been shaken up, and nothing is about you anymore. It’s about this tiny little person you are holding, who is possibly screaming in your ear that he/she wants to eat for the twelfth time that day. Any new parent on maternity leave will tell you it’s stressful, exhausting, overwhelming, and scary. No one thinks that maternity leave is a vacation from work. Well, no one except this woman. 

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Pushing through the hell week challenge

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Erik Bertrand Larssen. All opinions are 100% mine.

This past week, after reading the book Hell Week: Seven Days to Be Your Best Self by Erik Bertrand Larssen, I undertook the Hell Week Challenge, doing my best to push myself and follow Larssen’s instructions to make improvements in all areas of my life. If you are curious as to what Hell Week is all about, read my first post, Take Back Your Life with the Hell Week Challenge. I wrote about the first three days of Hell Week here. Check those posts out if you haven’t already. I just wrapped up my Hell Week Challenge as a stay at home/work from home mom. Here is how I pushed through the Hell Week Challenge and why, after experiencing it all, I would do it again.

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Bohemian Resort Wear by Rikshaw Design

Before you grab your passport and fly off to some dreamy destination, you have to pack your bag, and you are going to want to pack a few pieces from Rikshaw DesignRikshaw creates gorgeous pieces for women, babies, and kids that use hand block printed textiles for an artistic, bohemian style that is perfect for summer and vacation! We have some of our favorite Rikshaw pieces here to inspire you. 

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A Mom’s Hell Week Challenge

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Last weekend, we announced that one of our writers would be taking the Hell Week Challenge based on the book Hell Week: Seven Days To Your Best Self by Erik Bertrand Larssen. Well, I am that writer. My name is Kristen and I have been with Daily Mom for a year. I am a stay at home/work from home mama. I am checking in with you all to let you know how the Hell Week Challenge has gone for me so far. If you want to get ready to start your own Hell Week, order a copy of this book from Amazon and you can get started next week if you are ready! If you did not read our original post, check it out here. It explains how Hell Week works.

Hell Week has seven rules to follow every day, and each day has a theme that will challenge you in a different area of your life. And by challenge, I mean, force you to take a hard look at yourself and dig deep to be better! So, go check out the first post if you haven’t already and then come back here and see how the week has been for me so far.

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Keep Film Alive! Capture your Summer the Old-School Way

Think back to summer camp when you were a child. Chances are your mom had stuck a few disposable cameras in your backpack and sent you on your way. You didn’t think twice before pushing the shutter button, and when the week was over, you couldn’t wait to get home and have your pictures developed so you could see what you actually shot and relive those magical moments. That was the norm. That was how people took pictures. You had hard copy images you could hold in your hand, and chances are, you kinda loved it.

This summer, go retro on your road trip, tropical escape, or staycation by popping those tiny tubes of 35mm film back into your bag. But in this day and age, of course things have advanced, including film, disposable and instant cameras, and accessories, so your film experience will be anything but old news!

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The Best Swimwear of the Summer 2016

Are you ready to hit the beach and the pool this summer? The temperature is rising so get ready to splash around and cool off in the water in a new swimsuit. Don’t dig out that old tankini you’ve been wearing for years. You know your kids have outgrown their suits from last year. Celebrate summertime and get everyone a new swimsuit, including you! Here are our top picks for the best swimwear for the summer of 2016. 

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Take Back Your Life with The Hell Week Challenge

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If you often feel scattered, unproductive or out of control in your day to day life, you are not alone. Distractions slow you down, negativity leaves you frozen, and a lack of obtainable goals keeps you from achievement. What if you could change all that in one week? Sounds unbelievable, right? Wrong! There is a new book, just released here in the U.S., that can teach you to change your ways, create new habits and get control of your scattered life.

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Fashion Guide – Summer 2016

Summertime fashion is the most fun. You can show a little skin. The patterns and colors are more vibrant. You can get a little flirty with your wardrobe and we love that! Besides looking amazing, you want clothes that will travel well and keep you cool and comfortable. You want accessories that will work with you even when you are on the go. We’ve put together some of our favorite styles in this Fashion Guide for the Summer of 2016. 

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10 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon has a constant place in our households and on our tables. It is used in household cleaners for that fresh, clean smell and its cleaning power. It’s found in our water glasses at restaurants. It’s found in recipes for food and drink. Lemon is an all purpose great fruit to have around, but we are learning the extra punch that Lemon Essential Oil can provide!

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How to Create the Perfect Beach Wave

Messy hair is in, but that doesn’t mean that you should run out of the house with bed head. Instead, why not try your hand at the “beach wave”? What? You don’t live at the beach? No worries!

While this simple look can be achieved with a curling iron or a straightener, today we’ll walk you through 7 easy steps to mastering the beach wave at home with your curling iron. Once you get the hang of it, the perfect beach wave is easy peasy.

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