More Than Her Curls: What My Daughter Taught Me About Beauty

I am the first to unabashedly admit that I love my daughter Frankie’s hair. It’s fairy tale hair: long, blond spirals down to the middle of her back. Little girls on the playground call it princess hair; older women stop us in grocery store aisles and can’t help but comment on how pretty it is. My daughter, to her credit, says thank you then rolls her eyes once backs are turned. I gush, “I wish it were mine!” ...more
Frankie is very matured, amazingly, for her age to say,  “You thought I wasn’t going to be ...more


How's everyone's spring break gone this week. It has been a real soggy one here for sure for the kiddos. I've taken the opportunity to get some home time under my belt and a tad of painting....more

Flaxseed Hair Gel Made From Scratch

For years I've struggled with buying the right oils and moisturizers for my hair.  My tresses are fine, so adding too much oil tends to weigh it down.  Not to mention hair products in general can be pricey.  Rather than break the bank, my friend Dana recommended that I make my own natural gel.  She gave me a recipe for Flaxseed gel. Check it out!...more

Hair Saga

Yes. If you are a woman you know. that hair is a never ending saga full of horrible dye jobs. hacked hair cuts and if your lucky. the occasional good hair day. I. since that fateful emotional hormone induced seizure which ended in me telling the stylist to cut all my long beautiful hair off and the stylist transforming me into Liza Minnelli. :jazz hands: I have been growing it back out. My hair grows fast. Which is good....more
Short hair requires too much maintenance for me. I can be much lazier about my hair when it's ...more

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Much Ado about a Do

I did it. It is embarrassing to admit, but a few years ago I paid $350 to do one of those Keratin straightening treatments on my hair. I wanted silky tresses again. See, I used to have them. But the hormones and perhaps incredibly poor nutrition during a few pregnancies transformed once perfectly decent hair into a logistical nightmare of four different textures. My hair is a mishmash of corkscrew curls, some frizzy waves, some straight and some confused....more
I think it is women who are obsessed with blonde hair, much more so than women. And, speaking as ...more

Wearing Someone Else's Hair on Your Head: Part 2

If this post had a sub-head, it might be: "Whether or Not to Listen to Your Common Sense"...

Post #14, Kerastase Oleo Relax

Hello out there!My new post is up on my blog today!It's about a shampoo and conditioner that I have recently tried from Kerastase (a french hair line owned by Loreal) called "oleo relax"I am very picky about hair products. My hair is even more picky about them. With that  being said, I loved writing this review! I was actually very excited to share it with all of you!Come check it out if you're looking for a new shampoo/conditioner! ...more

I'm Losing My Hair!

It's totally normal to lose over 100 strands of your hair a day.  But, it's not normal when the back of your head looks like this:...more