Mother Knows Best!

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It is kind of hard to believe that Mother’s Day is this weekend! This year is already flying at an impressive speed for me. One major reason for my time flying by has been the addition of Miss Zoey into our family. I am honored to have Hyland’s sponsoring this post.

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It has been five years since I had a baby, so although I have done this all before, it was all pretty new to me again! Babies are a lot of work, but they bring so much joy into a home. When I would have late nights, early mornings, or just would struggle with the adjustment of having another child in our home, I always knew that I could rely on my mom.  [Read more…]

Spa Inspired Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I think all moms could probably agree that one thing they want for Mother’s Day is a little pampering! There is just nothing quite like the feeling of being pampered a little! That is why I wanted to give you several DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas that will help mom get a little pampering!

Spa Inspired Mother's Day Gift Ideas on www.girllovesglam.com

I wanted to share a fun mix of DIY cosmetics, scrubs, soaps, spa kits, etc so that you could find the one that would be JUST right for your momma! I hope you can be inspired to gift your mom the gift of pampering this year! [Read more…]

Flower Bath Bombs (A Great Gift Idea!)

You know that person your life who seems to have everything? Or maybe it is the person who just doesn’t really want anything? They make shopping for different holidays SO difficult! Whether it is for a birthday or Mother’s Day that is just around the corner, these flower bath bombs would make a perfect gift!

Easy Flower Bath Bombs that are an AWESOME gift idea! on www. girllovesglam.com

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Remembering to Create Time for Yourself this Mother’s Day

I remember hearing women say that they hated Mother’s Day. As a teenager, the thought of having a day to celebrate the woman seemed like something really special. Now that I am a mother, I can kind of understand where these women were coming from. Mother’s Day can be hard. You see the tributes others make to their moms, and while it’s never something you should ever do, I can’t help but compare myself to the others.

I often have to remind myself that we are all just trying our best to be the mother that our kids need. Mother’s Day isn’t the time to tear yourself down. It’s a day to both celebrate the role of motherhood, and feel celebrated by the ones you care for the most! It’s a day to both treat, and feel treated by others. This Mother’s Day take time to yourself somehow. This may be as big as going to get a manicure and pedicure or as small as just taking a long shower! I have been using the Garnier® Whole Blends™ Refreshing Hair Care with Green Apple and Green Tea Extracts products and they make me feel like I am in a spa every time I wash my hair! The new Garnier® Whole Blends™ is a full range of naturally inspired hair care shampoo, conditioner, and treatments. You can find the right blend for your hair care or hair type!

Let’s face it, we all have our good days and our bad days, but we try our best and that should be celebrated! So instead of thinking so literally when you think about creating that picture perfect Mother’s Day, think about truly celebrating all that is motherhood. The good and the bad. Because even the bad makes us grow.

Creating the picture perfect Mother’s Day is up to you! Have a happy attitude, do something for yourself, and remember just how beautiful motherhood truly is.

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Motherhood: Bringing out the Bold

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I have never had to question how my mom feels about me. What I may have referred to as helicopter parenting as a teenager, I know realize was just my mom’s love and concern for me. I remember thinking that I wouldn’t grow up to be a helicopter mom and now I look in the mirror and see a helicopter mom in the full flesh.

Busy Mom Life on www.girllovesglam.com

Honestly though, being a helicopter mom isn’t as bad as it sounds. I like to let my daughter experience life, take risks, and even get some bruises along the way. My definition of a helicopter mom is the type of mom who wants to be involved in their child’s life. They want to hover over their lives enough to know what is going on, enough to let their child know they are interested, but far enough away to let the child learn and grow on their own. I know that isn’t everyone’s definition, but that is how I see it. [Read more…]

Floral and Polka Dot Acrylic Makeup Case

This post contains affiliate links and was written as a part of an ambassadorship with Expressions Vinyl.

Need a great Mother’s Day gift idea? Mother’s Day can be hard holiday to shop for because you want your gift to be thoughtful. The problem is a lot of thoughtful gifts aren’t necessarily things that mom can use. I love the idea of combining both a practical gift with something thoughtful that she will love. That’s why I decided to cover a clear acrylic makeup case with vinyl to turn it into a floral and polka dot makeup holder and fill it with some of my favorite beauty products as the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Floral Polka Dot Makeup Organizer

I think the best gifts to give are the ones that you would love to receive yourself. I know that I would love to receive this as a gift! It was really easy to make, so I will probably be making a duplicate for my own bathroom counter as well! To make your own you need… [Read more…]

Accessories with Meaning

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Endless Jewelry for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have collected a lot of jewelry over the years, but very few of those pieces have a lot of meaning. I love how all of my jewelry looks, but when I can find jewelry that looks really good and has meaning it is even better.

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Being a Mother

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Being a mother has completely changed how I think and feel about everything. I feel like saying that is even an understatement! I know it is probably the cheesiest thing to say, but I literally had no idea how much love my body was capable of until I became a mom. I never knew that someone who can make me so frustrated sometimes could also make me feel so much love in my heart too.

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I had a really great example of motherhood growing up in my own mom. She was always willing to sacrifice her own time to support me and my siblings. She always spent time with us and I have a lot of happy memories of my childhood because of that. I hope that by my choice of staying home and working from home, it will give me the time to be with my own child, and future children, to really make that same impact on their lives.  [Read more…]

The Perfect Gift for Mom

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Mother’s Day has always been a hard holiday for me to shop for. Ideally, I would find a gift that was either sweet and sentimental, or was a special treat for the moms in my life. Every year, I run out of time and end up just asking my mom what she wants for Mother’s Day and we end up giving my mother in law some sort of family photo.

This year needed to be different! Thankfully, I learned about Groupon’s Mother’s Day Gift Shop that is full of great gifts for moms. There are spa and beauty gifts, experiences, flowers and treats, and more to choose from. So, even though my mom and my mother in law are different, I know that I am able to find each of them great gifts in the same place!

There are experiences and gifts you can give, so it would be perfect to give your mom, your sister who is a mom, or even your mommy friends!

I absolutely loved the massage packages, hotel stays, restaurant gift cards, canvas prints, and jewelry! Any of those would make my mom and mother in law happy. I was surprised to see the huge variety that was offered. They even have cookie arrangements that you could send. How cute would those be if you sent them to your friends who are moms?!

I would love it if my husband gave me any of these gifts, but how awesome would it be to get the gift of a cleaner coming in and cleaning the house? I will definitely be dropping a hint to let him know that there is a deal on the Groupon’s Mother’s Day Gift Shop for home cleaning services!

There is even a Mother’s Day $0 Deal for 1 Year’s Worth of Spa Days on Groupon where you can enter the sweepstakes to win the ultimate Mother’s Day spa gift! They have Mother’s Day $0 Deal for Groupon’s Apple Watches Giveaway too!

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JTV Mother’s Day Gifts and Giveaway

Mother’s Day can be a really beautiful day for moms, but it can also be a hard day for moms. I know the moms who struggle with this day struggle for different reasons. Some feel like it is a frustrating day because they feel unappreciated every other day of the year, others don’t feel like they deserve the praise they receive on Mother’s Day. Me? I love Mother’s Day! I have always loved celebrating the moms in my life! I love calling my grandmas to wish them a happy Mother’s Day and spoiling my own mom. Now that I am a mother, I appreciate having the one day that I feel like a rock star. It doesn’t happen often, so I enjoy embracing it! I think all moms should learn to embrace Mother’s Day. It wasn’t created to make moms feel bad about themselves. That is quite the opposite!

This year, I wanted to do something extra special for my mom. That’s why I teamed up with JTV (Jewelry Television) and I am giving her this beautiful ring for Mother’s Day!

Ring Giveaway on www.girllovesglam.com

That sounds really cool, right? Well, it is even more special because I got one for me too! I think it will be a pretty special gift knowing that we both get to experience motherhood together. It is kind of a symbol of that. My mom has always been there for me. She has literally seen me at my best and at my worst. I call and text her constantly asking for advice with my own experiences I am having as a mother. I think these rings will be a symbol of that.

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