WTFluff is a Skincare Regimen and Why Should I Use One?

I have to admit, before I joined Beautycounter, I would have LOLed in your face if you told me I needed to have a skincare regimen. First of all, that sounds fancy, and I am NOT fancy. Also, I’m a mom and I’m lucky if I take a couple showers a week. Full disclosure- one of my goals for 2019 is to be more diligent about my personal skincare routine, but I have been learning so much about regimens and how they work well together and I thought I should share. 

There are four steps required for a cohesive, highly effective skincare regimen.

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Happy New Year from the McIntyres!

It’s January 2nd, so naturally I’m just now getting around to posting our Christmas card photos! We absolutely loved the photos and editing style of my friend Stephanie’s family photos, so we had to hire Meghan Cavin for ourselves!

Hadley was being a total stinker and basically refused to smile aaaand had just gotten over like six straight weeks of being sick. We were ten minutes late to our thirty minute session and I sincerely thought we may all die. But we made it, jumped right in, and Meghan worked major magic in the time we had! It honestly may have been better that way- family photos are Brian’s worst nightmare, so that it was short & sweet probably helped him loosen up and just enjoy it. I’m hoping he doesn’t scroll all the way to the bottom to see the cheesy couple photos. ;)

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Abs are Made in the Kitchen- My Six Week Results from FWTFL

Oh my gosh, I have been so excited to share this with y’all! I have really enjoyed my experience with FASTer Way to Fat Loss and found so much freedom in it. Just a little disclaimer- I am not a nutritionist or medical professional. I’m just sharing my own personal experience & it is not to be taken as medical advice or professional guidance.

I have been getting a LOT of questions over on IG and wanted to make sure I touched on everything! I initially found out about this program through my friend Stephanie over at Olive and Tate. Her progress pictures were bangin’ AND she ate Chipotle & drank wine while she was doing it, so it seemed manageable to me. I really needed a kick in the pants as far as my food consumption was going- B and I were just in a crazy lazy rut of (not kidding) Easy Mac and frozen pizza. Yikes. I am headed to Palm Beach in January for a Beautycounter incentive trip and I was nervous af about being in a bathing suit among so many gorgeous women. That may be a shallow reason to have started, buuut I’m just being honest.

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9 Tips for Travel with a Baby

I get asked alllllll the time how the heck we travel so much with Hadley. It’s not like we’re going to Morocco or anything (#goals tho), but at least once a month she is on a trip somewhere! She has been to 6 states and 10 cities on 12 different trips in ten months- WHEW! Traveling with a baby always has its challenges (bye-bye nap schedule!) but really I’m so grateful we do it and that she has already had so many cool experiences!

I thought I’d share some of our tried and true tips, especially those that worked on our first airplane trip to New York last week! Please for the love, do not consider me an expert, ha! I just have been asked a dozen times for this advice and I know there is a ton of anxiety that surrounds this topic so I hope this helps!

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5 Ways to Not Let Busy-ness Rule Your Day

Back in the day, I was the most punctual person in the world. If I wasn’t fifteen minutes early, I was late. AND had a heart attack about it. Living in the Philippines after college slooowly started to break me of my neuroses about timeliness. Everything happens on island time over there, and nobody minds a bit. Scheduled events would frequently happen over an hour later than they were supposed to, and friends would casually stroll in to coffee dates wayyy later than this crazy pants would have liked. I finally got used to it and began to (almost, maybe, kind of sort of) enjoy just being instead of having to do all the time.

But alas, much to my chagrin, people in the US don’t give so much leeway. If I’m an hour late to an event, I’ve missed it. If I’m 15 minutes late to a coffee date, that cuts in to our quality time (my love language!) because my friend has to go pick their kiddo up at exactly 10:22 am. As much as I wish I could spend more time being instead of doing these days, our schedules and society don’t really allow it.

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#worldbreastfeedingweek & the whole story...

I haven’t said much about #worldbreastfeedingweek because honestly, I haven’t known what to say. I’m still not sure I have the right words, but here goes nothin’. 

When this first photo was taken, I had not a freaking clue what my breastfeeding journey was going to be like. I had been experiencing pain, cracks, bleeding, you name it. But I had been told that if you can make it past the first month, you’re good. So I kept pushing through the pain. 

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It's just a tooth...

"It's just a tooth," I told myself as I choked back tears. I knew it was a silly thing to be sad about, but that dang tooth made me so emotional. 

Never again will my sweet baby girl flash me that gummy grin. She'll never be my toothless little baby again. I probably sound like a crazy person if you're reading this... unless you're a mom. I hear over and over and over again that the months are fleeting and time flies by, but I never really understood it until now. 

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After the Fourth Trimester

We made it! Hadley is 3 months old and mama is officially out of the fourth trimester. But... now what? 

Over the last few months, I have been quick to give myself grace, take lots of breaks, and uh- not work out. I think I'd given myself this idea that after the fourth trimester we would be out of the woods and I would start to feel "normal" again. The only problem with that is, absolutely nothing is normal. My body isn't even close to "normal" and, oh yeah, there's still a tiny human who lives in my house and dictates how my days go.

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All the Things I Thought I Knew

Ahh, that blissful, quiet, peaceful time before I was a parent and when I knew everything. I used a significant portion of the copious free time I had to think about what kind of parent I would be- and subsequently judge other parents, naturally. And then, after approximately five minutes (but seriously, less than a month and a half) of marriage, ta-daaaa! You're pregnant! Turns out sometimes when you ask for something you get it. Huh. 

The hits started coming early. Before I was pregnant, I thought I would only eat organic, healthy nutrient dense whole foods to make sure my unborn child had the best of the best. That is, until I actually got pregnant and craved Poptarts (unfrosted strawberry is the best, don't @ me), Easy Mac, and Hershey's cookies and cream bars. Whatever. I took a prenatal. Most days. 

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