Dear Wendy readers are some of the most intelligent, stylish, super cool people around (it’s a proven fact), so it’s a no-brainer to feature some of their favorite products. Many of the recommended products happen to be affiliate products, which means I’ll receive a commission on any click-throughs or purchases you make through the affiliate links. As always, I appreciate your support! Today’s recommendations come from my friend, Emily, whose writings have graced DW here, here,here, here, and here. Fun fact: Many, many moons ago, Emily and I wrote a product recommendation blog together. These days, Emily lives in Boston with her musician husband and her insane and adorable dogs. She’s currently drinking too much coffee, watching movies she’s already seen, or bleaching her roots. Here are some of her current favorite things:
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Yesterday was Drew’s 48th birthday, but maybe as exciting: it was Jackson’s half birthday and he is now 6-1/2. Parenting a 6-1/2-year-old is way different than parenting a 2-1/2-year-old, which might not come as a big surprise. There are little things about this age that I wasn’t expecting, not because they’re surprising but because, like a lot of parenting, they’re experiences you don’t think about until you have to or until they happen. Some recent experiences that highlight how grown-up 6-1/2 is these days: [click to continue…]
After a stressful couple of years in which I didn’t prioritize myself (my health, well-being, etc.), I vowed to make 2018 a year of good self-care (or at least, relaxing a bit more). So far, I’m pretty on track: On the medical front: I’ve started bimonthly acupuncture sessions to treat my alopecia and anxiety; I had a dental cleaning last month; I get a full physical and gyne exam next week; and I see my endocrinologist a few weeks after that. I still need to see the dermatologist, but I’ll get to it. I’m also working toward changing my diet, eliminating/reducing foods that increase inflammation and eating more of those that fight inflammation. I am sleeping better and have more energy during the day.
More fun that all of than though are the small (and big) pleasures I enjoy as a way to practice self-care. A few of my favorites that I’ve embraced this year:
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