Being a parent is hard and our children do not come with manuals. Being a teenager is hard and we parents do not come with manuals either.
The problem with being a teenager is that it is like a roller coaster. It is a bit exhausting being a teenager and just as exhausting for parents who have to live with one. One minute they are happy and the next minute they want to scream at the world. I recall seeing a television program that talked about teens and the program explained in-depth that the teen brain is still “under construction”. The impulsiveness, the mood swings, and all that other crazy stuff is an important process in the brains development. I am sure glad to know that there is a reason for all this madness. I have to laugh when my daughter tells me that I don’t know what it is like to be a teenager. Good lord, do you think I could forget. I remember it starting out all awkward and stressful but I also remember it getting better. That is what I want my daughter to understand. It gets better!
I asked my daughter to share some thoughts with us. Things that us “Parents” should know. If she feels this way I’m sure there are other teens that feel the same. I’m proud of my daughter for being a voice. Asking her to do the video is one more way for me to understand and to continue to stay connected with her. Parents talk to your teenagers and teenagers talk to your parents. We parents are not as lame as you think we are and we love you more than you could ever imagine.
Here what my teen has to say:
There is nothing complicated about using this crème.
I recommend using only a small amount of this product and dispersing it evenly throughout your hair.
It can leave a heavy feeling if you over apply.
If your hair needs a little extra help holding curls you can apply a small amount of the crème to your damp hair, blow dry, and style with your curling iron or curling wand.
It’s great for the teenager that is running late and just as great for the mom who is running late too.
I will also say that you get your money’s worth with this product. I cannot recall exactly but I’m pretty sure I paid somewhere between $4 and $6 for this months ago and I still have tons of product to use. A little most definitely goes a long way.
Today is going to be a very tough day. How do I know? As I was climbing out of bed this morning and I seriously think I heard my muscles scream “don’t move, I hurt”. Then I realized it was me that was screaming. Okay, so I am exaggerating a little but I want you to understand that every muscle in my body hurts. What have I done to myself ? We took our teenager and one of her friends to the ball field. The thing is I had a really great softball coach when I played ball and he worked us hard. He worked us hard and we became great. I could help but think about my old coach as I was taking my daughter through the old softball routine that I did when I played fast pitch softball. They were having a great time and my husband and I were having a great time. It turned out that we were having about two hours worth of a great time. Just so you know I’m lucky to complete a twenty-minute exercise routine. I should have already known that this would end badly for me.
I guess I could do the “On the bright side of things” saying. I think I will. On the bright side of things not only did we have an awesome time but my husband and I are getting our butts back in shape and it is a lot more fun than that twenty-minute work out I always think about doing each morning. Notice how I threw that think about doing in there.
The girls were whooped just as much as we were after our two-hour practice. My daughters friend told me that her previous practices didn’t work her as hard as we did. After our practice we still had to grocery shop. My body was already beginning to hurt. Don’t laugh! We started walking around collecting our groceries and I recall the girls went to grab something and my husband says to me “I think I need a wheel chair but don’t tell them I said that”. So as soon as the girls came back with whatever it was they had to have I told them what he said. He denied it. Now you can laugh.
As I sit here this morning drinking my coffee and although it feels like someone beat the hell out of me I can’t help but think how freaking awesome it is that I get to do something I really enjoy with the people I really love.
So if anyone finds me laying on the ground like in the graphic below. At least everyone will know that I went out happy.
It’s always this time of the year when my hair really has had enough. The cold weather really dries out my hair. I’ve broken hairs and have been shedding all winter long. I’ve mixed concoctions together to find something that makes my hair feel good. I liked the outcome of this one a lot so I could not wait to share.
Things you will need:
Any bowl that you can microwave for a few minutes.
Marshmallow Emollient (referred to as a moisturizer- are products that help to soften skin or to treat skin that has become dry. Most emollients are forms of oil or grease. You could use coconut oil or olive oil instead, if you have that one hand.
I purchased the Marshmallow Emollient at a local herb store called Cheryl’s Herbs (great place). It cost $6.70 and it last months. You use this very sparingly. Here is a link to her website: http://www.cherylsherbs.com/
1 Egg (I use 2 because I have very thick hair)
Small brush to paint the mixture on (you can use your hands if you don’t have this)
Oh and a towel to wrap around you because this will get messy.
First you want to put a tablespoon of the marshmallow emollient in your bowl.
Now break your egg and add it to the emollient.
Mix them together with your brush (fork and whisk will work too)
Now apply the mixture to your hair. I clip most of my hair to the top of my head and do it in sections. I have so much hair!
It will get hard as you are applying the mixture. Don’t panic thats normal. Ha! Ha! By the time you finish applying it will be nice and crispy!
Leave the mixture in for about 30-40 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Shampoo and condition as you normally would.
Add just another dab of the emollient to your damp hair (about 60-70% dry).
Now you can blow dry and style your hair.
Love that shine!
For an extra treat for the hair do some no heat curls instead of a blow dry and style. Click on the link below for a great no heat curl tutorial by my friend LadyLenzing.
To learn how to do no heat curls follow this link:
I was doing a little cleaning and organizing and stumbled on to a product that I haven’t used for a long time. When I did use it I very much liked it. I almost threw it away but decided to open it up and take a look at it. The remaining product looked the same as far as color, consistency, and even smell. We all know if something passes the smell test that it is good to go. I decided to use it and I’m glad I did. I wish I would have taken a before picture so that you could see how much my lips needed this. The product is Lip Apeel by Skinlogics. It’s a mask for your lips. I also like the cool packaging! It’s super cute and handy.
You put the mask on and let it dry on your lips and then wipe it gently with a warm cloth. Like this:
Then you put the moisturizer on your lips and “Wah-la”. Your lips look beautiful and kissable. Like this:
If the winter chaps your lips this is a great products. It is a little costly but it last for a long time. Here is a link to the BeautiControl website where you can purchase. Amazon may have it as well but I didn’t have time to check.