When I became pregnant the first time around, I was signed to a modeling agency that is named, and specializes in “Expecting Models.” I figured it would be a great opportunity to possibly pick up some extra work (and cash) with my growing belly. Well, while I was submitted and considered for several jobs the first pregnancy, I did not get booked for any jobs until my second pregnancy. During my second pregnancy I was luck y enough to be in the right place at the right time! The place being Miami and the time being about 16...

12 minute meal… Shrimp & veggies. Serves 2. 18 large raw shrimp (do not use already cooked shrimp) 1/2 cup colored peppers sliced thin 1 cup broccoli 1 cup spinach 1 tbsp hoisin sauce Salt, pepper & garlic powder Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Add everything except hoisin sauce and spinach. Add 2 tbsp water and cook covered on medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir then add spinach and cover for 3 minutes. Add hoisin sauce, stir and serve with 1/2 cup brown rice or over 1/2 cup rice noodles. This healthy “Shrimp...

Repost from Sunshine & Rein Every since I purchased a white button down shirt from Janie and Jack for my son to wear at his little man mustache bash (outfit shown below as look 1), it was an instant wardrobe staple. Not only should grown men have a classic white button down shirt in their closet but so should little men. Here are five ways my little man wears his.   Look 1: With Suspenders and a Bow Tie  Pants with Braces: Zara (similar: here) | Suspenders: (similar: here) | Bow tie: Janie and Jack (similar: here or here)...

A mustache for Movember! ...

A post by 53 Weeks contributor Dr. Andres Bustillo, MD As a facial plastic surgeon, I have seen many things in my career. You name it and I have seen it. Well, so I thought, until last week. A nice and attractive woman in her late forties came to my office to consult about a facelift. As I like to do with all my patients, I conversed with her to get to know her. This may sound superficial coming from a plastic surgeon, but I think this is an important part of “ being able to make the patient happy.” How can you realistically make...

One of the biggest challenges of being a Mom is taking care of yourself. When we were single and unattached to these little ones, we had all the time we needed on a daily basis to primp and go, but might simply run late due to poor time management and indecision about the right color of lipstick for the day! Well, when the early morning wake-ups calls strike via crying or the cute, happy coo’s full with another day of energy, it can be easy to toss our “beauty regimen” to the wayside. I’m definitely guilty of this..I...

Name: Erin Kennedy Salvetti Child & Age: Grace, 1.5 years old Hometown/Current Location: Atascadero, Ca/ Irvine, Ca Quick Bio: I am a mom a wife and a business owner. After moving 3 times this past year for my husbands job we have landed in Orange County Ca…at least for the time being! I own a barre workout company called “Barre8 Fitness.” It is an effective combo of the strength found in dance technique, the balance of yoga and the core work of Pilates. I teach at various locations around Southern Ca and instruct...

Traveling with a baby is easier than you might think (if you’ve never done it), especially if they’re still immobile! ha!! Seriously though, I remember Raef’s first plane ride. I was worried if we’d have enough food, would he cry, what about the recycled cabin air and close proximity to random strangers who carry germs!?! I did my online research, asked around…stressed about how to pack and what to pack, would I have enough of everything he’d need? His first flight was international from Miami to the...

Homemade Baby Food Recipe One of the few pre-packaged baby foods my little one eats on a consistent basis is Happy Family’s organic Amaranth Ratatouille. It’s slightly textured with grains of quinoa and filled with yummy vegetables. I decided to make something similar at home and it tastes even better than the one in the store. This homemade baby food quinoa ratatouille is filled with zucchini, eggplant, sweet peppers, squash and tomato, with the addition of quinoa. If you haven’t jumped on the quinoa train yet, making it for your...

I was looking for a cute gift idea for a baby (diaper) shower (sprinkle), but I was a little short on time and hesitant to go all out with a multilayer diaper cake…so I did some online searching and found out how to create a diaper bundle! I’ve also seen it referred to as a stork bundle…imagine the top being where a stork would carry it in its mouth. The great thing about it is that it doesn’t take a ton of time, diapers or a whole lot of “know how.” Anyone can do this…in minutes!!! So the first...

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