Life In the Hive

Trading Tangles for Tamer Tresses!

Trading Tangles for Tamer Tresses!

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I had some high hopes. Matching outfits. Taking her to get her ears pierced. Painting our nails together. Braiding her hair while we watched Full House reruns. You know   And some of those things definitely came true. She’s a HUGE fan of Uncle Jesse, painted nails, and matching hoodies. She’s only four and begging for the day I’ll let her pick out her first earrings. And, she has hair! The brushing part? Not so much what I had in mind.  You see, my daughter is a free spirit, and...

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Seriously, Wash Your Face

Seriously, Wash Your Face

Wash your face. You hear it all the time. It’s important, and you need to wash your face. I know. I get it. I heard you, mom. But...why? You see, I never really outgrew the WHY stage of toddlerhood. I’m all about following the rules, and doing what I’m told...when it’s justified. I brush my teeth because I don’t want cavities. I wear my seatbelt because I don’t think I’d look really good if I flew through the windshield. I pack healthy lunches for my kids, because I understand the importance of a healthy diet. But, why do I actually...

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Sunny Days and Harmful Rays!

Sunny Days and Harmful Rays!

Let’s talk sun care! If you’re anything like me, you were raised in a world that adored the Coppertone Tan. We baked our tiny bodies, and admired those beautiful tan lines. We were crispy, and often burnt, and took horrific satisfaction in peeling those burns down our backs. Well, thankfully, times have changed! We did a little research, and we learned that the sun, though amazing for many things, is a little bit harsh on our skin. So, what are we going to do about it? Well, we’re going to slather our babies in the strongest, most effective sunscreen we...

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Get the Most out of Your Bubbles!

Get the Most out of Your Bubbles!

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you didn’t get the full money’s worth from something you’re using, right? As a mom, I get that. When the mix all the Play Doh colours together the first time they use them, or leave the lids off of the markers and they all dry out overnight, or dump every single bubble container on the deck the second the lids have been taken off...well...you’ve been there. Nobody likes to see things go to waste. That's one reason I’m such a fan of the Beauty From Bees Bubble Baths. They are as cost-effective as they...

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Clearing Up Cradle Cap

Clearing Up Cradle Cap

Cradle cap. It sounds like an adorable style of bonnet, doesn’t it? Until your perfect ball of newborn baby suddenly grows scalp scales and you’re doing everything in your power not to take a Brillo pad to their shiny, round head.Cradle cap, as it turns out, isn’t as cute as it sounds. It’s basically dead skin, mixed with excess sebum, stuck to the top of your babe’s head. It’s harmless and not contagious, but it can be a little unsightly.  My kids were all born with HAIR. None of this bald until two deal over here. I swear my daughter...

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