Review: Shea Moisture Baby Eczema Therapy

Review: Shea Moisture Baby Eczema Therapy

I’m in love. I’m forever in search for baby products I like because my little man is my life.  

 Today’s haul.! 
We went to cvs looking for products I can use on my daughters hair, and mine since we both have pitifully thin hair and hers is patchy, so we wanted to try something new. I needed to pick up some teething tablets for Oliver and came across this Shea Moisture eczema treatment.


Oliver does NOT have eczema, Holly does, and I do also, so he may develop it down the road but right now it’s not an issue. I’m always looking for moisturizing lotions to use on baby Dean because he loves lotion time, and so do I.

When I opened it I was a little confused because it looks like a scrub. It’s grainy and feels like a shower scrub that you would wash off. In reality it’s kind of a exfoliant that dissolves when rubbed into the skin which is AWESOME in the terms of eczema treatment especially, since sometimes just lathing lotion over the bumps doesn’t do as much as scrubbing them with something a little more rigid. I took my crying, tired, angry little baby from his daddy and laid him down to lotion him up, as soon as I started rubbing this product on his little arms he calmed down and started smiling. I then spent half an hour rubbing it into his entire little body, then my daughter Holly’s arms, and my super dry heels. I’m so impressed. I didn’t buy this with plans of making a blog post about it but I think it could be beneficial for people of all ages who struggle with not just eczema, but maybe just dry skin or rough patches. It goes on like a scrub but the end result is an ultra moisturized area that isn’t greasy, and feels amazing. I think it would work great on problem areas like elbows, knees, heels, hands. I plan on working this into my regimen as well as my babies. Definitely a great buy.

Find it (and other great reviews,) for $8 here.

  We followed it up with Bath and Body works “sleep,” and bubba was passed out within ten minutes without nursing or anything. Definitely a new nighttime routine.!!

A New Year

A New Year

2015 has been the year of most change for me (and my hubby,) by far. We have struggled. I lost the best man I ever knew when I was eight months pregnant. I buried that man on my birthday at a funeral that I had to plan. We met the little boy who’s going to call me mama. I counted his fingers and toes. I cried. I cried a lot. We bought a new home, and said goodbye to our first one. We bought two cats. We watched our little girls turn three. Our lives have changed in more ways than I can begin to count, and yet here I am wondering where 2015 went.

Wasnt January just a couple months ago.?

2016 has snuck up on me fast, and I’m having trouble figuring out who it is I want to be this year. What I want to do..

I want to get back into photography. I want to finish my studio, and offer makeup/ bodouir package sessions, because those are two things that make me happy.

I want to be a better wife to my husband. Some days I worry that he only gets the worst of me, and I’ve been working on it. I want 2016 to be our best year yet.

I want to do my makeup often. I want to do it on the days I’m not leaving the house, and even if I have no one to impress. I want to to do what I love.

I’m going to continue to give my babies everything that I have.

I want to spend as much time with family as I can. Losing people will show you how short our time here really is.

More than anything I want to be kinder to myself. I’ve been trying to be more body positive. More loving towards myself..  It’s hard. I suffered from anorexia, and bulimia as a teenager, and I still have trouble looking at myself in the mirror, especially after two babies. I try to look in the mirror every day and find three things to love about myself. I’m trying to take Aaron’s words to heart when he tells me so often how beautiful I am. I’m trying to see myself through his eyes.

I don’t have any major changes to make in 2016. I’m pretty pleased with where I am, and where my life is going. All I want to do in this new year is to continue becoming a better me. 

I want to continue trying to love myself for me, and for everything I have to offer so that I can teach my little humans how to do the same.
*photo by Cody & Allison Photography*

To all the Girls

To all the Girls

I’ve been thinking about something a lot lately. Something I think needs to be talked about. Why is it that some of us are harder on ourselves than anyone else is.? Why do we expect so much of ourselves.?

To the girl who spends three hours doing their makeup and hair, you’re beautiful. 

To the girl who spends five minutes getting ready in the mornings, you’re beautiful.

Do you step on the scale every morning and feel your eyes well up with tears because you’re not the size 2 you were in highschool.? Do you look in the mirror and resent those stretch marks that you have now that you had your baby.? Well don’t. You’re beautiful. 

Do you compare yourself to the girls in the magazines.? The ones on tv.? Don’t. They are gorgeous, but so are you.

Perfection is just a theory. Beauty isn’t a cookie cutter, it comes in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life. 

To the girls who say horrible things about themselves, who put themselves down.. Would you be friends with someone who treated you the way you treat yourself.? 

If not then something needs to change. 

You need to cut yourself slack. You’re only human. Every single aspect of you tells a story that only you can. 

Do what makes you feel good, do what makes YOU happy. Stop worrying about everyone else because you will never please everyone.

You are beautiful. You are enough.

Little Man

Little Man

I know a boy who loves me without caring that I’ve made a thousand mistakes, or that I’ll make a million more. When he thinks his tiny world is falling apart he looks to me to comfort him. He holds my finger in his little hand when he’s afraid of all the new and overwhelming things this world has to offer, and he trusts in me completely, that I’ll protect him, that I’ll keep him warm, rock him when he cries, and above all that I’ll love him unconditionally. I know a boy who looks at me and sees his whole world looking back at him while I’m holding my whole world in my arms.I don’t want to see him grow, quicker than I can blink, into a man who has a life of his own. I just want to keep this moment forever.