Skin Food: Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is an amazing skin food.  It is packed with skin healing and anti-inflamatory properties, which makes it my favorite skin product.  All you need to do is get your hands on one aloe vera leaf and extract the gel from it.  The process is very simple.  Just take your leaf and wash it, peel it, dice it, and store it in the fridge.

I like to squeeze a small aloe cube on my palm and then spread the gel all over my face after cleaning and toning. There is no need to wash it off as it dries fairly quick.  It leaves your face smooth and lightly moisturized.  It is the best face primer I have found, plus it is completely natural. You can use it everyday to keep your complexion smooth and clear.

How to Boost Your Baby’s Development


There is this App for your iPhone called BabySparks, which I believe is a must for new moms with babies from 0-12 months.   It contains different activities with step by step videos and text explanations that help stimulate your baby according to his/her developmental stage.  BabySparks covers seven areas of development: Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Cognitive, Speech, Sensory, Self-Care, and Social-Emotional.  The cost is just $4.99 and the new app for babies 13-24 months is soon to come :).