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Baby Aurelia: Newborn No More! by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty When Aurelia was about 3 months old, she started to smile. No longer was she a newborn. Suddenly, she had a personality, and our former cranky old grandpa blossomed seemin ... Read on »
The One Thing Everybody Says When You Have a Newborn by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Enjoy it! It goes by so fast! That’s what everybody says when you have a newborn baby. Enjoy it! Enjoy it! It’s like a war cry for parents who have been through the tr ... Read on »
Newborn Aurelia photos by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty I have 6 months of old photos ready to burst out of me! Here are just a few of my favorite photos from Aurelia’s newborn phase. (And, by the way: newborns look like cr ... Read on »
Welcome To The World, Aurelia Courtney by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Oh, hey, guys! I’m Aurelia (although known to the Big People Who Keep Me Alive as The Captain, Bunny Love, Railey Roo, Da Bun, and OMIGODILOVEYOUSOMUCH). Sooo, I ... Read on »
Anatomy of a Secret Pregnancy: How I Hid My Baby From Social Media by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty When you sign up for a reality show, certain things are a given: You will attract haters on social media. Strangers will be convinced they know details about your ... Read on »
No More Secrets! by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty I hate secrets. I’m not good at keeping them, and I don’t want to have them. One of my favorite things about my relationship with Erik is our emotional intimacy: we’re ... Read on »
Introducing Baby Aurelia Nancy Courtney! by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty FINALLY! Her photo was published in OK Magazine today and so we have the all-clear to post about our baby bunny love, Aurelia Nancy Courtney! Baby Aurelia is alrea ... Read on »
Why I Was Terrified of Giving Birth by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty For as long as I can remember, I’ve been terrified of delivery. The idea that you’re supposed to squeeze something the size of a watermelon out of something that’s the ... Read on »
Giveaway: Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty It’s been a long time since I’ve done a giveaway, and so I decided to do a fun one for my fellow preggos/new moms (or anybody dealing with stretch marks)! I’ve partner ... Read on »
Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Duchess Kate stole my name. Now that we know Princess Charlotte’s full name–Charlotte Elizabeth Diana–it feels like it could never have been anything but. Charlott ... Read on »
Introducing the Princess of Cambridge! by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty It’s a girl! And obviously Baby Princess of Cambridge is the future best friend of Baby Girl Courtney. I mean, they’re practically the same age. (English boarding school, ... Read on »
Do you still consider yourself a beauty blogger? by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty I’ve posted a lot recently about being discontented with beauty blogging–to the point where readers, Facebook friends, and even Erik have all commented asking what my next ... Read on »
Get Thee to a Nunnery! (Newlyweds: Episode 7) by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Loved this week’s episode so much. It made me happy that you guys got to see more of Erik, pulling back the veil on his story and childhood. There was so much good stuff t ... Read on »
Newlyweds: Episode 6 (It’s a Girl!) by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty It’s a girl! Erik and I were both hoping and praying for a daughter, but we each had a dream that it was a boy (as did my father). Weirdly, I actually had a dream I wa ... Read on »
Newlyweds: Episode 5 (My First Trimester!) by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty For as long as I can remember, I’ve been terrified of pregnancy. I’m a squeamish person: the type who faints when getting blood drawn and needs somebody to hold my han ... Read on »
A little realness about being capital-B “Busy” (plus a video on my recent Europe trip) by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty So after yesterday’s post and big announcement, I know some of you are finally cottoning on to why life has been so different for me recently and why the blog posts went f ... Read on »
Surprise: I’m Pregnant! by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty The cat’s out of the bag! (Are you guys surprised? I feel like it was the worst kept secret ever. Seriously, this took Herculanean efforts. SO MUCH TO TELL YOU.) When ... Read on »
NJC Hall of Fame: The beautyblender by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty There are very, very few beauty products that “wow” me—but when I discovered the beautyblender, it literally changed my beauty life. First, a little background. I’ve h ... Read on »
How to Transform Your Beauty Routine from Winter to Spring by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Your winter beauty routine is really all about survival: keeping yourself covered, protected, and hydrated while battling harsh elements, freezing temps outdoors and moist ... Read on »
Newlyweds: Episode 3 (My Favorite Earplugs and 40 Chews) by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty If you watched last night’s episode, you saw another reason why I’m a giant weirdo (we like to call it “quirky” ’round these parts), specifically: my habit of chewing food ... Read on »