At some point, we've all dreamed of having glowing skin or flowing locks like our favorite celebrities. Unfortunately for us mere mortals, the beauty regimens of the stars are typically a little (or a lot) out of our price range. But as it turns out, Nicole Kidman has some practical skincare tips for all of us to hear, and it's advice we can actually handle (and afford).
Every parent wants protect their kids in every way possible, but you also want them to be confident, take risks, and — eventually — learn to navigate the world without you. If you're ready to let go a little, here are 15 "dangerous" things you should let your kids do. Please note, the activities below help teach children of all ages basic motor skills, develop confidence, and get kids acquainted with the use of tools. Outside any educational justification, they're just plain fun.
Common sense and your own parenting sensibility will guide you to what your child is ready for and when and how much supervision, if any, is necessary.
14 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do:
John Cena is a well known wrestler and inspirational figure who encourages his fans to never give up, no matter the circumstance. If anything in life requires work it's our relationships. Whether dating, engaged or married, we know that love doesn't just happen. It takes effort, selflessness, and time. So why not hear out the hardest working man in wrestling on how he works on his relationships? His advice for a daily debrief is something you definitely need to adopt
I'm a little jealous of parents with Type A personalities. They seem to have it all together with their color-coded calendars, strict bedtimes, and clean houses, but I could never be that kind of parent. I fall safely into the type B personality category and my parenting style is definitely more laid-back (as is my husband's). I used to read articles about bedtimes or other "this is the only way to parent" articles, and I would think, "I'm doing everything wrong!"
But over the past couple of years I've come to embrace my laid-back parenting style, stop comparing myself to other parents and just be me. I've found solidarity with other laid-back parents who assure me there's more than one way to parent. From the outside, laid-back parents may not look like they have it all together, (which sometimes is true), but on the other hand, there's also a method to our madness as we learn (and teach our kids) to go with the flow.
10 Things Only Laid Back Parents Understand:
I guarantee you have some goals in life that seem just out of reach, whether it's organizing the garage, getting in shape, or climbing Mt. Everest. But who has the time? It seems like days pass before you know what happened. Well now is the time to take control and chart a course to becoming more productive and finally checking those big items off your list.
When we first met RaeLynn on "The Voice," she had long curly that rivaled Dolly Parton. After going through several ups and downs of music industry life, RaeLynn was ready to do something new, though she was a little scared.
RaeLynn sat down with the Grand Ole Opry to discuss her current hairstyle and why she'll never go back to that long hair life.
"It wasn't hard to cut it short, I wanted to do something new...so, we did it little by little, RaeLynn shared. And though it was definitely stylist Amanda Craig that pushed RaeLynn to chop it off, she also had help from another blonde beauty-- Julianne Hough.
Kelsea Ballerini knows what's up. Not only has she become a massive country music star in the last couple of years, she's also becoming known for her down-to-earth advice and very approachable vibe. A couple of years ago, people started comparing her legs to Carrie Underwood's-- a compliment for the ages, sure. But, when asked her workout routine she just said she walks her dog and tries to go easy on the chicken tenders every now and then. (Results definitely not guaranteed.)
When it comes to beauty advice, Kelsea's not trying to talk about some product you can only buy in France under a bridge from someone who once walked past Gwyneth Paltrow-- she's throwing out real helpful advice.
Kelsea told the Grand Ole Opry that it's all about washing your face-- simple, yet effective.
But, really, she started slinging knowledge when she shared some advice from her mom, "My mom told me when I was younger... you either play up the eyes or the lip, but you can't do both because you'd look crazy."
This is the type of advice that should hang on the walls of middle schools everywhere-- kind of like the "hang in there" cat poster.
The world needs more Dolly Parton. And somehow, Dolly seems to know this. Thank goodness.
Dolly recently announced the release of I Believe In YouI Believe In You, her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart. The album's 14 songs are full of that classic Dolly wisdom. During her press conference to reveal the album title and cover art, Dolly sang a couple of the songs for the kids in attendance, confirming she is truly a treasure.
Martha Stewart has the same problem as the rest of us: she cannot fold fitted sheets, at least not well. Everyone has a method that generally devolves into fits of rage and wadded sheets. If you just said "not me," you are excused and may leave. The rest of us need to learn from two random dudes on Martha Stewart's Instagram page.