The Mandy Moore Photo That’s Giving Me All The Feels Right Now

The Mandy Moore Photo That’s Giving Me All The Feels Right Now

Mandy Moores latest baby photo is giving me all the feels!

If there’s one person in the television industry who seems like the real deal, it’s Mandy Moore. I imagine her childhood to be filled with marshmallows and unicorns. She just seems so down home sweet.

Her adult life seems to be going pretty great, too. She has a hit television series (This is Us). A brand new home. Her first album in a decade. A talented (and based on everything she says on IG), good husband. And a brand new baby, too.

Girl is living in high cotton, as they say in the South. I’m divided between hashtag happy for her, and hashtag jealous.

Out of all her success the picture that sums up the meaning of love, life and family is this one. Her little guy smiling back at his daddy. Warning: it’ll melt your heart.

If that photo doesn’t do it for you, the next one is sure to. According to Mandys post.The couple named their baby boy early on in her pregnancy. In true “this is us” fashion, the way she got to that name is in a very Hallmark moment kind of way.

It was last August when @taylordawesgoldsmith and I found out we’re having a boy (it’s also Taylor’s birth month) and we always loved the name…so it was settled very early on in our book. Then for our anniversary in November, T gifted me with this blanket with the “A” (for Amanda) made from extra material from my wedding dress and “T” (for Taylor) from his wedding shirt. Felt like a very fitting amalgamation of our whole story. I can wait to pass this on to our sweet August one day. 💙💙💙💙


That is definitely a “This is Us” moment.


Do you have a favorite Mandy Moore OR This is Us moment?

Monday Mood Board

Monday Mood Board

So if you’ve been following me you’ve probably seen that over the last couple of weeks I’ve been posting mood boards.

Mood boards are a valuable tool to help you (and me) reach goals.

I’ve been using them off and on (for more than I want to tell you) but approximately 20 years.

Especially when working with women and children either in transition, starting over after an abusive relationship or even to help trauma survivors express themselves while in recovery.

Mood boards can help you identify your goals even if you don’t yet have a direction.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s for your health, your home, your love life or your new business, mood boards can help you get to know yourself better and what matters most to you even if only for the moment.

I used one to help me with my new logo. Maybe I’ll show that one next week.

For today. here’s a quick mood board I put together this morning.

I know…I’m a little late but as they say… Better late than never! 😉

Balance. Health. Love.

Bright pink mood board with the words   Balance. Love. And Health.
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Readers Questions

Readers Questions

Happy Saturday, friends!

I hope this finds you somewhere doing something that brings you happiness and joy.

Today, I’m answering reader questions. But before I do, I want to thank you for following, subscribing, reading and supporting me and my little space on the Internet.

And thank you for sending me questions!

I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate you. 🤗

So let’s get started with 3 Questions I’ve been asked by readers and followers alike.

Let’s start with the one question I can’t wait to dig into: What do you think about the college admissions scandal?

Ooh I’m so glad you asked! I’ve been working on an Op-Ed piece for this one.There’s so much to say but I’m gonna try to keep it, brief.

I believe the colleges involved knew what was going on even if they weren’t making the deals themselves.

Why?-Because academia is big business. And all businesses need money and advertising to stay in the game.

Famous people can bring in both.

I’m not saying that all colleges participate in illegal bribes. But, I do believe if they have two applications on their desk and one is a famous name and the other isn’t, they’re going with the famous name even if he or she doesn’t meet the criteria… because it benefits the school.

And that’s the equivalent of bribery because for the rich and famous, their name and fame is their most valuable currency.

Despite the hype surrounding Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman they are not the only famous people to bribe their way into college.

They’re just the stupid ones who got caught. I expect they’ll be more people getting caught down the road.

Recently, I’ve heard famous people in interviews claiming they had no idea that such crimes even existed, as if they’ve been living in the Leave-it-to-Beaver-era.

I don’t know whether to laugh at them or take pity on them,because anyone who lives in that much denial has a lot more to learn.

The very term “privileged” was born out of wealthy circles who have special rights, advantages and immunities.

All rich and famous people benefit from that. So to act as if they’ve never received those benefits is a joke.

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman proved that it doesn’t take a lot of business sense to be rich or famous.

As I mentioned above, simply using their famous face and name could have sealed the deal for them and their college hopefuls. And if that wasn’t enough then they could have made a donation (a legal form of bribery lol).

As parents, these guys failed their kids BIG TIME.

Can you imagine how you might feel if your parents had so little faith in your abilities that they felt they had to commit a crime to get you into school?

Their children—as ungrateful as some of them are—are going to be dealing with the emotional aftermath of this for years to come.

Next Question!

How are you doing after cancer?

I’m doing good! Thank you for asking. I’m happy to be alive and praying I can maintain good health.

Cancer recovery has not been as easy as I’d hoped, though. Old issues have worsened and I’m coping with new ones, too.

For example, before chemotherapy I had food allergies. But now, I have even more. I don’t get to eat out anywhere I want and I have to carry my own food pretty much everywhere I go.

Even though I don’t feel the desire to eat out often it would be nice just to feel “normal” again.

Thankfully, I’m learning to navigate life with those challenges.

What are you binge-watching?

I’m not currently binge-watching anything, per se, but I am watching an older T.V. series called The West Wing.

For those who don’t know, The West Wing is a political series drama created by Aaron Sorkin.

Sorkin is known for movies like The Social Network and Steve Jobs.

The West Wing aired on NBC from September 22, 1999 to May 14, 2006.

This series is not your average political series. In this show the characters are like family to each other.

There’s no mud-slinging, murder or trash content—at least so far. And it’s my understanding, there won’t be.

Okay. That’s a wrap for now guys! Thank you, again, for your time and support.

What are you watching right now?

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Menopause Minute: dark spots

Menopause Minute: dark spots

Happy Monday menopause tribe! Welcome to Issue No. 5 of #MenopauseMinute

This issue is coming at you a little late but as they say, better late than never.

You’d probably agree those stinkin’ unstable hormones during the ‘mid-life puberty’ ™️ phase of life wreak havoc on just about everything including, YOUR SKIN.

One day you’re lookin’ mighty fine and winkin’ at yourself,

The next could bring brown spots, breakouts and dry patches.

Welcome to the other side, beauties.

Thankfully, though, there are skincare experts like Cecilia Wong who is happy to dish her skincare wisdom, and share her treatment stash with us.

“I’m here to help you look your absolute best. That’s my mission.” —Cecilia Wong

In case you don’t know who Cecilia Wong is or maybe you just don’t know much about her. Here are five fast facts about Cecilia: (Try saying that 5 times in a row)

  • In 2006, she opened a salon in Hong Kong introducing organic skincare products to their market. (Very cool)
  • In 2009, after working on some of Hollywood’s most famous faces (👈🏼 I did not know that) she opened her own skincare facility in New York.
  • Her focus is on organic/holistic products and non-invasive technology in her treatments. (Can I get a whoop whoop)
  • According to her LinkedIn page she considers herself a Botox Alternative Specialist (I love that!)
  • Her products contain: No Parabens No Sulfates No PetrochemicalsNo Synthetic emulsifiers No Alcohol No Artificial colors No Mineral oil No Artificial fragrances (Double yay for her! )

That’s a wrap for now everyone. Until next time, keep your chin up but don’t forget to remove those hairs first!

Have you tried Cecilia Wong skincare? Have you had a facial from her?

I’d love to hear from you. Chime in below in the comment section.

And don’t forget to watch the following video to hear from Cecilia directly.

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