The Ketogenic Diet and Nursing

The Ketogenic Diet and Nursing

A big part of my postpartum journey has been my diet. Before getting pregnant, my husband and I maintained a ketogenic diet. We got into the best shape of our lives and boom – I got pregnant. We…umm…fell off the band wagon in a major way during my pregnancy, but I always knew I wanted to get back on once I delivered. However, losing weight while nursing can be a tricky feat. Add in cutting sugars and it gets even trickier. Honestly though, keto isn’t just about weight loss for me at this point. I feel and function so much […]


3 Rules to Make Facebook Mom Groups a Better Place

3 Rules to Make Facebook Mom Groups a Better Place

Social media has become such a huge thing for moms. It allows us to connect with moms all over the world, build a new community (here’s a great article from HuffPost on the importance of community!), and learn new things. Facebook mom groups can be a great source of entertainment and encouragement, as well as an important resource for mamas. However, I’ve noticed some… problems within Facebook mom groups. They aren’t always all flowers and rainbows. Sometimes they can be down right mean and nasty. And that’s just not what I want for moms. This mom gig is tough enough […]


3 Ways to Add Color to your Eyeshadow Looks

3 Ways to Add Color to your Eyeshadow Looks

I think one of the most compliments I get about my makeup is the fact that I’m confident enough to wear color. I always get comments about how people love it but feel too intimidated to do it themselves. I thought I should fix that for you! Here’s 3 different ways you can easily add color into your eyeshadow looks! Easily being the key word – I know that most women don’t want to make it complicated. So these are simple techniques that you can easily do yourself! 1. A colorful inner corner highlight This is a great one if […]


3 Helpful Instagram Accounts for Moms of Toddlers

3 Helpful Instagram Accounts for Moms of Toddlers

I don’t know about you, mama, but I need all the help I can get when it comes to my toddler. Girlfriend is a challenge, to say the least, and I’ve stumbled across some great resources through Instagram! Before you continue on, be sure to follow me on Instagram too! I can be found at @mascaraandgraceblog. I post lots of cute pictures of my kids, tips and tricks for makeup, as well as just good, inspirational, hearty mom stuff! And I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty funny on Instagram stories sometimes! Now let’s jump into the good stuff! […]


Essentials for Surviving the Newborn Stage

Essentials for Surviving the Newborn Stage

Newborns are super cute, but let’s face it – they’re super challenging! At least in my experience. I don’t know – maybe you have magical unicorn newborns. I most certainly do not, which means I need lots of props and items to survive this stage. Here are some of my favorites. Aside from coffee, of course. Coffee is 10,000% essential to surviving this stage. Well, all stages in parenting really. I’m basically expecting to need coffee for the rest of my life from here on out. Nipple Shields These are a must have for me! For whatever reason, I experience […]


Lincoln’s Birth Story

Lincoln’s Birth Story

That’s right, guys – I’m officially a mom of two! Lincoln Glen Foggy joined us on February 3rd, 2019 at 1:19pm. I’ve had quite a few people express interest in hearing his birth story, so here it is! Just to provide some insight – I was highly anxious about giving birth again. Clementine’s labor and delivery was difficult, to say the least, and left me with a ton of anxiety about doing it again. Clementine was a natural, vaginal birth after 30+ hours of labor. After such a prolonged labor, my uterus didn’t have the strength to contract after she […]


Simplifying Motherhood: Pt. 2 – Google Assistant

Simplifying Motherhood: Pt. 2 – Google Assistant

My husband and I really debated over what to ask for from our families this Christmas. Ya know, the older you get, the less viable gift options you have. What do we want for Christmas? Hmmm, we really want a new backyard or our student loans to be paid off or financial security or for our toddler to eat dinner well. Things that people can’t really gift you. After much deliberation, we landed on some Google home products. We did a bit more research, got even more excited, and then settled on specific items. We asked for two Google Home […]


The Product that Cured my Oily Skin

The Product that Cured my Oily Skin

I’ve had oily skin for as long as I can remember. Like, not the cute, dewy oily skin either. Like, the bad, acne-prone, greasy oily skin. It’s plagued me since I was 12 years old. Acne followed me up until high school when I went on Accutane. Even so, years later, I continued to have oily skin and struggle with break outs. It was maddening and discouraging being in your mid-20’s and still struggling with acne! And then along came keto! The ketogenic diet pretty much healed my acne. I was shocked, because I grew up always being told that […]


Simplifying Motherhood: Pt 1 – Norwex

So, I don’t know if you know this about me, but I love when things are simple. Especially when it comes to things I don’t want to do. The more simple a task is, the more likely I am to do it. At first, coming to that realization made me feel… lazy. To be honest though, it’s human nature! So much of this life is not simple. It’s complicated and difficult and confusing – especially motherhood – so if something can be simple then I am here for it! There’s no shame in simplicity! So when I first discovered Norwex, […]


5 Chores Your Toddler Can Do

5 Chores Your Toddler Can Do

In the five million mom groups I’m in on Facebook, one of the most popular topics is chores. Moms are asking all kinds of questions about chores! What kind of chores does your kid do? When did you start having them do chores? Do you help them? Do you pay them? What are some age-appropriate chores for my x year old? Moms have some burning questions about chores! My oldest is just shy of three years old, so I always thought those chore questions didn’t pertain to me… until I really started thinking about it. They totally do! I can have her […]