sheBEAUTY: Treatments for aging skin

Written by: Brooke

Spring is officially here! With a new season, I was in need of a refresh for my skin. So, I had my first chemical peel a week ago at Bare Med Spa.

The word 'chemical' sounds kinda scary, but I have to tell you it was painless. When you get a peel the more layers you add the deeper the peel. It also depends on the type of peel you're getting. I love going to Bare because I trust them and really get to know your needs and wants.

With the peel I had last week I had three layers plus a booster. I wanted to see a significant change in my skin. 

And boy am I! I have been peeling for a few days now and I can see the major changes in my skin. It's like new baby skin, new texture and a major difference in fine lines. I've noticed a big change in my skin in the last year. Aging. It stinks. I am not going down without a fight. 

I believe a skin routine, facial, peels are so important in fighting that battle against time. 

I highly recommend setting up a skin routine to get your face in shape for spring! To set-up a consultation, you can visit www.baremedspa.com or email: info@barekc.com.

Infertility: Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation's 7th Annual Family Building Conference

Written by: Jenny

I remember the feelings like it was yesterday. Some things will never leave a person. My struggle with infertility.

My daughter, Julianne Faith, and my son, Miles Parker, are miracles. Truly. It took three years, three rounds of IVF, a myriad of other failed treatments and six miscarriages to have them. A horrible journey that I would walk all over again if it meant having my babies. They're my world and I feel like the luckiest woman on the planet every single day when they call me 'mommy'. 

Although the road to motherhood was rough (and that's putting it mildly), there were blessings along the way. Friendships and bonds that I may not have otherwise encountered. Meeting and working with the founders of the Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation -- an incredible organization offering support and information to couples battling infertility. How I wish they had existed when I was going through it! I remember feeling so alone and so lost. I didn't know anyone going through the things I was going through. I had no idea how to select a specialist. Googling only created more anxiety.

I have emceed the KCIA Family Building Conference every year. Unfortunately, I have a scheduling conflict this year and I won't be able to do it. But, my heart will be there. My heart is with YOU if you're going through a hard time right now. I get it. THEY get it. Please go to the conference. It's a day of support and SO much information. You can meet with Kansas City infertility doctors and adoption specialists and attend breakout sessions that pertain to your specific situation! You'll even have a chance to win prizes! 

Go with your spouse, your partner, your mom, a girlfriend, alone... truly, doesn't matter! You'll feel right at home no matter what.

Click here to register.

 

 

 

Do Something: Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run Walk Kansas City

Written by: Jenny

I will run in honor of Jimmy, who died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. He was my big brother and I loved him with all of my heart.

The disease of addiction stole his life. A life that mattered. I will share his story in hopes of helping or saving someone else.

Addiction affects so many families. I want those families to know they're not alone. Far from it.

I am so incredibly honored and grateful that Shatterproof reached out and asked if I would emcee and take the position of honorary chair for Kansas City's first annual 'Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run Walk' coming up Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium.

If your life has been touched by addiction in any way, I would LOVE for you to join us. 

Click here for details and to register. 

Families will unite to Rise Up Against Addiction, walking or running 5 kilometers to bring the disease of addiction into the light.

Together, we can show families that they're not alone. The cure to stigma is love and support. This event is a celebration of hope and community for all those touched by addiction.