My Two Cents: What If Mommies Ran Away From Home?

My Two Cents: What If Mommies Ran Away From Home?

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” ~Jessica Lange

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Being a mom is a hard job. And sometimes, you’ve been unselfish for TOO long. You might even feel like just running away.

What would happen if mommies decided to run away from home? 

I mean, what if you open the door and run and don’t look back?

Of course this is something I (and most moms) would never do, but sometimes it feels like to have that option would be great.

Moms have to be strong to put up with all the crap we take from our kids, mates and the world.

Unfair Stereotypes: Mommy and Daddy and Kiddo Make Three

Freaking stereotypes! The world looks at being a mom as a duty, not a loving choice. If the woman decides one day to get up pack a bag and just leave, the world would label her as a bad mom.

If a man decides to pick up and leave, the world might think, “Maybe the wife was mean, or to much to handle. Poor guy, he just needed a break.”

If the kid runs away, they are looked at as a troubled teen, attention-seeking or just plain “bad.” 

How fair it this crap?

Just My Two Cents! Now, let me hear your feelings on this one in the comments section, below!

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DIY Beauty: Home Treatments for Stretch Marks

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Skin Hyperelasticity

Stretch marks (striae) are relatively common, even in males. It is not completely understood how they form, but there are several theories.

One is that stretch marks form simply when the skin is stretched to the point of breaking and a scar is formed.

Another interesting theory is that stretch marks are caused by an increased level of glucocorticoids (cortisol). Glucocorticoids prevent connective tissues from forming the collagen and elastin fibers need to keep the skin tight, and dermal layer then tears.

Some people may be more genetically prone to stretch marks than others. Skin type may be a factor; dryer skin has less elasticity than oily skin, and is more prone to stretch marks.

TREATING STRETCH MARKS

There are several extra steps you can take for the reduction of your stretch marks. Consider your skin care regimen, and fine-tune it to meet the needs of skin that is damaged, requires cellular repair and the stimulation of collagen and elastin production.

Nutrition: An adequate amount of water, vitamins E, C, selenium, and alpha lipoic acid, as well as enough monounsaturated fats (olive oil) and gamma lineolic acid (borage oil) are vital for keeping your skin strong and healthy and able to repair itself.

The basic treatment for the reduction of the appearance of scars is to regularly 1) remove the overgrown scar tissue with brisk exfoliation and then 2) encourage the regrowth of normal tissues with use of nutrients and conditioners.

If stretch marks have formed because of weight gain, reducing bodyfat stores (losing weight) can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks by releasing pressure from the skin.

Exfoliation: Stretch marks are similar to scars, there can be either a build up of scar tissue, which results in a raised stretch mark, or tearing and obvious depressions in the skin. Stretch marks respond well to vigorous exfoliation with both mechanical and chemical means. Your goal is to break down the malformed collagen and have it slough off, while new, properly constructed collagen and skin cells are formed below. You may wish to perform at least a light exfoliation on the stretch marks on a daily basis. You can use a massage tool to improve the breakdown of scar tissues. Applying alpha hydroxy peel products, such as retinol, glycolic or lactic acid, has shown to be effective for the improvement of stretch marks.

Protection: After exfoliating, apply antioxidant formulas with A, E, C, and alpha lipoic acids to protect the new skin cells from damage. If skin is to be exposed to the sun, apply a sunscreen to prevent further breakdown of newly formed skin cells.

Moisturizer: After exfoliating skin and applying antioxidants, moisturize the area thoroughly. If you are prone to stretch marks, remember to moisturize your body skin daily to avoid developing more stretch marks with weight changes. Aloe Vera should be used to improve skin microcirculation, followed by a layer of lipid-based cream or lotion.

Other Treatments:

  • Sleep: Get plenty of sleep to help your skin regenerate.
  • Milk Bath: You can soak your entire body with softening lactic acid by adding a cup or two of skin milk powder to your bath and soaking for 15 to 20 minutes several times a week. For extra enjoyment, add a few drops of your favorite scent to the bath. Rinse the milk bath off under the shower, but do not use soap. If you’re sweaty or dirty, take a quick shower with a mild soap before your milk bath. Moisturize your body skin thoroughly afterwards.

You can prepare your own tinctures and creams, or look for commercial products that contain ingredients known to improve the appearance of stretch marks.

The following nutrients may be helpful in the treatment of stretch marks:

Natural Internal Treatments for Stretch Marks

  • Vitamin C
  • Borage Oil
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Copper
  • CoQ10
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Horsetail
  • MSM
  • Palm Oil

 

Natural External Treatments for Stretch Marks

 

  • Natural Exfoliation Agents
  • Apricot kernal scrub
  • Bromelain
  • Dead Sea Salts
  • Dessicated Milk Powder (lactic acid)
  • Papain
  • Rolled Oats
  • Sea Salt
  • Brown Sugar (glycolic acid)
  • White Willow Bark, ground (salicylic acid)
  • Vitamin A Oil

Natural External Rejuvenation Agents

  • Almond Oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Borage Oil
  • Boxthorn herb
  • Bergamot
  • Sea Buchthorn
  • Clary Sage
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Comfrey Herb
  • Safflower Oil
  • Rosemary Herb
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sunflower & Safflower Oil
  • Vitamin E & Vitamin A oil
  • Squalene Oil

Remember that the reduction of stretch marks is a two step process. First, the malformed collagen cells must be broken down by mechanical or chemical means. Secondly the new underlying skin layers must be encouraged to grow properly and with proper nutrition and hydration.

With a little diligent effort, the appearance of stretch marks can be reduced and improved.

 

 

DIY Beauty: Home Treatments for Stretch Marks

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I joined Weight Watchers Jan 21 2010 since then I’ve lost over 125lbs. I know not everyone will have the same results, but I do want to be an inspirations for others out there to know you can lose weight.
I sadly lost my friend back in Sept 2009, he was 24 and died of a stroke. He was over weight, had diabetes and other health issues. His doctor told him he needed to make a change and he tried and then stopped and tried again. Sadly his life ended early and I lost a friend, but gained the motivation and determination that I NEVER EVER want to die at a young age and having being over weight as part oft he reason. I have been going strong knowing my friend is on my side somewhere out there watching over me as I keep losing this weight. I hope to inspire you to lose as well!
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