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Follow our journey as we build Puristics, a new brand of anti-aging skin care without harsh chemicals. For us, the past 3 years have been filled with "aha" moments as we educate consumers about label literacy - knowing the ingredients in your beauty products, since harsh chemicals can end up on your skin. We welcome you to learn from our experiences both as businesswomen and busy moms, and please share your own stories, too!

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Spring Fever

Well, let me just say sometimes I actually wish I had the fever, so that I could say no to the endless demands of a busy spring sport season. My boys are both playing baseball and my older son is also playing travel soccer.

Just last week I got their schedules, and we have something for one of the boys on EVERY day of the week.  That includes Saturday and Sunday. Three of those days involve sports for both of my boys.

So, as I sit here and panic, I know that I need to come up with a plan. How will homework get done? And how will they get fed?  There are no options in town that offer quick healthy ideas and I really resist the urge to drive thru the fast food chains. When I don't get to cook, it stresses me out. But, I have to get over the fact that we won't have sit down meals for a few months. Last night, I proved that we could have quick, healthy meals that would meet most of my requirements.  I had my son, Chase, at baseball from 4:30-6 and my husband (who often travels) took Seth from 6-7:30. Chase and I came home and I declared it "buffet night." This is great: It gets my kids excited about eating leftovers.  I cut everything in small bite sizes and put it out on a platter and serve with toothpicks.  We had cheese sticks, strawberries, whole-wheat toast, ravioli, and broccoli!  I pulled it together in about 10 minutes. Then I sat and read Chase his new book while he ate.  I realized that the cooking could wait, sitting with him was more important.

Last night I was also happy to have my Puristics ready when I got home.  If you live in NJ (or near), the wind was unbelievable last night.  There were gusts of 40 mph, and it was about 40 degrees at practice. I walked up and down and around the fields just trying to get moving to be warm (and fit in a mini-workout). When I got home, I was wind burnt. I was so happy to wash my face and slather on some Puristics lotion. My skin is so sensitive – it’s the truth; ask anyone in my office – if products pass the "Ginny" test, they are good to go!  Before Puristics I would be scared to use a product after weather like this (especially a scented one). I would fear it would burn. But not Puristics… I have enough on my mind – thank goodness I don’t have to worry about my beauty products!