Celebrating My Sister for Nurses Week

When I was a little girl, I stayed up late with my sister and chatted about the silliest things. We would create songs because we clearly thought we were Debbie Gibson and get excited when we heard the ice cream truck heading our way. She was my lookout when I was trying to reach the top cabinet in the kitchen that was home to candy. And when one of us had a secret, it was the other one who kept it. Today, I have the opportunity to tell you a bit more about my sister as an adult because of a sponsored partnership with Dignity Health.


My sister is two years younger than me. But you would never know that from how many times I’ve called her for advice. Big sisters are supposed to be the ones who give advice, aren’t they? Well, in my case she’s my confident and also my champion. When I have great news to share or need a different point of view she is the one I turn to because she won’t hold her opinion even for me.


When my sister decided to go into the nursing profession it didn’t surprise me. Sure she has three children and is maternal and loving but she has always been such a caring person that helping others day in and day out just seemed to fit with her perfectly. I was so proud of her when she started nursing school. And when she started working nights at the hospital near her home I really couldn’t have been more delighted. She was the compassionate person many of the patients needed to have around.

She has a career where she would happily go above and beyond what was expected of her. My sister is constantly giving of herself to friends, family and people she meets. While I look at her and see an independent, strong woman who thought nothing of working nights and then taking care of her children when not working, she thinks nothing of it. She’s selfless and I admire her so much.

This week is Nurses Week (May 6-12) and Dignity Health is showing how grateful they are for the dedication, care and service nurses provide day in and out. It takes exceptional people to be a nurse and my hardworking sister is one of them. Today is Nurses Day. Follow the hashtag #NursesDay for @DignityHealth to read other posts by people who are nurses or are sharing about a special nurse in their life. You can also use #NursesWeek to share your own stories about a nurse who has helped you.

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Dignity Health blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

Spring it On with Head and Shoulders

Do you hear that? Listen.

Not a single person complaining about how cold it is and how much they want to break up with winter. May has definitely caused everyone to start smiling.

But along with this amazing weather comes the need for us to permanently remove the hats, hoods, and scarves and show our hair. During the cold-weather months, I took shortcuts with my hair. Sure, I would have it blown out regularly, but I would usually hide it under a hood to protect it from the snow and sleet. So when it came to styles, I never felt the need to stray from my usual beach waves with a center part because -3 degree walks to the subway required enough effort in the morning.

Head And Shoulders Flowers

My seasonal closet swap has been completed… wool and cashmere are now replaced with flirty silk silhouettes and strappy heels. It’s time for me to go back to focusing on my entire look — including my hair. I’ve always been lucky to have healthy hair, and since my career includes on-camera appearances, the health of my hair is a priority.

Head And Shoulders Green Apple

I was doing a Target run for beauty products and spotted the limited edition Head & Shoulders bottles and noticed the offer happening through May 16 where you buy 3 and get a $5 Target gift card! As if having beautiful hair wasn’t enough, getting a gift card from buying a product I already use is a win!

Sure, Head & Shoulders is known for results of a healthy flake-free scalp, but I’ve come to reach for it in the shower because of the great scent and the fact that it leaves my hair beautiful. Since I rarely put product in my hair, the added benefit of Head & Shoulders fighting dryness makes me reliant on the green apple 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. I’m all for nourishing and affordable beauty-focused hair care!

Head And Shoulders

Here’s one of my favorite spring hairstyles. In keeping with spring and all that comes along with it … it’s fun and easy to do right before I leave to go to work or see friends for brunch. And yeah, I even have plans to do this style at night.

Head And Shoulders RocksDisclosure: This post was sponsored by Head & Shoulders at Target through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Head & Shoulders at Target, all opinions are my own. And I have a feeling you will agree with my opinion that it is amazing to finally welcome spring!

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