Dear Kids – Keeping the Family Car Clean
by Tracy Larson on May 24, 2013
Dear Kids, Good morning. As I was running errands yesterday I noticed an issue with the cleanliness of our family car: There was an odor from the back of the car that was so bad I pulled over to investigate. One hour and odd looks from other drivers later, I discovered a half-eaten squeeze yogurt shoved between [read the full article]
Tips and Wisdom for the New Mom
by Contributors on May 22, 2013
Many questions are submitted to No Makeup Required asking for advice surrounding a new baby. A first baby can bring a love so deep it is only known by a mother. A little anxiety, fear and guilt along the way are normal too. We asked our panelists to narrow their advice to these new moms [read the full article]
Women, Then & Now
How Women 100 Years Ago Lost Weight and Exercised
by Tracy Larson on April 1, 2013
A treadmill can either be a source of exercise or a very large clothes hanger. Mine is usually a clothes hanger, but yesterday I used it to exercise and threw all the clothes on the bed before jumping on. While I walked to nowhere and stared at a wall for 45 minutes, I pondered how [read the full article]
Who is She?
The President of the PTA
by Tracy Larson on April 5, 2013
You probably have spotted the President of the PTA roaming around the school or have read her name on forms that come home in the backpack. Do you ever wonder who this mom really is and why she is the President of the PTA? Let me introduce you to Julia, she may surprise you with the [read the full article]
Conversations with Men
What Happens to a Man Shopping at Costco
by Tracy Larson on May 15, 2013
Men don’t shop, they buy. They enter the store, secure the item, buy it and leave. Great pride is felt in this accomplishment; it’s as if they were handed a trophy. But there is one place a man will spend time shopping; it is also the one place a woman might not want to let a [read the full article]
Conversations Between Girlfriends
A Girlfriend Intervention – A Hairy One?
by Tracy Larson on May 20, 2013
At times, the only thing separating me from looking like a dweeb all day is the no-nonsense interventions of my friend Kelly. I might have suspected something was amiss when Kelly placed a steaming mug of heavenly lemongrass tea in front of me and smiled, “Here ya go!” “Thank you,” I said with a smile. I knew [read the full article]
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