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Jun28

Britney Spears, Mother

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My relationship with Britney Spears goes back almost seven years to the first time I ever heard “Baby One More Time.” I did not fit the target demographic for that song, was not a pubescent girl who curled my bangs and called my best friend to talk for hours about how Brandon looked at me […]

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Jun27
Because Even I Get Tired of Talking About Foundation Sometimes

Because Even I Get Tired of Talking About Foundation Sometimes

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Goddess of Advice, Dearest Amalah, I have a question regarding etiquette. I know that you recently left the office world where co-workers were a few feet a way and you are now learning the life of the freelancer, with fellow bloggers an IM away. But I would ask that you return to your office days […]

Jun20

Because It’s Funny To Imagine Marlon Brando Screaming “Skincare! SKIIIINCARE!

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Dearest Amalah, So the 13 months of sleep deprivation (that came with the baby) and spotty effort at face care (who has the time to shower, much less wash your face twice a day) has finally started taking its toll on my face. I broke down and visited our friendly Nordtrom cosmetic counter and purchased […]

Jun15

Filling my life with song

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For my father’s 37th birthday my mother recorded me, then three years old, singing “You Light Up My Life” from beginning to end, word for word. That is the first song I have any memory of, and that cassette tape proves that my flair for the dramatic started perhaps a little too early. By the […]

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Jun14
Call to Action

Call to Action

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By Isabel Kallman Parenting is important, work is important and support for children is important. —Marian Wright Edelman. I’ve had that quote pinned to my bulletin board for some time now, for inspiration and strength. Because, as I’m sure you’ve read, there’s a revolution brewing. I’m not going to start writing about any so-called “Mommy […]

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Jun10
Because “Classic” is Just Another Word for “Reruns”

Because “Classic” is Just Another Word for “Reruns”

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Amalah is traveling to New York City this week on a top-secret anti-leggings guerrilla mission. Or possibly she is just drinking a lot of wine. Either way, this week’s column features some of her favorite questions from past Smackdowns. Dear Amalah, I don’t know if I’m the only fingers-applying-foundation person to think this after reading […]

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