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Oct19

My Pink Heaven

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Ladies, I have the perfect gift for the young, unformed girl in your life: Hasbro’s Rose Petal Cottage. The Rose Petal Cottage is advertised as part of the “Dream Town collection,” although there’s no other part of this “town” for sale. There are no other homes, no post office or fire station—just a yawning abyss […]

Oct18
How to Start A Kid’s Book Club

How to Start A Kid’s Book Club

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My kid’s new school is currently a construction area. Actually the school is not a construction area but the playground is. They are currently building the first new elementary school in our district since 1964 and although we’re all very excited to have not just a new building but a building which doesn’t leak in […]

Oct17
Green for a Day: Homemade Beauty Treatments

Green for a Day: Homemade Beauty Treatments

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This morning’s beauty ritual: Yes, really. I’m soooo expensing my grocery bill, y’all. So, as promised, after Googling homemade beauty recipes far and wide (here’s just a sampling of what’s out there), I opted to go with whichever ones I could make without a special trip to the store. This was surprisingly easy — the […]

Oct16
How To Take Great Halloween Photos

How To Take Great Halloween Photos

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I have had varying degrees of luck getting halloween photos of the kids in the past. Usually the evening passes in a blur resulting in shots like this picture of my wound up little devil. I thought it might be worth while, now that we’re exactly half way (!) to halloween to share some Halloween […]

Oct14
Hope for Heat-Damaged Hair

Hope for Heat-Damaged Hair

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Hi. I’m having a hair crisis. After consulting several friends, one of whom pointed me to your blog, I have determined that somehow I have stressed my thin, typically healthy, but now very dry and broken hair. They all think it is the ceramic flat iron I have been using for the past two years. […]

Oct12

An assortment of news items, semi-coherently presented.

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Hello, and welcome to Alice’s Medikal Korner. Where words are misspelled for no reason whatsoever—all in the name of science. Here’s some green tea for you. I don’t care if you don’t like it. It’s good for you. Choke it down. I’m watching. First! Let’s all be happy that we’re not European. A new study […]

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