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Jun07
Great Personalized Tableware and Gifts:  Your Life, Personalized

Great Personalized Tableware and Gifts: Your Life, Personalized

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Um, hello. I’m Isabel Kallman, um, head of Alpha Mom. I’ve never really done this before, but was inspired by a product line I found and I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it. Soon, I won’t have to be crashing at Melissa’s because when our new site is up, I’ll have my own […]

Jun07
Great Strategies for Picky Eaters: The sneaky gourmet… what they don’t know is good for them.

Great Strategies for Picky Eaters: The sneaky gourmet… what they don’t know is good for them.

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In general kids are picky little people, some kids are not picky and they eat everything from sashimi to lima beans cooked with liver and onions. Those are kids I don’t really want to hear about, frankly. I mean, I’m happy for you but I’ve lived for 8 years gently coaxing my daughter into putting […]

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Jun06
Price Tag Cage Match: Drugstore vs. Speciality Bronzers

Price Tag Cage Match: Drugstore vs. Speciality Bronzers

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A couple people have politely (really! nicely even! why are you people always in such a damn fine mood? it’s kind of annoying, actually) pointed out that a lot of my recommendations fall a little too squarely into the pasty white girl category, and you know, would it kill me to introduce a little diversity […]

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Jun05
Best Summer Reading Ideas for Kids: They either read this summer, or clean my bathroom.

Best Summer Reading Ideas for Kids: They either read this summer, or clean my bathroom.

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I’ve had this entry brewing in the queue for a while. I haven’t been able to bring myself to write about it until now because the thought of summer vacation gives me hives. I don’t really hate summer vacation, It’s fine for the first 3 weeks or so, it’s just the last 6 which send […]

Jun03
Beauty on a Budget: I Was Told There Would Be No Math

Beauty on a Budget: I Was Told There Would Be No Math

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Amy, I love your smackdown advice – but often times the products you recommend are too rich for my cheaper than 2 coats of paint blood. I value a short beauty routine & want to spend as little money as possible on it; I also want to look like I’ve been pampered by a professional […]

Jun01

Companies do the right thing, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg fights back.

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Trolling for some good news this week—an exercise in futility if there ever was one—I came upon the news of a new Benetton ad campaign. Colors of Domestic Violence features models made up to appear bruised and lacerated (while still being thin and fashionable).) Boy, that didn’t help turn my frown upside down. Was Benetton […]

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