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Aug09
Baby Videos: what’s the big deal?

Baby Videos: what’s the big deal?

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By now you have seen all the press reports about the new study concluding that watching Baby DVDs/Videos may hinder, not help infants’ language developments (for children 8 to 16 months old). Of course this news makes for an attention grabbing headline. I got my hands on the study published in the Journal of Pediatrics […]

Aug09
Best Aprons for Kids: For The Domestically Inclined.

Best Aprons for Kids: For The Domestically Inclined.

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I’ve been watching for aprons for the last few months, not because I’ve suddenly transformed into a domesticated house-frau. Rather, I am incredibly tired of making it through the day stain free, only to have grease spatter on my pants while I make dinner. Also there isn’t a lot cuter than little kids in aprons. […]

Aug08
Beauty 101: How to Shave Your Armpits

Beauty 101: How to Shave Your Armpits

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Amalah, Hello. I have a seasonal question for you regarding underarm shaving. I know that models in magazines are Photoshopped and all, but how do celebrities and tv people manage to shave their armpits so well? Every time I shave I end up with a shadow of hair or often an hour afterwards small hairs […]

Aug07
Best Shelves for Displaying Kids’ Books: Kids generally can judge a book by its cover.

Best Shelves for Displaying Kids’ Books: Kids generally can judge a book by its cover.

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The Burning Daylight Series remains on hiatus because I am frantically unpacking hundreds of boxes. This is fine because my children have managed to burn their very own daylight without instruction by creating an elaborate ‘Box Town‘ in our box filled living room. Which is riveting of course but I thought today we’d discuss easy […]

Aug06
Lost in the Skincare Jungle

Lost in the Skincare Jungle

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Dear Amy, I have recently decided that: A – I am getting old B – My skin has always sucked C – Well, I want better skin now – that’s all. I’ve never had much of a “skin care routine.” I have been using random drug-store, cheap-as-can-be-because-it’s-there-in-front-of-me cleanser and moisturizer, never the same stuff twice […]

Aug03
Discovery: Oh, Hi Puurl

Discovery: Oh, Hi Puurl

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Late last year I discovered the lifestyle and design blogs Oh Joy! and Design Sponge. After scouring the eye candy that is their archives, I came across Rockett St. George, a lovely UK-based online boutique. Luckily they have a handy button of the American flag that does currency translation, ’cause you’d be upset when you […]

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