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Jun29
How to Find Stylish and Comfortable Shoes

How to Find Stylish and Comfortable Shoes

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Dear Amy, Long-time reader, first-time questioner here. Recently, with the gas prices and the environment and whatever else I should care about, I started taking mass transit to and from work. This requires me either to walk from my house to the bus stop or (if I ride with my boyfriend to the metro station) […]

Jun28
Ideas for Bubble Making, Sidewalk Chalk & Playdough: Mixing up outdoor fun burns daylight.

Ideas for Bubble Making, Sidewalk Chalk & Playdough: Mixing up outdoor fun burns daylight.

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It’s almost July which means I’ve made it through two weeks of summer break without killing anyone. Wow, I’m amazing. In this time frame I’ve also made it through several jars of play-doh, a few gallons of bubbles and more quarts of sidewalk paint than I’d like to add up. While at Target yesterday looking […]

Jun27
The Best Over-The-Counter Teeth Whiteners

The Best Over-The-Counter Teeth Whiteners

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Dearest Amalah: I searched your archives and couldn’t find anything on this topic. I tried. I promise. A few years ago I had Adult Braces. (I must refer to them as Adult Braces as I find that title hilarious.) I wore the big old silver braces for two years. And also paid for them myself. […]

Jun26
The Best Baby Mobiles: What constantly moves but never gets anywhere? My mouth and mobiles!

The Best Baby Mobiles: What constantly moves but never gets anywhere? My mouth and mobiles!

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I’ve been checking out mobiles for a few months now and finally have a substantial collection of favorites to share. I love mobiles for kids rooms but, after spending $50 on a pastel Flatso mobile for my daughter’s nursery only to sell it a year later at a yard sale for a ridiculous $4 (yard […]

Jun26

Continuous Replay: Cold War Kids

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When I worked on a Wall Street trading floor for a decade I was blessed with the constant hum of traders shouting or CNBC, usually both simultaneously. Now it’s a real privilege that I can and do play music nonstop in the office. This is a new thing and a very good thing. My husband, […]

Jun25
Peeling Lips & Other Pregnancy Wonders

Peeling Lips & Other Pregnancy Wonders

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Dear Amalah – Seems as though there is a baby boom amongst my friends at the moment and, of course, we share our woes and joys of pregnancy and being a mama. I have not found ONE SINGLE pregnant person with the same problem I’m experiencing. It’s not in any of my many pregnancy books […]

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