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Jul01
Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

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I’m loving the summer so far with the endless playing outdoors. After hours at the playground my son’s body is so dirty that I need to scrub his toes several times over with a nail brush. I love the unscheduled abandon of summer and the smell of my son’s sweet perspiration mixed with sunscreen. It […]

Jun29

Pedophiles and salmonella! Whee!

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Breaking news this week: adorable chipmunks adopt an orphaned puppy, then build their new family a house out of taffy and peppermint sticks. The public is invited to stop by, gnaw on some candy windowsill, and get their faces licked clean by the puppy, who has giant, watery eyes and craps silver dollars. Silver dollars […]

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 […]

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