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Apr19

Discussing Safety with Children: Something I wish I wasn’t buzzing about.

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We thought, in light of this week’s tragedy at Virginia Tech, it would be a good day to share some resources to help parents talk to children about school violence. It’s relatively easy for me to shield my kids from news reports and images about these tragedies. After 9/11, my daughter was not quite three […]

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Apr18

True Beauty Confessions

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So it’s 9 am on Wednesday morning and I’ve wiped my kid’s snotty nose three dozen times already. I’ve got balled-up tissues in my bathrobe pockets. I haven’t showered or brushed my teeth and I spent most of last night on the couch because my husband’s hacking cough was driving me crazy. And now I’m […]

Apr17
The Best Music Boxes: a Round Up

The Best Music Boxes: a Round Up

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I get email asking me for gift ideas for newborns and birthday presents for three year olds and I have to be quite honest here. I am the worst at buying gifts. I will do a round up of some good baby presents at some point in the near(ish) future, but until then, consider this […]

Apr16
O, That Way Madness Lies

O, That Way Madness Lies

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Hi. I’m Asian, and I have really thick, straight hair, that is impossible to coax into anything without tons of hair spray. I’ve always wanted to have wavy hair, and I’ve been considering getting a perm, but I don’t want curls, just waves. Is this even possible since I want softer waves than the picture […]

Apr13

Curling Irons 101

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I made it through law school but I cannot use a curling iron. They always leave a crimped section where the arm part folds over the hair. I know you must know what I am talking about! help. me. Tara Ah, I remember the day my mom taught me how to use the curling iron […]

Apr13

It’s time for a ceasefire.

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So perhaps you heard that Isabel and I were on Good Morning America the other day, talking about Alpha Mom. Or rather, the “Alpha Mom,” whomever that is. According to GMA, she’s a hard-driving, take-no-prisoners mama barracuda. She’ll eat you alive! Run, regular low-key moms! Reading the blogging community’s reaction to the segment, which ranged […]

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