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Feb13
Best Alphabet Toys & Decor: Won’t you sing with me….

Best Alphabet Toys & Decor: Won’t you sing with me….

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First, last week I told you I’d update you when we made our final decision about our valentines. After a lot of discussion we all agreed to make the chocolate treats and use the robot valentines so the kids would be able to write their names on the cards. You can see the process here […]

Feb12
Eye of Darkness

Eye of Darkness

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Dearest Amalah, I have a problem so, duh, who better to answer it than you? There are dark circles under my eyes. Huge, dark, purple circles that NEVER go away. I’ve had them since I was a kid (now 24) and I’m starting to get annoyed. Most of the products I’ve found are designed to […]

Feb09

Enjoy some culture, take some action

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Parents of colic-riddled babies, take heart: the pros are on their way. Probiotics, that is! (I can’t believe I just wrote that.) (And yet I’m leaving it there. For you to witness the horror.) A new study suggests that the probiotic lactobacillus reuteri, a similar type to the active culture found in some yogurts, may […]

Feb09
The Acne Whisperer

The Acne Whisperer

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Dear Amalah, I was thinking to myself the other day, “Gee, self, I have a skin conundrum! I wonder who on earth could help me?” And then a lightbulb went off and I zoomed over to advice smackdown and perused the archives, hoping I could find an answer there. Perhaps I am completely oblivious or […]

Feb07

Best Tips for Curing Head Lice: The best reason to drink in front of your kids: Head Lice.

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Right after the holiday break notes from both my kid’s classes were sent home explaining there had been a few cases of head lice in each class. According to my daughter 4 kids were sent home from her class and the kindergarten teacher reported 5 kids in my son’s class. The day after the notes […]

Feb07
Rinse and Repeat. And Repeat. And Repeat.

Rinse and Repeat. And Repeat. And Repeat.

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Dear Amalah, I have a wierd skin issue. Well, a skin & religion issue. I have really dry skin in the cheek area, like itchy patchy, stop-picking-at-that dry skin. The T-zone area is not dry, but not very oily either. I used Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar and the cheeks were still dry so I […]

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