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Feb20
National Pancake Day: You can have Bourbon Street, I’ll have pancakes.

National Pancake Day: You can have Bourbon Street, I’ll have pancakes.

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I read a few weeks ago about International Pancake Day and thought it was a holiday started by the Pancake Alliance to promote their pancake agenda. I’m happy to promote pancakes for no good reason, but it turns out Pancake Day is a Lent related tradition. Also known as Shrove Tuesday (shriving is another word […]

Feb19
Playing Footsie

Playing Footsie

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(First of all — look! One of our own beloved AlphaFoxyMamas got some good press for doing some good things. Way to go, Jessica!) Dear Amalah, If anyone can save my feet, it’s you. I used to have wonderful, perfect feet. After a trip to the desert courtesy of my Uncle Sam, my perfect feet […]

Feb16

At least we beat the British.

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This week, UNICEF released a report on child welfare (a PDF of the report is here). First, the good news: the children of the United States are doing well—compared to third-world countries! Now for the actual news: in the rankings of 21 industrialized countries, we’re, hmm, second to last. Ouch. Here’s the list, from best […]

Feb16
Price Tag Cage Match: Lengthening Mascaras

Price Tag Cage Match: Lengthening Mascaras

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Happy Friday! And welcome to a new occasional-totally-not-on-a-regular-schedule feature here at the Advice Smackdown: the Price Tag Cage Match. This is where I’ll use two products — one expensive and one from the drugstore — that promise the same results, and see if the expensive version is really any better. Then I’ll lock them in […]

Feb15
Best Ideas for Eating Out with Kids: In fact, when I finish this we’re going to dinner.

Best Ideas for Eating Out with Kids: In fact, when I finish this we’re going to dinner.

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My biggest budget weakness used to be Target and the Baby Gap sale rack. But one day (after a few therapy sessions) I was able to stop buying things we didn’t really need just because, “it was on sale!” Now, my biggest budget weakness is eating out with my family. It’s terribly wasteful but I […]

Feb14
The Perfect Pair

The Perfect Pair

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Dear Ms. Amalah, Since having two beautiful babes in the last 3 years, lets just say I haven’t exactly deemed my wardrobe a priority. Now, while trying to lose the baby weight I’ve decided it’s time to get some good staples in my closet, starting with a pair of jeans. I have high standards or […]

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