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Jun29
The Politics of Pajamas

The Politics of Pajamas

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I used to wake up every morning for work, before my husband did. I would shower and get dressed in suits and heels and I wore makeup and blow-dried my hair every day. And then I had a baby.

Jun22

How to Remove Baby Spit-Up Stains

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As if new motherhood wasn’t hard enough on your wardrobe…

Dec24
What You Wore: Company Holiday Party Update

What You Wore: Company Holiday Party Update

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(Presenting! A detailed update to the cocktail-dress dilemma! An actual, real-world look! Me, slacking off because dear GOD, I have to wrap presents and bake cookies and ASSEMBLE THINGS and I’m pretty sure the directions on Noah’s new art easel thing are in Chinese and probably leaching lead as we speak. Anyway, please enjoy your […]

Oct03

The Smackdown Checklist

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Hi Amy! I decided, somewhat randomly, at the beginning of July to start a program of Improving Myself, with a goal of adding one new thing to my routine every two weeks that is good for me in some way. First it was flossing (surprisingly successful!), then eating breakfast in the morning, and I’m currently […]

Jul20
Mom Hair Styles: Advice

Mom Hair Styles: Advice

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This may very well be the most important Advice Smackdown column I have ever written. Because it’s all about me. And my hair. I need you to tell me what to do with it. See, after months and months of procrastination, I finally made an appointment for highlights AND a haircut. The appointment is tomorrow, […]

Jul09
Hair to Dye For

Hair to Dye For

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Hi Amalah – I need help with home haircolor. I cannot justify paying someone to do it for me. Don’t have that cash, don’t have that time. I used to color my own hair obsessively, my hair was blonde, and big, and well, I lived in Texas then. And I had lots of time for […]

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