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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 […]

Mar26
Lessons from Laura

Lessons from Laura

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Pictures! So on the plus side, the (flat! stringy!) pink hair was really not that noticeable*. However, I’m surprised I did not blind anyone with the force of my forehead glare. Oh, and that is not a shirt poking out of my sweater. That is my bra. I am spectacularly awesome. By the way, Laura […]

Mar16
A Note From Our Patron Saint

A Note From Our Patron Saint

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Y’ALL! Laura Bennett needs our help. Your help! It’s such a long story, but let’s just say there is some super-extra-awesome stuff going on behind the scenes here at AlphaMom, blah blah blaaaaaaaaaaaaah, and the upshot is that Laura Bennett (yes, that Laura Bennett, of Project Runway FabGlamFame) has asked us for a little bloggy […]

Dec05
Fight the Frump Report: Week 2 (and 3? what day is it? where am I?)

Fight the Frump Report: Week 2 (and 3? what day is it? where am I?)

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(A quick pre-actual-content aside: Why didn’t anyone TELL ME this dress was for sale? And for only $807,000! We could’ve gone halfsies!) So it’s taken a little longer than I expected, but I think I’m finally getting the hang of this whole “rise above the lure of the elastic waistband” thing. For the past five […]

Nov16
Fight the Frump Report: Week One

Fight the Frump Report: Week One

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So I was about halfway through a regular old Smackdown Q&A, cheerfully bossing someone around about their personal grooming habits, when it hit me that it’s already been a week since I posted this. The Laura Bennett Challenge. Fight the Frump. And so forth. So I owe you an update. Well, the short version is […]

Nov09

Because It’s High Time For a Manifesto

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(Not exactly a Q&A today, but…eh. Is my column and I feel like yakking about myself instead.) I had a dream last night where a woman stopped me on the street and started shrieking and pointing and telling me that I needed to shave my legs. (I should point out that I was, in fact, […]

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