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Feb15
Circumcision: the kindest cut, or the cruelest?

Circumcision: the kindest cut, or the cruelest?

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It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and I’m thinking about circumcision. I assure you this is a coincidence. So! Those of us who have birthed baby boys are faced with the inevitable question: to snip or leave intact? In most of the world, the majority of boys are left as nature intended, but here in […]

Feb11
Bottles & Pacifiers: When Do I Really Need To Take Them Away?

Bottles & Pacifiers: When Do I Really Need To Take Them Away?

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Hi, I am the mother of a great almost two-year old (will be 2 in March) who absolutely refuses to drink his milk in anything other than a bottle and still must chomp on his pacifier in order to go to sleep (night or nap). Honestly, this doesn’t bother me all this much, but I’m […]

Feb08
What to do about PMS & Pimples

What to do about PMS & Pimples

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Amalah- First off, thanks for taking the time to read through this. Life’s busy though, so no real ass kissing here—just a big THANKS! Anyways, on to the issue. I’m 24 and finishing up my master’s degree in the education this Spring. YAY! I went through a decent acne phase during adolescence and into high […]

Jan18

Not About My Hair: Depression & Hospitalization & Work

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Dear Wise and Wonderful Amalah, I’ve written to you before about hair and skin and the like, but this time I have a question that may actually mean something. I’ve been following your blog for a while, and I remember when you had problems with depression. I always respect, and almost always agree with your […]

Nov02

Sleep Tips for Daylight Savings Time Move

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Sunday morning many were confused with the new date for Daylight Savings (“Fall Back”) being moved to the first Sunday in November. Yes! Halloween Trick-or-Treating was much improved with this extra hour of sunlight. This morning I received a very timely and helpful post on tips for helping your baby sleep well during the daylight […]

Oct24

Mystery Meat: Deciphering Cosmetic Ingredients

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Hi, Amy! First of all, you are amazing! You’re funny and interesting and helpful. So thank you for that. Now to my question. I’ve been looking at reviews for hair products (namely conditioner) and some stuff gets great reviews. “Amazing for my wavy hair!” I have wavy hair! I want amazing! But then I look […]

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