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Sep06
They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

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Right before we put our house on the market I had to paint over our door frame growth chart where we’d tracked our kid’s rapid (Maddie has the growing pains to prove it) growth over the last 8 years. I took pictures of it for the sake of the memories, but I wish we’d had […]

Aug15
Smellovision: How To Buy Perfume

Smellovision: How To Buy Perfume

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(Eye makeup demos still coming! Still in the works! Mostly because I’ve gotten a ton of volunteers and exactly zero actual submissions. So…uh…get cracking, slackers! We want your eyeballs!) Dear Amalah, It is seriously time for some new perfume in my household. The last time I bought perfume, KISS was on tour and Valerie Bertinelli […]

Jul26
Burning Daylight: Vive La Ice Cream! (or, making ice cream with kids)

Burning Daylight: Vive La Ice Cream! (or, making ice cream with kids)

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Isabel sent along the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball for the kids and I to play with assuming this would give us at least a few hours of burnt daylight. She was right. I love how the site is called ‘Ice Cream Revolution’ which is by definition accurate (2 a : a sudden, radical, […]

Jun29
How to Find Stylish and Comfortable Shoes

How to Find Stylish and Comfortable Shoes

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Dear Amy, Long-time reader, first-time questioner here. Recently, with the gas prices and the environment and whatever else I should care about, I started taking mass transit to and from work. This requires me either to walk from my house to the bus stop or (if I ride with my boyfriend to the metro station) […]

Jun21
The Best Children’s Clothing Labels: Good For Stuff, Bad For People.

The Best Children’s Clothing Labels: Good For Stuff, Bad For People.

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I got this letter in my imagination. Dear Melissa Summers, I have amazing news for you. You have won a summer worth of sleep away camp for both your children, all free of charge because this is your imagination. Now, how will you label their belongings so they come home with what they take with […]

Jun03
Beauty on a Budget: I Was Told There Would Be No Math

Beauty on a Budget: I Was Told There Would Be No Math

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Amy, I love your smackdown advice – but often times the products you recommend are too rich for my cheaper than 2 coats of paint blood. I value a short beauty routine & want to spend as little money as possible on it; I also want to look like I’ve been pampered by a professional […]

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