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Rosebud! Rooooosebuuuud!

By Amalah

Dear Amalah,
I have a sickness. It is called ‘Constant Lip-Balm Application’ or CLBA. A couple of years ago I attempted to heal myself by ditching lip balms that, by their very design, perpetuated the vicious cycle of CLBA, at least for me (ie, Chapstick, Blistex, even Burt’s Bees). I was eventually cured of CLBA by restraining myself from constant reapplying with other products and by consciously thinking about how often I licked and pressed my lips together (I know it

Published December 27, 2006. Last updated December 27, 2006.
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Amy Corbett Storch

Amalah

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

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Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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