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My one “must have” item

My one “must have” item

I hate running errands with my kids. Actually, I don’t know anyone who does love to run errands with kids. Is it just my children that have issues getting in and out of the car? August takes off his shoes immediately and then we all have to wait for him (or me) to put them back on. Buck is always reading so he doesn’t want to get out of the car until he’s finished with a particular page or even…

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How to survive head lice – a handy guide

How to survive head lice – a handy guide

My kids have just gotten head lice for the second time in their lives.  The first time was a few years ago and I’m still in therapy over that one.  This bout of head lice caught me completely by surprise.  I thought we’d never get it again.  I assumed it was like surviving a plane crash.  I mean, what are the odds it would ever happen again? But since we’re now two-time lice survivors, I thought I’d share some basic…

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What I carry in my summer tote arsenal

What I carry in my summer tote arsenal

Summer vacation is right around the corner.  Emerson and August are already out of school and Buck has 13 days left.  Which means I’m about to officially take on the full time job of “Mommy Activities Director” for the next three months.  I will be questioned about the location of swim goggles.  I will make ice cream that will taste not nearly as good as the kind you buy in the store.  And I will make a daily ritual of…

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Five body products I love…

Five body products I love…

I LOVE body products.  I won’t go so far as to say that I’m obsessed with body products because I think that word is way overused.  It irritates me when I read things like, “I’m obsessed with these shoes!”  What does that mean exactly?  Do you drive by your closet at all hours of the night checking to see if your shoes are home?  Do you make prank calls to your shoes when you’re drunk and say things like, “I…

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Soy — The confusion bean

Soy — The confusion bean

If there is one product that seems to confuse me the most it’s soy.  Is it good for me?  Is it bad for me?  Does it prevent cancer or cause cancer?  When we were living in Maine and Buck was a baby, I remember a neighbor coming over to our house very alarmed because he just saw on the news that soy could make you have a small penis.  (What channel he was watching, I’ll never know).  I know people…

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Two beauty products I LOVE

Two beauty products I LOVE

I rarely take the bait on beauty product ads.  First of all, I think they are all pretty stupid and sad — trying to make us believe that happiness is actually skin deep and that if we all looked better, and more importantly, younger, everything in our miserable little worlds would suddenly start to work out. The second reason I never buy any new beauty products is because I don’t really have time to sit in front of the mirror…

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There’s a party in my pants

There’s a party in my pants

Recently, I read Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food.  (It was awesome.)  There’s a section in it on vitamins and how if you’re eating right you don’t really need to take them.  Save your money, in other words, and just buy veggies.  Great advice, but some days I know I’m just not eating the pound of fruits and vegetables that will cut my chances of cancer in half.  Some days I’m just eating a pound of cereal.  Or a…

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My favorite eco beauty products…

My favorite eco beauty products…

Ever since my month as Eco Mama, I’ve been really careful about the products I put on my body.  Out went the Pantene, in went the super expensive conditioner from Whole Foods that made my hair look like a tangled bale of straw.  For a while I wondered if it was actually possible to buy healthy beauty products that worked and didn’t just help the Earth.  I mean, seriously, can’t I look good while saving the planet? The first product…

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Let’s all try to be healthy – Part Two

Let’s all try to be healthy – Part Two

Eco Mama – Day 29 As you can see I changed the title of my 3 part series to a much more politically correct version so as not to offend anyone.  My blog is all about helping women find their style and not about working people into a lather over GMOs.  However, as an Eco Mama this month, I just felt like talking about organic foods and pesticides was a must.  Eco Mamas are all about the Earth and living…

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How to make amazing natural beauty products…

How to make amazing natural beauty products…

Eco Mama – Day 24 Oh, no, don’t worry, I didn’t make any amazing natural beauty products that I will feebly give you instructions on how to create.  Before a few days ago, I would have considered making my own beauty products a “craft” and therefore something I only would think I could make, but ultimately ruin.  But Renae has changed my mind.  Who is Renae you ask?  Why she’s my new friend I met through my blog who lives…

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