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The best place to get fake Birkenstocks

The best place to get fake Birkenstocks

I love Birkenstocks.  In the summer I wear them almost every day.  Not only do I love how they look and feel, but I love that this German company has been making shoes since 1774.  That’s 1774…. The beginning of the American Revolution, King George was on the throne in England and I’m pretty sure people still thought the world was flat.  So I guess the Birkenstock company started as way for people to walk comfortably around our big, flat…

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All natural Mother’s Day gift guide!

All natural Mother’s Day gift guide!

Wondering what to get Mom on Mother’s Day?  Or better yet, wondering what you’d like to get on Mother’s Day? Well, have I got the list for you! I was going to just write these products down on a scrap of paper and leave it lying around for my kids and husband to “accidentally” find, but I decided to share it with you instead.  For one reason, Bill reads my blog so he can easily link to my whole wish list….

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A great eco-friendly spring outfit…

A great eco-friendly spring outfit…

Ever since I started working on my style book, I’ve been really thinking about my own style.  I classify myself as hippie because my eye always goes to brands like Free People and Lucky and I do enjoy wearing bell-bottoms so large that I can store groceries and small children up my pant legs.  But that doesn’t reflect my whole personality.  (And as we know, style needs to reflect your personality.) I’d also like the clothes I buy to have…

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5 easy ways to help the environment on Earth Day

5 easy ways to help the environment on Earth Day

I’ve always felt a lot of pressure on Earth Day.  You know, like I should be doing something really major to help the environment to make up for my lack of doing anything major the rest of the year.  I’ll think, I should’ve organized a climate change march or helped replant the rain forest or traded in my car for a walking stick and a pair of comfortable shoes.  I imagine Mother Nature shaking her head, knowing how many ziplock…

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The healthiest nut butters for kids

The healthiest nut butters for kids

I hated to write “nut butter” in the title of this post because that phrase sounds sooooooo unappetizing to me.  Like if somebody said, “Hey, you want a nut butter sandwich?”  I’d have to say, gross, no….  But that’s what they are — the stuff you get when you smoosh nuts into a paste.  Maybe they should be called nut paste?  Smooshy nuts?  Pete’s Schwetty balls?  No wait, that’s something else. My kids eat a lot of peanut butter and…

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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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The best afternoon energy boost

The best afternoon energy boost

As a mom, I have a preoccupation with things that give me energy in the afternoon.  I wake up at five every morning, so by three in the afternoon, I am sooooo done.  And yet, I have so much more of the day to go.  The hardest part of the day, as far as I’m concerned — making dinner, helping with homework, playing legos (a sure-fire way to get me to pass out) and the worst, bath time.  If one…

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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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