Ma’am

Sponsored by Zappos — The first time I pixied my hair, years ago in the midst of a swirling life transition, a grocer called me “Sir” by the frozen pizzas. (To be fair, I was donning sweats and a hoodie, no make-up. I offered the poor man no favors.) I blushed, laughed it off all

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Just Jars

Last month, a girlfriend and I are sitting in plush robes at the local spa. It’s her birthday; we’ve spent the past two weeks playing Schedule Tetris to pull off a celebratory pedicure. As a nail technician swipes Denim Duty on my toes, our conversation – naturally – turns to aging. So how old’s the

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The Power to Transform

Last week, I listened to a podcast in the shower. As Ken rocked Scout in the kitchen, as Bee drew an adventure map in the office, I steamed away a busy afternoon, tuned in to stories from another life. When I rinsed the shampoo or bent to shave my shins, the water would rush past

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Getting Dressed

10 Style Tips for a New Mom Listen, I don’t adhere to many style rules over here and we both know the great lengths I will go to avoid setting expectations of any sort. Want to jigger your grandmother’s wig into a purse? DO IT. Feel a hankering for camo cargo pants? ONWARD. Borrow your

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They’re Borns

There’s just something about a heel. The first real heels I wore were little woven 4-inch platform numbers my grandmother had bought in Greece. They’d been gathering dust in her closet as her ankles weakened, and finally, on an unnamed summer day, she offered them to my mother (who was too practical to wear them),

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The Two-Ingredient Dry Shampoo

So, hair. Can I just say something? I love you guys. You let me chat about politics one day, tension on another, and then – haiiiiiiir. I mean, we’re all over the place in these parts, and do you yet have a glimpse into what it’s like to be Ken? We’re doing a good job

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Quick Me Ups

Why yes, I do happen to be super reliant on the 5 minute pick-me-up method. When my mood starts blending into the sky – bluesy, gray, blah – I reach for the Official Winter Blues Cure jar. But I’m always cheating, putting back a few slips of paper (jumping jacks – feeling lazy! build a

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Ode To Pants

This post is brought to you by my own personal amusement, and also by the current controversy surrounding a topic that, despite the fact that it cannot adequately be described as even remotely controversial, not by any stretch, is still dividing women as if it were the Red Sea, or Marcia Brady’s side part. —

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