On Beauty Q&A: Cheap Creams, Jeans, and Long Hair Dreams

Some say that water itself can dry your skin, so using a cream cleanser like Ponds Cold Cream, where you aren't required to wash with water, can really help both keep your skin moisturized and fight wrinkles! Plus, it gets make up off like nothing else.

My boyfriends grandmother always used to say Hemorrhoid cream was her secret...but I'm too scared to try it.

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Cheap Creams, Jeans, and Long Hair Dreams

@OptimistPrime I AGREE! Kut From the Kloth is such an embarrassing name, but the jeans are great!

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm 0

On Photo Etiquette and the Modern Family

LW#3: My parents split in very similar circumstances when I was 19 and away at college. So many times it felt like it would be impossible to repair my relationship with my dad, and I definitely sometimes still feel like he doesn't care about me as much as I thought he did. He lives with new lady (who I have only met once, and before they were together), and her daughter, who is a little older than me, but not able to support herself, which sometimes makes me very angry because hey! he already has an awesome daughter, why deal with this dead beat? BUT, in the end, I came to the conclusion that I love my dad, and I can't imagine a life without him, so I have to work through my emotions about the situation and learn to accept it.

We have set up boundaries, he knows that my brother and I aren't really interested in having a relationship with his new family, and accepts that (strangely I think he is also happier this way), and so we meet for family events in neutral territory. But we still have a close relationship. Its not perfect, but its sort of one of those things that requires time. Lots and lots of time I guess!

I would say that its perfectly natural for you not to want to spend time with his new wife, especially if the relationship went that quickly! Who knows if she will be around for long, and you are not obligated to be her friend, or even friendly. Think about what you want in a relationship with your dad, and then decide what you can take and what you cannot. See if it works for him, and go forward.

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm 3

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Posted on July 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm 2

On Those Little Notes

@ReginaSavage OH MY GOD. This happened to me the other day! When I was like 16 I was writing a great novel based on my life and probably completely inspired by The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It was highly angsty and immensely embarrassing. A few days ago I found it in a drawer at my mom's house, though she has moved three times, and I am positive that I threw it out years ago.

Full Disclosure, I was snooping through things she writes when I found it.

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 11:34 am 12

On Those Little Notes

During the wooing stage with my current dude, he had a habit of writing nightly drunk love emails to me. I saved a few and find them like easter eggs around my computer when I'm cleaning it up now. I wish I had saved all of them! He never writes them anymore! Except sometimes he writes a sweet blog about me late at night, drunkenly, and then he deletes them when he wakes up. I always wake up before him.

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 11:25 am 2

On A Window Onto the World of Tiny Homeowners

AH! I know this man. In fact I had a HUGE crush on Chris(topher) from like 2004-2006. He looked like a more attractive version of Elliott Smith. He has actually been on my mind a lot lately, because his best friend from the days I knew him was just very publicly arrested for something herion related. Glad to see he is in a better place!

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: The Most Beautiful Bright Lipstick in the Land

@The Lady of Shalott Nordstrom Rack's makeup is mostly great except once I got one of those Stila package things with the Illuminating tinted moisturizer (which I used at the time) and a bunch of other stuff that I probably won't ever use, but still it was like $12 instead of the usual $24 for just the moisturizer, and it definitely gave me a weird rash for like, two months, until I figured out that I was getting it from the moisturizer. Clearly, it was old or something. So now I stick to things that won't ruin my face if they are a little past their prime. I have also graduated to Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizers.

Mr. (coach) McGuirk gets his American Crew (The Official Supplier to Men TM) Pomade there all the time for a steal though.

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm 0

On How to Talk to Your Average Four-Year-Old

Body Shaming is one of my number one fears as a nanny/babysitter, but it's so hard!! Parents should issue memo's on how they want body issues handled! Unfortunately, they never do, and I never know what to do!

In a somewhat related note...

The WORST TIME I EVER HAD BABYSITTING, was in high school, for my English teacher. I got to her apartment, quickly met her kids, and then she ran out the door. About 10 minutes later, I realized that one of her boys DIDN'T HAVE FINGERS ON ONE HAND! And we were playing catch! I literally had no idea what was going on. I even briefly thought that he had lost the fingers in the 10 minutes since his mother had left, because WHAT KIND OF MOTHER WOULD LEAVE ME THAT UNPREPARED!? I think I was able to hide my confusion from the kids, because obviously I didn't want the kid to feel like he was weird or scary or anything, he wasn't! But I still can't believe she didn't mention anything!

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm 1

On A Moment "With" Kristen Schaal

This is beautiful, and also Kristen Schaal is the best. Fun fact, she is from my home town, and my old roommate lost his virginity to her. This makes me feel like I have an intensely personal connection to her, though I haven't ever met her. I go to the bars at Christmas a lot, just in case she decides to stop by.

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm 5