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little reviews – juice beauty + mullein & sparrow

i have always been a "beauty junkie", mostly because i like to buy beautiful things, and sometimes beauty products are just so damn beautiful. the problem with beauty products, however, is they are so expensive and there's no telling if they're really going to work for you. so you spend your hard earned moolah on a potion or cream, just for it to go to waste because it 1) doesn't work or 2) you have a hard time forming habits. i'm pretty...

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little review – revlon mega multiplier mascara

woah, there's my face! so, i've been meaning to start doing "little reviews" for awhile now, because there are so many things that i love that i want to share with you guys. this mascara is not one of those things that i love, but i did receive it from influenster for review, and i thought it made a great first review. i've said review like six times, this is kind of the worst keyword placement. i did not like this mascara so...

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mommy drinking culture

the problem isn’t “mommy drinking culture”…

People have a lot of feelings about “mommy drinking culture”, pro and con. Even I have a lot of feelings about it. Some say it needs to stop. Other’s say we don’t drink enough. (This simple Google search should demonstrate what I'm talking about.) I don’t think the problem is women drink wine, I think the problem is this pervasive image of social alcoholism and how, for some reason, drinking has become associated with every activity – hanging out at the...

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5 ways to not suck at parenting

If there’s ever a situation you walk into completely blind, it’s parenting. Seriously. There are books and videos and all the advice you could ever need and not want, but (and I hate to sound cliche here but bear with me) until you have a kid you can’t even fathom what parenting is going to be, how you’re going to feel, or the kind of job you might or might not do. There is a gravity to this responsibility that it...

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dad’s famous turkey soup

with about two inches of snow on the ground and freezing rain falling from the sky, today feels like a particularly apt day to talk about our favourite family past-time: eating. specifically, eating turkey. even more specifically, eating turkey soup. since we got this fantastic new kitchen, Aaron has spent months honing and perfecting his latest favourite recipe for turkey soup. if turkey is on sale (or even if it isn't), you can rest assured that we're going to have at least...

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