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Little Girl is 7. She loves dressing up and costumes so when it came time to plan for Halloween I expected her to ask for a store-bought option. She did, but when I nixed her choice (No, baby, I refuse to dress my beautiful little girl up as a dead cheerleader) and *she* nixed all [...]

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I’ve been the Queen of Used for a while now. Why buy new when there’s plenty of beautiful, like-new stuff out there at a fraction of the price? Still, I was cautious about who I showed my latest vintage score to. Plenty of people looked down on what I bought, equating it with garbage. My [...]

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Pros: They keep shoulder pain to a minimum; made of hypoallergenic silicon;they don’t slip. Cons: Expensive; could show through very sheer or thin fabric. I wear a completely weird bra size — 32DD. Small around the ribcage, not-so-small elsewhere. It is very, very difficult for me to buy a bra. I used to wear a [...]

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A few weeks ago Little Girl ended up in one of my old t-shirts at bedtime. It’s a long story, but the end result was that she loved sleeping in a “nightgown,” and wanted to know why she didn’t have one. The answer, of course, is that her mother doesn’t like nightgowns. I can clearly [...]

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Paring Down Possessions

I’ve mentioned it a few times already, but I thought I’d give you an update on the bag-a-week purge that’s been going on since January. It’s taken me a long time to admit it, but I am ready to say it: I have too much stuff in my house. Way too much stuff. Too many [...]

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Regular readers know I have recently implemented a new practice in my house: If something new (and inedible) comes in, something old has to go out. It’s challenging when that “something” happens to belong to Big Girl. Recently, she got a few new pairs of shoes, a few new tops, and a gorgeous desk for [...]

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Quick! Which underwear do you have on? Are you wearing the old ones? The ones that you bought on eBay (new, of course) and have owned for more than a decade? Or are you wearing the really cute (yet still cotton, of course) hip-huggers you bought at Aerie? The ones your husband says look adorable [...]

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Let’s get this out of the way: I normally do not like skirts or dresses. I don’t like wearing stockings. It’s really hard for me to find dresses that work with my body type, and skirts are ehh. You have to worry about how you sit, where you sit and whether or not you’ve shaved [...]

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