Duana Names: This email arrived entitled ‘Seriously, we’re f*cked’

October 9, 2015 19:30:11 Posted at October 9, 2015 19:30:11
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, For the last 15+ years, I have been a name nerd. I have an unusual name, and I come from a family of unusual names and nicknames. I had been carefully collecting and curatinga list of names for my future child and fiercely protecting them so word wouldn't get out. So it seems strange that now that I am actually expecting a baby, I am basically incapacitated with this task of naming a human. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: exercise rationing

October 8, 2015 15:32:20 Posted at October 8, 2015 15:32:20
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I have potentially a very basic question for you in regards to what I'm calling "exercise rationing". I often read that you should work out a certain amount of times per week... but does this really matter if all your fitness is done in say, two days of the week as opposed to spreading it out? More specifically, if I do two separate fitness classes on Tuesdays (yoga and spinning) and one activity on the weekend (hiking, cross country skiing, etc. Full Article

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Duana Names: Fix the Nick

October 7, 2015 18:23:29 Posted at October 7, 2015 18:23:29
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, We are expecting our first, a little boy, in late October, and my husband is insisting on a junior unless I have another name I'm truly passionate about (which unfortunately I don't).  The thing is, his name is kind of a pretentious one for a little guy: Howell. My husband got a lot of grief for the Gilligan's Island association as a kid, and even though that show will be more than 50 years removed from our son's school days, I think it sounds snooty regardless. Full Article

Duana Names: Strife, Drama, and definitely not Otto

October 5, 2015 19:27:22 Posted at October 5, 2015 19:27:22
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, We are expecting our second child in early October and we are not finding out the sex. We have a daughter named Alice (thankfully the royals side-stepped it!). We know it’s not really unique, but it’s not widely used where we live…(yet). Coming up with a name my husband and I agree on for our second child is straight up annoying as shat. Full Article

Duana Names: Within The Parameters

October 2, 2015 18:03:37 Posted at October 2, 2015 18:03:37
Duana Posted by Duana

We could really use some help. We are expecting in two weeks (yes cutting it close) and although my husband thinks we've landed on names, I'm feeling very uncertain. We are both francophones. Baby will have his last name (two-syllable French last name that starts with F). We also do not know gender of baby. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Pelvic Floor Strength

October 2, 2015 16:13:31 Posted at October 2, 2015 16:13:31
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hayley, Getting older has many drawbacks. Once I got on the other side of 55 (I'm now 62) my body started falling apart. I compare it to a car with over 55,000 miles. Every year there is a major maintenance issue. I'm now dealing with mild, medium and severe food allergies. I went to a medical doctor who specializes in food allergies. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Sugar Addict

October 1, 2015 14:43:01 Posted at October 1, 2015 14:43:01
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I'm 39, I love the outdoors and I love paddling, swimming, hiking, surfing, and I recently got into Barre which is amazing. I've also struggled with my weight since I hit about 35 because while I don't drink, I have quite the sweet tooth. I'm 5'11 and weigh 180 right now, and though I have a lot of muscle I'm bigger than I want to be. Full Article

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Duana Names: Getting the L out

September 30, 2015 17:58:29 Posted at September 30, 2015 17:58:29
Duana Posted by Duana

A little housekeeping: A big shout-out to Samantha who knew that the nerdiness of me was referencing the 8-child Pike family in the BSC books by saying I associated Margo with Byron in this column. I didn’t reply to her before because I was having email issues. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Hilary’s sagging dress

September 30, 2015 17:15:01 Posted at September 30, 2015 17:15:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I love a loose floppy dress. Or jumpsuit that looks like a dress. But this feels more like something you pull over your bikini to head back to your room after the beach. I’m not sure it’s working on the red carpet.  Full Article

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