Duana Names: Names for people who already have names

July 31, 2015 18:16:32 Posted at July 31, 2015 18:16:32
Duana Posted by Duana
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Hi Duana, I'm not due until around Christmas, and my partner and I are still early in the baby name game (i.e. we're still pretty far apart on our choices). However, we have started thinking a lot about what the baby is going to call the grandparents. My partner's parents already have grandkids so we'll probably stick with the titles they use (nan and granddad), but this will be the first grandchild for my parents. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Tight Calves

July 31, 2015 13:58:34 Posted at July 31, 2015 13:58:34
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I'm training for my first 10km! I have been stop-start about trying to get fit for years, I am usually good for two-three weeks, then get lazy again. I also get pains in my lower legs, particularly the outside of my calf, which is a disincentive to go out and run. This time however, I've told people I'm doing it, so there's no backing out now! I have been using the Nike Training app (which is great!), however when I go running I usually have to stop and stretch my lower leg muscles again after 1-2km. Full Article

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Duana Names: How about a Z-sounding S?

July 29, 2015 20:14:31 Posted at July 29, 2015 20:14:31
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana! Please help! My sister's first child (a boy) is due in early August and she wanted me to write to you because they are not even close to finding a name! We are Persian and both my sister and I and my two daughters have flower names (in Persian and English). However, for a boy, all we came up with is Forest. Full Article

Duana Names: A Totally New Question

July 27, 2015 18:28:25 Posted at July 27, 2015 18:28:25
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana We are pregnant, and while I would love to find out the gender ASAP hubby would love it to be a surprise until birth, so I will do that for him. I figure between conceding that PLUS giving birth he will owe me big time!  We are lucky to have agreed on both a girl's name *and* boy's name. Full Article

Duana Names: I finally titled a column Mamma Mia

July 24, 2015 19:19:16 Posted at July 24, 2015 19:19:16
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi! Husband and I are due late August with our first babe, we are waiting to find out the sex. We are set on a girls name, his grandma that he was very close to was named Maria, and everyone called her Mika. So we are set on Mika for a girl. My middle name is Marie, and my grandma's name is Rose-Marie, so originally I was thinking Marie for a middle name. Full Article

Message From Sasha

July 23, 2015 21:03:38 Posted at July 23, 2015 21:03:38
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi!  Remember me? First I need to apologize that it’s taken me this long to acknowledge my MIA-ness. The short and long of it is I’ve been going through some sh-t, some health sh-t that I’ve been dealing with for the better part of a year. So I needed some time off work and some time off the site to figure it all out. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: The “V” sit-up

July 23, 2015 15:25:45 Posted at July 23, 2015 15:25:45
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I ran my first 5k last year and after a few progressively longer races (including the Nike Toronto 15k of which I'm SUPER proud), I'm now training for a half-marathon in the fall. I try to run 3 times a week and use the NTC app to squeeze in 1 targeted workout daily, even if it's only 15 mins or so. Full Article

Duana Names: A ‘Choose Your Own’ Adventure

July 22, 2015 19:34:33 Posted at July 22, 2015 19:34:33
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, I'm a trans woman in the process of transitioning. I'm trying to work out a name that starts with E or L (though not opposed to others!). I also have an interesting surname (Winter) that makes things difficult. I also want to shy away from more masculine names, and I like names that have a more feminine ring to them, such as names with the -ia sound. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Charlize’s pretty colours

July 22, 2015 14:24:34 Posted at July 22, 2015 14:24:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Love the colour combination happening here. Pink that sometimes looks light purple and slashes of yellow. Beautiful. Just… the fit of the dress is a problem, a little? It’s Dior. And I wonder if it’s just a matter of pulling the halter up higher or whether the construction above the waist is just sh-tty. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Diane’s mixed print short jacket

July 21, 2015 19:36:36 Posted at July 21, 2015 19:36:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I’m all for mixing prints. And these two prints are fine together, no problem. I just feel like there’s too much of the print on the bottom. Like if we could reverse the situation, and have the floral print on her body, and the chain link as the jacket, I feel like it would have been more visually pleasing. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Stress and lifestyle

July 21, 2015 14:09:31 Posted at July 21, 2015 14:09:31
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, A couple of years ago, I lost about 45 pounds by overhauling my lifestyle - I cut back on processed foods, increased my intake of good foods and started exercising on a regular basis - I started off with cardio, then eventually incorporated strength training into my routine. It took about two years in total, but I reached my goal weight. Full Article

Duana Names: Catherine Keeners

July 20, 2015 19:44:49 Posted at July 20, 2015 19:44:49
Duana Posted by Duana
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Hi Duana This may be an unusual request in that we've already picked both of our names. My boyfriend and I ended on a stellar boy name after some dicey negotiating that included a serious bid from him for Hedwig (for a boy...). The girl name was much easier. My family has this awesome tradition of passing down maternal names. Full Article

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