Sasha Answers: Should I come on to the vet?

September 15, 2014 16:31:20 Posted at September 15, 2014 16:31:20
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha, question for you. Today I had to bring my cat to my vet's office for an emergency visit (she's ok). Because it was a Saturday, my regular vet wasn't there, so we saw an associate of his. Sasha, I liked him! He was cute, in my age range, attentive to my beloved pet, and thoughtful and humorous in answering my questions. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Should I have a baby with my friend?

September 15, 2014 16:16:03 Posted at September 15, 2014 16:16:03
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Sasha, I am 35, never married, no kids. By now, I expected my life to be much more traditional- married with children, and I believe I'd make a great mother. Two years ago, I met R. through work. He's a loner and not interested in most social situations or meeting friends, but we hit it off and have become very close. Full Article

Duana Names: For Lotte

September 15, 2014 16:09:05 Posted at September 15, 2014 16:09:05
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, So you'll probably want to punch me in the face over this.  I kind of want to punch myself in the face.  After some fertility challenges, we are proud parents to Charlotte (Lotte).  (I know how you feel about that but don't trash me because I love the name.) We are expecting baby #2, which should be the best news in the world considering the challenges we've had and simply because we love being parents. Full Article

Four-legged Friday

September 12, 2014 16:20:14 Posted at September 12, 2014 16:20:14
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, A new four-legged friend joined our family this week and we are all in love. The problem? We can't agree on a name. Naming babies was easy compared to this ~ after all, there really were only two of us who had the final say ~ but now there are four of us, each with very different ideas of what our new family member's moniker should be. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Weddings & Sugar

September 12, 2014 13:38:59 Posted at September 12, 2014 13:38:59
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Hi Hayley.  You've finally made me admit it - the sugar is the reason I have that little bit extra around the middle and thighs. I work out often, I have a healthy lifestyle and I'm happy with my body most days. I eat well, lots of vegetables, nothing fried or too terrible for me.  But I'm not as thin as I could be, and I know that the sugar is to blame. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Shoes for the gym

September 11, 2014 16:07:03 Posted at September 11, 2014 16:07:03
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Hi Hayley! I need some advice on shoes for training in the gym. My typical workout is a cardio warm-up, weights (either weight machines or free weights) or resistance training, followed by an intense cardio session. One day a week I do an hour of cardio alone (sometimes this is a spinning or fitness class). Full Article

Duana Names: His Name Is Rio…

September 10, 2014 18:22:42 Posted at September 10, 2014 18:22:42
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, My husband and I have one son, Rio, which was always my dream name and he was kind enough to let me have it. But now we want something that goes along with that for our upcoming daughter and are having a hard time coming up with anything. Like, at all. She is due in about a month, so we would love your input! Our name is two syllables and ends in an 'ee' sound, for reference. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Networking nutrition

September 10, 2014 13:59:02 Posted at September 10, 2014 13:59:02
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Hi Hayley, Over the years, I've worked with a trainer and come up with a good workout routine that I enjoy and that I'm able to balance with my other commitments - but I find that my job sometimes interferes with my plans for healthy eating. I'm a busy young professional, and my job requires a certain amount of networking, a lot of which takes place over meals. Full Article

Duana Names: The Worst Trend

September 8, 2014 17:35:42 Posted at September 8, 2014 17:35:42
Duana Posted by Duana
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Hi Duana, I'd love your input on something... During an acquaintance's recent pregnancy, she started referring on Facebook to her unborn baby girl as "Eljay" (her husband's name starts with an J and hers starts with an L). I thought this was just a cutesy nickname for the baby-to-be. Full Article