Duana Names: I finally titled a column Mamma Mia

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

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

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

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

Hayley Posted by Hayley at July 23, 2015 15:25:45 July 23, 2015 15:25:45
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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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 22, 2015 14:24:34 July 22, 2015 14:24:34

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 21, 2015 19:36:36 July 21, 2015 19:36:36
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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

Hayley Posted by Hayley at July 21, 2015 14:09:31 July 21, 2015 14:09:31
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at July 20, 2015 19:44:49 July 20, 2015 19:44:49

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

Duana Names: It’s Probably Not Donncha (* with love to Noel and Aine)

Duana Posted by Duana at July 17, 2015 18:19:37 July 17, 2015 18:19:37

Hi, My husband and I are hoping that we will be the beneficiaries of your name-nerd advice. We are expecting our second little one on August 8, 2015. We’re Asian and we somehow stumbled into a very lucky due-date! We don’t know if Baby #2 is going to be a boy or a girl. Our first child is a little boy who will be close to turning three. Full Article