Duana Names: We Do These Here

Duana Posted by Duana at July 17, 2017 20:23:48 July 17, 2017 20:23:48

Dear Duana, I don't know if you do these types of requests but figured it was worth a shot. I am six weeks away from starting university at a school where I know almost no one. I'm excited. It also gives me the opportunity to go by a different name which is something I've been thinking over for years really as a lifelong name nerd. Full Article

Sasha Finds: Tassled earrings

Sasha Posted by Sasha at July 14, 2017 20:07:20 July 14, 2017 20:07:20

While I always skew on the minimalist side of things when it comes to jewelry, every now and then it’s fun to dose up on some fun flash. And this season, it’s all about shoulder-sweeping tasseled earrings. Go bold, go bright and go beaded. Sure, yes, of course you can go the fast fashion route and hit up Zara or Forever 21 and find something on the cheap. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Broken Toe Fitness

Hayley Posted by Hayley at July 14, 2017 17:05:11 July 14, 2017 17:05:11
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Hi Hayley, I broke my toe on the long weekend and it looks like the healing process could take up to 6 weeks. I'm wondering if you have any recommendations for ways to still work out when I am supposed to be staying off my feet as much as possible. My usual weekly workout routine is a combo of doing classes at the gym (boot camp, cardio/weights, circuit training), and shorter runs (5-6km), with occasional yoga. Full Article

Duana Names: How To Nick A Name

Duana Posted by Duana at July 10, 2017 20:23:58 July 10, 2017 20:23:58

Hi Duana, Unlike most people who ask for your help, we have already named our baby girl. She is almost one year old. But Houston, we still have a problem. Our last name is a three syllable Italian name so I wanted a first and middle name that felt light/fresh and not too traditional/fussy. Full Article

Duana Names: When Trendy Does Not Equal Popular

Duana Posted by Duana at July 7, 2017 20:18:10 July 7, 2017 20:18:10
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Hi Duana, I would love your help please! My husband and I are having our second boy, due in July. We have a name all picked out, but I'm worried that it's becoming trendy or will be seen as a trendy choice. This is compounded by the fact that I think most boy names are horrid- I overheard a dad calling to his son in the park- and the poor little guy's name was MAGNUM. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Trainer Rut

Hayley Posted by Hayley at July 7, 2017 17:37:44 July 7, 2017 17:37:44

Hey Hayley, A couple years ago I really got into fitness in a serious way. I had a trainer come a couple days a week to my condo and am now working out five times a week (combination of HIIT, plyometrics, weight training and functional training in addition to some classes like spinning or yoga). Full Article

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Duana Names: Moving to Higher Name Ground

Duana Posted by Duana at July 5, 2017 19:46:01 July 5, 2017 19:46:01
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Hello! I am due mid-July and the gender is a surprise. I've been scouring your columns for inspiration and reassurance - and I have found some, but we are on somewhat shaky ground when it comes to a boy's name. I also want to have a solid pool of choices when the time comes in case we are emotional and exhausted and none of our first choices fit and we choose something horrible while under the influence of parental judgement. Full Article

Duana Names: Cultural Inheritance? Or Inherited Significance?

Duana Posted by Duana at June 30, 2017 20:09:33 June 30, 2017 20:09:33
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Hi Duana, I'm due with my first at the end of June. We just found out we're having a boy, and of course we only had a (perfect!) girl's name picked out. For background, my husband is Belgian and I am American. I am biracial (Latina and white) and thus we want our child's name to be pronounceable and sound nice (not always the same thing) in French, English, and Spanish. Full Article

Sasha Finds: Toothpaste

Sasha Posted by Sasha at June 30, 2017 16:58:37 June 30, 2017 16:58:37

Ok, I know toothpaste isn't super sexy click bait, but if you can stick with me for a few more sentences I promise, this might change your life or at least your mouth. Have you ever read the f-cking ingredients in toothpaste? More importantly have you read the f-cking warnings?! Cory (my husband) was using a certain brand of toothpaste and it literally said "if more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed get medical help or contact a POISON CONTROL CENTER RIGHT AWAY". Full Article