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

Duana Names: Let’s Talk Best Practices for Stealth Middle Names

Duana Posted by Duana at June 26, 2017 19:42:31 June 26, 2017 19:42:31

Hi Duana, I would appreciate your thoughts on a new name ‘challenge’ that I haven’t seen addressed here before. Baby boy is arriving at the end of the Summer. It is tradition on my hubby’s side to name the son after his father. This is a tradition that I want to respect, however… I don’t LOVE the idea of ‘yet another’ similar name in the family. Full Article