Imagine someone said to you, I have a way that you could make thirty dinners, one for every night of the month, each one different but each one based off the same very basic, simple recipe. Each one tweaked in flavors so that you feel like you're eating something entirely new and exciting, and all of them easy. You'd probably say "I love you!" and then you'd kiss them right on the lips, possibly with tongue. That could just be me, because as I clicked through each of Real Simple's six basic recipes-and-variants for a full 30 days, I gasped "Oh man, I could totally do this!" And I was filled with glee. So easy to make a plan, so easy to follow a plan, so pleasant, don't you think, to have everything on hand and simple and fun during busy weeks and tired evenings, and during life in general.
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Imagine someone said to you, I have a way that you could make thirty dinners, one for every night of the month, each one different but each one based off the same very basic, simple recipe. Each one tweaked in flavors so that you feel like you're eating something entirely new and exciting, and all of them easy. You'd probably say "I love you!" and then you'd kiss them right on the lips, possibly with tongue. That could just be me, because as I clicked through each of Real Simple's six basic recipes-and-variants for a full 30 days, I gasped "Oh man, I could totally do this!" And I was filled with glee. So easy to make a plan, so easy to follow a plan, so pleasant, don't you think, to have everything on hand and simple and fun during busy weeks and tired evenings, and during life in general.Read More »from Delicious: Dinner every day for a month
- Glamour Magazine | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 29, 2008 6:35 PM EDT
After much thought we decided to register for Crabkid's upcoming fourth birthday party. It just seemed the most practical thing to do.
Almost had you there, didn't I?
But seriously, a new trend is emerging out there to register for children's birthdays. Thankfully, no one I know has done it, but an acquaintance of a friend did send a wish list round to all of the invitees for her son's first birthday. As in, "Fielding really needs the following: Thomas the Tank Engine train set, Playmobil pirate boat (no Lego, please! We have plenty of that!), Melissa & Doug wooden sushi set..."
That sort of thing.
As I have gabbed about ad nauseam Crabmommy finds baby registries galling, much less wish lists or registries for a child. To me it's all just incredibly presumptuous. Evidently not everyone feels the same way otherwise there wouldn't be sites like KidsReg, where rude people can go and select a bunch of registry options for their children across all age ranges and for allRead More »from Crabmommy: Birthday gifts not required?
- Glamour Magazine | Work + Money – Mon, Sep 29, 2008 5:08 PM EDT
Let's start with the good news: My latest PCR test came back negative--no cancer this month! It was really good to hear especially since when Dr. Mauro and I last spoke about my going for baby number two, he said, "Let's see what the next test shows." The bad news is that, as I mentioned last week, we are still battling MRSA. The infectious disease doctors are not sure who in our family has it living on their skin, which is why starting Sunday, Nick, Alex and I are all "decolonizing" ourselves (more on that fun plan later). I was really reluctant to write about this because, frankly, it's a little embarrassing. And I don't want any of my friends who read this to think we are contaminated or keep their kids away from Alex. None of us has any active infections. We are fine. Just deeply annoyed.
And now for the shocking: We just found out that Alex has a really severe peanut allergy (NickRead More »from Life with Cancer: Battling MRSA's and peanut allergies
Even though I've never wanted to shell out $500 for a bag, for the past couple of years I have been completely obsessed with Foley + Corinna's City Tote. It's gotten to the point that when I see someone who has it, I say passive-aggressive things like "Oh, you have *that* bag. I know *that* bag." I love everything about it--the soft leather, the slouchy shape, the pockets, the convertibleness--and this season, in order to stop torturing myself and others, I'm going to buy one for myself. On eBay. (Why didn't I think of this before?) Now I just have to figure out the color: Should I go for one in soft gray? Goes-with-everything black? A warm amber brown? Or, wait, how sexy is this high-gloss burgundy?
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When my friend Jenene competed in her very first duathlon (that's like a triathlon, but no swimming) and mentioned that the bottom of her foot started hurting midway through the race and it still burned like fire a week later, I just looked at the unsupportive flip-flops she was wearing and said just two words. "Plantar Fasciitis."Read More »from 4 ways to avoid beating your feet
As you know, about a year ago, I gave myself plantar fasciitis. Like Jenene, I'm a fan of the impractical shoe.
I still mourn the demise of my favorite high-heeled strappy sandals. And after my own bout with plantar fasciitis (caused by stupidly dancing all night long wearing really adorable but totally unsupportive ballet flats), I couldn't wear floppy, cute shoes for months, and even after I could walk barefoot without screaming in pain, I still relied on a rotating set of Clarks Privos all summer long, just to be safe. (Our pal Anne found a way to keep her feet pain free--even in strappy high-heels.)
Jenene didn't believe me but she went to the doctor
rAs far as we know, there is no such thing as kiddie-Xanax yet. Thankfully, parents of high-strung, nervous, or tantrum-prone tots (or even those with a simple case of first day of school jitters) can find drug-free solace in Bach's Original Flower Remedies remedies for kids. Just few drops of the sweet-tasting liquid in your youngster's drink or on their tongue, and the strategic concoction of natural floral ingredients will quickly help to calm nerves. It even does the job for stressed out magazine editors on deadline--take our word for it!
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- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Sep 26, 2008 5:30 PM EDT
Every morning as I curse myself for staying up two hours later than I wanted to, watching You Tube clips of John McCain on The View; thinking about, but not buying, Rachel Comey dresses; and exploring the Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey website, I stagger to the shower, then pull out the same five makeup items:
- Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 (translucent, and slightly gleamy)
- Tarte Blushing Bride gel blush (I am kind of embarrassed by the cheesy name, but it's worth it)
- Cle de Peau concealer, patted on under my eyes with my finger
- Laura Mercier Eyeshadow in Black Plum, used as an eyeliner, applied with an unknown liner brush (the name rubbed off long ago)
- Benefit BadGal Blue mascara (again with the cheesy name--but the blue really does make the whites of your eyes look whiter)
Mind you, all this simplicity goes to heck in a handbasket once I get to the office--where I find myself testing green shadow, luminizer, lipRead More »from Essential beauty products when you've woken up late...again
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Sep 26, 2008 5:05 PM EDT
The thing that has been most interesting to me while planning this mini-wedding has been finding out the preconceived notions my boyfriend and I have about how something like this is supposed to go down. My soon-to-be husband has been surprisingly traditional about some elements. For example: As much as I'm dying to show him, he doesn't want to see my wedding dress for fear of the bad luck curse. Then last night he asked me: "So what are you doing about the old, new, borrowed, blue thing?" "Hmmm. I don't know. The shoes are new, I thought maybe I'd get some kind of glamorous blue clutch or maybe I'll carry a really pretty vintage blue hankie. And maybe I'll borrow a piece of jewelry from a friend." "What about the old? Will that be underwear?" "Um, NO." This whole thing is insane.
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- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 25, 2008 10:57 PM EDT
Dear Dr. Kate,
I have been on the Pill since the age of 18, and I am now 23. I requested the pill due to the fact I have extremely painful and long periods.
The pill has been a wonder, but now I am concerned after reading that being on the pill for 5 or more years increases your risk of cervical cancer.
I have only ever had 3 sexual partners, all of whom I used condoms with, and I am not in a relationship at present. I had a smear test done last year and everything was clear but am just a bit worried. I really don't want to come off the pill as I had 6 years of torture before being prescribed it. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Dear Pill Lover,
The relationship between cervical cancer and the birth control pill is a tricky one. Some research has suggested that being on the pill makes it harder to clear the HPV virus if you become infected with it. And we know that HPV is the real culprit in cervical cancer. On the other hand, otherRead More »from Ask Dr. Kate: Does the pill increase your risk of cervical cancer?