Separation Anxiety: You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave

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Two hours. That’s all I was asking for, to go get my kid-induced gray hair colored (a hot new plum shade!) Two hours, out of a whole weekend. When my daughter heard I was leaving, she started bawling as if I was never going to come back, as if she hadn’t seen me in months. ... Read more

Whoa! Some Nail Polish Says It’s Non-Toxic But Really Isn’t

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You've probably been told to avoid nail polish with the chemicals dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, and formaldehyde while you're pregnant, to avoid exposing baby to the chemicals. Should be as simple as checking the bottle before you get a mani, right? Well, not exactly. The California Environmental Protection Agency's Department of Toxic Substances Control... Read more

DIY Facials — Safe for Pregnancy and Even for Your Daughter

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During pregnancy, a lot of moms-to-be avoid skincare products with ingredients they can't pronounce, but why not take the whole natural beauty thing one step further? We spotted on our sister site The Blush, three recipes for facials you can make with ingredients you might have in your own kitchen -- stuff... Read more