Lunchtime Poll: Gift Giving or Get-Togethers

My wife’s family and my own are polar opposites when it comes to gift giving and special occasions. My family believes it’s not the cost when it comes to gift giving, but the thought and effort put into it. On the other hand, my wife’s family is more concerned with being there with said family than any gift giving at all. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Gift Giving or Get-Togethers

These Are a Few of Our Favorite (Dog) Things

With Black Friday looming, we thought we’d list some of our favorite things for dogs. Some of them are for the dogs themselves, and some of them are to make the dog owner’s life easier. We’ve avoided the decorative and cute things because, as most dog owners know, there are literally thousands of places to obtain them. Read More These Are a Few of Our Favorite (Dog) Things

Ask UfYH: Sentimental Stuff, Dog Pee, and Putting Things Away

Q: Do you have any advice on sentimentality? I just graduated from college and am undertaking a major room clean, and I don’t know what to do with the things I’ve collected throughout my life (i.e., posters I don’t have the room or inclination to hang anymore, stuffed animals, notebooks). How can I decide what to keep?  Read More Ask UfYH: Sentimental Stuff, Dog Pee, and Putting Things Away

Mom-erican Apparel

Despite my qualms about its conflicting image as workers’ rights champion/kiddie pornographer, I still sometimes shop at American Apparel. What can I say? They have decently priced basic items. Plus, I’d feel hypocritical criticizing only one brand when I’m not willing to grill the rest of my clothes on the ethics of their origins. (“What about you, French stripe tee? Are you made of organic cotton? Do you even speak French? YOU SICKEN ME.”) Read More Mom-erican Apparel

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Read This Instead of Shopping

Cyber Monday? Sure, you can buy a cashmere sweater at 25% off, but wouldn't you rather read the best of the ladyblogs?

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Persephone Gift Guide 2012: Gifts for the Hard to Buy For

We all have people on our list who we know only tangentially, perhaps only the tidbits we've picked up at other holiday gatherings. Read More Persephone Gift Guide 2012: Gifts for the Hard to Buy For

Gift Guide: For the Bleeding Hearts

I did a number of gift guides around the holidays, but due to some unfortunate personal stuff, had to abandon the project before I was able to finish. The one I was most looking forward to – Gifts for the Bleeding Heart Feminist Killjoys – did not make it to print, and for that I am extremely apologetic. In an effort to atone, I submit the following to use for gifts you may need to purchase throughout the year for your favorite commie-pinko-liberal-who-ruins-everything (a club of which I am a proud member). Read More Gift Guide: For the Bleeding Hearts