What It’s Like to Get an IUD

Two years ago, I got an IUD and it was the best thing I ever did. Ever since, I’ve become one of those proselytizing women who want to talk to you about Diva Cups in line at Whole Foods, except in favor of a small t-shaped baby-prevention device. Have you accepted IUD into your uterus as your personal peace of mind?

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We Try It: Going to a College Reunion

A few weeks ago I went to my fifth college reunion. I know what you’re thinking: Karishma, that’s not that far removed from college, it won’t be weird. You probably saw half of those people last week. That’s where you’d be wrong.

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We Try It: Beco Soleil Baby Carrier

Woven wraps are the bee’s knees, the cat’s pyjamas, the unicorn’s belly hair. They’re also not for everyone. That is where Soft Structured Carriers (SSCs) come in. For some people, babywearing is something where their needs and their comfort means that a SSC is going to work best for them, and sometimes people just like to use a range of slings, wraps and carriers. Read More We Try It: Beco Soleil Baby Carrier

We Try It: Zoku Classic Pop Moulds

It is hot in Scotland. Obscenely hot. Stupendously hot. Not only are we in double figures, we are in the twenties. I have been in shorts for weeks now. This, Persephoneers, is ice lolly weather. And this is how the Zoku Classic Pop Moulds came to live with us. Read More We Try It: Zoku Classic Pop Moulds

We Try It: Taking Toddlers to Open Gym

Ever since I moved closer to my sisters, I’ve been spending a lot more time with my niece and nephews, particularly my one sister’s set of twins, since they live about five minutes from me. So even though I don’t have kids, I get to bear witness to the trials and tribulations of parenthood. Read More We Try It: Taking Toddlers to Open Gym

We Try It: Deo-Go Stain Remover

You know what’s a great look? A crisp, white blouse tucked into jeans. It’s very 1960s casual chic. Do you know what doesn’t look good? The yellowing of the pits on a crisp, white blouse. You may not know this, but the main reason for yellow pits on your lovely white blouses is not sweat. The culprit is the aluminum in your antiperspirant. If you’ve just bought a new white blouse, keep it nice by wearing an undershirt or natural, aluminum-free deodorant. If you, like me, have a few white blouses that are ready for recycling, I may have a solution: Deo-Go. Read More We Try It: Deo-Go Stain Remover

We Try It: Homemade Ant Killer

It happens every year like clockwork. Every June, we get invaded with ants. I’m sure it has to do with the weather, and the fact that the children home for the summer provide more than ample meals for our six-legged friends.  Read More We Try It: Homemade Ant Killer