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We Try It: Veggetti

Spiral cut vegetables aren’t REALLY a substitute for pasta, but they’re still tasty.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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. […]

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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. 

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We Try It: Codecademy HTML/CSS Course

Codecademy is a pretty neat place. Currently, they offer free classes in several web based coding languages, and I took a few, so I could tell you about them. 

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We Try It: PAWZ Dog Booties

The weather this year has been cold. We’ve had polar vortexes and arctic blasts, and I’m pretty sure I know how Laura Ingalls felt in that Long Winter now. I’m not the only one feeling the cold, though. Daisy has been uncomfortable, too. I first noticed that she was having problems when she started limping […]

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We Try It: Hoover Floor Mate

I can not put into words how much I hate mopping the floor. I hate mopping the floor so much, I will have linoleum in my kitchen until my last day. You can keep your fancy tiles and hardwoods, I want a kitchen floor that’s easy to clean and hard to damage. 

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We Try It! Homemade, Lactose-Free Pumpkin Pie

During the Thanksgiving through Christmas onslaught of eating, I sometimes become more motivated to cook foods that I normally would not be able to eat. I’ve been lactose intolerant since age 15, and though lactase supplements help with some foods, other rich treats overpower the capabilities of those little white pills. Pumpkin pie is usually […]

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We Try It: BarkBox

One day, the advertisements finally got to me, and because my puppers is a spoiled brat princess of a dog, (and because I had a coupon code) I did it. I ordered BarkBox.

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We Try It: Tivo Roamio

The first show I recorded on my first Tivo® was the pilot of Firefly. I’ve been in love ever since. 

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We Try It: Duolingo

Being Hispanic (we can debate the term later), does not automatically guarantee certain characteristics that are associated with the group. You can be culturally Hispanic, but you can be pretty pale. You can be raised in a city that is at least sixty percent Hispanic with parents who speak Spanish fluently, but still not be […]