Duana Names: Cultural Inheritance? Or Inherited Significance?

Duana Posted by Duana at June 30, 2017 20:09:33 June 30, 2017 20:09:33
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Hi Duana, I'm due with my first at the end of June. We just found out we're having a boy, and of course we only had a (perfect!) girl's name picked out. For background, my husband is Belgian and I am American. I am biracial (Latina and white) and thus we want our child's name to be pronounceable and sound nice (not always the same thing) in French, English, and Spanish. Full Article

Sasha Finds: Toothpaste

Sasha Posted by Sasha at June 30, 2017 16:58:37 June 30, 2017 16:58:37

Ok, I know toothpaste isn't super sexy click bait, but if you can stick with me for a few more sentences I promise, this might change your life or at least your mouth. Have you ever read the f-cking ingredients in toothpaste? More importantly have you read the f-cking warnings?! Cory (my husband) was using a certain brand of toothpaste and it literally said "if more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed get medical help or contact a POISON CONTROL CENTER RIGHT AWAY". Full Article

Duana Names: Let’s Talk Best Practices for Stealth Middle Names

Duana Posted by Duana at June 26, 2017 19:42:31 June 26, 2017 19:42:31

Hi Duana, I would appreciate your thoughts on a new name ‘challenge’ that I haven’t seen addressed here before. Baby boy is arriving at the end of the Summer. It is tradition on my hubby’s side to name the son after his father. This is a tradition that I want to respect, however… I don’t LOVE the idea of ‘yet another’ similar name in the family. Full Article

Sasha Finds: The timeless jumpsuit

Sasha Posted by Sasha at June 23, 2017 19:08:42 June 23, 2017 19:08:42

The jumpsuit is probably one of the best fashion inventions ever. It's a no brainer, one-step style trend that will save your life on the days when you want to set fire to everything in your closet. (Lainey: also… Elvis Presley. Name another man who can do a jumpsuit better than Elvis in his prime. Full Article

Sasha Answers Podcast: Duped by Goop & How to Give of Yourself

Sasha Posted by Sasha at June 21, 2017 17:47:29 June 21, 2017 17:47:29

Welcome back and thanks for tuning into another episode of Sasha Answers! On today's show: Lainey is back from Graceland! We talk about her obsession with Elvis which somehow segues into our ongoing Gwyneth skepticism. Then, how to live with being single and how sometimes you need to just get over yourself. Full Article

Duana Names: Emergent Arrival!

Duana Posted by Duana at June 19, 2017 19:25:50 June 19, 2017 19:25:50
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Dear Duana Sadly The Name Therapist is not published here in Australia so I needed to be way more organised than I was when it came to ordering a copy! Perhaps my current dilemma - a nameless 10-day-old daughter - is karma for not having done so! Our new baby girl joins her big sisters Eleanor Maisie and Hazel Frances. Full Article

Duana Names: Dignified, Chunky & Tiny

Duana Posted by Duana at June 14, 2017 19:01:55 June 14, 2017 19:01:55
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Hi Duana My partner and I are adopting a puppy - he is a black Labrador Retriever, and expected to be a chunky guy, given his lineage. To tell you a little about ourselves - we live in England, met in Cambridge, and we have 14 year old a dog (also a black lab) called Lucca. We have been oscillating between so many names! Options floated so far have been Charlie (after Darwin - we met at Darwin College), Maxwell (after James Maxwell - nerds), Badger (because, cute!), Baker, Finley (we would call him Finn), and Louis (as a tribute to the old guy. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Pregnancy fitness, the second time

Hayley Posted by Hayley at June 14, 2017 15:51:07 June 14, 2017 15:51:07

Hey Hayley! I have some questions for you regarding fitness during pregnancy.  I had my first babe a couple years ago after a long struggle with infertility.  When we found out we were finally expecting, the medical professionals around us suggested I stop my current fitness routine until I was at least 16 weeks, just to make sure I was being as safe as possible (there were no health concerns with me or babe, more just that we’ve waited so long, and the first 3 months can be the most common for miscarriage). Full Article

Sasha Answers Podcast: An A-List Dinner Sighting & Shutting Down PDA

Sasha Posted by Sasha at June 14, 2017 13:45:23 June 14, 2017 13:45:23

Welcome back to the Sasha Answers Podcast and thanks for letting me skip a week so I could be one with nature. On today's show: The A-list person I sat next to at dinner and if it's cool to approach, is there an expiration date on saying the L word, and how to tell your friend to figuratively and literally not get fingered in public. Full Article