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The Many Uses of Witch Hazel

My assistant tells me yesterday about her aunt’s mother: how every morning of her adult life, she would soak cotton balls in witch hazel and place them on her eyes while she laid on the ground and did her stretches for about 30mins.  Since my assistant is now worried that age is getting the better of her eyes (I personally doubt it, her skin is as good as my seven-year-old’s), she’s wondering if she can co-opt this old-time remedy...

Beautiful morning, even with strange, unidentified mouth rash

So we’re sitting outside on the front steps, my son and I, on his first day out of school for summer vacation. We’re leaving for Paris in two weeks… and yet, I am blogging and drinking coffee ( i know, i know, but it’s with hemp milk and agave nectar, which makes me almost call it a health drink, yes? no?). My son has taken my drugstore jewelrybox out onto the porch as well, and is painstakingly arranging all of my precious costume jewels in neat lines, communicating to me with each one how fashionable he thinks it is — ‘pretty on you mommy!’:) ‘not pretty on you’. We’ve known for some time now that he is a fashionista at heart — his first full sentence being “mommy, no like that dress.” No joke.

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