Jul 23 2014

Why Women Need To Say Yes To The Camera

Let's Change The Way We Think About Beauty

by: Ali Martell

Why Women Need To Say Yes To The Camera

There is a photo hanging in my mother’s house. It was the very last photo taken on May 13th, 1990, the day I was Bat Mitzvah-ed in an old once-Church of Scientology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I was tired, irritated, annoyed, done.

I loathe this photo. Every time I pass it in the hallway, I cluck my tongue and utter an under-my-breath comment.

Jun 10 2014

Why Beards Are Better (And Why They Are Not)

And What Your Man Will Need When It's Time For Him To Shave

by: Ali Martell

Why Beards Are Better (And Why They Are Not)

Don't get me wrong, there's something really lovely (read: sexy) about a freshly clean-shaven man. Some of my favorite men have baby soft skin. 

But you guys, beards are better. 

May 30 2014

10 Great Gifts For The Father In Your Life

(that he will probably really like) (that won't break the bank either)

by: Ali Martell

I don't know about you, but I find buying gifts for men to be a wee bit stressful. If the dad in your life is anything like the one in mine, he tends to buy the things he really wants — just last week he went out and bought himself a beer-making kit. No really. He did. 



The Face, The Voice, The Blog!

Ali Martell is a writer, an ellipticizer, a mother, a wife, a lion-tamer, a diet coke quitter, a juggler, a getter-of-drinks. She drinks her coffee a little sweet and a little light. She likes the smell of clean sheets and the feel of almost everything from anthropologie.

She likes to quote movies, eat cookie dough, and read on her iPhone. She is Canada’s Emma Pillsbury and Annie Edison and her three unintentionally hilarious children tell her that she is a DOF (destroyer of fun). She is learning to use her camera better and love her thighs more.

She is the editor-in-chief at Yummy Mummy Club by day, and a helper-with-homework and expert snuggler by night. 

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