Clutter Concerns

Dear Alexa, My family and I are moving this summer. Packing up my closet, I noticed a lot of clothes that I no longer wear. However, these clothes—particularly my old sports gear—are hard to get rid o…

Your "ROI" From Braces

Dear Alexa, At work, I have become ashamed of my less-than-perfect smile since I am surrounded by colleagues who had the luxury of wearing braces in their youth.  Should I get braces to perfect my smi…

Veggie Wars

Dear Alexa, Every night is a struggle in our household come time for dinner. My eight year old son refuses to touch anything green, let alone eat it. This leaves my husband and me frustrated and conce…

Saint Valentine’s Day

Dear Alexa, I dread February 14th.  When people have plans with their partners, I feel uncelebrated. How should I deal with my Valentine’s Day distress? Sincerely, Burdened Bachelorette   Dear Bu…

Rent Woes

Dear Alexa, My roommate is my best friend. We met as freshmen in college and have been inseparable ever since. Unfortunately, she lost her job a couple months ago, and as a result she has stopped payi…

Present Problems

Dear Alexa, I’m going to a New Year’s Eve party and I feel obligated to bring something to thank the host. I’m trying to decide between bringing a gift or a gift card.  I love the holidays, but I’m su…

The Laundry Dilemma

Dear Alexa, My husband and I both work, so we try to divide the chores as equally as possible. I am in charge of my laundry as well as the kids. My husband is in charge of his laundry (both doing and …

Shopping Struggles: Rent or Handbag?

Dear Alexa, I was walking down 5th Avenue this morning, and then BOOM!  Something made me stop in my tracks:  the most gorgeous handbag I had ever seen was daintily dangling off the wrist of a mannequ…

Summer Slackin’

Dear Alexa, I have a lot of summer work to do before I go back to school, but I have yet to start any of it! Everyday I tell myself that I will work on the math packet or start one of the books, but I…

Pilates Plateau

Dear Alexa, I started doing Pilates 2 months ago to get in shape for the summer. I noticed huge improvement in first few weeks but lately have seen my fitness level plateau. What’s going on? Liz…

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