Lady-J Law Blog Posts

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Sophie the Giraffe: Mold Alert

A few days ago I got a text from my friend and fellow mommyblogger, Amanda, about Sophie the Giraffe. “Have you heard about Sophie?” She asked. “No, what happened to Sophie?” We’re obvi on a first name basis with our babys’ teething toy, Sophie the Giraffe. Hashtag momlife.

Last week, several mothers made the news after finding mold growing in their Sophie the Giraffe teething toys. Besides being disgusting, mold can cause health issues in people of all ages.

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Lady J | January 25, 2017

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Can your Landlord Ban your “Dangerous” Dog Breed?

Renting an apartment is stressful, and it doesn’t help matters when after hours of pouring through Craigslist ads, you finally find your dream apartment and are told you can’t bring your furry friend along with you.

It’s especially frustrating (not to mention offensive) when you’re turned down because you own an “aggressive dog breed.” Certain dog breeds that are targeted as being more aggressive than others, including Rottweilers, Pit bulls, Dobermans,

Lady J | January 23, 2017
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Trump: What Can the President Legally Do?

On January 20th, Donald J. Trump will become America’s 45th President. We’ve all heard a lot about what Trump plans to do as Commander-in-Chief from his lively campaign – build a wall, bring back jobs, drain the swamp, lock her up (maybe not so much). We know being president has its perks –  getting to take unlimited vaca on Air Force One and rolling around with a fleet of shiny black suburbans, but the reality is the president can’t actually do whatever he wants,

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Lady J | January 17, 2017
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Organic: What’s in a Name?

It’s hard to go anywhere without hearing someone throw around the word “organic.” Gwyneth Paltrow can’t stop talking about her organic cleanses, organic cold-pressed juice shops are popping up on every corner, and Starbucks even carries organic coffee. And so you shop at Whole Foods (cough Whole Paycheck cough) to seek out these special items. But why do you spend more money to buy “organic”?  What does “organic” really mean? And what’s to stop everyone from calling their food products “organic”?

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Lady J | January 09, 2017
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Carrageenan: What’s in your almond milk?

Almond milk is a staple in my diet – I drink it by the glass, add it to cereal, and please don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee with steamed almond milk first thing in the morning. Almond milk can be as simple as mixing water with soaked almonds, and draining the pulp – but bottled almond milk sold in stores usually has at least a few artificial ingredients added to thicken and sweeten the milk.

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Lady J | December 30, 2016

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Distracted Driving & Time-Saving Beauty Tips

We’ve all been there – you’re running late for work so you grab your makeup bag and do your morning routine while behind the wheel. Who needs a vanity when you’ve got a rearview mirror, right? While as many as 95% of all women in the U.S. wear makeup to work, nearly half of women leave all or part of their beauty routine to their morning commute. Although you’d normally get props for multitasking,

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Lady J | December 30, 2016

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Fantasy Football & Pulled Pork Sliders

Fall may be over, but football season is here until February.  If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard someone talk about their fantasy football league in the last few months. And if you’re like me, you don’t really know what they’re talking about. It turns out that fantasy football is a competition among real people who select imaginary teams based on real players; the real people get points for their imaginary teams based on the game-day performance of their real players.

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Lady J | December 30, 2016

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FDA Regulation of Homeopathic Remedies & Tripp’s Teething Essentials

If you thought you were having a bad day, just be thankful you’re not the CEO of Hyland’s teething tablets. If you’re not a new mom recently faced with the terror of teething, you may have no idea what these little magic white pills are. Hyland’s teething tablets are a homeopathic remedy for teething. One sunny day in October, my perfect, smiley son Tripp turned into a screeching baby pterodactyl. I turned to my usual tricks for calming him down –

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Lady J | December 30, 2016
Renting: Unwelcome Landlord

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Renting: The Unwelcome Landlord

Featured Image: Caitlin Wilson

 

You’re finally home after a long day, changed into sweatpants and about to sit down for a rerun of Friends with a bottle of Malbec when you hear the front door opening – and you don’t live with a roommate. When the initial panic wears off and you realize it’s just your landlord, you start to feel kind of angry. Some landlords are rude, and feel like they can enter your apartment without notice,

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Lady J | December 29, 2016