Mishal Ali Zafar

Mishal is a mom, a writer, and TV nerd, who writes about lifestyle, politics, and entertainment.
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Hop Over To Sephora President's Day Weekend For $3 Eye Shadows & $20 Brush Sets

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin had freedom on the mind when they founded this great nation, but little did they know, that in the future, their citizens would celebrate them with great sales and frugal splendor. I know tha…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

Here's How You Can Score A Free 26-Piece Beauty Bag At Ulta This Weekend

All over the country, shoppers are getting ready to take advantage of all the great President’s Day sales retailers are offering. If you are a beauty addict like me, you’ve been waiting for a sale like this to stock up on your makeup and skin care es…
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This Is Not A Drill: Kohl's Is Offering Up To 50% Off All Carter's Baby Basics

This country has had some pretty great presidents, and there is a lot to thank them for. Along with all the wonderful freedoms and luxuries, they have left a legacy of great sales, too. President’s Day is coming up, and shoppers are getting ready to …
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Everything You Need To Know About The Lantern Festival & Chinese New Year

If you’ve already slipped up on your New Year’s resolutions, don’t worry, because the universe is going to give you a second chance. This week marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and along with resetting your resolutions, you can enjoy all th…
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Here's How Being Born In The Year Of The Dog Will Impact Your Baby's Personality

The Lunar New Year is almost here, and for many people across the world, it is a time of celebrations and new beginnings. Feb. 16 marks the first day of the Chinese New Year, marking the end of the Year of The Rooster, giving way for the Year of The …
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This Seemingly Harmless Item In Your Bathroom Cabinet Is Terrible For Your Baby

Cotton swabs are one of those things you see and use everyday, but don’t really pay too much attention to. You may use them to clean your ears, remove makeup, or even apply oils or creams, but as harmless as they may seem, it turns out cotton swabs c…
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These Last Minute Valentine's Dates For Parents Are Simple & Full Of Quality Time

If you are a parent like me, you have probably spent more time working on the Valentine’s cards for your child’s 30 classmates than planning out your own romantic celebration. When you have kids, pretty much every holiday revolves around them somehow…
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Here's The History Behind Valentine's Day So You Can Celebrate With Knowledge

When stores begin replacing red stockings with red boxes of candy, they are telling you to get ready for Valentine’s Day. From the moment the new year starts, you are constantly exposed to depictions of hearts and love, which can really throw you. If…
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Babies Do The Sweetest Thing In The Womb & It Will Make You Melt

When you are pregnant, your stream of consciousness splits into two. You’ve been thinking for yourself your whole life, but now you’re thinking for your baby, too. All the decisions you make are for two people, but even though you know exactly how yo…
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If Your Kids Want To Try Winter Sports, Here's How You Can Keep Them Safe

The Winter Olympics are here, and with all the snow around you, your kids are probably super inspired to get out there and play. You enjoyed all kinds of winter sports as a kid, without a worry in the world, but now that you are a parent, you can’t h…
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Kids Are Dying From The Flu: Here's What To Do Right Away If Your Child Gets Sick

This year’s flu epidemic is turning out to be one of the worst in recent history, and it’s all due to the intensity of the season’s predominant influenza strains. People all over the country, children and adults alike, are falling ill, being hospital…
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Inductions Aren't All "Bad," But Here's What Experts Want You To Know About Them

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, it seemed like she just didn’t want to come out. I tried everything I could to go into labor naturally, from nipple stimulation to walking for miles a day — nothing worked. Finally, my doctor told me that h…
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Ahn Ji Young Is The Olympics Opening Ceremony Performer & A Pretty Big Star In Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympics are right around the corner, and sports fans from around the world are getting ready to cheer on their favorite athletes. From childhood, I’ve been mesmerized by the beauty and grace of figure skating, so the Winter Games hav…
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Here's How The Flu Test Actually Works & What All That Swabbing Does

After hearing about the intensity of the flu is this year, even the slightest symptoms may have you feeling anxious. If you feel like you’re coming down with something or see your kids looking a little under the weather, you should probably head to t…
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Here's The Story Behind All Those Cowbells Ringing At The Winter Olympics

Sports fans often pass down the weirdest traditions. Detroit Redwings fans actually hurl octopi on to the the ice after a home game goal, and South African soccer fans play the loud (and sometimes annoying) vuvuzela blow-horn during soccer games. Whe…
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Here's The Major Difference Between The Norovirus & The Flu

Running away to an isolated tropical island sounds really good right now, because winter is still in full effect, and so are the nasty viruses that come with it. This season has been especially brutal, with colder than normal temperatures, lots of sn…
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10 Things New Moms Want For Valentine's Day That Money Can't Buy

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and if you are looking for a gift for a new mom, you may not find what you need in stores. While every lady can appreciate a beautiful bouquet of flowers, or a box of her favorite chocolates, new moms may not hav…
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Is There Ever A “Wrong” Reason To Pierce Your Baby’s Ears?

When my daughters were born, I knew that as soon as their pediatrician would give the green light, I’d go to my local mall and have their ears pierced. Coming from an Indian background, wearing earrings is part of the culture, so there was never a do…
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Here's How Dancing During Pregnancy Impacts Your Baby & Their Safety

The list of things you have to give up during pregnancy is pretty long. You are asked to avoid soft cheeses, smoking, roller coasters, and of course, alcohol. But when you’re out with your friends and you hear your favorite jam, you might wonder if i…
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6 Reasons Why Your Baby Hates Formula & What You Can Do About It

People think that formula feeding is easy, but as most formula feeding moms know, it can be a bit of a struggle, especially if you are feeding a fussy baby. Some babies are happy with whatever formula or milk you put in front of them, and others can …
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