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Age Appropriate Halloween Costumes

23 minutes ago -

J. P. asks from North Anson - My daughter (5) was talking this morning about a dream she had about Halloween. She said she wants to be a butterfly this year, which is likely to change haha but it got me thinking about where to find GOOD and AGE APPROPRIATE Halloween costumes. We will be trick or treat...
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Stop Feminizing Your Sons! Masculine Boys Can Grow Up to Be Good Men, Too

July 7, 2015

I am a mother of two boys under the age of five. I knew my life with boys would consist of non stop excitement in addition to: lifted toilet seats, play wresting, rowdy noises, sticks and dirt, climbing trees, collections of trucks and cars and the restlessness that the typical boy displays. My boys are a crazy bunch, and although I don’t agree with their rowdiness, their obsession with cars, and their occasional “Woof Woof” chants, I’ve learned to accept that these habits are what makes them masculine boys….More


Old question about masturbation by a child

10 hours ago -

D. B. asks from Westborough - Testing your memories, long term Mamapedia members. Does anyone remember an old question by someone saying her kid was masturbating, and then getting into details like the child was using the "bags that newspapers came in" and saying "Mommy, mommy, stop tickling me?" It ...

Having more kids?

11 hours ago -

A. P. asks from Janesville - I have a 2 and 4 year old. This year I went back to work full time after being home with them since my oldest was born (I worked very part-time). We are financially stable (not wealthy, but able to afford what we need and plenty of what we want) and love being parents. ...

skin tag removal

14 hours ago -

R. J. asks from Woodside - I just had a skin tag removed. I am in a bit of discomfort. I'm going to assume that this is normal given the area (an area where no one wants things growing, lol). Anyone have any experience with getting skin tags removed?
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13 Lessons Learned in the Single Parent School of Hard Knocks

July 6, 2015

I was young, dumb and in love when I got married at 17 – a week and a half after I graduated from high school. Two years later, I had a daughter. After the divorce (you saw that coming, right?), I was a 20-something with no car, no money, no work experience other than waitressing and a daughter who needed stuff….More

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E.L. James Should Stick to Writing Naughty Stuff and Stay Off the Twitters

July 5, 2015

I don’t like the 50 Shades books. As a lover of words, I have not been quiet in my criticism of E.L. James and her poorly written erotica. And yes, people. I’m being kind by calling it poorly written. And erotica….More


Awkward Situation - How would you handle

July 3, 2015 -

B. E. asks from New York - My mother lives several hours from us. We are up here visiting for a little over a week now and will be back for four weeks in August. She is cordial with her next door neighbor but not much beyond that. There are various issues over there - e.g. her kids and grandkids...

Missing operative report

June 28, 2015 -

N. H. asks from Edison - Hi, I'm 35 weeks pregnant with my second child and wish to try a VBAC. But the doctor needs the operative report to decide if I'm eligible since I had my first child through a cesarean section in March 2009. I have contacted the hospital and the earlier doctor (I'm se...

All forms of cow's milk (cheese, yogurt, ricotta, butter) except pure whole milk

June 25, 2015 -

G. S. asks from New York - Has anyone else heard or experienced this issue? I feed by 14 month old yogurt every morning, he eats cheese, ricotta, butter but I started him on lactose free milk because it was the ONLY thing he would drink (sweeter and more like mother's milk). the three times I put...

Ick - my daughter's clothes smell like shaving cream!

June 25, 2015 -

J. H. asks from Westfield - So for one of the last days of school my daughter had shaving cream wars with her friends. Now the t-shirt, sports bra and gym shorts she was wearing smell like my husband! I've washed the shirt a couple times but the smell is still there. Anyone have a tip on how to g...
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