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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

32 minutes ago -

G. . asks from Springfield - So, I love this book, and so do my boys. I'm excited to hear how the movie is received. Maybe we'll go. But, my question is actually about the newest Alexander book, "Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever." Have you read this or heard about it? ...

Coach not following his own rules. Say something or let it go?

2 hours ago -

T. V. asks from Sheboygan - My daughter is a freshman in high school this year and runs cross country. At the beginning of the season, the coach outlined the rules for who runs Varsity and JV: the seven runners with the fastest times each race will run Varsity in the next race. This way, all Varsi...

Mac & cheese (mix ins)

4 hours ago -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - For those of you who try sneaky veg, what do you mix into your mac & cheese? How much can you slip in before it starts changing the taste/ texture. Best, fanged bunny

Need some creative ideas: Favors for a Tea Party

5 hours ago -

S. s. asks from Montgomery - My women's group is hosting a ladies Tea. Each of the women in the group is hosting her own table. we will have christmas, halloween, a hawiian luau, a back to school etc. 12 tables of 8 in all. We would like to have a favor at each place setting that says something a...
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How the Doctor Helped Save My Son from a Shark Girl

September 30, 2014

I have a teenage son. He is all about his friends and girls and hanging out and talking on the phone and staying away from “YOU PEOPLE,” his term of endearment for his dad and I. Evidently, we’re not as cool as we think we are….More

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What We Mean when We Call Our Daughters Pretty

September 28, 2014

“You’re so pretty,” she says.

I am typing into my broken-down Android, letting my husband know I am still at the clinic with my mother. We are waiting for blood work, and then we need to schedule an appointment with a social worker to help us navigate the corruption at her assisted living facility. My mother has dropped more than 15 pounds in three weeks. It’s time to throw in our cards and get some new ones….More


Ugh inlaws

September 26, 2014 -

D. D. asks from Prospect - Brother in law and sister in law live 700 miles away. Every September they drive up to New England for a week of sight seeing and then come back to CT for a week to stay at a hotel for a week and visit with friends (my sister in law grew up in this area and moved after s...
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My Husband's Split Personality: Dr. Jekyll and Corporate Guy

September 29, 2014

My husband works at home most of the time, but does commute to a big tall building about twice a week to attend lots of important meetings and business lunches. For this excursion, he transforms into someone who shaves, carries an access badge, and wears a button down shirt — freshly pressed by me of course. (Alright, I put it in the dryer on high, with a wet wash cloth, after having left it damp and wrinkling for 3 days.)…More


. Older kids catching up in sports?

September 25, 2014 -

J. G. asks from Huntington - My second grade son started playing soccer in kindergarten in the local Y intramural program and was the only kid who'd never played before (everyone else started in pre-school) and though he stuck with it through the end of 1st grade, he's always been the worst on the te...

Olives with stones

September 24, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Any thoughts on what the "proper" awy to eat olives with stones (not the pitted ones)? Hubs and I each go about it differently. Neither of us is particularly impressed with our style of handling the pits, and we'd like to adopt, model and teach the "pro...

PINK line at Victoria's Secret

September 23, 2014 -

J. H. asks from Westfield - So I'm in discussions with my husband about the VS Pink line. My 7th grade daughter wants a pullover from there - it's very cute, not slutty, says "PINK" across the front (of course). My husband SWEARS that "Pink" is supposed to make you think of vaginas and I guess it...

Tips For Helping Your Child Master Reading

September 21, 2014 - List


Awesome Graduation Gifts

August 27, 2014 - List

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How to Get The Picture-Perfect Family Holiday Photo

New York:
December 12, 2010

Sitting in Central Park this weekend, I watched as a professional photographer brought her clients to a picture-perfect hideaway for the classic holiday card photo shoot. The little munchkins and their parents, all dressed up in holiday-wear, were positioned in just the right way and instructed to say “cheese” for the camera. Let’s face it. This photo is important. It represents an entire year of existence and growth for the family, as it is mailed out to close friends and family….More

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Take a Bite Out of Big Apple Food Costs

New York:
November 18, 2010

Even though New Yorkers pay some of the highest prices for food in the country, we are blessed with a few special resources that can help us chomp away at that giant grocery bill….More

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