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How do you take care of your home when kids are always around

2 hours ago -

V. S. asks from Coatesville - About to lose my mind with the clutter and disorganization in my home - I have 2 boys who are very active - one attends kindergarten but only 1/2 day and the other will start preschool in the fall. My kids are ALWAYS with me - we don't have family who can take them for a...

New Year's Eve with kids and alcohol

5 hours ago -

K. C. asks from Cleveland - Does anyone feel the same way I do or am I just crazy? LOL! Every year my family (we have 3 boys - ages: 10 & twins that are 8) and 2 other families and their kids get together for a New Year's Eve party at a friend's house. My husband and I are social drinkers, bu...

2 yr old chewing, but refusing to swallow food

11 hours ago -

j. k. asks from Los Angeles - My daughter is 2 years and 5 months. Since about three days ago, she has been chewing, but not swallowing her food -- even foods that she used to eat well like apples. I've found mashed up food in her mouth 30 minutes, sometimes an hour after she first put them in her m...

How young is too young to take a child to a funeral

16 hours ago -

P. :. asks from Phoenix - I'm sure it depends on the child but do you think 7 years old is too young to attend a funeral or visitation at a funeral home? A family member is in poor health and I know she won't live forever. Long story short, this is my cousin who is 'grandma' to my kids (my mom an...

Most Terrifying Moment as a Parent

December 21, 2014 - List

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No Vacancy at the Inn... No Vacancy in My Heart

December 22, 2014

We were waiting in Christmas traffic at the intersection to enter Target, with all the road-raging Scrooges that seem to be out this time of year. Horns were honking and cars were going absolutely nowhere, so I turned on the radio and took a sip of my chestnut praline latte. My mom sighed in solidarity….More

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How Do You Teach a Privileged Kid to Be Grateful?

December 20, 2014

I may have more questions than answers by the end of this, and I’m actually hoping that you, dear reader, will share some of your wisdom….More

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Parenting: As Defined by All the Safety Straps

December 21, 2014

When my husband and I left the hospital, the car seat was securely strapped to the back seat. My husband bought it, but didn’t research seats online; it’s not his style. He just went to the store and chose one that seemed good….More


Are my husband and I being unreasonable?

December 17, 2014 -

K. K. asks from Huntington - My daughter has just turned 17 and is a junior in high school. She is fairly responsible and trust worthy and we have let her take trips with out us before, normally with a friends parents or even once with just her friends. We do fully trust our daughter. However tod...

8 month old and struggling with solids

December 16, 2014 -

G. S. asks from New York - I may not think of all considerations to write about so be patient. I have 8 month old that i started with solids at 5 months. He started out pretty well, but for the past few weeks he is not interested at all. My routine has always been food first (lunch and dinner so...

Spin on Santa

December 16, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- We've been having some santa Q&A recently- Q- How many santa clauses are there? A- One. Q- What about the one ringing the salvation army kettle, at the mall, at school, at the museum, at the pool. A- the santas we see everywhere are just preten...

16 year old, can't be punished.

December 16, 2014 -

J. W. asks from Buffalo - My daughter is 16 and she does normal stupid teenager things. She spends too much money, doesn't care about school, and doesn't show a lot of respect. She is not a hellion though. She knows what she is doing she just doesn't like me any more. My problem is she can't b...
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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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