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labor

3 hours ago -

j. n. asks from Sauk City - This past Friday I went in for my check up at 36 weeks and my Dr said I was 3cm dilated, 50% effaced and baby was really low... Today (5 days later), I went in and was told I am 4cm dilated, 70% effaced, baby's head was engaged and Dr said maybe a few days or to a week......
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just closed on our house and the oven needs to be cleaned really good

5 hours ago -

L. S. asks from Henderson - We will be moving into our new house next weekend. Next week I will be cleaning before we movein and the oven needs the most attention. Any ideas on how to clean the oven so it sparkles ;-) ? It is not a self cleaning one. It is also black. Any ideas would be appreciated....
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JFF: switched at birth

5 hours ago -

J. S. asks from Los Angeles - So I read an article where two families in South Africa found out their four year olds were switched at birth. If you found out your child was really not your child, would you want to switch back? I don't think I would! I love my little guy too much. Curious what oth...
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Holiday pet peeve

6 hours ago -

A. D. asks from Saint Paul - We have a lot of family with divorces on both sides. Each Christmas (and birthday) I get asked by nearly all of the grandparents, plus some aunts and uncles for "hints and ideas" for what gift they should get my girls. I understand that for most people this is no big d...
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5 Ways to Teach Your Young Children Gratitude

November 26, 2014

Gratitude. Thankfulness. Blah. Blah. Blah.

This time of year it becomes a cliché. We glaze over our friend’s daily thankful updates. Even I begin to sound like a broken record pounding the pavement with practicing gratitude — practicing gratitude — practicing gratitude.More

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Gift Cards where face value is > cost

November 21, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Can anyone direct me to a place where I can buy gift cards for less than their face value, and still get out ahead after transaction fees and costs? i.e. the sort of thing where I can pay $20, and buy a $25 value gift card, and possibly something like a...
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Stop Inviting Me to My Kids' School

November 25, 2014

My first-grade son attends a fabulous New York City public school where parents are invited to attend morning meeting with their child. Every morning.More

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What I've Learned from Modern Dads

November 24, 2014

Several years ago, while talking to a stay at home dad at my daughters’ preschool, he told me about how he lost his engineering job when his company got purchased, and in the same week his wife landed a new, well-paying gig for an accounting firm. His youngest had three years until he would be in school full time. When they ran the numbers, they determined it made sense for him to make a career change. After joking about the initial feeling of emasculation, he said he willingly embraced his new role….More

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parent teacher conferences

November 19, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- DS in in pre-K. Parent teacher conferences are tonight. What sort of information should i expect to receive? What sorts of questions would you/ should I ask? We have no specific issues or concerns. fanged bunny
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Keeping the magic alive

November 19, 2014 -

S. F. asks from Ogdensburg - My daughters are just 5 and 3 and I fear that the Christmas magic (Santa and all the make believe) will be up way sooner than I ever really expected. We have been doing the elf on the shelf for 3 yrs now and they both love it. My oldest actually has one visit her school ...
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Would you email the teacher first?

November 18, 2014 -

J. T. asks from Oradell - I posted a little while ago about my daughter's 3rd grade teacher. I let the one incident go as I didn't want to rush in and my daughter seemed ok. There have been little ups and downs since then. But as time goes on and she and other kids get yelled at for asking ques...
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Most Terrifying Moment as a Parent

October 28, 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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