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DD swimsuit under clothes?

3 hours ago -

R. M. asks from Portland - Hi, do your kids wear their swimsuits under clothes when you are go swimming to an area, where are no changing rooms? And after swimming how do they put their swimsuit off and underwear on, when there are many people. Yesterday I was with my 2 DD's (10&8) swimmi...
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Halloween Costume

4 hours ago -

L. R. asks from New York - Could someone please help me and suggest a last minute costume for my 9 year old son?
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deciding on orthodonic treatment

10 hours ago -

l. o. asks from Sterling Heights - My 7 year old son lost his 3rd tooth on the bottom.. within 2 or 3 weeks that teeth that were next to the empty space where the tooth was.. moved on over.. and the space disappeared..so there was no room for the permanent tooth to come in.. I knew this cannot be good.. I...
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Got call from school for son's text at home

12 hours ago -

R. A. asks from Sacramento - The principal called us today because of my son's text in which he used the f-word and b-word. Of course we were furious and fully ready to punish him. On talking to him though, the text took place Monday night at home. His friend had group texted him (so a total of 4-5 k...
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Invites to parties

14 hours ago -

J. G. asks from Chicago - I'm just curious how people handle invites to kids parties. I ask because my attitude is that if you are going to invite 80% of your class or co/op or whatever, you should invite everyone. When you issue invites, do you take the feelings of those excluded into account? ...
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Property tax rate

October 29, 2014 -

J. G. asks from Chicago - Just curious about property tax rates around the country. Ours are 1.8, 2 for additions, and 2.5 new construction.
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15 Halloween Costumes that TRULY Terrify Every Parent

October 30, 2014

When I was 19 I went on a local Haunted Hayride. I left bruises on my boyfriend’s arm from grabbing him when something jumped out and scared me. I was honestly terrified. Twelve years, and mulitple children later, I went on the same ride. I was surprised at how little frightened me on this still, REALLY convincingly scary hayride. Then I realized, the days of being scared by people in masks and fake blood are gone because now I have kids and I know what REAL fear is….More

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Is Your Vagina a Fixer-Upper?

October 29, 2014

The other day I asked my husband how I was looking “down there”. He thought about it for a minute, and then used the words, “homey, charming and slightly rustic” to describe my womanly real estate….More

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Most Terrifying Moment as a Parent

October 28, 2014 - List

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Engagement Party

October 28, 2014 -

S. s. asks from Montgomery - We will be hosting an engagement party soon. I am looking for some ideas for food. The bride is vegetarian. I am thinking mostly finger foods but hearty finger foods if that makes any difference. I don't want to go with the same old veggies and dip although will have ...
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Food ideas for a new mom who will be having chemo

October 27, 2014 -

J. G. asks from Chicago - A lady in my co/op had a cancerous tumor. They removed it during her c-section last Friday, and she will now have chemo. I'm planning on bringing dinner next Friday. I'm concerned about bringing something she will actually be willing and able to eat. Any ideas? I was...
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Why Homework in Elementary School is a Bad Idea

October 28, 2014

My family recently had an extraordinarily good week. It was more relaxing, less stressful, and more harmonious than usual. I am saddened by the reason why — my third grader had a significantly reduced homework load last week. The weekly homework packet did not go out as usual due to parent-teacher conferences, a third grade musical and an early release day. Instead of a 5-page packet with language, spelling, math, and writing activities, 4 daily math homework sheets, and a weekly reading log… we had two days of math homework and our weekly reading log. It felt like vacation.More

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