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late for invitation for thanksgiving

5 hours ago -

E. M. asks from Tucker - First I hope everyone had a very happy thanksgiving. Yesterday we had some friends over for thansgiving lunch was supposed to be at 2pm but this family arrive at 5pm Apperently they were some place else.. We were already eaten and food was of course cold,...

Happy Thanksgiving

22 hours ago -

E. M. asks from Tucker - HT to everyone and hope you have a wonderful day among your family and friends

teaching kids

23 hours ago -

S. A. asks from Butler - Any good mobile apps for teaching children? Does anyone of you use any mobile apps/games that helps kids learn? I have been using maths and "abc" apps and my daughter really seems to like it. How about you?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING - JFF - mayo or miracle whip

23 hours ago -

W. W. asks from Reston - Good morning Mamapedia!! Happy Thanksgiving! As I was making my Waldorf salad before we head off to our friend's house - I wondered - Miracle Whip (which I was raised on) or Mayonnaise... I switched to Mayonnaise when I went to my brother in law's family deli wh...
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A Guide to Eating Thanksgiving Leftovers While Sauced

November 28, 2014

That most bountiful of holidays is over. We’ve had quality time with family. “Quality” being a relative term. (See what I did there?)…More


Mandatory HPV vacc?

November 26, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Received a telephone survey yesterday, which I participated in, which asked about statewide health policies and public health initiatives. Currently kids are required to give proof of vaccination before being allowed to enroll in public elementary schoo...
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My Favorite Part of Thanksgiving Dinner

November 27, 2014

T’was the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep….More

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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


appropriate gift for SIL who has suffered a terrible loss

November 25, 2014 -

L. M. asks from Hicksville - On November 12th, my 3 year old nephew died suddenly in his sleep. He was not sick and no cause has yet been determined. Our entire family but especially of course his parents, are devastated. We did many things to support the family when this happened, including immedia...

Coworker gifts

November 23, 2014 -

J. C. asks from Bronxville - Hi Mamas, I am looking to buy the ladies and gents in my office a little something for Christmas. Last year I gave everyone some sort of food item. I don't want to repeat that. I dont want to do candles or anything Christmas kitchy. And I certainly don't want to ma...

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...

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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