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JFF: question about 8th grade "graduation"...or lack thereof

1 hour ago -

M. M. asks from Waltham - Hello Mamas & Papas. Just out of curiousity....I was just wondering if your middle schools do a "graduation" type thing for your eighth graders. I've just been informed that our district does not -- even thought I thought they once did -- maybe it was a one shot deal...
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Quick vent about imposiing relatives...feel free to join in...

3 hours ago -

J. B. asks from Boston - One of my aunt/uncle couples hosts a cook out and it's a family event that's been going on for decades. Last year, the actual hostess was out of town for the event so my cousin (her daughter) tried to organize things. She's in her 20's, doesn't host things etc. so I could...
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I Want To Give Flowers, Dang It!

5 hours ago -

C. V. asks from Jefferson City - For some reason, the "buttons" don't always work on MMP. I'll click a question, read through, see responses I like, and when I try to "Send a Flower," it won't register my click. I also can't answer the question. Anyone else having this issue today? Sometimes I'll r...
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Physical Activities to share with 7 year old

7 hours ago -

T. R. asks from Orlando - Hi All, I'm looking for physical (or exercise) activity ideas to do with my 7 year old daughter this summer, things we can do together (I need to get more exercise!). Currently we bike ride, swim and I will attempt to teach her tennis (i bought the Jr racket!). I like to ...
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When did you stop reading at night with your child?

May 27, 2015 -

B. E. asks from New York - My son is 8 1/2 and has been asking me all spring to stop certain bedtime routines - no more baby blanket, no more lullabies, no more goodnight kisses (hugs are sometimes OK). I was cool with dropping these things - he's certainly old enough. However, a couple weeks bac...
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Don't Worry, I Have it All Figured Out

May 28, 2015

I actually have it all together.

I have it all figured out.

My life is perfect. My relationship, my job, my income – perfect. My children and stepchildren, my family, my partner’s family – all absolutely perfect people and perfect relationships. I write a blog titled JEN’S ZEN because I have it all together, I have it all figured out, and, indeed, I am actually enlightened….More

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Having Difficulties Teaching Your Teen Social Media Safety?

May 27, 2015

I’ve had a successful, private, psychology practice for almost twenty years. Half of my clients are adults and half children and teens. It is not uncommon on the first visit to encounter a motivated parent and a resistant teen. And by “resistant” I mean sullen, unfriendly, and sometimes outright hostile….More

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Awesome Graduation Gifts

May 26, 2015 - List

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Letting Go of the Things That No Longer Serve You

May 26, 2015

I am not a bug person. I get squeamish when I see spiders and I’d rather not touch slugs if I can help it. I know spiders and slugs aren’t technically bugs, but whatever, same difference….More

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Need help coping with the loss of my dog

May 21, 2015 -

W. V. asks from New York - First off, I'm not a mama but was a very proud papa to my dog. I apologize if this community is for women only but I couldn't find anything else plus I prefer to talk with women anyway. My dog was 14 years old. Despite his age and a few medical conditions, he was still ...
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SAHM Daily Routine

May 20, 2015 -

R. S. asks from Woodbridge - Hoping I can get some examples of SAHM daily schedules. How do you conduct your day? When do you play with your kids, run errands, clean, etc. Share if you would like. TIA!
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Grandma's fingers in baby's mouth

May 8, 2015 -

O. V. asks from New York - Love my MIL. She is helping us a lot with kids. Hate that she constantly puts her fingers into my 6 months old baby's mouth. The baby has been teething but she has a bunch of teething rings and sophie the giraffes. I have been saying - oh, lets give her a ring etc....
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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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