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Step mom trying to replace real mom

4 hours ago -

A. W. asks from Salt Lake City - This is a hard question to even bring up but I'm hoping for some advice or similar situations. My ex is well my ex of almost 8 years. We had 2 children together now they are ages 7 and 8. I left him due to abusive behaviors when my youngest was only 9 months old. Every ...
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How does saying NO make you feel?

8 hours ago -

f. O. asks from Beverly Hills - It has taken me decades to finally say to people, No, I'm sorry, I can't. No, I don't have. No, that's not possible. It used to be so accommodating even if it put me out. Let me see what I can do. I think so. That's not a problem and so on... Now, I be sure to ge...
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Brown stains from my dryer!

10 hours ago -

C. H. asks from Isle of Palms - I am totally exasperated by the brown stain that my dryer is leaving on my clothes. I believe these stains are not burns because most can be somewhat removed by washing again. But some remain permanent. I checked the felt drum seal, and it was filthy. I tried a moist clot...
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Menstrual cup for young girls and using the cup away from home...

11 hours ago -

M. M. asks from Chicago - I have been using a menstrual cup for about a year now and absolutely love it. I am a stay at home mom and it is very easy and convenient to wash the cup while being at home in the privacy of my own bathroom. I am wondering how that works if you're in a public place, at...
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A Mom of Boys: Tranquil is Not in Their DNA

September 17, 2014

I realized something today. I’m the mother of two… BOYS. This only took me a few years to grasp. Last I checked I am not, and have never been, a boy. Because of this I feel ill-equipped to raise males….More

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A Mom of Girls: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

September 16, 2014

When I was younger, like most little girls, I daydreamed about my future life. I did not anticipate my wedding, but rather the perfect family that would come afterwards. My vision was very June Cleaver-esque. It involved a tall, dark, and handsome husband who worked a very regular 9-5 job every day and three children – two boys, and, finally, a girl who would be our little princess to spoil….More

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How long do you keep food in your fridge?

September 15, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- I came home from work the other day hungry, and looking forward to eating some of the food I had cooked earlier in the week, only to find that my MIL (who was staying with us at the time), had gone through my fridge, dumped the food, and washed the cont...
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Would you say something to the teacher or wait?

September 15, 2014 -

J. T. asks from Oradell - I've written before one of my daughters is very sensitive. She's now in 3rd grade and got the teacher she really did not want because the teacher has a reputation of being very strict. This daughter is really well behaved. Every single weekly behavior report has been e...
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Washing Denim

September 14, 2014 -

M. W. asks from Flushing - I was just wondering what people's opinions are about washing denim. I recently bought my almost 5 year old daughter a denim skirt and I am afraid of washing it. I don't want it to get ruined or shrink. My husband is of the opinion that you never wash denim. My daughter...
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Daughters wants to transfer to boyfriend's college

September 12, 2014 -

E. C. asks from New York - My daughter and her boyfriend had been dating for about a year when they both went to college very far apart. Ultimately they decided to stay together and it's been going pretty well for them. We love her boyfriend, and since my husband and I met when we were 18, we try t...
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To the Mommy in Aisle 7 at Target: Relax! I Wasn't Judging You

September 15, 2014

To the mother in the school supply aisle at Target this Wednesday afternoon, yes, it’s me, the woman who did a 180 when you shouted at your daughter. I just wanted to say that I wasn’t judging you. You simply scared the bejezus out of me….More

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Awesome Graduation Gifts

August 27, 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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