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Kindergarten Valentines

5 hours ago -

J. S. asks from Los Angeles - My son's kindergarten doesn't allow candy for health reasons. Instead, they have asked us to just have the kids bring a card and/or something small like a pencil/eraser/etc. My son got some cards from Target - do you think just the card would be fine or does that seem.....
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Expecting Fourth Child - Snide Comments

6 hours ago -

A. C. asks from Wichita - Hello! We are about 12 weeks along with our 4th child, and in spite of a lot of craziness over the past year with moving and new jobs, we are excited. Just a little background here...My husband and I have been together for 16 years....married for 10. Our children a...
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toddler seems to have acid reflux, please advise

9 hours ago -

A. H. asks from Clearfield - He had a cough for two weeks. It finally cleared, during this, he had a bad breath, difficult for even me to tolerate. During his cough, he developed a sound coming from his chest, I thought it was mucus trying to get out. Nothing ever came out but the cough went away, ho...
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Grace and Hopes in Dirty Carpets

January 27, 2015

It started with shoes and carpet.

On the main floor of our old house all we had was tile and hardwood. Over several years of living there, all of us got used to just walking into the house with our shoes on. Sometimes, I got sick of the mud and dirt tracked in, but it wasn’t anything some soapy water couldn’t fix. Basically, my requests for ‘shoes off’ fell on deaf ears….More

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Keeping toddler with broken bone safe

12 hours ago -

J. G. asks from Chicago - My 23 month old broke her collar bone. She's basically fine, it's a common, no big deal injury. With that said, she is freaking me out! She needs to have limited activity for two weeks so the bone heals. She's 23 months! So busy! She's limiting herself somewhat-not climbi...
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Dear Son: Farts Aren't for Sharing

January 26, 2015

The other day my four-year-old farted on me as a defense mechanism while I was tickling him, like a squid inking a predator or a skunk dropping a stink bomb when he’s afraid. He thought it was the funniest thing he’d ever done and then decided to repeat the hilarity until his eyes watered with the effort of squeezing out the last molecules of gas from his small body. He laughed, and I composed this letter in my head….More

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This is What I Told My Sons about Girls

January 25, 2015

On a chilly morning we went to the park to toss around a baseball. That’s what we do. That’s our thing. The three of us fan out across the diamond and throw back and forth. After a while, we went across the street for ice cream… just me and the boys and our cookies ’n cream….More

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middle school hurdle

January 22, 2015 -

n. l. asks from Cranford - my once popular son who is such a great kid...truly...he is smart , athletic and mostly kind, once he started middle school has been ignored by all the boys he grew up with and felt so comfortable with, as i did with their moms . they dont include him in anything , but a...
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Allergy bra

January 22, 2015 -

D. B. asks from Brooklyn - Is anyone allergic to bras.\? I usually wear Maidenform but have to put tissues in the cups to prevent itchiness. Just bought a great fitting Warner bra, wore it once five days ago, and have been suffering ever since with itchy red welts under my breasts. Any suggestions?
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Begging for help with nutramigen formula!! Please!

January 20, 2015 -

t. j. asks from Monmouth Junction - Hi my name is Tesra jones,im a new member ive joined because a friend of mine whos a single mother of three on workers disability is in need of nutragimen formula for her little girl. Weve exhausted all of our resources calling the 211info line in nj and also many food ba...
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Should I break up with my boyfriend?

January 19, 2015 -

L. Z. asks from Westport - My boyfriend is the same age as me 30, (I adopted my daughter) and he has been all if a sudden canceling every date night and I am getting tired of it. But he is sweet, and nice but he also makes me feel like he hates me. What should I do!? I need advice quickly and good ...
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Most Terrifying Moment as a Parent

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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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