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House hunters.....questions for you

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S. M. asks from Elcho - We are getting our kitchen remodeled in three weeks. Our goal is to fix it up enough to make it sellable. The contractors said we could save money by scraping the ceiling ourselves. It seems like a lot of work and I'm just wondering if it would be worth it in the end. ...
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Questions about having your house built, and also about Acadia Homes

2 hours ago -

m. G. asks from Flower Mound - Has anyone ever had their own house built? Also, has anyone heard of Acadia Homes? We might have a house built, but I am not familiar with the builder Acadia Homes. Having your own house built from scratch can be wonderful, but I have heard some horror stories like it ...
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Bully parent at school

4 hours ago -

A. R. asks from Houston - Hi everyone. My 9 year old daughter is best friends with a boy in her class who likes "girly" stuff. I have no problem with that. The kids in the class on the other hand don't understand why he likes girl things. My issue is with his dad who up until the past couple o...
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little kid friendly salad recipes?

8 hours ago -

J. G. asks from Chicago - Salads are quick meals...Any pasta salads or bean or whatever that your little kids love? My kids tend to be a little picky about salad stuff. The one will eat a green salads, the other, just the carrots! I'd love to find some pasta salad recipes they will eat.
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Quick meals for practice night?

8 hours ago -

J. G. asks from Chicago - My kids have practice or a class of some sort three late afternoons a week. I'm trying to make a list of "on the table in 10-15" minute meals. We currently already do soup and sandwich, and take out, of course, but what do people do on practice nights for quick meals?
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Favorite bowling lane (Western suburbs)

April 18, 2014 -

X. O. asks from Downers Grove - I like to patronize Small Biz as much as possible, so I am looking for some more alternatives to Tivoli (Downers Grove) or Westmont Lanes. I'd love something that has cosmic bowling during the day for kids, as well as bumper bowling, and especially a place that has r...
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How to Clean Your House When Hosting a Holiday

April 19, 2014

Oprah used to say that your home should “rise up to greet you.” Isn’t that a nice sentiment? It does feel good to walk into (or stay at home all day in) a tidy house with gleaming furniture and a floor that feels nothing like the boardwalk at the beach….More

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My Messy Laundry, My Messy Life

April 18, 2014

I really hate folding laundry.

I mean, I have four small children, I do plenty of things every day I don’t enjoy such as scrubbing poop off the bars of a crib or closing my children’s drawers (how hard is it to close a drawer?). But I really hate folding laundry. I have no issue washing or drying; the laundry in my house is mostly clean. But processing them from the dryer to the closet? Forget about it.More

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How to teach 7 year old to respect me when dad might teach opposite?

April 17, 2014 -

S. B. asks from Forest Park - Hi Moms, I am hoping someone out here has a similar situation and can help. My 7 year old daughter is having problem following directions at school and at home. Every time I tell her to do something (as simple as take a bath) she does not like - it is a problem. Actually...
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Five Parenting Mistakes I'm Doomed to Repeat

April 17, 2014

I consider myself to be a fairly quick learner. I’ve memorized the names and faces of every engine from Thomas and Friends, all the cars in Disney’s Cars and Cars 2, about 40 species of dinosaur, and more space facts than I could list here. Keeping up with my three year old is better than Sudoku for keeping the mind sharp. It helps to counteract the brain cell death from chronic sleep deprivation, excessive whining, and Mickey Mouse Club House….More

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