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Ask.fm and Instagram drama in 7th grade

26 minutes ago -

A. D. asks from Saint Paul - Have any of you Moms have good conversations with your kids about making good choices on these popular social media sites? It seems like now any time there is a little tiff between friends, it needs to be posted about, people blocked, pictures deleted, etc, which only mak...
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Switching formulas

2 hours ago -

E. B. asks from Waxahachie - My daughter is three weeks old and is a formula only fed baby. We started her on Simulac Sensitive, which is for gas and fussiness from day one. However, she is suffering from gas pains and I am concerned. Doctor is aware of the gas pains but suggest to not switch form...
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Do you have a "down-filled couch"?

3 hours ago -

J. S. asks from Kalamazoo - I am sofa shopping, and we found a big comfy casual sectional, which is down-filled. The cushions are foam core with down wrapped around. I have a few concerns: 1. I've heard the feathers poke out--one feather a week, or 10 feathers a day? 2. Being down, it is a soft ...
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How to mix interior design styles without clashing

5 hours ago -

v. l. asks from Vernon - In some parts of the United States, all it takes is a glance at a home’s exterior to know what its interior will look like. Take a walk down a road through a Georgian neighborhood and you might see any number of historical homes, from English cottages to Italianate mans...
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Alone and dealing with debt.

August 21, 2014 -

J. V. asks from New York - I have incurred some serious debt over the past two years due to some major life changes. My daughter is 29 and she is my only family. I have no one to talk to about this and it is a very heavy burden. I would like to be able to talk to her to help me figure out what to d...
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A Mother's White Privilege

August 21, 2014

As the ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri show us, America’s racial tensions didn’t disappear when George Wallace backed down from the schoolhouse door. Dr. King didn’t wave a magic wand, and we never got together to feel all right. White America remembers this at ugly flashpoints: the Rodney King beatings, the OJ Simpson trial, the Jena Six, Trayvon Martin’s death. White America recoils in horror not at the crimes – though the crimes are certainly horrible. It’s not the teenagers gunned down, the police abuse, the corrupt trials. It’s this: at these sudden, raw moments, in these riots and demonstrations and travesties of justice, White America is forced to gaze upon the emotional roil of oppression, the anger and fear and deep grief endemic to the Black American experience….More

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The Easiest Way to Bridge the Gap of our Differences

August 22, 2014

“Don’t stare,” says my mom as she cuffs the back of my head and nudges me along through the store. I’m 6 years old. Old enough to notice that people are different, but not yet old or experienced enough to know that I’m not supposed to acknowledge that….More

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What am I, as a single, unmarried father to do. I REALLY need some advice!

August 19, 2014 -

S. M. asks from Rochester - I'd like to start off by saying this is THE MOST difficult thing i have ever been through in my entire life. By that i mean, the uphill battle of trying to be with my baby's mom and be with my son. I will start with some background information...... My baby mom and I we...
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neighborhood party or camping trip with family? WWYD?

August 18, 2014 -

L. M. asks from Hicksville - A friend is having a big neighborhood party Saturday of Labor Day weekend. I want to go camping same weekend. We cannot go to the party and go on Sunday, too little time. We have to choose. We did already tell her we'd be there, but if we missed it is not the end of the w...
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Mommy & Daddy Events

August 16, 2014 -

B. D. asks from Livingston - Hi mommas & dads! I am in search of a list of events that occur in a child's life that parents feel are only appropriate for biological parents to attend- no step parents, no siblings, no aunts/uncles, or grandparents. Second part to this question, any events that ...
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The School Supply List from Hell

August 20, 2014

Crayons, crying kids, frazzled moms and missing folders are sure signs that back to school shopping is upon us….More

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Easiest Ways to Go Green

August 11, 2014 - List

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How Much TV Does Your Child Watch?

August 2, 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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