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Hostess gift for long visit

2 hours ago -

S. T. asks from Huntington - My college daughter is staying with her boyfriend's family for about 10 days over Spring break. We are nearly 10 hours away - they are only about 2 hours away. The boyfriend is very sweet & kind we like him alot and his family seems really nice too. They have 5 kids an...

Why does my daughter's hair smell badly so quickly after being washed?

3 hours ago -

P. R. asks from Akron - My daughter is 10 and showing no signs of puberty. No underarm smell at all or hair or breast buds. And this issue has been going on for quite some time. It's not an issue for my other daughter. I don't think her hair ever actually smells even if she doesn't wash it fo...

favorite scientist dress up day

3 hours ago -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Who comes up with these ideas???? My kid's school has a favorite scientist dress up day. Can you think of some readily identifiable scientists? What would you do to dress the part? the only ones which come to mind are einstein, newton, galileo, madame c...

Spring Break

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A. G. asks from Mansfield - Spring Break starts today at 2:45! I'm so excited! There is snow on the ground so it doesn't feel at all like it should be spring break, but I'm thrilled none the less. I don't even have any special plans. Also, I love my classes this year (high school AP English), so it'...
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Are You Afraid to Let Your Children Play Outside Alone?

March 6, 2015

When you’re a mom, people are always telling you to “trust your gut.” Indeed, I like to think my gut has gotten rather dependable over the years. It’s helped me discern when my daughter’s boo-boos require kisses, versus NASCAR-worthy sprints to the ER. It’s told me when my son was ready to wean, my daughter to ride the school bus. It’s even whispered that I could take a step back, letting my daughter have her first sleepover….More

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Do We Project Identities Onto Our Children?

March 5, 2015

So then… my friends start passing their homemade dishes to the dozen of guests assembled around their dinner table. When I turn to the two-and-a-half-year-old seated on my right and offer him the turkey platter, his mom, another guest, abruptly pushes the tray away and announces authoritatively, “Oh, no, no – he’s vegetarian.”More

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What Our Daughters Need to Know About Body Image: Inspiration from Lupita Nyong'o

March 4, 2015

As a woman who has recently lost a significant amount of weight, and the mom of a three year old little girl who will someday be a young woman, I give a lot of thought to the idea of body image and beauty….More


Back acne in pre-teen/teen

February 28, 2015 -

J. H. asks from Westfield - (two questions in one day from me!) My daughter (almost 13) has a few zits on the top of her back. I bought some Neutrogena body wash with salicylic acid for her. I assume she will use our regular soap (Dove body wash) for most of her washing and shaving and then just ...

TB tests still done?

February 28, 2015 -

J. H. asks from Westfield - So I'm registering my son for a YMCA camp online and they have a link to his health history page to update. In the space where the vaccinations are listed is a space for a date for a TB test. All the other vacc dates were filled in (from our form from last year), but I ca...

When to start wearing make up

February 18, 2015 -

J. H. asks from Westfield - Especially for mamas with pre-teen and/or teen girls, when did your girls start wearing make up? I can see a lot of my daughter's friends are wearing makeup, but the amount of makeup is across the spectrum - most wear just a little bit but a handful wear way too much f...


February 14, 2015 -

S. H. asks from Holmdel - ...... OK y'all can stop being So Judge mental how do you all know I wanted another baby? And I was on birth control. And no the father of my 2 youngest had a deises that my children caught and the drs are just now saving this baby and myself from it. I just found this ou...
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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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