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Belly button rings

25 minutes ago -

D. D. asks from White Plains - I am going to make the assumption that many of you have daughters with pierced belly buttons. What, if any, parameters did you set for having a belly ring? Our "house rules" are pretty simple: The belly ring is only to be exposed while DD is wearing a swimsuit, and dangly...

Would you say something to this boy's parents?

12 hours ago -

M. C. asks from Ann Arbor - My 9 year old son has a close friend who comes over to our home regularly. I know the parents very well. The other day, I was going into my laundry room and noticed a sheet of paper on the floor. I picked it up. It was a drawing of boy with a handgun shooting my son's...

looking for opinions

14 hours ago -

K. W. asks from Mountain View - My 5 month old has a lump on his back under the skin bought halfway right where his spine is. you can move it and it'll move around a little bit when touched but I can't tell if it's actually connected to his spine. Does anyone know what it could possibly be??
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Teaching My Son the 'F' Word

March 2, 2015

It may surprise the friends who know me just how often the “F” word crosses my mind. I am, after all, a small town Alabama girl. Practically raised in the church. I even went to etiquette school to learn the rules of high tea. Pinky up, ladies! (Thanks, mom)….More


Looking for some formula advice on Similac, Parents Choice, or Gerber

16 hours ago -

s. s. asks from Lees Summit - We are switching to formula, baby is 4 weeks old.. I am assuming she has some lactose or milk protein sensitivity because I do, and my son is lactose intollerant, as well as most of my family. I looked at Similac Sensitive, and I learned that it does not have lactose in...

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...
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One Man Who Sees and Appreciates the Beauty of Women

February 28, 2015

Sometimes a dude talks to a woman just to talk to a woman.

We watched the kids on the playground years ago. Idle talk. How old’s yours? That’s a fun age. Yeah. Mine’s older. That’s her. Yeah, the one hanging by her toes and singing Pink songs. Sure, I’m proud, and surprised. It was an AC/DC day this morning….More

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What If We Just Said "NO" to all Events Planned During our Family Time?

March 1, 2015

Last March, Hubby informed me that he was going to be participating in a car racing event during a weekend in May. Ordinarily, I’d have just said, “Okay, have fun!” but something in his eyes made me stop and do a double-take. Something in the way he mentioned it to me signaled that he was being sheepish, nervous, even. When I questioned him further, I found out why he was being evasive: the event was being held on Mother’s Day weekend.More


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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