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Best - Reasonable - Goody Bag You've Received/Given

3 hours ago -

K. C. asks from Irvine - I know there is plenty of debate over whether goody bags should be given at all, but I believe in giving them. I also usually received them as a child, so to me, this is not a new trend. Anyway, I am putting together goody bags for my son's birthday - turning 7 - and I'...

how much does your 8 year old weigh or 9 year old weigh?

3 hours ago -

D. M. asks from Carthage - just curious mine is 8 will be 9 in july and on the tall side. just curious to others children in what they weigh? just a question. thanks!

Do you have anything to be grateful for?

4 hours ago -

C. W. asks from Durham - So I want to shift the focus of this post onto positivity. I know life is real but majority of the posts here are depressing and I feel that life has a lot of beautiful things that are usually not valued. I am feeling good about my life and don't feel like concealing it j...

Why didn't I see this sooner?

6 hours ago -

S. J. asks from Georgetown - So I am the typical "grey sheep" of the family. I never did anything truly bad or wrong but I didn't play the game right. I questioned politics and religion early on in my life. I went to college when no one else in my family values that. I moved away and enjoyed my twe...
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Why Did My 9-Year-Old Have to See This?

April 23, 2014

While putting my daugther, Mia, to bed the other night, she told she had seen something “disturbing” and that she knew it was “inappropriate”….More


Packing- What might I be forgetting

April 21, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- We are heading to England for just over two weeks with our 3 year old. We leave tomorrow. We've packed our clothes, and will be packing our toiletries, light first aid and electronics tonight. Any thoughts on what to make sure to take? Anything you've f...
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Trying Not to Hate Me

April 22, 2014

“Look at this,” I moan in disgust pinching a handful of stretch-marked, flabby skin from my mid-section. “Why do you even like me?” I ask J dejectedly, adding insult to injury as I place the value of my personhood on the perceived failings of my exterior….More

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A Husband on a Mission to Get the Groove Back

April 21, 2014

Somewhere along the line “us” became “all of us”. Somewhere along the line two became four. Somewhere along the line “date night” went MIA and our couple status was lost….More


8 year old doesn't stop eating, anyone else dealt with this?

April 20, 2014 -

T. F. asks from Forest Hills - I have an 8 year old daughter who according to the children's BMI chart is "obese." She has always had a solid build and a large appetite but has gained 7 lbs in the past 3 mos (without getting much taller). My concern though is not her actual weight but her attitud...

How Much TV Does Your Child Watch?

April 19, 2014 - List


Losing Baby Weight

April 18, 2014 -

A. F. asks from Bellmore - My second daughter was born eleven days ago! Now that I am home, I find myself still indulging as if I was pregnant. The macaroons, cookies and ice cream. I can't exercise yet because I had a c section and still have pain. I have always struggled with my weight all my...

How much makeup (for a tween)?

April 15, 2014 -

K. C. asks from Clifton Park - How much makeup should I allow an almost 11-year-old wear for a special occasion/fancy dress party?
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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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