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How to encourage kids to tell the truth!!

14 minutes ago -

B. L. asks from Columbia Falls - I have kids ages 4 and 6. They lie when something happens and then I have to punish both of them until one of them confesses. By punish, I mean they have to sit in the corner until someone comes clean. I hate doing this, because one of them is having to suffer for somethi...

Abstinence program...

29 minutes ago -

J. S. asks from Georgetown - I had no idea that Texas taught mainly abstinence in schools to prevent pregnancy. A friend of mine was again complaining about the ignorant/evil conservative/religious groups for not helping to prevent teen pregnancy in Texas by supporting the abstinence learning program...

Knotted and tangled hair / chlorine damage

1 hour ago -

W. T. asks from Scott AFB - I have a 9 yr. old daughter who LOVES the pool. Her hair is a little longer than shoulder length. For a long time, I have had trouble with her hair being knotted and split on the ends. Recently we moved to a neighborhood that has an indoor community pool, so she has been ...

How to handle request for kid to stay after bday party

2 hours ago -

S. S. asks from Topeka - My 10-yr-old has a friend we invited to his birthday party - 3-hr pool party. We are friends with the parents and the kids have known each other for several years, but in recent year or so, the other boy has been difficult ot have around - - behavior issues. Now Dad of ch...
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The Time I Went to Target and Didn't Spend a Dime

July 28, 2014

It’s the sweetest picture ever. The sweetest! Well not the picture itself. Truthfully it doesn’t show much. It’s kind of boring and out of focus. But look closely. You see that in the middle? That’s my daughter counting out cash to buy a toy at Target. Her Own Cash. My kid saved up her own money and used it to buy her own toy. THIS is a victory. Why did it take so long……More


Easiest Ways to Go Green

July 27, 2014 - List

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Because I Feel Like I'm Just a Glorified Housemaid

July 27, 2014

I’m not even out of bed before the breakfast demands begin. I half roll, half slide out of my resting spot, and before my feet hit the floor, I smell something musty. I’m pretty sure it’s the laundry that’s overtaken every bedroom in the house, which doesn’t make sense, because I was all caught up last -week- month….More

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10 Reasons Having a Strong-Willed Child Makes You a Better Person

July 26, 2014

As my son was approaching 3-years-old I began to discover that his behavior was a little different from most children in our circle of friends. He was extremely emotional, and had difficulty being still. He was exceptionally defiant, and had absolutely no regard for boundaries no matter how we altered our parenting style. As he grew, so did these tendencies….More


My girlfriend and her son's biological father

July 24, 2014 -

T. C. asks from New York - I'm not a mom, just a man looking for advice on how to become a better partner and a role model to a young child. I have been in a serious relationship for a year and a half now with my girlfriend who I love very much. We have recently moved in together after a year of b...

Friends No More

July 24, 2014 -

m. b. asks from Melville - I am in my late 40s. I have 2 children under 12. This past year I "broke up" per se, with a friend I had known for 5 years. I am a good and loyal friend to a few that I keep close, but as this past year went on I found myself rolling my eyes ( without her seeing of course...

Tub & Tile

July 21, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Any favorite products to recommend? I just want to spray on and rinse away, no scrubbing please. Been doing the baking soda, vinegar, oxy, soft scrub, method, comet/ ajax thing for a while now, and want to do effortless/ brainless once more (all requi...

Not sure what to do

July 15, 2014 -

M. J. asks from New York - Yes, this is a real question. (I have an account, but I want to post this under a different name in case someone sees it.) I was on a trip recently, and got a message that my son in law had added me on Google+ (I rarely use google+.... ) Ok, that was strange, but ...
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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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