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To pop or not to pop?

1 hour ago -

K. H. asks from Seminole - I got into fire ants yesterday and now the bite all have little heads like pimples. In your experience, does popping them make things better or worse?

Flu shot

2 hours ago -

S. R. asks from Kansas City - How many of you get one every year? How many of you make sure your child/children gets hers/his? I recently read an article about a scientist at John Hopkins has issued a report saying that flu vaccinations are pointless and they are less effective and cause more side ...

Is there anyone that speaks fluent Spanish?

11 hours ago -

C. V. asks from Pacific Palisades - I need some messages translated and I need someone who speaks fluent Spanish on a regular basis and knows the slang words, abbreviated words, etc to translate a long conversation of messages for me. Please it's very important. My husband and I are separated and I am prett...

Trying to stay pregnant

13 hours ago -

K. H. asks from Minot - I have a wonderful little boy who is 8 years old. I got married two yrs ago and my husband and I are tring to have a baby. I have no problem getting pregnant it is staying pregnant. I just had miscarriage number 6 in sept. I am on the shot and pill and it doesn't seem to ...
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The Truth about My Big Family

October 24, 2014

People peruse my blog or my Facebook page, see the gaggle of children that call me mom, and seem genuinely befuddled as to how I manage such pandemonium. When I leave the house, kids in tow, folks always want to know “Are they all yours?”, “How do you do it?” and “Where is the man who got you into this mess?”….More


Make-up Work!

October 22, 2014 -

A. N. asks from Kenai - So my 1st grader was out for a week because of the flu. We all had it. When he returned to school his teacher sent home an envolope of make-up work. I counted and there was a total of 54 pages! In addition to that he has daily work to do as well. He is 6 and I have a hard...
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12 Tips for Trick-Or-Treating with Toddlers

October 23, 2014

Crazy costumes, spooky decorations, and massive amounts of candy — what’s not to love about Halloween, right?…More

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A Fly Will Poop on Your Lip... and Other Parenting Lies

October 22, 2014

Someone once said, “I believe in being honest with my kids, 101 percent.”

That someone wasn’t me. I lie to my kids all the time. I’m not just talking about the trifecta of deception: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. I don’t creatively bend the truth. I straight up lie like Pinnochio. Am I ashamed? No. Lying to my kids saves my sanity, not to mention time and money. And sometimes, it’s just fun to eff with them a little….More


Ideas for 9 yo who can't fall alseep (occasionally)

October 20, 2014 -

C. S. asks from Crescent City - My 9 year old daughter falls asleep quickly and sleeps pretty soundly (though she is up at 6am everyday)...However, there are times where we have been super busy on a weekend or returning home from a trip and she can't get to sleep that night. I think she is overly tired....

Family drama, hands on or hands off?

October 17, 2014 -

L. H. asks from Seattle - Second question of the day because you guys are so awesome!! On both sides of my extended family this year there have been some serious breakdowns in family relationships that have caused people to cut off contact with each other. With the holidays coming up, I had alread...

Holiday hosting duties AND overnight guests?

October 17, 2014 -

L. H. asks from Seattle - Because of the size of my extended family and the size of my home, I am the designated holiday host, for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have found myself dreading this time of year and feeling exhausted just thinking about it. Its pretty normal for me to retreat to th...
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