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1 year old hit nose

4 hours ago -

L. D. asks from Oxnard - my 12 month old daughter just got a new toy box from Fischer price that came with two plastic pull out trays that go underneath and I have all her little toys in there so I set her down and she went for the tray and put her hand down on one end and the other end popped up...

feeling blue self excluding from adult friendships

4 hours ago -

M. L. asks from Conneaut - Very bummed. I can't get into details but I am one of three sort of thrown together. We all have responsibilities but they seem to get theirs done faster and can go off to 'play'. I get half hearted invites to join them that I turn down due to not really clicking w th...

Child support-how does a mother get the father to pay, while illegal in US

4 hours ago -

M. M. asks from Chicago - I have a friend who is in the US illegally. She was married for a couple of years and had a child with the ex. During the divorce, she was given full custody and he was ordered by the court to pay child support, but does not pay her anything. When she tries to get him ...

The snake in the next office!

7 hours ago -

M. R. asks from Ballwin - Has anyone here ever worked with a complete and utter snake? I need some advice. We have a close group of five in our division where I work. It is a corporate environment and we all work in marketing and account management. This one lady in our group is on my last nerve a...
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Why Freaking Out is Okay

August 1, 2014

This week I’m desperately trying to claw my way out of a pit of deadlines. I know it will be worth it once the work is done and my byline is published, but at this exact moment all I can hear is the clock tick-tocking way faster than I’d like….More


n Pet sitting service vs friend stopping in

July 30, 2014 -

D. D. asks from Prospect - My hubby and I are having a debate on this one so I wanted to get some other thoughts on this. We are thinking of taking a vacation for a couple weeks. We have a dog and a cat so of course arrangements would need to be made for their care. In the past we've had adult chil...

3.5 month old waking everyday at 5.30h but exhausted.

July 30, 2014 -

G. S. asks from New York - Hi...this forum has been great for me, and hoping it helps more. I have a 3.5 month old who is doing great, but a bit of trouble sleeping well for naps and the main question is his morning wake time. He wakes predictably at 5.30h every day! Even if he needs to feed or ...
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Dad of Three Girls Defines "Girly": Girly 2.0.

July 31, 2014

1. Lambs and lions frolicking together.

2. Politicians reaching across the aisle.

3. And me, at the salad bar….More


Changing views on prosperity

July 29, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Hubs tells me that when he was younger, he used to think prosperity was about having a lot of costly assets. He now believes that prosperity is about having the means to have those items you choose. How do you define prosperity? Is it something you aim ...

Juggling Infant Nap Schedule with Kindergartener

July 29, 2014 -

A. F. asks from Bellmore - I have a daughter starting Kindergarten in September and an infant of almost four months. My oldest attend a rec program where I drop her off at nine in the morning and pick up at two in the afternoon. For school, I plan on putting her on the bus (school begins around 9:1...
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In Defense of Posting Pretty Pictures

July 30, 2014

It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for the next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day…When you wake in the morning, the naughtiness and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind; and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread out your prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on. -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan…More


Easiest Ways to Go Green

July 27, 2014 - List

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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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