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My parents always want my ex around

6 hours ago -

T. T. asks from Baltimore - My parents are coming out to visit on the weekend of my mom's birthday, and they want to go out for a celebratory lunch. Which is all fine and great. The problem is that they want my ex to join us. And the thing is, they ALWAYS want him to come along whenever they are ...

Hubby wants to quit second Job

6 hours ago -

L. L. asks from Lexington - So back in August I was going to go back to work after baby was born in May, till hubby got a call saying he had the oppertunity for a second job. At first he wasn't going to take it, considering I was planning on going back to work, but he gave me the option to stay home...

Should I intervene with my daughter's social skills or give it some time?

7 hours ago -

B. C. asks from Hialeah - My daughter who is in 1st grade is an EXTREMELY shy little girl! She has always taken a long time to warm up to others and barely even talks at school. I just had a conference with her teacher today and she said she is doing wonderful academically, but that she was a li...

POLL: How often do you receive your paycheck?

8 hours ago -

C. M. asks from Cincinnati - 1) How often do you and/or your spouse get paid? Weekly, every 2 weeks, twice a month, monthly? 2) If you could choose, what pay schedule would you like to have? This issue recently came up at work, so I am just wanted to get an idea of what the norm might be. If y...
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I'm an Aware Parent and I Missed This

October 1, 2014

“Come on, honey, we’ve got to leave for school now. ” It’s 8:00 a.m. and my middle son is dragging his feet again. He is always like this before school….More


Advice Please! Should we switch preschools??

September 29, 2014 -

J. F. asks from Tonawanda - So in a nutshell our 4.5 year old twins have been at the same daycare since they were 18 months old. It was always wonderful, but the past year things have really gotten bad... most of the staff have quit and the owners aren't even caring for this building anymore! It ...
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How the Doctor Helped Save My Son from a Shark Girl

September 30, 2014

I have a teenage son. He is all about his friends and girls and hanging out and talking on the phone and staying away from “YOU PEOPLE,” his term of endearment for his dad and I. Evidently, we’re not as cool as we think we are….More


Ugh inlaws

September 26, 2014 -

D. D. asks from Prospect - Brother in law and sister in law live 700 miles away. Every September they drive up to New England for a week of sight seeing and then come back to CT for a week to stay at a hotel for a week and visit with friends (my sister in law grew up in this area and moved after s...
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My Husband's Split Personality: Dr. Jekyll and Corporate Guy

September 29, 2014

My husband works at home most of the time, but does commute to a big tall building about twice a week to attend lots of important meetings and business lunches. For this excursion, he transforms into someone who shaves, carries an access badge, and wears a button down shirt — freshly pressed by me of course. (Alright, I put it in the dryer on high, with a wet wash cloth, after having left it damp and wrinkling for 3 days.)…More


. Older kids catching up in sports?

September 25, 2014 -

J. G. asks from Huntington - My second grade son started playing soccer in kindergarten in the local Y intramural program and was the only kid who'd never played before (everyone else started in pre-school) and though he stuck with it through the end of 1st grade, he's always been the worst on the te...

Olives with stones

September 24, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Any thoughts on what the "proper" awy to eat olives with stones (not the pitted ones)? Hubs and I each go about it differently. Neither of us is particularly impressed with our style of handling the pits, and we'd like to adopt, model and teach the "pro...

Tips For Helping Your Child Master Reading

September 21, 2014 - List


Awesome Graduation Gifts

August 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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