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Need gift ideas for kids in Honduras

1 hour ago -

J. M. asks from Niles - I am going to be going on my first mission trip in May to Honduras. I will primarily be working with kids aged 3 to 6th grade. I really want to take gifts with me for the kids but need ideas as to what they would get the most enjoyment out of but that is also small enou...

step momma drama-PLEASE HELP

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C. R. asks from Decatur - Ok, so this is my first time on this site. I am desperately needing some direction or just maybe to know that i'm not the only one going through something like this. My son is 7, his dad and I divorced when he was 2. He remarried a couple years later to an extremely overb...

easy dinner recipes?

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a. b. asks from Ashley Falls - Hi everyone! I am trying hard to lose weight and meanwhile to balance job and family life. Some days I am really tired when I get home from work (around 6pm sometimes even later) and I eat as no tomorrow. I am looking for easy dinner recipes that are good in a weight loss...

bonding issue

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C. D. asks from Schenectady - My five year old son and my fiance does not get along with each other. when my son comes home from school he goes straight to his room and stays there until i called him. He doesn't bond with his step dad and his step dad doesn't bond with him or even tries to hold a conv...
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Do We Project Identities Onto Our Children?

March 5, 2015

So then… my friends start passing their homemade dishes to the dozen of guests assembled around their dinner table. When I turn to the two-and-a-half-year-old seated on my right and offer him the turkey platter, his mom, another guest, abruptly pushes the tray away and announces authoritatively, “Oh, no, no – he’s vegetarian.”More

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What Our Daughters Need to Know About Body Image: Inspiration from Lupita Nyong'o

March 4, 2015

As a woman who has recently lost a significant amount of weight, and the mom of a three year old little girl who will someday be a young woman, I give a lot of thought to the idea of body image and beauty….More

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The Impact of One Post by One Man: Oren Miller

March 3, 2015

Oren Miller was a writer, a husband, a father – a stay-at-home dad, in fact. He wasn’t a ‘famous’ person or writer, but he wrote one post several months ago which changed tens of thousands of people before he died last Saturday….More


Back acne in pre-teen/teen

February 28, 2015 -

J. H. asks from Westfield - (two questions in one day from me!) My daughter (almost 13) has a few zits on the top of her back. I bought some Neutrogena body wash with salicylic acid for her. I assume she will use our regular soap (Dove body wash) for most of her washing and shaving and then just ...

TB tests still done?

February 28, 2015 -

J. H. asks from Westfield - So I'm registering my son for a YMCA camp online and they have a link to his health history page to update. In the space where the vaccinations are listed is a space for a date for a TB test. All the other vacc dates were filled in (from our form from last year), but I ca...

When to start wearing make up

February 18, 2015 -

J. H. asks from Westfield - Especially for mamas with pre-teen and/or teen girls, when did your girls start wearing make up? I can see a lot of my daughter's friends are wearing makeup, but the amount of makeup is across the spectrum - most wear just a little bit but a handful wear way too much f...


February 14, 2015 -

S. H. asks from Holmdel - ...... OK y'all can stop being So Judge mental how do you all know I wanted another baby? And I was on birth control. And no the father of my 2 youngest had a deises that my children caught and the drs are just now saving this baby and myself from it. I just found this ou...
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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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