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Giving and receiving

1 hour ago -

S. G. asks from Bothell - I feel like I am a giving and thoughtful person who always volunteers my time and gives little treats to my sons' teachers (including recess staff, the speech teacher, PE/Music/Library, etc.) and the students who I work with throughout the year. Before Winter and Summer ...
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Allowance

2 hours ago -

D. C. asks from Alexandria - How much allowance should I give my children and should I make them earn it? They are ages 14 and 11.
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What are the top 5 vegetables I should be eating?

3 hours ago -

K. V. asks from Alexandria - There alot of choices out there, if I had to focus on the 5 most nutritious vegetables to eat, what would they be?
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I'm a terrible Mom!!! I forgot about the toothfairy AGAIN!! :-(

7 hours ago -

M. P. asks from Federal Way - I feel awful. When my son walked out for a second time into the living room with a look of sadness I can't describe, I realized I'd forgotten again. I've been so pre-occupied and tired lately and just fell asleep last night and completely forgot to be the "tooth fairy". T...
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The Older I Get, the More I Want the Things Money Can't Buy

December 19, 2014

What do I want for Christmas? That’s a question I get asked over and over each year. I never have an answer because I’ve never really been all that materialistic. Sure, I like to have this or that, but most often it’s something small that I usually buy for myself. The majority of my money that gets spent on me – a luxury, as any mom can attest – is usually blown on books. I like to read and write. Pretty simple stuff that doesn’t require much….More

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Battling the Holiday Bulge: It's About More than Just Yummy Food

December 18, 2014

There is something about this time of year that makes me want to eat. I realize with the holidays we all battle this. We are surrounded by desserts, delicious dishes, family foods, and drinks made to please the pallet. It’s more than that for me right now. I feel I am also not able to eat the foods I want on a daily basis….More

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Are my husband and I being unreasonable?

December 17, 2014 -

K. K. asks from Huntington - My daughter has just turned 17 and is a junior in high school. She is fairly responsible and trust worthy and we have let her take trips with out us before, normally with a friends parents or even once with just her friends. We do fully trust our daughter. However tod...
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Admit It... The Toys You Buy Your Kids are for YOU: A Retro Toy Guide

December 17, 2014

Admit it: you don’t buy toys for your kids. Oh, you purchase mounds of them all right. But they aren’t for the rugrats gathered ‘round the Christmas tree. Nope. You buy toys for yourself. Oh, the kids might play with the toys, but we’re living vicariously. It’s a hard truth. It’s an embarrassing truth. But that stuffed sloth? That was all about me, people….More

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8 month old and struggling with solids

December 16, 2014 -

G. S. asks from New York - I may not think of all considerations to write about so be patient. I have 8 month old that i started with solids at 5 months. He started out pretty well, but for the past few weeks he is not interested at all. My routine has always been food first (lunch and dinner so...
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Spin on Santa

December 16, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- We've been having some santa Q&A recently- Q- How many santa clauses are there? A- One. Q- What about the one ringing the salvation army kettle, at the mall, at school, at the museum, at the pool. A- the santas we see everywhere are just preten...
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16 year old, can't be punished.

December 16, 2014 -

J. W. asks from Buffalo - My daughter is 16 and she does normal stupid teenager things. She spends too much money, doesn't care about school, and doesn't show a lot of respect. She is not a hellion though. She knows what she is doing she just doesn't like me any more. My problem is she can't b...
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Most Terrifying Moment as a Parent

December 4, 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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