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Retiring to Florida

36 minutes ago -

K. D. asks from Lemont - My husband wants to retire and move to Florida. I don't want to retire, or move. We currently live in a suburb of Chicago which I and of course our 3 kids have lived our whole lives. One of our daughters who is 24 is going back to college, our daughter who is 21 has g...
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would you let her go?

2 hours ago -

L. G. asks from Lake City - A few weeks back dd 10 and I were doing her homework and revisions for a quiz the following day and let me tell you we both dread it. Maths isn't exactly her strong suit and probably never will be but we both know it has to be done before she's allowed on her DS or tablet...
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Coworker gifts

4 hours ago -

J. C. asks from Bronxville - Hi Mamas, I am looking to buy the ladies and gents in my office a little something for Christmas. Last year I gave everyone some sort of food item. I don't want to repeat that. I dont want to do candles or anything Christmas kitchy. And I certainly don't want to ma...
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craft idea

4 hours ago -

S. S. asks from Vero Beach - Hi everyone, I'd appreciate your advice on this one! We are travelling and I'd like to have a fun activity for my little ones and their cousins. What can we do that would be fun and take an hour or so to complete? I'd like to avoid having something too messy since it's...
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Gift Cards where face value is > cost

November 21, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Can anyone direct me to a place where I can buy gift cards for less than their face value, and still get out ahead after transaction fees and costs? i.e. the sort of thing where I can pay $20, and buy a $25 value gift card, and possibly something like a...
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Which Do You Choose Ladies? Your Face, or Your Fanny?

November 22, 2014

I was at a costume party recently when a handsome young gentleman smiled broadly at me and remarked that it was “nice to see a woman eat and drink.” At the time I was holding a slice of pizza in one hand, a Vampire’s Delight (a wickedly delicious vodka concoction) in the other….More

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A Childhood Without Waiting

November 23, 2014

While many families with young children were fleeing New York City in the mid-1960s, my parents put their names on a waiting list for a two-bedroom, middle-income apartment on the Upper West Side. In 1968 they moved in and my older brother was born….More

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5 Ways to Take Better Photos of Your Kids Without a Fancy Camera

November 21, 2014

It was the middle of a photoshoot with two adorably energetic little boys. I looked at the back of my camera and immediately exclaimed “YES! THAT PHOTO IS PERFECT!” (in my head, so as not to scare the children). I knew the image was a keeper so I flashed my camera for mom & dad to take a look. “Wow, you have a really nice camera,” was the response. It’s always the response. Nevermind that I strategically posed the boys, I was laying on my stomach in the dirt, and I was trying my best to say things that little boys would find funny (ahem, potty talk). No, it was most certainly my expensive camera….More

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parent teacher conferences

November 19, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- DS in in pre-K. Parent teacher conferences are tonight. What sort of information should i expect to receive? What sorts of questions would you/ should I ask? We have no specific issues or concerns. fanged bunny
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Keeping the magic alive

November 19, 2014 -

S. F. asks from Ogdensburg - My daughters are just 5 and 3 and I fear that the Christmas magic (Santa and all the make believe) will be up way sooner than I ever really expected. We have been doing the elf on the shelf for 3 yrs now and they both love it. My oldest actually has one visit her school ...
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Would you email the teacher first?

November 18, 2014 -

J. T. asks from Oradell - I posted a little while ago about my daughter's 3rd grade teacher. I let the one incident go as I didn't want to rush in and my daughter seemed ok. There have been little ups and downs since then. But as time goes on and she and other kids get yelled at for asking ques...
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Most Terrifying Moment as a Parent

October 28, 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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