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Snow-sick and yearning for Spring. Who's with me?

39 minutes ago -

S. T. asks from Huntington - I fully realize that some people have it far worse - like my firends in the Boston area with 8 feet of snow, or those in the mid-Atlantic, who have less snow but don't have big plows, sand trucks or the experience of driving in the snow. But here in the NY area we've had...

My mother-in-law is lazy and unnapreciative

2 hours ago -

M. W. asks from Flushing - We are planning a family trip (entire extended family, about 30 people) to Florida for spring break. We are renting villas in Orlando which I helped book. Since we booked the villas, my aunt and I have been the only one's putting in the legwork planning for this trip....

suggestions on comforting children

10 hours ago -

D. M. asks from Carlsbad - My 4yr old daughter has a uti and Im having trouble staying calm the more I try to comfort her the more upset she becomes

Ideas for a New Friend's 50th birthday?

10 hours ago -

. M. asks from Santa Monica - I'm thinking limo to dinner? Comedy club? She doesn't drink much so no wine tasting. Any ideas would be welcome. Don't know her that well but I do like her & would love to be able to treat her to something. TIA
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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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