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Does this make me a bad mother LOL? Teenagers and first jobs...

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J. B. asks from Boston - So I feel like I should feel bad about this but I totally don't and it's not the kind of thing I can share in real life. My daughter, 16, (technically SD) is a great kid - does what's asked of her, great student, committed to a lot of clubs and activities, etc. However, s...

September due dates

1 hour ago -

l. r. asks from Houston - anyone conceived dec 22nd with a September 15 due date? I had sex dec 16th but it wasn't with my current bf and we wasn't together but he didn't ejaculate all the way inside me. only his head was in and I was also standing up. dec 22nd-24th me and my bf had sex. dr. say m...

JFF Newest Scams out there - what have they tried with you?

1 hour ago -

C. O. asks from Reston - Today I got a phone call that made me laugh. Some guy with an Indian accent calls me from a DC number - and tells me that I have an arrest warrant issued in my name and I need to go to my nearest police station to turn myself in. I said REALLY?! Okay. What was it issue...

what would you say to my MIL?

2 hours ago -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Hubs tells me MIL had to put down her dog recently, a young Australian sheep dog, because it was out of control and proving dangerous. She asked him to keep it to himself, and is telling all who ask that the dog was re-homed. I suspect she is both sad and disappointed. ...
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Why Freaking Out is Okay

August 1, 2014

This week I’m desperately trying to claw my way out of a pit of deadlines. I know it will be worth it once the work is done and my byline is published, but at this exact moment all I can hear is the clock tick-tocking way faster than I’d like….More


n Pet sitting service vs friend stopping in

July 30, 2014 -

D. D. asks from Prospect - My hubby and I are having a debate on this one so I wanted to get some other thoughts on this. We are thinking of taking a vacation for a couple weeks. We have a dog and a cat so of course arrangements would need to be made for their care. In the past we've had adult chil...

3.5 month old waking everyday at 5.30h but exhausted.

July 30, 2014 -

G. S. asks from New York - Hi...this forum has been great for me, and hoping it helps more. I have a 3.5 month old who is doing great, but a bit of trouble sleeping well for naps and the main question is his morning wake time. He wakes predictably at 5.30h every day! Even if he needs to feed or ...
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Dad of Three Girls Defines "Girly": Girly 2.0.

July 31, 2014

1. Lambs and lions frolicking together.

2. Politicians reaching across the aisle.

3. And me, at the salad bar….More


Changing views on prosperity

July 29, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Hubs tells me that when he was younger, he used to think prosperity was about having a lot of costly assets. He now believes that prosperity is about having the means to have those items you choose. How do you define prosperity? Is it something you aim ...

Juggling Infant Nap Schedule with Kindergartener

July 29, 2014 -

A. F. asks from Bellmore - I have a daughter starting Kindergarten in September and an infant of almost four months. My oldest attend a rec program where I drop her off at nine in the morning and pick up at two in the afternoon. For school, I plan on putting her on the bus (school begins around 9:1...
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In Defense of Posting Pretty Pictures

July 30, 2014

It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for the next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day…When you wake in the morning, the naughtiness and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind; and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread out your prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on. -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan…More


Easiest Ways to Go Green

July 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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