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21 Year Old With "low" Standards, Just Moved In With GF

3 hours ago -

M. F. asks from Los Angeles - Hi all - I am actually writing with the hopes that some of you have had similar experiences and can pass along some advice. I am my brother's older sister. I will preface this by saying that I understand that everyone has a different level of aspiration and idea of what...

Question about Cleaning whites

5 hours ago -

L. A. asks from Austin - So I finally purchased some Oxyclean because you all are always suggesting it. For my business I wear white cotton shirts/blouses. But because it is soo hot down here, I cannot wear the shirts more than once.I sweat in them and they look messy. In the cooler months ...

Co-parenting isn't working out and sending mixed messages

6 hours ago -

V. L. asks from San Antonio - My ex and I have been separated for over two years now. He is actively involved in our almost 4 year olds life- and by involved I mean he sees her often. When it comes to parenting, I have noticed that she behaves well when she's with one or the other of us. I mean...

Patio furniture

8 hours ago -

M. S. asks from Salinas - I am hoping to get a good deal on patio furniture now that summer is coming to an end. I am looking for a dining set (table, 6 chairs) and a sofa and table set. In your experience, what type of material holds up well and stays nice-looking? I don't really want a glass tab...
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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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