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f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Maybe its because school is around the corner, maybe its because MIL is in town, maybe it was bound to happen anyway, but recently, my DS has been coming up with explanations rather than owning up that he might be scared, or needy. i.e. Mommy, there's...

fruit fly trap

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f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Let some bananas go too long, and now I've got some fruit flies. Any ideas on how to get rid of them. I'd hate to have a swarm on my hands. Thanks, fanged bunny

Scratched wood cabinets

2 hours ago -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Some time ago a housekeeper scratched the finish on my wood kitchen cabinets. I suspect the scour part of the sponge got to the doors as he was working at the door pulls/ handles. I remember something about using nuts to mask small scratches in wood. An...

Baby Shower Venue

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S. D. asks from Malden - Hello

Mom Sad About the Baby Starting Preschool

August 31, 2014 -

l. c. asks from Downers Grove - Help. Ive been crying for a few days because my 3rd, and youngest child, my only daughter, is starting preschool on Tuesday. She is the baby of the family and im happy that she is excited about going, but I have mixed emotions. How did you deal with this? Im not havin...
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Did I Do Enough?

September 1, 2014

Last night, after gingerly sneaking out of my sleeping son’s room to the familiar sounds of his gentle snores, the quiet creakiness of a house after dark (and my guilt for leaving him while he’s asleep and unable to protest) I retreated to my office to write. I needed the soothing taptaptap of my keyboard. I needed the quiet, and a glass of wine. I needed to figure out why, with all of the amazing fun that Tucker and I have had this summer… I felt so damned sad….More

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Dear Teacher

September 2, 2014

Dear teacher,

Today I relinquish my precious children into your care. Do you know how important you are to me? To them? From this day forward, you are a valuable force in what defines them. You will encourage or discourage, inspire or disappoint, empower or dishearten, engage or mislead, expect or neglect, fulfill or deplete……More


Do you have a home warranty?

August 31, 2014 -

M. C. asks from Loves Park - Looking to get some general info on home warranties. How much is your premium? What is your experience with claims? What company do you think is good or not so good? What should I look for when choosing one? Thanks in advance for any information/advice you may have!
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The Moment I Stopped Caring About My Weight

August 31, 2014

In college I was a svelte 130 pounds. I could wear anything and look like a waif. I could eat buckets of ice cream or live on black coffee and cigarettes, it didn’t matter because my weight was seemingly never more than an ounce over 130 lbs. Life was pretty good….More


Problems in Kindergarten (possibly with teacher)

August 30, 2014 -

L. B. asks from Gurnee - Hi, So here is a little background on my situation....I have a 5 year old who has always loved and thrived at preschool who was very, very excited to start kindergarten. One of the policies of our school is that after the kindergarten teachers are assigned they are to ca...

Would a Siberian Husky be a good family pet?

August 29, 2014 -

C. B. asks from Palatine - We have three children - 9, 7 and 3 1/2 - and would like to add a puppy to our family. This will be our first family pet and we're leaning towards a husky. I'd love to hear any pro's and con's that you can think of about huskies. Also, if you would strongly suggest ano...

Awesome Graduation Gifts

August 27, 2014 - List

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