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Teaching a 3 year old to wait patiently

2 hours ago -

M. p. asks from Alameda - A recent trip to the bank made me realize that I need to work on teaching my son on how to wait patiently. During the 15 minute trip he spent 14 of it trying to get me to play with him, trying to touch everything, and walking a litle away from me to explore. My question i...

Does anyone use a composter??

2 hours ago -

j. n. asks from Lafayette Hill - Ok I am thinking of purchasing a composter at BJs. This composter is circle and there is a handle to churn or mix the leaves up. Do you find this beneficial? Does it attract rodents to your yard? I would be putting grass, leaves, sea weed, pine needles I am going to try...

what's your best MP tip?

4 hours ago -

S. t. asks from Sharpsburg - i have to say, i learn from MP all the time! so i have to give a shout-out, but i can't remember who the mama was who made the suggestion! several months ago someone posted a tip about getting one of those hollow-handled scrubbies, filling it with half dawn and half whit...

Too early or too much structure?

4 hours ago -

J. G. asks from Chicago - There was a question yesterday concerning early letter and number recognition inhibiting the development of creativity. Most of us thought that was silly. But, I do think the grandmother was speaking to something with evidence: children with overly structured young chi...

Easter a pagan holiday?

April 23, 2014 -

S. T. asks from Huntington - After reading some answer posts I think some clarificaiton is called for. while many holidays have mixed histories Easter was not originally a pagan holiday that was co-opted. Christmas was. Christmas at the end of December doesn't make sense - if anything Jesus was pr...
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The Best Thing I Ever Did for My Son

April 24, 2014

In about a month, my son will graduate from college. Since he’s my youngest, this means that my days as a “mom” who gives my kids their allowance, reminds them of doctor’s appointments, thank you notes, bank deposits, getting their cars washed, registering for classes, calling their grandmothers, ordering contact lenses, buying new underwear, and so many other things… those days are over….More

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Why Did My 9-Year-Old Have to See This?

April 23, 2014

While putting my daugther, Mia, to bed the other night, she told she had seen something “disturbing” and that she knew it was “inappropriate”….More


Packing- What might I be forgetting

April 21, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- We are heading to England for just over two weeks with our 3 year old. We leave tomorrow. We've packed our clothes, and will be packing our toiletries, light first aid and electronics tonight. Any thoughts on what to make sure to take? Anything you've f...
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Trying Not to Hate Me

April 22, 2014

“Look at this,” I moan in disgust pinching a handful of stretch-marked, flabby skin from my mid-section. “Why do you even like me?” I ask J dejectedly, adding insult to injury as I place the value of my personhood on the perceived failings of my exterior….More


8 year old doesn't stop eating, anyone else dealt with this?

April 20, 2014 -

T. F. asks from Forest Hills - I have an 8 year old daughter who according to the children's BMI chart is "obese." She has always had a solid build and a large appetite but has gained 7 lbs in the past 3 mos (without getting much taller). My concern though is not her actual weight but her attitud...

How Much TV Does Your Child Watch?

April 19, 2014 - List


Losing Baby Weight

April 18, 2014 -

A. F. asks from Bellmore - My second daughter was born eleven days ago! Now that I am home, I find myself still indulging as if I was pregnant. The macaroons, cookies and ice cream. I can't exercise yet because I had a c section and still have pain. I have always struggled with my weight all my...
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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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