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2 hours ago -

G. G. asks from Aurora - thinking of getting a fitbit... do you love yours? what do you like best? buy or not to buy...


4 hours ago -

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

4 hours ago -

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

4 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...

My Daughter asked me why she can't be a boy.

15 hours ago -

E. G. asks from New York - I'm a mess. This question is more to help me than anything else. I was an only child so I have no references. This is probably the second/third time in six years that my 10 year old daughter told me she wanted to be a boy. She's a definite tom-boy. Reall great at spor...
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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

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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


How would you feel about this? how would you react?

August 29, 2014 -

K. E. asks from Washington Depot - I came home today and my 18 year old (high school senior) son was leaving a phone message, but it was not a nice one. The whole Story: My son checked his phone this morning and there was a voicemail on it, when he listened to it, it was from a boy he used to go to sch...

My son is having some problems. Any advice?

August 29, 2014 -

K. E. asks from Washington Depot - This may be quite long, but please bare with me, I need some advice or insight. He has a younger brother who lives with his father. My two children did not have an easy time growing up, the financial situation was very difficult, so we did not live in the nicest of ho...

Freedom of opinion and your children

August 28, 2014 -

K. E. asks from Washington Depot - Naturally as parents we tend to raise our children with our own views politically or religiously, but of course as they get older, they will look into these things on their own. So hypothetically how would you feel and react in the following situations? 1.) Your son...

Awesome Graduation Gifts

August 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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