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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?

5 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...

Gluten Free & SunBlock

April 23, 2014 -

M. H. asks from La Grange - Hi Everyone, I have a son that is Gluten free & oat free (there is a protein in Oats that work simular to the gluten, and I now know it effects him). So with that, my mom happened to notice the sunblock that we usually get has oats in it.. so. My question is, what sun...
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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


Vacations for single mom with 10 year old girl

April 22, 2014 -

T. R. asks from Chicago - We live in Chicago and are looking for a vacation where my daughter can meet other kids in activities interesting to 10 yr old girls and I can meet other parents - perhaps single parents too.

Possible Divorce situation

April 22, 2014 -

P. T. asks from Naperville - I am looking for some advice on a possible divorce situation. I have been married for 16 years and have 3 beautiful children. From the very beginning, it seems that I can never meet my husband's expectations. I am at the end of my rope trying to make him see reason to hav...
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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


How Much TV Does Your Child Watch?

April 19, 2014 - List

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