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Thanksgiving Family Conundrum

23 minutes ago -

A. M. asks from Minneapolis - I'm trying to decide what to do. Many years, my family (parents, siblings and their kids, who all live in the same area) do not get together for Thanksgiving but everyone does their own individual family thing. Some years we do have a Thanksgiving event. We often get t...
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Friend in Bad Marriage Trying to Have Another Baby

33 minutes ago -

M. A. asks from South Jordan - I have a really good friend who is in an awful marriage. Her husband is demeaning, manipulative, and emotionally abusive, and struggles with depression. She doesn't feel like she should leave him because she feels like he would turn their two kids against her, so she ha...
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Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids of many ages

2 hours ago -

M. H. asks from McKinney - Does anyone have an idea they used for a Thanksgiving craft that would work for kiddos ages 2-6 years old? I've seen a ton of ideas on Pinterest but I don't really know what would be interesting & fun for a 6 year old and still doable (with a little help) & fun for a ...
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Retiring to Florida

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K. D. asks from Lemont - My husband wants to retire and move to Florida. I don't want to retire, or move. We currently live in a suburb of Chicago which I and of course our 3 kids have lived our whole lives. One of our daughters who is 24 is going back to college, our daughter who is 21 has g...
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Gift Cards where face value is > cost

November 21, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Can anyone direct me to a place where I can buy gift cards for less than their face value, and still get out ahead after transaction fees and costs? i.e. the sort of thing where I can pay $20, and buy a $25 value gift card, and possibly something like a...
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Which Do You Choose Ladies? Your Face, or Your Fanny?

November 22, 2014

I was at a costume party recently when a handsome young gentleman smiled broadly at me and remarked that it was “nice to see a woman eat and drink.” At the time I was holding a slice of pizza in one hand, a Vampire’s Delight (a wickedly delicious vodka concoction) in the other….More

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A Childhood Without Waiting

November 23, 2014

While many families with young children were fleeing New York City in the mid-1960s, my parents put their names on a waiting list for a two-bedroom, middle-income apartment on the Upper West Side. In 1968 they moved in and my older brother was born….More

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5 Ways to Take Better Photos of Your Kids Without a Fancy Camera

November 21, 2014

It was the middle of a photoshoot with two adorably energetic little boys. I looked at the back of my camera and immediately exclaimed “YES! THAT PHOTO IS PERFECT!” (in my head, so as not to scare the children). I knew the image was a keeper so I flashed my camera for mom & dad to take a look. “Wow, you have a really nice camera,” was the response. It’s always the response. Nevermind that I strategically posed the boys, I was laying on my stomach in the dirt, and I was trying my best to say things that little boys would find funny (ahem, potty talk). No, it was most certainly my expensive camera….More

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parent teacher conferences

November 19, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- DS in in pre-K. Parent teacher conferences are tonight. What sort of information should i expect to receive? What sorts of questions would you/ should I ask? We have no specific issues or concerns. fanged bunny
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Keeping the magic alive

November 19, 2014 -

S. F. asks from Ogdensburg - My daughters are just 5 and 3 and I fear that the Christmas magic (Santa and all the make believe) will be up way sooner than I ever really expected. We have been doing the elf on the shelf for 3 yrs now and they both love it. My oldest actually has one visit her school ...
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Would you email the teacher first?

November 18, 2014 -

J. T. asks from Oradell - I posted a little while ago about my daughter's 3rd grade teacher. I let the one incident go as I didn't want to rush in and my daughter seemed ok. There have been little ups and downs since then. But as time goes on and she and other kids get yelled at for asking ques...
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Most Terrifying Moment as a Parent

October 28, 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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