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First post-separation holiday is done!

J. B. asks from Boston

Hi Mamas, just wanted to share a small victory! I was surprisingly anxious going into this week, not knowing how my estranged husband and I would handle Thanksgiving (for those who don't know, he and his daughter moved into an apartment, myself and my three sons - two whi...

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When Your Kid is Bullied on Middle School

by Jennifer of "Earmuffs, Kids"

To My Son,

Tonight my heart broke into a million pieces. You were so upset and hurt and I couldn’t make it better for you. You don’t yet understand that when you hurt, my heart breaks too. When you cry, I cry too, in private. Tonight you were upset about middle school. All I could tell you is that “middle school is so hard”. And it is. It is so hard…. More


entertaining kids at a grown-up's party

R. K. asks from El Cerrito

hi all, i'd love some ideas of things i could set up for kids around ages 4-10 to keep them happy during a grown-up evening party. we will have food, music, dancing, and they'll be entertained by us, for sure :). but that may not be enough. it will be cold...

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The 10 Types of Sex Parents Have

It is a wonder that parents – being the exhausted, time-frazzled, uptight, rather un-sensual, snot-stained beings we become – EVER have sex. But miraculously, we DO manage to do it… even if it is once a month. Or less. But actually, when you analyze it, you realize that your odds of having sex are actually a little bit more perky than you may have thought…. More


Removing hair "down there"?

V. P. asks from New York

I just found out that my daughter, who just turned 15, removes all the hair in her pubic area. I didn't say anything about it but frankly I'm a little disturbed by this. Does this mean she is sexually active? I've heard from a friend of mine that this is a new "trend" wit...

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Stain stick for kiddos uniform cuffs

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens

Mamas and papas Any thoughts and suggestions? His are button down dress shirts poly/cotton and the cuffs are grey even after a wash or a wash after a soak in oxy clean. Kiddo doesn't have especially sensitive skin, nonetheless I'd prefer a mild or green product if it w...

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