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POLL: How often do you receive your paycheck?

32 minutes ago -

C. M. asks from Cincinnati - 1) How often do you and/or your spouse get paid? Weekly, every 2 weeks, twice a month, monthly? 2) If you could choose, what pay schedule would you like to have? This issue recently came up at work, so I am just wanted to get an idea of what the norm might be. If y...

Left handers learning to use computer

2 hours ago -

E. T. asks from Albuquerque - Both of my children are left handed. They're in second grade and have computer class twice a week. One of my kids mentioned today that she uses her right hand to control the mouse. She told me she has to because that's the side it's hooked up on for all of the computers. ...

3 year old does not want to with mom

4 hours ago -

j. m. asks from Moses Lake - Hello, me and my wife have a 3 year old,He does not see me much because i work nights so I only see him 30 minutes in the morning before mom has to take him to the babysitters and then he only see dad (me) for another 30 minutes at night before I have to go to work. Our ...

Signing Off

5 hours ago -

A. M. asks from Sterling Heights - I wish I had not already erased my post, but by the time I was able to get it to cooperate it was too late. For some reason the screen kept blinking at me and the cursor kept jumping back to the top of the page. Any way, I came back to change it to what you see below, but...
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I'm an Aware Parent and I Missed This

October 1, 2014

“Come on, honey, we’ve got to leave for school now. ” It’s 8:00 a.m. and my middle son is dragging his feet again. He is always like this before school….More


Advice Please! Should we switch preschools??

September 29, 2014 -

J. F. asks from Tonawanda - So in a nutshell our 4.5 year old twins have been at the same daycare since they were 18 months old. It was always wonderful, but the past year things have really gotten bad... most of the staff have quit and the owners aren't even caring for this building anymore! It ...
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How the Doctor Helped Save My Son from a Shark Girl

September 30, 2014

I have a teenage son. He is all about his friends and girls and hanging out and talking on the phone and staying away from “YOU PEOPLE,” his term of endearment for his dad and I. Evidently, we’re not as cool as we think we are….More


Ugh inlaws

September 26, 2014 -

D. D. asks from Prospect - Brother in law and sister in law live 700 miles away. Every September they drive up to New England for a week of sight seeing and then come back to CT for a week to stay at a hotel for a week and visit with friends (my sister in law grew up in this area and moved after s...
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My Husband's Split Personality: Dr. Jekyll and Corporate Guy

September 29, 2014

My husband works at home most of the time, but does commute to a big tall building about twice a week to attend lots of important meetings and business lunches. For this excursion, he transforms into someone who shaves, carries an access badge, and wears a button down shirt — freshly pressed by me of course. (Alright, I put it in the dryer on high, with a wet wash cloth, after having left it damp and wrinkling for 3 days.)…More


. Older kids catching up in sports?

September 25, 2014 -

J. G. asks from Huntington - My second grade son started playing soccer in kindergarten in the local Y intramural program and was the only kid who'd never played before (everyone else started in pre-school) and though he stuck with it through the end of 1st grade, he's always been the worst on the te...

Olives with stones

September 24, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- Any thoughts on what the "proper" awy to eat olives with stones (not the pitted ones)? Hubs and I each go about it differently. Neither of us is particularly impressed with our style of handling the pits, and we'd like to adopt, model and teach the "pro...

Tips For Helping Your Child Master Reading

September 21, 2014 - List


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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