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What qualities do you like best in a friend?

3 hours ago -

J. G. asks from Chicago - Just curious, what qualities do you look for in a friend?

School Halloween treat bags - 3rd graders

3 hours ago -

D. D. asks from Pittsburgh - Hi Mommas, I'm planning one of the games at my 3rd grader's class. I need some ideas of items to put in the prize bags. It can't be too expensive, because I have to put together 21 of them. We're not allowed to include any food, so no candy. And I feel like 8-10 year...

Son lost iPhone, help?!

6 hours ago -

L. H. asks from Coleman - When I upgraded to an I-5 I gave my son my 4 to use as a iPod. We ate at a restaurant today and he realized he left it on the chair beside him. I am concerned because my email address is the Apple id on it and so whoever picked up the phone would have access to my email ...

diaper question

7 hours ago -

M. G. asks from New York - So, LO is finally sleeping through the night *happy dance* - but now he is waking up soaked! Literally for 4 of the last 5 nights he wakes up with wet pjs and a diaper that is overflowing (pee only, thank God!). Is this a sizing issue? he is currently 31", 23.5lbs...
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A Fly Will Poop on Your Lip... and Other Parenting Lies

October 22, 2014

Someone once said, “I believe in being honest with my kids, 101 percent.”

That someone wasn’t me. I lie to my kids all the time. I’m not just talking about the trifecta of deception: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. I don’t creatively bend the truth. I straight up lie like Pinnochio. Am I ashamed? No. Lying to my kids saves my sanity, not to mention time and money. And sometimes, it’s just fun to eff with them a little….More

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Is Social Media Changing You?

October 21, 2014

After an early morning family walk and outing, I came home, showered, put away the groceries and posted the following on my personal Facebook page:…More


Birth Control Help

October 20, 2014 -

6. b. asks from New York - I just started on Desogestrel-Ethinyl Estrad little over 2 weeks ago. My boyfriend came inside me a week ago, I continued taking my pills as usually until the 2nd day after that I forgot to take it in the morning. I took it later that afternoon and continued taking it i...
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Oh My Gourd! The Things We Do for Our Kids

October 20, 2014

At the end of kindergarten last year, my oldest daughter Anna (known around here as Anna Banana, or "AB") brought home a biology project: a little plastic cup half-full of dirt with a few tiny leaves poking through. She told me she had planted a pumpkin seed and – to my shock and dismay – the damn thing had actually started to show signs of life. I dismissively told her we could plant it in our garden, fully expecting it to die. When planting day finally arrived, AB lovingly transferred her little seedling to the far corner of the garden where it wouldn’t interfere with the real vegetables….More


Has anybody made a Minecraft costume?

October 16, 2014 -

J. H. asks from Westfield - My son wants to be a Minecraft skeleton for Halloween. It's not one of the Minecraft costumes you can actually buy (like Steve, Creeper, Enderman) but it's easy enough - a box for the head, and I saw a fantastic picture online where the body was black sweats with duct tap...

HS sexual assaults, Sayreville football season cancelled?

October 16, 2014 -

A. A. asks from Brooklyn - Sorry if this was discussed before. Some of you probably heard about this. In Sayreville NJ, seven HS football players were arrested and charged with sexual assault. People there say this has been going on for years (really? years) and that students who did not participat...
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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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