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I'm concerned about alcohol...

6 hours ago -

O. L. asks from Long Beach - I'm concerned about my husband and his drinking. Tonight he had 3 mixed drinks and by 9pm I could tell that he was tipsy. We had friends over tonight who are visiting. By 9, I could hear my husband's speech become more slurred. Once the kids went to bed, he told me he was...
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Beats By Dre Alternatives

9 hours ago -

V. T. asks from Chantilly - My husband wants headphones similar to the Beats by Dre, but we don't want to spend much money. Does anyone know a good alternative set of headphones that either go over the ear or around the ear? He doesn't want ear buds. I want to stay under $150. Best Buy has the B...
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report cards

11 hours ago -

T. B. asks from Springfield - Hello Ladies, Do you reward your children for getting good grades on their report card or on tests? My 10 and 12 year old think they should be paid for getting A's. What do you think? Thanks!!
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Parents want to stay home on Christmas

15 hours ago -

k. S. asks from Ann Arbor - My parents have decided to stay home on Christmas this year. My bro and I had asked if they wanted our families come to them, but they declined, saying all those people in the house at one time is too stimulating. They want to see us, but they don't want too many people a...
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The Older I Get, the More I Want the Things Money Can't Buy

December 19, 2014

What do I want for Christmas? That’s a question I get asked over and over each year. I never have an answer because I’ve never really been all that materialistic. Sure, I like to have this or that, but most often it’s something small that I usually buy for myself. The majority of my money that gets spent on me – a luxury, as any mom can attest – is usually blown on books. I like to read and write. Pretty simple stuff that doesn’t require much….More

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How Do You Teach a Privileged Kid to Be Grateful?

December 20, 2014

I may have more questions than answers by the end of this, and I’m actually hoping that you, dear reader, will share some of your wisdom….More

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Parenting: As Defined by All the Safety Straps

December 21, 2014

When my husband and I left the hospital, the car seat was securely strapped to the back seat. My husband bought it, but didn’t research seats online; it’s not his style. He just went to the store and chose one that seemed good….More

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Are my husband and I being unreasonable?

December 17, 2014 -

K. K. asks from Huntington - My daughter has just turned 17 and is a junior in high school. She is fairly responsible and trust worthy and we have let her take trips with out us before, normally with a friends parents or even once with just her friends. We do fully trust our daughter. However tod...
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8 month old and struggling with solids

December 16, 2014 -

G. S. asks from New York - I may not think of all considerations to write about so be patient. I have 8 month old that i started with solids at 5 months. He started out pretty well, but for the past few weeks he is not interested at all. My routine has always been food first (lunch and dinner so...
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Spin on Santa

December 16, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- We've been having some santa Q&A recently- Q- How many santa clauses are there? A- One. Q- What about the one ringing the salvation army kettle, at the mall, at school, at the museum, at the pool. A- the santas we see everywhere are just preten...
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16 year old, can't be punished.

December 16, 2014 -

J. W. asks from Buffalo - My daughter is 16 and she does normal stupid teenager things. She spends too much money, doesn't care about school, and doesn't show a lot of respect. She is not a hellion though. She knows what she is doing she just doesn't like me any more. My problem is she can't b...
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Most Terrifying Moment as a Parent

December 4, 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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