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I need assistance from a Jewish mother...

R. .. asks from San Antonio

We have been members of our local JCC for seven years. My daughter is very active in many many activities there swimming and theater. She attends summer camp there every summer and we as a Christian family have learned so much about the Jewish faith and traditions. The...

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30 Life Lessons, Learned in 30 Years



I️ turned 30 over the weekend. Apparently, this is a year and age of importance. Honestly, I️ don’t feel much different. I️ did find a grey eyebrow hair, but I’ve been greying since 19 so not a big issue. As I️ keep telling everyone I️ already have everything I️ want. I’m married to the perfect man, with two perfect boys and we just bought a house and have the dogs I’ve always wanted. Not much complaining here. I️ am back in school at 30. That’s weird, but it’s leading to an exciting career. Totally worth it! Either way, I️ wanted to share some life lessons I️ have learned along the way. These are personal to me, but you may find them relatable as well…. More

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That Time I Was Shamed for Being a Working Mom



It had been a while since I’d been to a networking event. After freelancing for eight years, I was back at work full-time, and I’d been invited to an evening industry event. I was a little worried I wouldn’t know anyone. Or that I’d be underdressed. Or spill wine on my business cards. But what actually happened blindsided me. The last thing I expected was to be shamed for being a working mother — and by a woman, too…. More

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Travel Hacks for Toddlers



Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s house just 10 miles away or you’re packing for an interstate road trip, traveling with toddlers can be challenging, at best. But it doesn’t have to be a hellish experience. Keeping a travel kit will help decrease your stress when it comes time to head out the door. Odelia Morovati (LMFT, RPT) from Positive Change Counseling Center suggests, “Remember to allow your toddler to be involved in getting the kit together. Giving them choices will help them feel empowered and more likely to be motivated to use the kit.”… More

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Book ideas for my 8 year old

G. . asks from Springfield

My son has loved the Captain Underpants books and the Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot books (also by Dav Pilkey). I will see if he likes the other books by Dav Pilkey, but I wondered what I could try that's just a teensy bit more challenging. He reads them so fast! Any...

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Am I over reacting?

M. G. asks from Oklahoma City

A question about how im handling the situation between my husband and I. Long story short. Two weeks before we were married he had text three ex girlfriends and deleted what he sent. Then he went to bed before they had a chance to respond. I found out because his phone w...

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Small Space Living with KIDS!



As performers in the heart of Manhattan, my husband and I were intimately acquainted with small space living. With the cost of housing in New York City, we had no choice. When it was time to add baby to the mix, we were still living in a one-bedroom apartment, the size of most of my suburban family’s “bonus rooms” or basements…. More

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Tips for adding puppy #2

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

We have a just turned 1 yr standard poodle that we love dearly. She is my best gal pal and we are literally together all day every day (I office from my home). She loves hubby and son, but she is definitely my dog :) The one thing about poodles is they are a very soci...

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Anyone well-versed in Russian cuisine?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So my kids decided that they want to introduce new foods/dishes from other cultures starting this Christmas and have also decided that the first one would be a Russian dish of some sort. Sure, I could Google, but I'd rather get some assistance with finding a dish that i...

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Sticky gummy vitamins

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I detest gummy vitamins BUT that was the only thing available the last time I went shopping for the vitamins I take. I figured it was one bottle (albeit a big one), I could get over myself. The bottle is taller (about as tall as a barbie) and kind of hourglass shaped...

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Quality photo printing on metallic paper

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

For our first 4 kids, we used a photographer for senior pictures that we also purchased the photos/photo packages directly from. However, for kiddo number 5, we hired a photographer, who is also our neighbor and gave us a fantastic deal to take the photos and put them o...

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