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21 month old fights sleep like none other

K. K. asks from San Antonio

My husband and I both work in the service industry so early bedtimes aren't always an option seeing as how we currently only have one car, working opposite shifts so when he works nights i drop him off and pick him up meaning when it's time to go i have to get little one...


Looking for Party Room

S. S. asks from Gaithersburg

Hello everyone! I am looking for a nice, clean, and bright party room in Montgomery County for a Baby Shower in October. Anyone has any ideas? Thank you.


Holiday event before or after the actual Holiday?

m. W. asks from Billings

One of our local schools puts on a Haunted House fundraiser every year. It is a BIG tradition in our town, they hardly need to advertise anymore. They usually clear $30,000+. Halloween is on a Thursday this year. They are trying to decide if they do it the weekend be...


How to convince kids to eat veggies?

A. T. asks from Woodside

What kind of veggies your children hate the most? What are they? What do you do to make your children eat more vegetables? Any tips would be appreciated. Thank you!


Update on tonsils removed are partial

S. H. asks from Gibsonville

Thanks for all the advice and just wanted to let you guys know a few things that was going on. I found some information online about gargling in coconut oil or peroxide a couple of times a day. So for two or three days I gargled with peroxide in the mornings and then coc...


A Day in LA

K. M. asks from Los Angeles

Hi Ladies, I'm going to Los Angeles next week on a business trip. My supervisor and I are booking an extra day to stay and play. We will be in the Century City/Santa Monica Blvd area. We'll be relying on Uber for transportation. What are the must-see things? Any favorite...


Suicide effect on my son 14 yrs old

W. S. asks from Pomona

My husband passed away last month by suicide. It’s overwhelmingly sad. My son is not talking to me; it’s his way of moving on. How can I help him?


Sweet SnapChat Sixteen

by Lynn Zakeri, LCSW

My son turned 16 this month.

I knew going into this year he was not a Sweet 16 Party kind of guy. My son is laid back, low-key, chill, and avoids drama at all costs. That is why his agreeing to host a birthday party of 18 boys was a surprise to me…. More


I have a problem with husband’s brother touching my girls.

b. l. asks from New York

How do I start this? First of all, my husband’s brother doesn’t speak to people. He knows how to talk but will only talk to people he is really comfortable with. And because of that, he never had a girlfriend and he is 35 though he tried to hit on my sister on Facebo...


Video game questions . . .

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

@JB - a thousand flowers to you if I could. You made me cry with your thoughtful words. I often think of you and what you have gone through with your own family (especially your ex) and your amazing strength and grace. Thank you so much!!! --- So our 19 yr old is c...


Just curious - maybe someone here knows the answer

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I went to get my nails done last night and while there, a younger gal comes in wearing a ankle monitoring bracelet. She wasn't shy about it - wearing short, shorts and flip flops, it was in plain view. Additionally, she was making jokes during her pedicure to the salon...


When to tell kids . . . *ETA - one more thought

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. It's treatable - I'll live. As some of you may recall, my husband was diagnosed with cancer last year. He isn't a candidate for treatment at this time, but he is doing well and the cancer is moving slow enough that it isn't an ur...


Weird question about flies

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

My assistant decided yesterday to prop the front door to the office open (it's a direct to outside door from the reception area). About 4 hrs later, she comes to tell me she has to shut the door because the lobby has about 100 flies in it. Because we have really tall w...


4 year old boy refuses to poop on potty

B. S. asks from New York

He's my third child, peeing he has down. He's 4.5. Other 2 did not give me this trouble. He flat out refuses to do it. Any pointers appreciated.



by Susan Feigenbaum

This email was sent to the email account I created to collect memories for my 7-yr old daughter.

Dear Evie,

Tonight as I was saying goodnight to you and Lily, Lily asked me how bedbugs get into people’s homes. In an effort to calm this latest, and admittedly most legitimate, of her many bedtime fears, I told her that Uncle Dan’s friend Jeremy is an exterminator and he’s checked our home a few times and she can rest assured that we do not have bedbugs.. and if we did, he’d come right over and kill them…. More


How can I get my sister to understand why she needs to wear a jacket?

J. M. asks from New York

Hi peeps, my sister is 6 yrs old and is not prone to wearing a jacket, unless its bitterly cold. But, her teacher asks all the kids to wear a jacket for recess but my sister refuses, even when its cold or raining, so the teacher has asked me to talk to her to get her un...


Why, When & How to Toilet Train a Toddler

by Joan Lowell

Is toilet training in your near future?

You’ve survived your baby’s infancy. Congratulations! Let’s get onto those exciting toddler years, when kids are so easy to please. (Trust me!). Now let’s talk about toilet training. Spring and summer are a great time to start…. More