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I need advice

A. N. asks from Fort Worth

My husband and I fight all the time. I hate fighting in front of my kids and I hate the vulgar language he uses toward me and in general. I want to be better for my kids wellbeing. I feel hurt and broken bc of what he says to me in anger. First, he doesn’t hear me....

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second grade testing

T. D. asks from New York

when my son finished kindergarten he was ahead of the grade. when my son finished first grade he was at a mid year third grade level. he passed the first of 3 gifted tests, but didn't pass the second. all year my husband has been saying that the second grade teacher...

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Is it too soon to leave baby?

J. M. asks from Waterbury

I am currently pregnant and due in early May. My dad is getting married in Mexico in Early July. He has originally planned it for April but changed it when I found out I was expecting so that my husband and I could attend (I did tell him not to change it). My baby could ...

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allergies, occasional hives

A. S. asks from College Station

Hello! I have been experiencing swelling in my hands and mild, itchy hives that appear on my hands, feet, knees, and elbows. They disappear either on their own or after taking an antihistamine. I have started taking Claritin every day after visiting the doctor as well as...

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Small party ideas for kindergarten class

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My daughter's teacher keeps a large glass bowl in the classroom that she fills with large beads when the kids behave well as a class. The bowl is almost full and I need to help her come up with an idea for a class party (I'm the room mom). There are 12 students, one te...

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Underwear for locker room?

A. W. asks from New York

My DD (11) recently started changing for her first 6th grade middle school gym class. It's her first time using a locker room and I thought things were going well. She hadn't said anything, she didn't seem super nervous until she came home the other day. I could tell she...

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home decor question

T. D. asks from New York

ok. so not a parenting question, but i want to change up my living room colors. however i am having a hard time choosing the colors. the couch is black and the floor is a dark cherry hardwood. the saltwater stand is black and a permanent fixture. and these items i cannot...

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Do you trust baby products online?

T. T. asks from New York

I want to order my baby things online because with my toddler and newborn it's hard to get out of the house to go shopping! Can I trust online shops and websites to buy items for my little one? Does anybody have any recommendations? (Delivery to NYC but I presume most pl...

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Having fun with scam callers

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I've had a recent increase in "scam" phone calls, telemarketers, poll takers, robo-calls, etc. in the last couple of months. I'm on the DNC list, but these places don't care - and once you are on their list, it can be tough to get off! I do report most of the calls - e...

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A Year of Reflection

by Jillian Gordon of "Mamapedia"



As 2017 comes to a close, we can’t help but look back and reflect. What went right? What went wrong? How many milestones did you celebrate this year? What are your 2018 parenting resolutions? As many know, motherhood is a combination of challenges, uncertainty, deeply rewarding triumphs and everlasting memories. Sometimes your best mom moments come when they are least expected. After all, the true joy of parenting isn’t a destination but a journey. This month, we celebrate some of our favorite contributors who are making the most of their own parenting journeys by sharing their invaluable wisdom. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and mom-win filled new year…. More

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Are You Going to Get a Job Now?



Last week, I met my friend for coffee to lament over our little girls going to kindergarten. Aside from discussing how our daughters’ school days are going and how we are adjusting to the new norm, the topic of returning to the workforce popped up. Both of us had been asked when we were going back to work since our children were now in school for the whole day…. More

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Juicing for Toddlers: Why & How



Now that P is a year old, we are transitioning her off her bottle and onto solid foods and liquids in her sippy cup. In doing so, one of the things we learned right away was that our little peanut LOVES juice. However, I really wanted to avoid store bought juice packed full of sugar and processed junk, so instead, I decided to try juicing for her at home. So I pulled our juicer (affiliate link) down from the pantry and began experimenting with a few recipes of my own. I had no idea if she’d like the juices I made from scratch, but I was hopeful and figured it was worth a shot…. More