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Parenting the Constantly Going Toddler

L. S. asks from Morrisville

My 15 month old ds#2 is always moving. Never wants to sit still. While I am ok with this for the most part, some things are much harder to deal with. He refuses to sit in the tub for bath and if he sits, it's only for a few minutes. He refuses to sit in a shopping ...

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Do you plan to get the flu shot?

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

I'm just curious. I've been getting the flu shot every year since 2010. My husband has been getting them since my first was born. My kids have been getting them every year since they were 6 months old. The entire family will probably get them again this year, but...

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7th birthday present ideas

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens

My son is turning seven soon. No idea what to get him. I've asked and he said he doesn't really want anything. He has never really been one to want anything. We have unopened presents from the last birthday and last Christmas still in his closet. Thanks for your sugg...

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Expectong too much?

J. g. asks from Chicago

Last week I made dinner for a family and gave another family bday presents. Am I expecting too much to expect a thank you besides the one I got when I handed it to them? If it was me- I'm 45- I'd give hand written thank you notes. I feel like they should at least men...

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Rosh Hashanah wishes

D. B. asks from Westborough

Hi all, Just wanted to take a moment to wish a happy, healthy and sweet new year to all of the Mamapedia members who are Jewish or who have Jewish relatives! This has been a tough year for many of us, with the rise of anti-Jewish, anti-semitic haters, from the Char...

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Tips for Decoding Baby Babble

by Andrea Cespedes of "Mamapedia"



When your baby’s natural smiles and sighs start to sound something like consonants and vowels, you want desperately to get what he’s saying. Baby babble is simultaneously adorable and confounding. He’s so close to talking, but so far away from being understood…. More

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What Expecting Moms Should Know About Pregnancy Dementia

by Alma Causey of "Brain Test"



Bearing a child and embracing motherhood is one of the most beautiful feelings that a woman experiences. However, while pregnancy in itself can be really overwhelming, there are several aspects about those nine months that all expecting women should know and be aware of. One of the most alarming facets of pregnancy is pregnancy dementia which affects nearly every single woman who is about to give birth…. More

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Budget-Friendly Weekend Fun



So on top of all the other things that stretch your budget-the mortgage, car payments, insurance, and utilities-what parent doesn’t cringe at a child tugging at her shirt with a “Mommy, I’m bored!” whine early on a Saturday morning? Marilyn Sullivan, an Anaheim, California-based party and event planner explains “Weekend activities don’t have to break the bank, they just take a little imagination.”… More

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A Tale of Two Streps

by Joy Page Manuel of "Catharsis"



It’s never fun for me when I notice my son constantly clearing his throat or hear him sneeze. While most parents simply shrug those off, (or don’t even notice), I go the opposite and obsess. It’s not plain neuroticism on my part but because 8 out of 10 times, it’s never ‘just a cold’, or ‘just allergies’ with my son…. More

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How would you handle this?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I have two nephews from my brother whom I have zero contact with. He is a toxic person, involved in drugs, been to prison, back to prison, back to jail, even more toxic wife. I was handed my two nephews in the middle of the night when they were babies because BOTH pare...

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Is anyone an Uber driver

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

My husband and I are thinking about doing some driving for Uber. There is a huge need for it in our area (right now there are none) and we are looking to make some extra money. I am just curious what other's experiences have been - good or bad. We have one vehicle tha...

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Stepfamily issues..this is a long one

S. T. asks from New York

I am a 50 year old woman. My parents had me when they were teenagers then divorced in their early 20’s. I have always been a carbon copy of my mother, who is a hard-working, get the job done type. We lived on welfare and in low income housing. My mother worked very har...

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