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10-year-old really sensitive to movie scenes

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

My 10-year-old son is really sensitive to certain movie scenes. If it has blood or any kind of violence or death, he gets really scared to the point of shaking. I don’t think it’s a big deal if he sticks to PG rated movies for now but all of his friends are watchin...


Are you prepared for a heat wave?

W. W. asks from Reston

The Eastern Seaboard has been going through some heat this past few days and it's only going to get hotter. Are you prepared? Do you have a back up plan...


How can I get help?

D. R. asks from Naco

Hi, I'm 21 years old I have a 1 year old son. I've been in a relationship for 4 years. Long story not so short. I want to leave my baby daddy, I just don't know how I don't have nowhere to go to, I'm a mom stay at home, I don't have a job Didn't finish high school , Don ...


Child Temp ALWAYS in 90s

H. L. asks from Washington

For the past month, my elementary aged child’s (8 years old) temp is ALWAYS 99.3 to 99.8 orally, and it is consistent on various thermometers) and feels warm to the touch. I have mentioned it to the doctors and they say it’s fine. But my child is usually a 98.6 or be...


Nanny, what is appropriate

D. F. asks from Saint Charles

I’ve been a nanny for a few months now for a family. Every time I arrive at the house the kitchen is a complete disaster. Dishwasher full of dirty dishes, sink full of the same. Stove covered in grime, microwave crusted with old food. When I first started I cleaned it ...


car game recommendations - ideas

M. G. asks from Portland

Hi everyone We're going to be doing a very long road trip this summer. We have some old classic games - and I'm thinking of taking the trivia pursuit game cards (although people might groan) and I'm trying to think of games to break up the trip. Are there any ...


Definition of a Hoax

W. H. asks from Auburn

Merriam-Webster defines the word hoax as follows: : to trick into believing or accepting as genuine something false and often preposterous : an act intended to trick or dupe : something accepted or established by fraud or fabrication I wish to make it perfectly c...



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


Seeking moms who are quick-witted when their husbands insult them.

B. F. asks from Bear

I'm partially just venting here. But I am looking for come-backs to try to make this not hurt so bad. I am a homemaker. I constantly have around me things that need done routinely, but also huge projects I'm trying to get done to make the house neat and run more effic...


Has anyone conquered this nuisance kitchen occurrence?

B. F. asks from Bear

It seems like whenever I stand at the kitchen sink and wash dishes, especially the big items that have to be hand-rinsed all around, I get drenched. The countertop in front of me gets a little flooded, but I don't always notice it--until it's too late. If it's not my s...


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


Is Disney Educational? Of Course It Is!

A couple years ago, there was a discussion about taking your child out of school for a trip to a
Disney theme park. Many people—mainly teachers—were complaining that parents take their children out of school as a learning experience, and that it didn’t seem like a valid excuse. Then one mom actually said that Disney was not a learning experience. I have to 110 percent disagree with Disney World not being a learning environment…. More


Libraries Need Love, Too!

In this day and age of computers, electronic teaching toys, and educational DVDs, public libraries may seem too old-fashioned to be of use to parents of younger children. (Or even older children, as they no longer have to go to the library to do research.) I think that is far from the truth!… More


Does anyone have a crafty idea to to this?

B. F. asks from Bear

I have an indoor greenhouse, which is really just shelves with a plastic "roof" and sides that go down around it. The plastic has a zipper to allow you access. The problem is the zipper zips from the bottom up. Anybody have any ideas on how to reverse the zipper? I ...


Asking opinions about short skirts and dresses

B. F. asks from Bear

I used to wear skirts and dresses off and on, but only if my outting was for just a few hours. Over recent years I have come to the conclusion that the typical knee-length ones are stupid and uncomfortable. Hiking up a hemline (from the olden days) just to show leg is ...


Has anyone dealt with this or come up with a solution for it....?

B. F. asks from Bear

You'll have to pardon the subject matter, but my curiosity is for real. It really boils down to being gassy in bed with your husband next to you. I can imagine more husbands (as guys) "let loose" freely at home around their family, and don't bother to say "Excuse me"...


I need some ideas on a product for in the kitchen.

B. F. asks from Bear

Do you know how it is when you get a new pot, pan, or other thing that is going to come into contact with food, and it has special use or washing instructions-----on a paper that comes with the packaging? And keeping that paper or box in the cupboard or drawer with the ...


Is anyone married to a "genius"------when YOU'RE NOT?

B. F. asks from Bear

One incident can make all others seem to cascade right in front of me. Whenever I bump something with my car and it makes even a scratch, or else I get a tiny scratch on my car from an unknown source (shopping cart, maybe?), my husband is mostly the first to notice it a...