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Do you have a very playful husband with your little daughter?

J. M. asks from Miami

My husband plays very hard with my 3-year-old daughter, chasing her, tickling her and bubbling her abdomen. When they play wrestling, he does her cartwheels, takes her out of bed hanging her upside down by the ankles, etc ... My daughter has a lot of fun with those un...

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Chore Newbie here - need basic info (what, when, how etc.)

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

Neither my husband nor I had chores growing up so we have no idea what chores are supposed to look like. Our kids are 11 and 5. The 11 year old takes out trash and both kids clean up after themselves (sort of) after meals but that's about it. What should they be doing...

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Is it inappropriate for my boyfriends children to lay in bed with us?

S. F. asks from Immokalee

Hello everyone :) My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost a year now, and we just moved into our first home together. His children (ages 7 and 5) have just started coming over every now and then (still working on a set schedule) and they stay the night for a few d...

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Has anyone experienced a teen with dentist fears?

R. C. asks from Sturgis

Hi all, I have a teen daughter who was scared of going to the dentist ever since her first visit to the dentist before age two when she got a ton of cavities. After that, she got a ton of surgeries and they were fixed and the baby teeth eventually all fell out. After al...

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Book suggestions for 12 year old boy.

J. . asks from Sherman

My so loves the I Survived books. He will spend hours on YouTube leaning more about the Titanic and other events. Do you have other suggestions for books? I really want to encourage him to READ more about his interests, especially in the evening. He also likes Diary o...

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Am I Wrong? Mom Uses Play Date as Behavioral Leverage and Cancels

L. C. asks from Lansing

Hi Ladies, I'm really trying to be more stoic, but i'm a work in progress. I had a playdate set up at another mom's house with her son. Our boys are both 6 years old and he's played here once and my son has gone over there once. She's very particular about a couple th...

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How Do Galactagogues Work?

by Brooke Nally

Things are always better in color, right? Colorful photos, colorful fashion, colorful makeup palettes, and for today’s extra special treat—colorful galactagogues, or more specifically, the rainbow of galactagogues…. More

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Coach By Example...Your Kids Are Listening

by Kristy Pepping of Upparent

On your mark, beep! I dive into the icy cold pool, goggles on, with a range of emotions. Can I do this? It’s been years since I donned a race suit and swam in competition mode. What is everyone thinking about me? Will I make my family proud or disappointed? But I’m doing this for my daughter, despite my fear and reservations…. More

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Make Sure to Enjoy Your Travels with These Tips

by Sienna Penfold

Traveling is one of the best things you can do in life. It gives you the time to relax, get out of your comfort zone, and meet amazing people. Whenever you have the chance to hit the road, make sure to use the opportunity. But traveling without a plan and directions can be stressful. Luckily, the internet is here to help with some excellent advice on smooth and relaxing trips…. More