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Should I hold one twin back a grade

K. G. asks from Demorest

My 8 year old twin boys are finishing up the 2nd grade. Baby B has had a hard time since Kindergarten with reading and it has been recommended that he repeat the grade he is in every year. He is testing on the end of the 1st grade level at this time. Baby A is and always...

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Once an early riser always an early riser?

D. Z. asks from Woodbridge

Hi Ladies, My youngest daughter is 18 months old. We have done our best to create a consistent bedtime routine and cozy atmosphere in her room for sleep including blackout curtains, white noise and temperature control. She goes to sleep well after some book reading an...

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Prepping for a cat

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens

Thinking of getting a cat and need some guidance/ resources for myself and the boys. We are a family of 4 and live in a NYC apt in 900 sq feet. I’ve fed cats for neighbors over the years and even dated men with cats but never had one. Hubs had a series of indoor outdoo...

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Should I complain?

S. R. asks from Dayton

A business owner sells bison classes a year before. The ticket says no refundable only. Others were allowed to transferred their ticket after sells by it. My salesman told me they are not transferable but they are.

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How to handle hubby

T. D. asks from New York

We all know that my son's teacher has been less than adequate this year. Well my husband found out that today during a behavior rewards party she allowed each student to get a can and a small bottle of pop. Hubby is irate. He wants me to go tell her off about it! He's al...

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Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap!

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Ok, so as you know, my life is a bit untidy lately with raising special needs kids, hubby recently diagnosed with cancer, and to top it all off, I desperately hate my job. For some God only knows reason, I applied for a senior court job in the next county over like two ...

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Adult braces - would you?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

With the recent spate of odd dental questions, I figured I'd add one of my own. One that folks can actually answer without having a degree in dentistry :) Our dental insurance offers orthodontia, but for the last 20 years, only covered kids 18 and younger. This year...

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Has anyone ever had a vet tell them no?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Our vet is kind of a jackwagon, but he is what we have to work with. We are feeling that it is time to send our papillion over the rainbow bridge soon. However, I am concerned that our vet will refuse because she isn't "sick" enough. Our dog spends much of each day st...

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rude child at school

T. D. asks from New York

my child has the most rude child in class at school. this kid will come up to me and ask when i am going to have them come to my house for a playdate. i have heard them do this with other kids in the class so i know its not just my family they do it to. this child is ...

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What would you do?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I've worked for the same employer (law office) for just over 10 years. When I started, the attorney was fresh out of law school and I was the 2nd employee to be hired - with the other employee, his cousin, starting just 2 weeks before me. We had one small office, with ...

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For the Love of Play

by Yan Lin of Dr. Panda

For moms, love is in the million tiny actions you do every day. A (very) partial list: wiping up spilled milk, slicing the lunchtime grapes in half, singing their favorite song each time it’s requested, and reading the same few favorite books—in the morning, before nap time, before nighttime story and song… and it’s also in the connection made during play time…. More

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My Other Birthday (The Day My Life Began)

It’s taken me two years to write about what happened to me. But I remember it like it was yesterday. It’s what made me love and appreciate life to the fullest, and to never take anything for granted. It’s also the reason why I have vowed to love what I eat, and not settle for anything less. And also, it’s the reason my husband and I will not be having any more children…. More

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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