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Parental guidance - friendship, relationships, education/jobs.

V. Y. asks from New York

I had an argument with my mom tonight. She made a comment like “you don’t have really many frineds” and also I get a sense that she believes I could have found a better husband (looks and personality wise). She told me that her friends’ two daughters have a bu...

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Rash on 6 year old

E. W. asks from Cotati

My son woke up this morning and had a weird hot red spot on one side of his belly and an hour later it has turned into red little bumps. He says it’s not itchy and doesn’t hurt. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Pillowcases & bedsheets for allergies

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My 6 year old has allergies. Everyday she suffers from runny nose, congestion, sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes and throat. She has been taking Claritin, which worked initially, but not so much anymore. Her doctor suggested that I get her hypoallergenic pillows and coa...

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Decision on my son's 1st birthday

M. N. asks from Morrisville

I'm having a hard time on getting a party together for him. I've been looking into a picnic pavillion but that will cost $200 a day and then guest entrance into the park. We live in a different state from my son's father and sisters. I'm trying to make it easy for my son...

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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"...

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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 ...

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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...

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my 4 year old bio father wants to meet her, my husband and I can't agree.

A. L. asks from Wilmington

My daughter is 4. Her bio father contacted me a couple of weeks ago. Not sure why he has had a revelation and wants to be a part of her life now, but that is irrelevant. I spoke with my husband, who was furious he even contacted me. My daughter was born out of wedlock an...

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