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Donating File Folders?

P. G. asks from Fort Worth

I have a bunch of file folders I just don't need - letter size, and some manila. The manillas are written on but can be white-outed to use again. Any ideas on who might need them / where I could donate them?

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Googled for info

N. G. asks from West Boxford

I am in a mid size monthly women's social group. I just discovered that someone dug up our last names and googled some of us-- not all, just a few then she spread the news to a few of her closest pals. I discovered this by a trusted source. She let out who supported who i...

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Mother in Law is demanding house keys?

C. P. asks from Cincinnati

Me and my MIL never had a perfect relationship. She always thought i am not good enough for her son, that i am a gold digger and that he deserved better than me. I tried very hard to make her like me , but in the end i gave up because my efforts were not appreciated. I am...

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Preparing Your Child for Baby #2



One day you’re the center of your parents’ universe; the next, you’ve sharing the stage with someone younger, cuter and needier. At least, that’s what the arrival of a second child can feel like to the firstborn. Preparing an older child for this transition takes a lot of time and sensitivity. We talked to child development experts and parents who have been through this process to get some tips on how to do it…. More

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5 Movie Night Picks for the Family



So you’ve finally gotten the family together all in one place at one time for…wait for it…Movie Night! But wait a minute. It’s one thing to go to a theater to catch a flick because it’s already rated. But at home? You’ve got to do a little research to make sure your choices are really family friendly. Melissa Locker is a writer and radio reporter in New York City. She interviews actors and filmmakers for papers and magazines such as The Guardian and Elle and can be heard each week on public radio show The Takeaway, reporting on TV and film. Locker asserts, “Movie night is long-standing tradition at my home and I love the challenge of finding a movie that we will all love, even though we all are different ages with different interests. One of my secrets is to dive into the past for old sci-fi films or animated features.” Here’s a handful of films that’ll fit the bill for everyone, young and not-so-young…. More

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How I Teach My Boys All About Girl Power



It’s nearly impossible for me to go out and about with my boys without people asking me, “Are you going to go for the girl?” or “How does it feel to have only boys?” Frankly, it’s getting pretty annoying. I will be the first to admit that I was a little disappointed during my first ultrasound with my youngest son when I saw his “wee wee” waving at me, but it was for only a minute. Okay, maybe five minutes. Instead, I was so thrilled to hear that I was growing a healthy baby boy to cuddle, kiss, and love. And he had my nose!… More

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Getting wisdom teeth removed? - Thanks!

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

My daughter (adult) needs to get her wisdom teeth pulled. She doesn't have dental insurance and I guess it is a very expensive procedure. I have no real experience with this - I had mine done years ago when it was cheaper and I guess I must have had decent dental insura...

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ETAx2**Stay, leave, or some 3rd choice?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So, I hate my job - wait, let me clarify that: I hate where I work. I'm not particularly fond of my job anymore, but meh, who is? I've been trapped in this job due to circumstances outside my control for quite a few years. When I realized I could not work outside of th...

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ETA*Does a person ever walk away?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Our youngest son was adopted when he was just turned 4 from a EE country. We adopted him at the same time as two of his siblings (both older). I will call him Joe. Joe was left at the orphanage at a very young age and never knew his biomom. He was exposed prenatally t...

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Ever done a yard sale?

B. E. asks from New York

My son recently went through many of his old toys and we have a TON to get rid of. Most are in pretty good shape - a few things are practically brand new. I also have some household items that could be sold or donated away. If you've done a yard or garage sale in the pa...

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