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Kid friendly place for mom's to meet up?

M. M. asks from San Pablo

Hello, I'm one of the co-chairs of the parent council in my son's school. We meet once a month in a Macdonalds that has a playground inside the restaurant. This weekend our group will be a little bigger (6-7) and I'm looking for a kid friendly place that the moms can ta...

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what would you do if...

T. D. asks from Springfield

your husband suddenly took discipline too far for your liking? do you speak up and risk getting his anger directed towards you even if it means you will end up hurt? stay quiet and pray that he quits? grab the kids and run? another reaction i havent thought of? **d...

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5 Ways to Help Afford Your Family

Do you worry about money? Do your bills outweigh the amount of money you bring home each month? Are you paying the bills but want to have money left over to increase your savings? I’m sure a lot of you answered “yes” to at least one of these questions. The cost of living today is expensive and it will just keep increasing. If you have kids, they burn an even bigger hole in your pocket. According to CNN Money, it will cost an average of $233,610 to raise a child who was born within the last two years. That’s a lot of money! Since money doesn’t grow on trees (although that would be nice wouldn’t it?), I’m going to give you 5 ways that can help you afford your expenses…. More


Can I opt for crowns for my 2 year old

C. R. asks from Fort Lauderdale

My childs father took him to the dentist yesterday and they told him they have to remove the front four teeth. Can i have the option of caps or could it be to the point of no return some please help. Hes only two and i feel so bad because his smile is so prefect and cute ...

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Possible Suicidal Teenager?

A. B. asks from New York

For some people, this may be a no-brainer. For me, I simply don't know what to do. My 14 year old daughter (15 in two weeks) has always been a little overly dramatic. She's very outgoing, but she's also plagued with anxiety. She worries a lot about school and friends an...

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ANyone can be taught to do art

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens

Mamas and papas When in college I took a number of beginner art classes the premise of which were - if taught certain basic skills and techniques- perspective, shading, color mixing, hues tones etc and together with some instruction on how to look and some exercises an...

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Frustrating dog habit/behavior

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

We have a standard poodle named Lucy. She is nearly 7 months old and such a joy! She is such a smart dog :) We have been so happy with her - not only is she a loving, happy dog, she has done really well with all her aspects of training, including picking up bell traini...

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Tips for Figuring Out Your Birth Plan

Do you picture your delivery room quiet and dim, or will it be packed with rowdy friends? Do you envision a water birth, or have strong feelings about episiotomies and circumcision? It’s okay not to know the answers to those questions yet, but you won’t want to think about them while you’re in labor. A birth plan doesn’t have to be comprehensive to be useful, says Allie Sakowicz, a Chicago-based doula with more than five years experience. She shared some of what she’s learned helping countless clients create their own plans…. More


Finding a School After a Move

You’re already stressed out because you’re moving and have a million things to do, all of which seem monumentally important. And some of them probably are, especially if you want to move into a good school district. You want options for elementary, middle, and high schools so that you don’t have to bounce around every time your child needs a new school, but because you’re new to the area, you don’t have much information. Unfortunately, a real-estate agent is prohibited by law from telling you anything—good or bad—about schools. It’s a violation of the Fair Housing Act and it presents a particular challenge to families with school-age children who are moving to a new area…. More


Nanny severance? Or no severance? Help!

D. P. asks from New York

We've had the same beloved nanny/babysitter for our daughter (now 13) since she was born. When my daughter turned 11 we started sharing her (50-50) with another family in our building. Money is tight and my husband and I had been talking for a while about wanting to cut...

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