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How do you keep a clean and organized home?

M. P. asks from Broadview Heights

How do you stay clean and organized with 3 kids and a husband? Two of the kids are adults. I had everything organized and clean a year ago and just slacked off because everyone would just through things where they want. Every Closet, cupboards, under beds, basement, ...

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How do you keep a clean and organized home?

M. P. asks from Broadview Heights

How do you stay clean and organized with 3 kids and a husband? Two of the kids are adults. I had everything organized and clean a year ago and just slacked off because everyone would just through things where they want. Every Closet, cupboards, under beds, basement, ...

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Is my child’s behavior normal?

L. M. asks from Chambersburg

My 14 year old daughter seems to be antisocial. She only leaves the house to go to school and seems to have lost interest in all activities other than watching tv and being on her phone. Whenever I suggest she go somewhere with me she says she doesn’t want to. Whenever...

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How could I cease procrastination?

C. C. asks from Mount Laurel

When I was about four years old my mother sent me to a private school, and I also loved to play with my friends a lot. I usually get homework to finish in a week, then I finished it. After I finish my work I have to go to bed late. I sometimes rush. After I procrastinate...

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I am pissed at the school

K. D. asks from Washington

This is mainly a vent post but I am also seeking advice. My daughter is finishing 4th grade and has been teased by nearly every kid at her school. Kids will point to someone else and tell my daughter "he likes you" and the kid pointed at will run away or say "no" or "...

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My daughter is turning 13 in a couple weeks !!

P. S. asks from Ossining

She wants to go to a fun/happening restaurant in the northern NJ or Manhattan area with 6 friends. Without breaking the bank I'm looking for recommendations. I am holding a table at the Sugar Factory but seems like it will cost a fortune. Any other fun places for 12-13 y...

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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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Extreme food preferences in teens - how much to ignore?

J. B. asks from Boston

Have any of you moms of older kids had teenagers whose food choices were extreme or limited? I've never been one to make food a battle ground in my house. My kids for the most part have different palates and cycle through preferences like everyone does, but we make it wo...

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Frivolous dating-after-divorce question...what age range to target?

J. B. asks from Boston

Hi mamas - I'll preface this with the fact that this is a totally hypothetical question, I'm probably over-thinking things (ya think?) and that it would be a good problem to have...the TL;DR version is "how big of an age gap is too much?" My divorce was final on 12/24...

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College student away at school with appendicitis - what to do?

J. B. asks from Boston

So I just heard from one of my sons that my step-daughter, who goes to school in Montreal, is in the hospital with appendicitis and having surgery tomorrow. I just texted her to ask her to call me when she's up for a phone call so that I can get the details. Because I'm ...

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Coordinating kids' gifts with your ex

J. B. asks from Boston

For those still parenting with an ex, how do you coordinate holiday gifts? My ex and I have two adolescent children who still get Santa-style gifts - they don't literally believe, but they put together wish lists. When my ex and I were still a couple, we of course went t...

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My 9th grader is making me crazy in the morning / Uber question

J. B. asks from Boston

So...my 9th grade son is a monster in the morning. He simply will not get up on time. He takes medication for ADHD that can interfere with his sleep. It's an unfortunate but common side effect of almost all ADHD medication and he agrees that he needs the medication enoug...

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our son 14 now has suffered from nausea for the past 5 years .

C. S. asks from Boston

he has had all the tests going and the doctors are no further forward . Thanks for all your replies. I was asking to see if anyone knew of another child with this one symptom of chronic nausea. He has had tests for ear imbalance(head MRI),full blood tests, H Pylori, coel...

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