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Step daughter problems

s. a. asks from San Antonio

my step daughter is ten, and her father and I have a 11 month old. she never plays with him when I'm around. she will smile and wave to him behind my back. she is all over him when I'm not around. my mom says she just stares at him when she feeds him or anything. she told...

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Boyfriend always clubbing.

A. T. asks from Phoenix

I am currently pregnant with my first child. I havecustody of of niece since birth who is now 8 months. My boyfriend has a 11yr old son already also. Here's the problem: my boyfriend always wants to be with his guy friends which I don't want him to neglect his friends but...

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I kind of want to write a letter!

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Our school district has turned into the biggest babies on the planet!! We got a new superintendent a few years ago and what a freakin' baby!!! We just got called for an early release due to "projected weather". Now, there has been discussion of a storm for a couple of ...

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Positive for Intestinal Parasites

R. S. asks from Chicago

Hi there, A little over two years ago I had Giardia...I took a strong antibiotic and it killed it off...or so I think. I've always had a sensitive stomach, and (sorry for tmi) and my bottom has itched for years. I've had some gas and cramping for a few weeks now, espec...

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5 Fun Birth Announcement Ideas

by Kathryn Walsh of "Mamapedia"



At long last, your baby’s here! Time to share the big news with the world. Creating birth announcements is a way to to celebrating your baby’s arrival and make a memento that you’ll keep forever, so they have to be right. We talked to Dove Thistleton, a Chicago children’s photographer who also designs birth announcements, about how to do it…. More

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Help! My wife has given up on bedtime!

S. L. asks from New York

We have three daughters, an 11yo and 7yo twins (fraternal). Here's the bedtime routine: I take first 7yo to bed around 8:30; we read, play, sing, and she's sound asleep by 9:15 to 9:30. (Gets up on her own at 7:30.) Then I sit in 11yo's room around 10 for 10-15 mins, ...

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Baby Talk



The other day, I had a conversation about solids. As in, at what age one introduces things besides breast milk or formula into a baby’s diet. The thing is, this conversation wasn’t with another mom. It was with one of my single girlfriends. I went on for 30-plus minutes about rice cereal versus oats and avocados versus banana. This friend, bless her heart, was kind enough to at least give the impression that she was interested, but it wasn’t until later that I realized it had happened: I’ve developed mom brain…. More

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Is Baby Mouthing a Sign of Teething?



Recently I caught up with a group of parents. A few commented that they think their babies are teething because babies are putting everything into their mouths. Knowing my background in children’s dentistry, one couple asked if I thought their three-month-old was really teething……. More

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What puppy/dog food do you like?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

We recently brought home our standard poodle, Lucy. She is just now 4 months old and weighs about 25 lbs. The breeder had her on Eukanuba Puppy for Large Breed and that is what we have had her on, too. However, I am thinking about maybe changing? Our other, older dog ...

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Award holder/book type thing?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Hi all - I am thinking about making my son a book of his awards that he can keep and look through. He has a lot of "awards" that are for little things and I thought it would be cute to put them in a binder of some kind. These are like the "student of the week" or "cert...

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Ugh, I feel AWFUL!

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So, tomorrow is my son's last full day at home before the big "D" and we are throwing him a surprise kind of "open house" for folks to stop by and hug on him a bit :) Nothing fancy - we will have beverages and snacks and the house will be open to all that want to stop by...

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