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Have you had a late ultrasound?

L. S. asks from San Marino

I've gone my whole pregnancy with my DD calculated by my conception date. Period is very irregular. Which was July 8/9 (husband and I were separated before this) giving me the DD of March 31/April 1. I just had a late ultrasound (only ultrasound I've had) and now they ar...

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Teen Birthday Party

K. C. asks from Bryan

I'm know I already asked a question about her bday before, but we need ideas. I've been talking about a birthday party with my daughter, and she says she wants something unique. Many of her friends have had sleepovers or makeovers, so that's out. She wants something ever...

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WWYD: Nanny is pregnant

S. E. asks from Austin

I just found out that my nanny of 3 mos is pregnant. I have a 5 mos old and I work from home most days but I travel for work, sometimes internationally and that was clearly set forth as part of the job agreement - that the nanny would travel with us. If she cannot fly - ...

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A Year of Reflection

by Jillian Gordon of "Mamapedia"



As 2017 comes to a close, we can’t help but look back and reflect. What went right? What went wrong? How many milestones did you celebrate this year? What are your 2018 parenting resolutions? As many know, motherhood is a combination of challenges, uncertainty, deeply rewarding triumphs and everlasting memories. Sometimes your best mom moments come when they are least expected. After all, the true joy of parenting isn’t a destination but a journey. This month, we celebrate some of our favorite contributors who are making the most of their own parenting journeys by sharing their invaluable wisdom. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and mom-win filled new year…. More

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Are You Going to Get a Job Now?



Last week, I met my friend for coffee to lament over our little girls going to kindergarten. Aside from discussing how our daughters’ school days are going and how we are adjusting to the new norm, the topic of returning to the workforce popped up. Both of us had been asked when we were going back to work since our children were now in school for the whole day…. More

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Juicing for Toddlers: Why & How



Now that P is a year old, we are transitioning her off her bottle and onto solid foods and liquids in her sippy cup. In doing so, one of the things we learned right away was that our little peanut LOVES juice. However, I really wanted to avoid store bought juice packed full of sugar and processed junk, so instead, I decided to try juicing for her at home. So I pulled our juicer (affiliate link) down from the pantry and began experimenting with a few recipes of my own. I had no idea if she’d like the juices I made from scratch, but I was hopeful and figured it was worth a shot…. More

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let's talk washing machines

J. g. asks from Chicago

I have 3 kids (and a large dog). I do a lot of laundry. We bought a high-efficiency front loader about 10 years ago (top rated Maytag). It ended up in a class action suit over mold. Even with the door open, the machine had/has issue. We opted for $50. My machine reall...

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Meal Ideas for Sick Neighbors

N. R. asks from Chicago

We have two families in our neighborhood who have are having a rough time of it. One with a cancer diagnosis, the other with a recent heart attack. I would like to bring dinner to both but don't know them well. What are your favorites to bring? What did you receive that ...

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