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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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Son was jumped....but he "won"

L. U. asks from Kirkland

Long post! Yesterday my middle school son got in a fight. He was at a friends house, knocking on the door, and some high school boys were vaping nearby. My son and his friends glared at them, and that set off the whole thing. One young man pushed his way through my so...

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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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Have you ever had warts?

T. K. asks from Seattle

My daughter has had warts on the bottom of her feet for about a year. She really wants to get rid of them. We've tried home remedies like freezing them off, used duct tape, used acid on them and they always come back. I'm taking her to the podiatrist to hopefully get rid...

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Is this endometriosis and what would you do?

A. B. asks from Maple Valley

My periods have always been pretty crappy before and after children, but now it's unbearable. My youngest son out of 4 is almost 7 and I'm starting to think that I don't really need my reproductive organs any longer... I am 32 years old. About 2 years ago I started n...

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Would you ever have this person over again?

b. F. asks from Seattle

Some background: about 3 years ago my husband, my daughter and I moved across the country. We were already living a 5-hour drive away from my mother and we just didn't like where we were living so we moved. I'll be the first to admit it but maybe I should not be surp...

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My son wants to play football...I do not want him to. SWH Added

L. U. asks from Kirkland

I have a son who is 13. He is 5'7" and 173lbs. He has broad shoulders, he is STRONG, and he has been asking to play football since he was 5. I have held strong to my belief that football is dangerous and the amount of brain damage that happens to players freaks me out...

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How to handle SIL's friend?

b. F. asks from Seattle

My SIL’s friend works at the local taxi office. I don’t really know her very well and she seems nice but she has this really grating habit. Every time I need to get a taxi and I have my daughter with me she gawks at my daughter and comments on how much she doesn...

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