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Pillowcases & bedsheets for allergies

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My 6 year old has allergies. Everyday she suffers from runny nose, congestion, sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes and throat. She has been taking Claritin, which worked initially, but not so much anymore. Her doctor suggested that I get her hypoallergenic pillows and coa...

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Decision on my son's 1st birthday

M. N. asks from Morrisville

I'm having a hard time on getting a party together for him. I've been looking into a picnic pavillion but that will cost $200 a day and then guest entrance into the park. We live in a different state from my son's father and sisters. I'm trying to make it easy for my son...

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Overreaction or cause for anger?

K. M. asks from West Hartford

Hi mamas, you all have been helpful in the past and I appreciate that! I have another question: My husband and I hardly see each other and live like roommates. This is not my choice but his. So there is resentment and tension as it is ny me toward him. Last night he w...

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How to help my 3 years old to sleep after taking the pacifier away

A. P. asks from Charlotte

Hi. We have been getting ready for this for a while now. My daughter proudly gave away her 'tete' on the day we have been talking about since weeks. She already sleeps with her teddy. She has a little star light and always had a water bottle. She was awake all night. In ...

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Teenage Son Brief Underwear

J. M. asks from Rancho Palos Verdes

First time poster here. I have been following this blog for years, but never created an account until now. Here is my issue. I have a 15 year old son who recently came home upset and when I asked him what was wrong, he said that the other boys were teasing him about ...

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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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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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Divorced working moms -What do you do when kids are with their father?

M. O. asks from Weston

Hey Mommas, Sadly I'm going through a divorce. (Long 13 year history of emotional/verbal abuse and control so I have come to terms that it's in the best interest of my sanity and for my children). I have three children 12, 10, and 8. I am returning to work full time ...

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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