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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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30th birthday gift ideas?

D. B. asks from Westborough

Our son is turning 30 (gulp!) at the end of June. He's been nagging us to come visit him and his girlfriend in their new-ish apartment (since last fall), so we're ready to make the drive. His girlfriend says that weekend is actually good for them (I was surprised), and I...

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Is it too harsh to make 9 year old stepdaughter buy her own clothes?

j. k. asks from Trimble

She is a tomboy and is rough on her stuff and outgrows her clothes too fast.I am sick of yelling about how dirty her clothes and shoes get after being at school or playing outside.So I made a long list of chores she has to do to get clothes.She can take out the trash loa...

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For dads summer do I supply OTC medications?

D. W. asks from Fort Wayne

Children’s father has verbally admitted to having his own supply of over the counter medication for our son and has a huge supply of clothing for both our son and daughter and just because the guidelines state I have to supply these things—I don’t always get everyt...

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DD got shafted in counsin's wedding after her fiance left DH's business

s. L. asks from Arvada

If you want some background on this whole work situation...it's in a previous question see here https://www.mamapedia.com/questions/10569416839023362049. But basically my DH hired his niece's fiance "Tom" in his small business. "Tom" begged for the job and my husband g...

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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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Add new dog to this busy home?

L. D. asks from Richmond

Hello! I’m a sahm to 4 kids aged 16,11,4,4 We live in a single family home with a fully fenced backyard We also have a cat and a dog (small breed) I collect houseplants In my spare time and play with the kids Lately, i have been wanting a second dog, actually u...

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i have a pain on my right side not constant pain

l. s. asks from Houston

i have a pain on my right side not constant pain but when i walk or press on my belly next to my belly button it hurts real bad and when i cough also feel weak and nauseated

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Replies to my work/SAHM post!

L. M. asks from Houston

Wish I could reply to every person who commented on my post. Thank you for the feedback!! Some of your feedback was hard to hear. I think that in my attempt to find a perfect balance, I am driving myself crazy when there will never be a perfect balance. Honestly, I c...

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How do you know when its time to stop working??

L. M. asks from Houston

I’ll start by saying that I don’t need to work. I work because I want the social interaction and love the money. I have a good job with a great company and make a good salary for what I do and I have great benefits. I’m not just working to pay daycare. I’m not pa...

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teen who "had it all" killed herself and not sure what to tell my kids

A. T. asks from Houston

There were no signs and she seemed to have it all. She planned and completed a huge community service event over break, posted normally, and then ended her life. My kids don't know her but when we return home, the school is going to implement a program to prevent more s...

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