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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! *SWH

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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Weaning and cramping

R. S. asks from Chicago

I probably weaned my ten month old a little too fast from daytime feedings...stupid me. I should have done it more gradually. At the moment, she's nursing before bed, and then once or twice during the night...so, maybe three times in a twenty four hour period. Since I dr...

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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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Would you take a promotion?

A. D. asks from Chicago

Hi everyone! I am a mother of 6 yo boy. I was a stay at home mother for the first 2 years, then I got back to work. I have been working for 4 years in the same company, same position. I like my job, I like what I do and I like my co-workers. I have an average wage, but my...

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Older moms with four or more kiddies...

R. S. asks from Chicago

Hi there, I got married much later than I ever thought I would, at age 34, and had four children at ages 35, 37, 39 and 41. I'm now 42 with a seven year old, five year old, almost three year old, and 10 month old. Although I know I'm not alone, at times it feels like I...

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Silly Q about GIANT Teddy Bear

N. R. asks from Chicago

With all the real questions here, I feel silly asking this rather unimportant one, but here goes: My teenage daughter is begging for a 6' tall giant teddy bear for Christmas. It's all she wants. I can't talk her into a smaller size. Her room is on the small side and her b...

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presents for music teachers

J. g. asks from Chicago

My kids have been taking music since July. I feel like they should give their instructors, and the school's owner, a present. What do you give in such a situation? I'm inclined to make homemade chocolate covered caramels. But is money more appreciated? What's the norm...

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GoPro for teen?

N. R. asks from Chicago

My 13 yo has asked for a GoPro for Christmas. It sounds like a cool thing but I'm not sure it will really get used much and be worth the cost. Would love feedback - do any of your kids have one and do they continue to love it/use it? And if so - do you have a model you re...

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