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Bully parent at school

1 hour ago -

A. R. asks from Houston - Hi everyone. My 9 year old daughter is best friends with a boy in her class who likes "girly" stuff. I have no problem with that. The kids in the class on the other hand don't understand why he likes girl things. My issue is with his dad who up until the past couple o...
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little kid friendly salad recipes?

5 hours ago -

J. G. asks from Chicago - Salads are quick meals...Any pasta salads or bean or whatever that your little kids love? My kids tend to be a little picky about salad stuff. The one will eat a green salads, the other, just the carrots! I'd love to find some pasta salad recipes they will eat.
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Quick meals for practice night?

5 hours ago -

J. G. asks from Chicago - My kids have practice or a class of some sort three late afternoons a week. I'm trying to make a list of "on the table in 10-15" minute meals. We currently already do soup and sandwich, and take out, of course, but what do people do on practice nights for quick meals?
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What do you think of this name for a baby girl?

11 hours ago -

K. F. asks from Hillsboro - We are expecting our 3rd daughter next month and I need name advice. If you hate the name, or think it's a boy name, please keep that to yourself! We are considering the name Emery. My first question is do you know any girls older than 5 with this name and if so, what ...
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Losing Baby Weight

April 18, 2014 -

A. F. asks from Bellmore - My second daughter was born eleven days ago! Now that I am home, I find myself still indulging as if I was pregnant. The macaroons, cookies and ice cream. I can't exercise yet because I had a c section and still have pain. I have always struggled with my weight all my...
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How to Clean Your House When Hosting a Holiday

April 19, 2014

Oprah used to say that your home should “rise up to greet you.” Isn’t that a nice sentiment? It does feel good to walk into (or stay at home all day in) a tidy house with gleaming furniture and a floor that feels nothing like the boardwalk at the beach….More

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My Messy Laundry, My Messy Life

April 18, 2014

I really hate folding laundry.

I mean, I have four small children, I do plenty of things every day I don’t enjoy such as scrubbing poop off the bars of a crib or closing my children’s drawers (how hard is it to close a drawer?). But I really hate folding laundry. I have no issue washing or drying; the laundry in my house is mostly clean. But processing them from the dryer to the closet? Forget about it.More

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Five Parenting Mistakes I'm Doomed to Repeat

April 17, 2014

I consider myself to be a fairly quick learner. I’ve memorized the names and faces of every engine from Thomas and Friends, all the cars in Disney’s Cars and Cars 2, about 40 species of dinosaur, and more space facts than I could list here. Keeping up with my three year old is better than Sudoku for keeping the mind sharp. It helps to counteract the brain cell death from chronic sleep deprivation, excessive whining, and Mickey Mouse Club House….More

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How much makeup (for a tween)?

April 15, 2014 -

K. C. asks from Clifton Park - How much makeup should I allow an almost 11-year-old wear for a special occasion/fancy dress party?
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Oh the drama of friends

April 11, 2014 -

D. D. asks from Cheshire - So I have a friend who is well over 300 lbs. Her hubby is over 400 lbs. Her son from a disaster first marriage is morbidly obese at a fairly young age. She and her hubby both have a host of medical issues made worse by the excess weight and lack of exercise. Her hubby...
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Teenage maturity

April 11, 2014 -

G. V. asks from Valley Stream - My 15 year old son is very smart, but also super immature. Therefore he had no friends. What can I do to help him? He is still playing with "matchbox" cars, watches cartoons. He is always in the computer and he is good with technology, but when you look to see what is he...
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How to Get The Picture-Perfect Family Holiday Photo

New York:
December 12, 2010

Sitting in Central Park this weekend, I watched as a professional photographer brought her clients to a picture-perfect hideaway for the classic holiday card photo shoot. The little munchkins and their parents, all dressed up in holiday-wear, were positioned in just the right way and instructed to say “cheese” for the camera. Let’s face it. This photo is important. It represents an entire year of existence and growth for the family, as it is mailed out to close friends and family….More

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Take a Bite Out of Big Apple Food Costs

New York:
November 18, 2010

Even though New Yorkers pay some of the highest prices for food in the country, we are blessed with a few special resources that can help us chomp away at that giant grocery bill….More

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