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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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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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Wine recommendation for a gift please

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Hi all - I have been invited to a high school grad party for the daughter of a fairly new co-worker. The invite states no gifts for the graduate are necessary. However, I'd like to gift a nice bottle of wine to the parents (my co-worker and his wife). As a mom who gra...

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How to deal with a distant SIL?

V. Y. asks from New York

When my brother met his future wife, my parents and I were thrilled. She was beautiful, smart, nice, kind, down to earth. He was in love with her and started spoiling her with gifts (she is a few years younger than him). She subsequently got her degree in business and...

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Speaking of birthday gifts . . . *ETA

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Racking my brain trying to think of a good gift for my soon to be 1 yr old nephew. I don't have much in the way of contact (brother and I are not close), but we do send gifts to the little kids. This little one is an only child of parents in their 40's and literally ...

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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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Learning a new langauge - SWH Added

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I find that in the morning when I am getting ready for work, I am spending about an hour or so in complete silence. Once in awhile, I will listen to the radio, but generally it is just me in a quiet house from the time I get up until I leave for work. It seems like "wa...

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Feeling a little surprised?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

We have 6 kids - all adults now. Our youngest daughter (middle child) is pregnant and due late summer. She has been married for a couple years and this is their first child. Coming from a large family, my kids have always known the value of a dollar and have been real...

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