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How long after a miscarriage?

3 hours ago -

J. T. asks from Oradell - Very very sadly, our nanny suffered a 2nd trimester miscarriage. (~16 weeks) This would have been her first baby. It was quite a shock of course. It started on Monday so she was out of work all week. Now it's Friday and I'm uncertain how long is kind of "normal" to be ...
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Experience with Mirena and/or Depo?

3 hours ago -

M. J. asks from Sacramento - I've been on the pill for decades and have loved it. The past thirteen years or so, I've taken it almost entirely straight through to skip the placebo period week because I get sick otherwise if I have periods (when I would do them every few months this way, they weren't ...
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Renting an Apartment or Townhouse?

4 hours ago -

T. F. asks from Potomac - My wife and I live and a 2 bedroom apartment in Potomac Maryland and we hate it. It's small (Just under 900sf) and we have recently adopted two toddlers (2 and 4) Our lease will be up at the end of September and we are fairly certain we will be moving out of the apartment...
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Bedtime and Potty Training

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C. R. asks from Buffalo Grove - My son is 3 1/2 and recently he doesn't want to sleep in his bed and he is refusing to potty train. He will go to the bathroom for the sitter but not at home. We have tried rewarding him by telling him that if he goes on the potty then he can have a prize, a sticker, ju...
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Evolution's Big Fail, or, Why I'm Mad at My Girly Parts

July 25, 2014

Many of the body parts shared by both genders makes sense. For example, the face; being able to see, smell, hear and taste is indisputably wonderful, and having all of these sensory organs positioned at the highest point of our bodies is logical, because we’re predators, and bitches gotta eat. Arms, hands, opposable thumbs? Genius. Bipedalism? The earth is ours.More

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My girlfriend and her son's biological father

July 24, 2014 -

T. C. asks from New York - I'm not a mom, just a man looking for advice on how to become a better partner and a role model to a young child. I have been in a serious relationship for a year and a half now with my girlfriend who I love very much. We have recently moved in together after a year of b...
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Friends No More

July 24, 2014 -

m. b. asks from Melville - I am in my late 40s. I have 2 children under 12. This past year I "broke up" per se, with a friend I had known for 5 years. I am a good and loyal friend to a few that I keep close, but as this past year went on I found myself rolling my eyes ( without her seeing of course...
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Watching Television with My Husband... Buckle Up!

July 24, 2014

If it weren’t for my husband’s need to hold a clicker, and constantly bounce around channels, we would have long ago cut the cable cord and watched television programming strictly through a service like Netflix or Hulu. As it is, the mere mention of not having hundreds of channels at his disposal to watch on demand, bouncing between a half dozen different programs at once makes him break out in a cold sweat of fear….More

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Kid Sized Oak Chair- refinish/ refurb advice

July 23, 2014 -

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens - Mamas & Papas- A friend has a solid & sturdy oak kid sized oak chair which he'd like to give to us. The chair looks like more than a few kids have put it to good use. In addition to a few dings, the finish has cracked in the seat, and wood has discolored there (to a b...
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You're Doing It Wrong. And Yes. I'm Judging You.

July 23, 2014

There’s been a lot of kumbaya mommy business hitting the Internet of late. Mothers are raising their collective voices to say, “Hey, we may approach motherhood differently, but we’re all in this together. Watch us film this touching viral video while hugging. As of today, motherhood is a Judgement-Free Zone.”More

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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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