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Poll question: Inflatable Water Slide or Giant Inflatable Dry Slide?

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S. D. asks from Carson - I'm having an outdoor birthday party. On one hand, I can rent a giant inflatable slide that is fun for all ages. On the other, I can rent a big water slide, smaller than the inflatable dry slide. Both are fun. It is definitely warm (mid to upper 80's) but not brutally...
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Gas and cramps after eating garlic

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L. G. asks from Cheyenne - Hi there, I love garlic, especially the fresh diced garlic in the tzatziki dip that I make in house. However, it happened few times in the past couple of weeks to experience gas, mild cramps and feel nauseous about 30 minutes after eating the raw garlic dip which it ne...
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seeking moms between Sacramento an Grass Valley ca area

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j. w. asks from Sacramento - I have an open cps case. My 2 girls were taken for 6 months due to someone dropping something in my house. I don't do drugs. I do drug testing for then an parenting classes, therapy everything they ask me to. I got my girls back in February. But last month I found out I'...
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Family Beach Vacation

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E. T. asks from Euless - We are looking to plan a beach vacation for next summer. There will be about 10 of us and we would like to rent a house directly on the beach. We're looking for somewhere between Gulf Shores, AL and Destin, FL (or something close to it). Is there a good location that's...
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checking a box of food?

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J. G. asks from Chicago - We are off soon to visit the in-laws, and I usually pack some snack food for the kids in my main luggage. I am really hoping to only bring two suitcases for all 5 of us, so I was thinking of checking a box of food as luggage. I see people check boxes of diapers when I tra...
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Help! 15 month old boy cries all the time and is really hard to soothe!

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A. A. asks from Lombard - Hi. I am desperate for a little advice. My 15 month old boy cries a lot and is very hard to soothe for my husband and I. I am beginning to think something is wrong, but family has told us that its just a phase. He is our second child, first is a girl and was completely d...
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The Time I Went to Target and Didn't Spend a Dime

July 28, 2014

It’s the sweetest picture ever. The sweetest! Well not the picture itself. Truthfully it doesn’t show much. It’s kind of boring and out of focus. But look closely. You see that in the middle? That’s my daughter counting out cash to buy a toy at Target. Her Own Cash. My kid saved up her own money and used it to buy her own toy. THIS is a victory. Why did it take so long……More

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White Sox game travel

July 27, 2014 -

M. A. asks from Mount Prospect - Hi, My brother and his family are coming into town this coming weekend from Nova scotia. They have a 5 & 7 year old. The 7 year old really wants to go to the White Sox game, and they decided on Sunday. The 7 year old's friend came to Chicago and went to a Sox game and...
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Easiest Ways to Go Green

July 27, 2014 - List

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Looking for a new church to call home in Palatine or nearby

July 26, 2014 -

C. B. asks from Palatine - I'm in search of a church that my family and I can call home. I am planning to visit Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, the Chapel in Palatine and Willow Creek in Barrington. We are looking for a warm, inviting congregation that has a solid children's program. I'...
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Because I Feel Like I'm Just a Glorified Housemaid

July 27, 2014

I’m not even out of bed before the breakfast demands begin. I half roll, half slide out of my resting spot, and before my feet hit the floor, I smell something musty. I’m pretty sure it’s the laundry that’s overtaken every bedroom in the house, which doesn’t make sense, because I was all caught up last -week- month….More

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10 Reasons Having a Strong-Willed Child Makes You a Better Person

July 26, 2014

As my son was approaching 3-years-old I began to discover that his behavior was a little different from most children in our circle of friends. He was extremely emotional, and had difficulty being still. He was exceptionally defiant, and had absolutely no regard for boundaries no matter how we altered our parenting style. As he grew, so did these tendencies….More

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