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My 3 year old son won't sleep.

C. L. asks from De Pere

My 3 year old son won't go to sleep. Won't nap. I have tried keeping him awake all night n try and reset his sleep schedule. Nothing works. I'm scared to try melatonin. I have heard when they're overtired the fight it off but he will be falling asleep on the couch a...

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Logistics of putting a dog to sleep

J. B. asks from Boston

ETA: I'm leaving the original question intact because the answers are so good and compassionate and might be helpful to someone else someday. My dog died naturally today - details in SWH ORIGINAL: So the time has come to say good-bye to our family dog. After 11+ good ...

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Instant Pot weigh in

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Ok, so I really, really debated on getting an Instant Pot from like June - November last year. Man, I really struggled with it! I finally decided that with only 1 kid left at home (and leaving in the next few years), it just didn't make sense to add yet another kitchen...

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Quick advice needed!

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

My daughter dropped off my 4 yr old grandbaby (yeah!). Now, just hours after she left, she has a croupy cough and stuffy nose (not yeah). What is a good OTC for 4 yr olds - I would like to focus on the cough over everything else since that seems to be the most anno...

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Undertaking a huge picture project **ETA

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

For Christmas 2018, I would like to do a photo album of each of the 6 kids with an accompanying disc with all the same photos on them. Each album would contain pictures of themselves, plus any picture that they appeared in (so in some cases, all 6 albums/dvds would have...

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A Year of Reflection

by Jillian Gordon of "Mamapedia"



As 2017 comes to a close, we can’t help but look back and reflect. What went right? What went wrong? How many milestones did you celebrate this year? What are your 2018 parenting resolutions? As many know, motherhood is a combination of challenges, uncertainty, deeply rewarding triumphs and everlasting memories. Sometimes your best mom moments come when they are least expected. After all, the true joy of parenting isn’t a destination but a journey. This month, we celebrate some of our favorite contributors who are making the most of their own parenting journeys by sharing their invaluable wisdom. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and mom-win filled new year…. More

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Freezing whole boneless ham

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Ugh, the last thing I want to think about is MORE ham! (I served ham for all 3 Christmas parties this month). However, our "local" store is selling whole smoked fully cooked boneless hams for SUPER cheap. These are the hams that you don't have to heat first - you can ...

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Are You Going to Get a Job Now?



Last week, I met my friend for coffee to lament over our little girls going to kindergarten. Aside from discussing how our daughters’ school days are going and how we are adjusting to the new norm, the topic of returning to the workforce popped up. Both of us had been asked when we were going back to work since our children were now in school for the whole day…. More

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Juicing for Toddlers: Why & How



Now that P is a year old, we are transitioning her off her bottle and onto solid foods and liquids in her sippy cup. In doing so, one of the things we learned right away was that our little peanut LOVES juice. However, I really wanted to avoid store bought juice packed full of sugar and processed junk, so instead, I decided to try juicing for her at home. So I pulled our juicer (affiliate link) down from the pantry and began experimenting with a few recipes of my own. I had no idea if she’d like the juices I made from scratch, but I was hopeful and figured it was worth a shot…. More