Parenting Sucks!: The Great Cell Phone Debate

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, Many of my daughter's friends have cell phones and she wants one too. What do you think about kids using cell phones? Lisa Dear Lisa, Since you didn't mention how old your daughter is so I'll give you my broad … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks! Bed Rest and Crying

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, My wife is pregnant and on bed rest. What can I do to make it easier on her? Stephen Dear Stephen, I was never on bed rest when I was pregnant, but it sounds like a slice of heaven right about now! Nothing to do but … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks: Ideas for cheap summer fun with kids

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, I was so looking forward to the end of the school year when I didn't have to deal with making lunches, fighting about homework, and al the morning battles of getting the kids to school on time.  But now that it's … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks: Breastfeeding and Stay-At-Home woes

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Dear Joanne, My husband works all day and I stay at home with our three year-old daughter. I hate to admit it but I’m having a hard time playing with her all day, and I severely miss my old friends and co-workers. I feel like I’m going crazy … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks!

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BY JOANNE KIMES Wait! Before you go and call Social Services, hear me out. Anyone who has kids knows the tremendous joys our little ones can bring. How heartwarming it is to feel their sweet little arms around us and have them say they love us in … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks!

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THE PARENTAL TRAINING MACHINE: FROM POTTY TO RETAIL BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, I’m at the end of my rope with potty training. I’m so tempted to bribe my son, but the books say not to. What do you think about bribing a child to use the … [Read more...]