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Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. This is the season of illness. Moms at playgroups are carrying tissues and using that phrase I don’t want to hear: There’s something going around. That something could be...
- February 02, 2008
Today's topic is hyphens. On Monday afternoon Pat was watching the cable channel CNBC and called me over to the TV because the hosts were talking about hyphens. Yup, in the middle of a segment on the economy, they started talking about hyphens because the ticker read something like Is the...
- February 01, 2008
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting.   Today I’m going to talk about one of the great challenges experienced by many moms who have contacted me. It is definitely an issue that I deal with every day. Sometimes it...
- January 19, 2008
  Today's topic is coordinating your online and offline files. Rob writes in asking: What tips do you recommend for coordinating e-mail, Word and hard files, which all contain different documents on the same topic -- the problem of this part of the century? The quick and dirty tip is...
- January 15, 2008
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting.   I recently had a problem with my four-year-old daughter. The doorbell was ringing and she assumed that the person coming for a visit was her cousins, Grandma, or a play date...
- January 12, 2008
Yo! Grammar Girl here. I have grammar news about the word yo this week. Yo as a Pronoun The grammar news is that Dr. Elaine Stotko, from the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, and her student, Margaret Troyer, have discovered that school children in Baltimore are using the...
- January 11, 2008
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. Welcome to the new year. I hope you’ve all enjoyed the holidays. Listener Shannon wrote in to share a question that many parents might be interested in at this time of year: Hi...
- January 05, 2008
  Everyone else seems to be announcing a word of the year, so I've decided to name a pet peeve of the year. After a non-scientific study of the messages I get from listeners, I've determined the pet peeve of 2007 is the phrase went missing. Boy, do a lot of you hate that phrase!...
- January 04, 2008
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. This week I’ll be sharing tips to help encourage your kids to recognize and use good manners. I have two children and I’m proud to say that both of them are very polite...
- December 15, 2007
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. This week I’ll be talking to all of you babysitters out there. I’ve received several requests to do an episode about babysitting. Most recently Chelsea and Mallory wrote in...
- December 08, 2007
About a month ago I answered a bunch of short listener questions, and I promised I'd answer a few more short ones soon. Well, today's the day! Use to Versus Used to Hi, Grammar Girl. This is Barrett in Nantucket on Nantucket Island, of course. My question is about the usage of I used to...
- December 07, 2007
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. Today I’ll be talking about taking kids out to see a movie. Last weekend my husband and I went on a date. This is something we don’t get to do very often and I’m not sure...
- December 01, 2007
  The holidays are upon us, so it's time to answer questions about how to write greeting cards and party invitations. Here's Elaina: Hi. I have a question about the plural form of last names. For example, if the last name is Alvarez, how do you say “the Alvarezes”? Do you...
- November 30, 2007
Grammar Girl here. Aliza in Alaska recently asked whether she should use who or that to refer to a board of directors. Today we're going to decide whether companies are people or things; in other words, whether you use the relative pronoun who or that when referring to an entity like a...
- November 16, 2007
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. Today I’ll be talking about why babies cry. I received an e-mail from a friend who, I was excited to hear, listens to the show. She’s expecting her first child early next year...
- November 10, 2007

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