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Boyfriend with 16 y/o clingy son

D. D. asks from South San Francisco

I’ve been with this man for over 2 years, at first spent a few days a week for sleepovers, but have just moved in 5 months ago. The first few sleepovers I noticed that his son, would come into his room to get in bed with him not knowing I’m staying over. Then dejecte...

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How do you know when its time to stop working??

L. M. asks from Houston

I’ll start by saying that I don’t need to work. I work because I want the social interaction and love the money. I have a good job with a great company and make a good salary for what I do and I have great benefits. I’m not just working to pay daycare. I’m not pa...

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How will I know when my milk has dried up?

M. L. asks from Alton

I have weaned my 3 month old down to two breastfeeds a day, I've had to supplement with formula since she was 2 weeks old and am returning to work. Today is day one of all formula. What I'd like to know is, how do I tell when they're done drying up? Will they stop hurting?

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Keeping "romance" alive, out of the roommate zone

R. J. asks from Palm Harbor

All and all my husband and I have a pretty good marriage. We laugh a lot, get along and enjoy being together and with our kids. One of my struggles has always been lack of romance, or even an effort. For my birthdays, even the "big" ones there's been little to no though...

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Teacher Issue - Need Help to Address

M. E. asks from McKinney

I need some feedback from other Mamas of school aged kids, or even teachers on how to respectfully address an issue with a teacher. I have teacher/parent conference coming up due to a concerning situation that addresses a moral dilemma. My daughter, 12 years old, cam...

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What is your go to digestive upset remedy?

T. D. asks from New York

Feeling bloated, a wee bit constipated and looking for a natural remedy. What is your go to remedy for when your gut is feeling off and you want to get it back on track? I would also like to drop a few lbs.. But eating healthy and exercise have failed me in the past so...

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Traveling mom trying to talk to my 7 year old son.

I. B. asks from Sacramento

Hi. I am the primary custodial parent of my 7 year old son. I work. I have to travel for work at least 2 weeks out of the month. When I'm traveling of course I miss my only son. I will FaceTime with him as much as I can when I'm away, usually at least once before sch...

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teen who "had it all" killed herself and not sure what to tell my kids

A. T. asks from Houston

There were no signs and she seemed to have it all. She planned and completed a huge community service event over break, posted normally, and then ended her life. My kids don't know her but when we return home, the school is going to implement a program to prevent more s...

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A Day That Ended With The Christmas Tree In The Yard

I have been married for 15 GLORIOUS years. My spouse, like most husbands, does not especially enjoy honey do lists. For years I have talked about outdoor holiday lighting. I see to the indoor decorations, but outside stays mostly unimpressive. We live in a neighborhood where many families let their Christmas cheer spill over into their yards. I love driving through the streets at night and beholding the wonderment of every lit up home…. More

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That Time I Left Youth Football In An Ambulance

by Tonja Bell of "Bell on Heels"

I love football. So when my son begged to play rec league three years ago, I was beyond thrilled. I am just Jonathan’s mom on the sidelines. I probably have a reputation for being overzealous where my kids are concerned. My middle school band son said that I am no longer allowed to dance beside the brass section at the football games when he performs…. More

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What should I do?

A. D. asks from Katy

My husband has been going on drinking binges since our son was born. Our son is barely 3 months now. The first day back from the hospital he drove to pick up his mother to see the baby (she doesn’t have a vehicle) and they both got drunk that night. He then continuousl...

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In laws outdoing everyone on gifts

K. W. asks from Houston

My in laws are out giving everyone else combined. They like to give the coolest gifts. My parents feel awful because their heartfelt gifts just don’t compare. My husband and I (mom and dad) feel awful because we already know we can’t afford any gifts this Christma...

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I Was Lost in the Laundry. Did Anyone Even Notice I Was Gone?

I was watching a daily news program during my morning 15 Minutes of Silence.

If you mamas out there don’t practice this habit, trust me, you need this. Start your day, before the kiddos wake up and the chaos ensues, with at least 15 minutes of only you, your fav coffee mug and whatever you fancy: Candy Crush, The Today Show, Facebook, planner planning, bible journaling, staring off into space, dreaming of going back to bed in 15 hours. Whatevs. You choose. And because wine is frowned upon in the mornings, this really is the next best thing. It is so good for the soul and for your AM ‘mom mood’…. More

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Husband hates our dog

Z. R. asks from Houston

We are new dog parents, our new dog has only been with us for 11 days. It turns out my husband is now saying he doesn't want a dog and he only agreed because the kids and I wanted one. He complains about everything, if the dog licks him he is grossed out, he won't even p...