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Proper Etiquette when dating a man with children

2 hours ago -

L. M. asks from Jersey City - I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years He is a divorced dad with two children they are now 18 and 16 .. I just moved in with him and his parents whom he lived with ... I met his son right away at a football game but it too 3 years for me to me his daughter .They are di...
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Do any other moms have toddlers that has allergy's to bbq sauce and ranch?

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C. D. asks from Fullerton - Hi there, I have a 20 month old son who LOVES his condiments but seems to be allergic to ranch and BBQ sauces. He gets almost a blister like rash where ever the sauces come in contact with his face and hiccups and coughs alot after. No wheezing but still think they make h...
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Logistics of a spouse moving out

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J. B. asks from Boston - After much drama and counseling and negotiating this summer, my husband has decided to move out and the lease on his apartment begins on 9/1 and his daughter (age 17) will move with him, leaving my oldest son (17, prior relationship) and our two younger sons from our marr...
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Extra School Supplies at Home?

8 hours ago -

M. D. asks from Washington - What school supplies do you keep duplicates of at home to avoid those Sunday night "I don't have colored pencil's so I can't do my homework" runs? We keep erasers, glue, crayons, poster boards, and paper on hand. But as my kids are getting older I'm finding that our st...
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When I Found Out My Husband Was On Ashley Madison...

August 31, 2015

By now you’ve inevitably read 100 stories about the Ashley Madison hack, and possibly 100 more about good ol’ biblical Josh Duggar and his hypocritical ways. You’ve probably rolled your eyes, scrolled down quickly, or maybe you’ve taken the few minutes to read some of the stories. Or, perhaps you’re more like me, scrolling through the comments where some are funny enough to give even the best comedians a run for their money….More

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The Heavy Heart of a Working Mom

August 30, 2015

I work and I have you. I wish you were my job. Instead, I pay other people and you become their job. I pack you up each night into zippered pockets: diapers, wipes, formula, in case they run out of my milk. You live a compartmentalized infancy. An extra set of clothes, my least favorite, occupies the main section of your diaper bag. When you have an accident or make a mess, you are wearing the mismatched and faded outfit of a brother who is eight years older. I call you my little ragamuffin as I spin you in the air above me, and pull you closer smelling the remains of lunch and sleep as I breathe in….More

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3 Simple Cleaning Habits to Tame the Chaos of a Busy Home

August 29, 2015

I am admittedly not the greatest housekeeper in the world.

I could blame others for this problem of mine. At times I actually have blamed genetics or habits picked up in childhood and even the people who live under our roof. The inhabitants of our home make it a challenge to keep up with the mess. Just when I think we have all of the kid’s toys picked up downstairs I turn around and trip over a dog toy. Every time I open our front door there is another wad of dog hair to sweep up. And don’t even get me started on the mess made by the mail that stacks up day after day after day….More

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Empowering Your Daughter

August 23, 2015 -

L. M. asks from Chicago - My daughter will be 10 in the next month. I'm starting to understand that I am not empowering her as much as I should. In my mind, I still see my 5 year old who needs Mommy to help her out and who is not yet ready for "big girl" things. I'm seeing that this is not ...
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recognizing birthday of deceased spouse?

August 22, 2015 -

J. G. asks from Chicago - As some of you know, my FIL died last December. His birthday is coming up, and I'm wondering if we should do something for my MIL? She is doing well, but I know she's still struggling with him being gone. Do we send a card, chocolates, flowers, just saying, we are t...
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Best place to live state/town

August 20, 2015 -

M. M. asks from Chicago - We've been kind of looking around at different places and trying to figure out the best place to live. We're in IL where the property taxes are crazy high and just keep going up. Where do you live, how is it, what are the advantages/disadvantages? Low taxes, family frie...
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Christian school starting in Kindergarten near Woodridge IL

August 18, 2015 -

S. M. asks from Woodridge - Our wee one turns 4 next month. She's currently enrolled at a pre-school; we'll be looking at kindergarten in fall 2017. We are looking to send her to a Christian-based school in the area. We currently attend an EFCA in the area. Any help would be appreciated! Than...
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