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Toddler - cold virus & swollen glands?

A. R. asks from Cheyenne

My 2 1/2 y.o. son has been sick with a cold (upper respiratory tract infection) for about a week. It is that kind of cold virus that lingers, everyone in our household have had it and still battling it, and my son has had nasal discharge, some cough, poor appetite and let...

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Before I Can Accept the Life I Have...

by Toni Hammer

My life is good. Better than most I imagine. I have two smart kids. I have a husband who works hard. We have a roof over our heads and too many fruit snacks in our pantry. It’s a good life. But sometimes…… More


When Your Kid is Bullied on Middle School

by Jennifer of "Earmuffs, Kids"

To My Son,

Tonight my heart broke into a million pieces. You were so upset and hurt and I couldn’t make it better for you. You don’t yet understand that when you hurt, my heart breaks too. When you cry, I cry too, in private. Tonight you were upset about middle school. All I could tell you is that “middle school is so hard”. And it is. It is so hard…. More


The 10 Types of Sex Parents Have

It is a wonder that parents – being the exhausted, time-frazzled, uptight, rather un-sensual, snot-stained beings we become – EVER have sex. But miraculously, we DO manage to do it… even if it is once a month. Or less. But actually, when you analyze it, you realize that your odds of having sex are actually a little bit more perky than you may have thought…. More


How to deal with mom cliques

C. M. asks from Chicago

I need advice please about how to deal with being a new mom in a new town where my son's grade moms seem very cliquey. I have tried volunteering tons at his school in an effort to meet people one on one and attend every event for parents to get to know everyone. I have h...

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Ob-Gyn in Lombard/ Elmhurst

k. m. asks from Lombard

Looking for an OBGYN through Elmhurst Medical Group. I have been trying to get pregnant with my first child, and I would like someone who specializes in endometriosis, and has a holistic approach. I don't want someone who will rush to put me on medicine or make the deci...

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