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JFF: What GOOD news have you heard lately?

5 hours ago -

W. W. asks from Reston - The board has slowed, we have all noticed it. Maybe it's the trolls, maybe it's summer, maybe because school is starting - who knows!! We all know that watching the news is depressing - and let's be honest - some of the questions are depressing. My heart breaks for some o...
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Where did everyone go?

17 hours ago -

M. C. asks from Louisville - I've been on his site for nearly 6 years now. It used to be that when I logged in, here were tons of new questions. Sometimes several pages in one day. Now, it seems like the board is dying... Heck, there are questions from the 24th on this page! (As I post on he 28th......
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Oooooo-K.... Morbid child. :/

17 hours ago -

M. C. asks from Louisville - My 5yo dd just came to me with a picture she drew... It featured a person laying on the ground, with something protruding from the body and the letters "ded" over it. When I asked for an explanation of her picture, she told me that it was her Aunt, and that she was dead (...
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What's the best online news site?

18 hours ago -

K. V. asks from Mc Lean - If you could online visit one site per day to get your news, which would it be?
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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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When You Stay After He Cheats

August 28, 2015

You never thought you’d be “one of those women” who’d stay with their husband after he’d had an affair. Hell, you never thought you’d be “one of those women” whose husband would ever have an affair….More

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The Grief of Losing a Parent

August 27, 2015

When my father died in 2009, I knew what to expect. I’d been a psychotherapist for decades, and helped countless patients through deaths of loved ones. I figured my appetite would turn strange, and my sleep would go haywire. I’d be sad and tearful (though always at appropriate moments, since my professional expertise would allow me to plan ahead). I reminded myself of the writings of Kubler-Ross, and was quite familiar with the stages of grief. I was ready, and I knew what was coming….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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