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Donating directly?

28 minutes ago -

P. G. asks from Fort Worth - I have toys, stuffed animals that I'd like to donate, but it seems that donations of this kind of thing go to thrift stores that raise money for organizations, not the kids in the organizations themselves. Is this typical? If this is how it works now, that's ok. ...

SIL took it upon herself without asking

3 hours ago -

M. C. asks from Ann Arbor - Next week, my two lovely SILs and I are attending a baby shower for a cousin. Each of us lives far apart, so we will be driving separately. Last night, my one SIL called me to tell me that the other SIL bought a gift from all three of us. Well, I already bought my own ...


9 hours ago -

L. S. asks from Glouster - My husband's cousin sent me a text today that said that him and her are closer than anyone will ever know, that they have a relationship that no one will ever understand, and that he is hers and no one will ever change that. Last time I spoke to her she told me that she v...

Oversupply in breast milk

11 hours ago -

A. A. asks from Granite City - I am a first time mom to a 2 month old. I don't have many acquaintances who have breastfed and pumped. I started pumping at 2 weeks to build a supply and now I'm producing 40 oz or more a day! I know many women struggle with not making enough milk, but this is insane! At...
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When I Thought I Was Molly Ringwald

May 29, 2015

The year was 1988. I don’t remember exactly how we came across the dress, but I want to say we found it a trunk in granddaddy’s barn. I can tell you I fell in love with it immediately. It was a satin, strapless prom dress in a dark champagne hue, and my mom made it herself about 30 years before. She would have been just a little older than me at the time when she wore it….More


Birthday gifts for 14 year olds

May 28, 2015 -

m. s. asks from Bellevue - My niece is turning 14 two days before he end of school. As a special treat, she'd like to take store made rice krispy treats for her home room class, and $5 cards to Starbucks for a few of her favorite teachers. She's a pretty generous kid, because she's also donating ...
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Don't Worry, I Have it All Figured Out

May 28, 2015

I actually have it all together.

I have it all figured out.

My life is perfect. My relationship, my job, my income – perfect. My children and stepchildren, my family, my partner’s family – all absolutely perfect people and perfect relationships. I write a blog titled JEN’S ZEN because I have it all together, I have it all figured out, and, indeed, I am actually enlightened….More

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Having Difficulties Teaching Your Teen Social Media Safety?

May 27, 2015

I’ve had a successful, private, psychology practice for almost twenty years. Half of my clients are adults and half children and teens. It is not uncommon on the first visit to encounter a motivated parent and a resistant teen. And by “resistant” I mean sullen, unfriendly, and sometimes outright hostile….More


Awesome Graduation Gifts

May 26, 2015 - List


I decided to have a 3 sum with my husband, I NEED your help... feeling emotional

May 18, 2015 -

A. B. asks from Seattle - I'm not coming on here to play victum, I'm also not looking for ridicule or to be slammed... so I beg you for my concious and already feeling like I'm falling apart please keep your negativity set aside. What I need to hear is what you would do in my position or how you'd...

quick help with juggling two sets of grandparents

May 7, 2015 -

L. Z. asks from Seattle - Hi, I need some quick advice. One of our kid's grandmothers lives very close to us and we see her about 2 times a week. We are hosting the other grandparents this week and they are only here for 1 week and have never been to our home in 7 years due to illness. They were f...

Preschool ratio in Illinois

April 24, 2015 -

s. s. asks from Seattle - Does anyone know the legal student/teacher ratio for 4 year olds in Illinois preschools for private schools? Also, where can my friend get/call more information on this?
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