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Can you help with words?

1 hour ago -

D. P. asks from Macomb - We are gifting some gum to all our other teachers that's not our home room and I want to attach a little note on them that says: "Chew on this..(insert nice words). I need help with the nice words. I need 7 and here are the 3 I have so far: Chew on this… 1) Teach...

What do I do when my fiance will not stick up for me when it comes to his family

6 hours ago -

N. K. asks from Jacksonville - Hello Everyone, I am a newly engaged young adult and I could use some unbiased advice. When my fiancé asked me to marry him we were out of town, he is of Spanish culture and when we returned from an 8 hour drive we went straight home to rest because we had to return ...

Has anyone experienced this? Ideas?

6 hours ago -

L. L. asks from Hartly - First let me tell you that I did try to go to my doctor but they couldn't see me. They referred me to a walk-in urgent care who did check me out and determined I wasn't in any immediate danger/safe to leave but had to follow up with my doc (who still couldn't see me). I...

How do you take care of your home when kids are always around

8 hours ago -

V. S. asks from Coatesville - About to lose my mind with the clutter and disorganization in my home - I have 2 boys who are very active - one attends kindergarten but only 1/2 day and the other will start preschool in the fall. My kids are ALWAYS with me - we don't have family who can take them for a...

Most Terrifying Moment as a Parent

December 21, 2014 - List


Someone else's husband is making indirect comments about my weight to me.

December 20, 2014 -

b. b. asks from Chicago - I'm in a book club and some of the husbands have started going to book club too. Last month one of the women's husbands said to me under his breath "you don't need that" as I ate a piece of dessert. I was hurt but didn't say anything. This months book club we decided to g...
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No Vacancy at the Inn... No Vacancy in My Heart

December 22, 2014

We were waiting in Christmas traffic at the intersection to enter Target, with all the road-raging Scrooges that seem to be out this time of year. Horns were honking and cars were going absolutely nowhere, so I turned on the radio and took a sip of my chestnut praline latte. My mom sighed in solidarity….More

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How Do You Teach a Privileged Kid to Be Grateful?

December 20, 2014

I may have more questions than answers by the end of this, and I’m actually hoping that you, dear reader, will share some of your wisdom….More

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Parenting: As Defined by All the Safety Straps

December 21, 2014

When my husband and I left the hospital, the car seat was securely strapped to the back seat. My husband bought it, but didn’t research seats online; it’s not his style. He just went to the store and chose one that seemed good….More


Room Parents

December 17, 2014 -

M. 2. asks from Downers Grove - Hi - I'm curious as to how different schools manage their classroom parties / room parents. Does the school and/or PTO allow you a certain amount of $ per party or per student? I realize every district is different but if so how much? Also, if there is little to no fun...

Would you give the Principal a Christmas Card?

December 15, 2014 -

G. . asks from Springfield - We have generally given teachers and daycare teachers a $10 giftcard. Our kindergartener is special needs, and the principal has worked with him considerably this year. Would you give her a giftcard, or is that weird? We want her to know we appreciate the extra effor...
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