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22 Year Old Step-Daughter, That Moved in with Us JUST A BOUT A 1 Year Ago

10 hours ago -

D. L. asks from Metairie - Basically I saw this exact question online , and thought wow this is my situation as well the only difference is that we have a daughter that is 5 and a son that is 11 ... and the horrible 22 yr old SD. 22 Year Old Step-Daughter, that moved in with us over 2 years ag...

How would you handle this? - Add info and SWH

11 hours ago -

S. B. asks from Blue Earth - We have 6 kids - one of whom is newly 16. I will call him M. M has a number of issues: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Mild Delays, and we are potentially looking at a diagnosis of Schizophrenia. He does not have friends, and because of his very unusual behaviors, does not pa...

My 4 year-old is a mosquito magnet :(

13 hours ago -

H. L. asks from Washington - My 4 year-old gets COATED in mosquito bites whenever we are outside in a grassy area or space with trees. Every summer, same thing. We have tried natural bug sprays (Burt's bees, bite blocker, homemade ones to name a few). I've had him wear bug repellant bracelets, clip-...

I thought I was pregnant but now I am spotting.

13 hours ago -

D. M. asks from Hollister - It started off as brownish, now is turning to reddish. I am having some slight cramps in the lower left side of my abdomen. If I'm not pregnant, my period should start tomorrow or the next day. This is my 4th pregnancy. The first ended in a miscarriage at about 5 week...
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When Your Little Ones Ask About Touching Privates

July 29, 2015

Recently, my four-year-old daughter has become interested in genitalia. Not just her own, but other childrens’, too. While I’m not a prude, I do want to make sure I send her the right message. The one I never received….More

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7 Things the Mom of a Tantruming Toddler Needs to Hear

July 28, 2015

When I was a young mom, one of the best things I did was join a moms group. Every Tuesday morning in a musty meeting room at the back of a church I sat with other moms and enjoyed fellowship, tips for parenting and wife’ing, a free breakfast and the blissful freedom that comes from knowing someone else is watching your two year old for a while….More


Anyone have experience with a pit bull labrador mix dog?

July 27, 2015 -

K. M. asks from Glencoe - I have experience with labs, but none with pits. I know they have a bad rap, typically, but I have no personal experience. Anyone have experience with a mix of these breeds? I can't really go up the bloodline for info, as it would be an adoption. Thanks all!
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Are you the Bitch in the House?

July 27, 2015

Are you a bitch? No? Don’t think so? I bet some would disagree with you. You see, I don’t think I am a bitch. I think I am quite nice, but it seems I have gotten quite the bad rap. And you know what? I am sick of it. And for those of you shaking your heads in disagreement, no you’re not a bitch, you are loved, you are a good mother and kind and you love animals so much that you have three rescues (and one pure bred just to shake things up), guess what?…More


Question for Catholics

July 24, 2015 -

E. M. asks from Chicago - I have a simple question: Can my kid be confirmed without first learning about or going to confession/reconciliation? My husband and I have agreed to raise our kids Catholic. (I was not raised Catholic. He was.) There are several things about the religion that I have a...

How frequently does your family speak to/ see the grandparents?

July 22, 2015 -

J. M. asks from Chicago - I am curious how often your family visits or communicates with the grandparents? Also, how often you believe is sufficient or appropriate? I love spending time with our families, but at times I feel my MIL is too needy/pushy (to make sure she talks to us and see us as m...

Bedtime Routine Obstacles

July 14, 2015 - List


Why are some people mean?

July 11, 2015 -

J. G. asks from Chicago - Yesterday a poster on this site made some mean remarks about me, and included a not so cute way to not directly say my name. I see this morning she removed the direct mention to me, but her other words are still there along with enough other clues. I wrote a long post ...
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