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Side Job Suggestions

L. S. asks from Morrisville

I was trying to figure out side jobs I could do from home. Currently I work part time at night during weekends. Dh works nights full time during the week. It's too hard for me to get a second job because I have my one year old with me during the week. And my older child i...

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Fight or Flight (Anxiety)

O. L. asks from Long Beach

I have a Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I'm aware of it, I'm in therapy, and I take meds for it. Right now I'm having a "flare up" and I'm feeling afraid. Our family is going on vacation in a couple of weeks and I'm finding myself consumed with worry. Before I travel, I ge...

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How to Get More “Me” Time



With a new-or not so new-baby at home, making time for yourself is not easy. Add to that your spouse, your work, any other children and just life in general and you might even start to feel invisible. But believe it or not, you can carve out some quality time for yourself. Manyesha Batist is a Denver-based life coach with two children and says, “As a mom, our life revolves around others, but it’s impossible for us to be the best mom or person we can be if we’re not experiencing adequate rest and playtime for ourselves. These two factors must be a priority for us as individuals. When they’re not, we burn out and fail to really enjoy one of the best times of our life—our kid’s growing-up years!” (www.manyeshabatist.com). Here are a few more tips to honor yourself and to remember who you are!… More

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How to Say No When Your Child Asks For a Fidget Spinner



…Just muster all your conviction, and say “NO.” That’s it.

I’m assuming you are reading this because you know for a fact that your child who’s asking for a fidget spinner does NOT have a medical or developmental issue that would warrant a need to be addressed by said gadget. In other words, your child is developmentally normal. And so is mine, which made it effortless for me to say “no.”… More

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On Raising a Girl...



A woman whose name I never got and whose face I cannot remember though I can picture exactly where she was seated as the stylist blew out her said said “you will never regret it if you do, but you might if you don’t” The overheard topic was babies. Should I have one, specifically, should I have another baby. I longed for a third baby, just one more. Honestly, it was as if I could feel her little soul floating over my shoulder whispering in my right ear, “Well, I’m waiting.”… More

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Why You're Not Losing the Baby Weight



A healthy pregnancy includes weight gain, but once you’ve given birth, you’re ready to get your body back. Losing weight after having a baby isn’t always as easy as you want. Erratic schedules, continued cravings and poor energy from interrupted sleep can get in the way. You may feel like you’re doing everything right in choosing good, healthy foods and reducing portions, but you may actually be standing in the way of your progress…. More

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issue with brother and his girl friend

J. g. asks from Chicago

My brother left his wife of 20 years for his HS sweetheart about 6 years ago. His girlfriend and I did not get off to a very good start --she felt the need to lecture me about homeschooling my children. In any case, in the last year, I've worked really hard to build a q...

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Deals on Mac computers?

N. R. asks from Chicago

I need a new computer and it has to be a Mac for work reasons. Currently I have a MacBook Pro and have been happy with it. But it's gotten old/slow and it's time to replace. Are there ever any deals on Macs? I feel like the pricing is the same at every store while PCs hav...

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Help! Threw out my back!

N. R. asks from Chicago

I was shoveling snow and boing! - twinge in my low back and now it's hard to move without pain. I read to ice for first 1-2 days, take anti-inflammatory and rest in "neutral" position when possible. Now on day 3. What do you do? So much conflicting info out there - stretc...

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How to stay sane while staying in a hotel

J. g. asks from Chicago

We are going to a conference and staying at a water park for 3 nights. I am feeling very anxious about it. We decided to get a queen suite, so we will all be in the same room. Separate sleeping areas cost 3x the amount, but now I'm thinking we should have booked the more ...

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