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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 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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A Grand Shattering: After a Baby You Become a Whole New You



I have been thinking a lot lately about what Sarah Mangusa describes as “the grand shattering” that occurs when you become a mother. A disintegration of the self where the YOU you used to be is forever gone. I was thinking about this at a first birthday recently. The birthday boy’s mum was saying how the first year seems like an eternity. Somehow though it also goes so fast that you can’t quite believe that your newborn is suddenly a toddler. I got it completely. Sometimes I feel like the old me – the pre-mum me (the me I was only a year ago) is slipping through my fingers like a memory that I can’t quite grip onto. Her thoughts and feelings don’t seem like mine anymore, and sometimes I look at pictures and I can’t quite remember who I was in them…. More

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Getting wisdom teeth removed? - Thanks!

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

My daughter (adult) needs to get her wisdom teeth pulled. She doesn't have dental insurance and I guess it is a very expensive procedure. I have no real experience with this - I had mine done years ago when it was cheaper and I guess I must have had decent dental insura...

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ETAx2**Stay, leave, or some 3rd choice?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So, I hate my job - wait, let me clarify that: I hate where I work. I'm not particularly fond of my job anymore, but meh, who is? I've been trapped in this job due to circumstances outside my control for quite a few years. When I realized I could not work outside of th...

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ETA*Does a person ever walk away?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Our youngest son was adopted when he was just turned 4 from a EE country. We adopted him at the same time as two of his siblings (both older). I will call him Joe. Joe was left at the orphanage at a very young age and never knew his biomom. He was exposed prenatally t...

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