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Potential job update and another question

T. D. asks from New York

The original substitute position was filled while I was waiting on the teacher to find out. But at the same time a different building principal called me to see if I wanted to interview for a permanent aid spot. I would have plenty of time to drop my kids off at one scho...

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Back to school stress relief?

M. K. asks from Palo Alto

My daughter (about to start 7th grade this year) is feeling stressed about school. I know that when I was her age I sometimes was anxious about back to school, but I personally know that she has nothing to worry about. She was a good student last year, has great friends,...

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Should we even consider this?

C. T. asks from Red River

I am asking you all this because I don't know what to think! My husband got a call yesterday by people wanting him to apply to a job in Idaho at a national lab. It's a job sort of similar to what he does now (at a different national lab) but much higher up in the ranking...

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My daughter had her physical for 7th grade.

M. C. asks from Kansas City

They did a depression screening which she scored high for potentially hurting herself. I took her to therapy because I was so surprised. We talk about everything. She told us that she is bisexual on Saturday. I'm religious and do not believe in this, but after many c...

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Decorating Lockers - Boys

G. . asks from Springfield

My son is starting 6th grade (junior high) next week, and the students are encouraged to come in on Friday to "set up their lockers." My niece (same grade & school) is really excited about decorating her locker and has heard that many students are "going all out." I'...

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Delivery guy opening the front door?

L. B. asks from Olathe

So my son and I were at home this morning. He was in our living room playing with his toys and I had run into my bedroom to quickly change, as we'd just had a potty accident and I'd been hit with some overspray lol Anyway, I was in my bedroom, which is near the back o...

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The Ultimate List of Things to Do While You're on Bedrest

I’m currently on pregnancy bedrest (for the second time) due to preterm labor and a handful of other issues. Bedrest is one of those things that has been around virtually forever but hasn’t been proven to be particularly effective, not to mention it comes with its own set of risks. For those reasons, it’s prescribed only when all other options have been exhausted, and there just isn’t anything else to do. While the idea of lounging around for weeks or even months at a time might sound like a luxurious vacation to some, believe me, it gets old fast. I’ve always thrived the most when I keep busy, and I love to be out exploring the city versus being cooped up indoors, so if I don’t have some sort of a plan my mental state starts to suffer pretty quickly. That’s where this list comes in, I began to compile it during my first pregnancy and wrote everything out in earnest as soon as I found out I would be prescribed bed rest again. Hopefully, if you find yourself in a similar situation it can be of some help to you, I’ve tried to include as many resources as possible along with the suggestions, so you’ve been warned, I’m not joking when I call it the “ultimate” list, it’s long. I’ve tried to break it up into sections to make it easy to jump around and find what appeals to you, and you can always bookmark it and come back to it later…. More

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Home Educating While Abroad: A Beginner’s Guide

Homeschooling your children can be a daunting task, but doing it while traveling abroad? That can be downright scary at first thought. There is, of course, a lot to consider. You may want your children to have an immersive educational experience. Or, you may want to focus on art and music in Spain. Two months later, when you’re in Greece, you may want to them to learn about science. You might favor a schedule that balances out the curriculum in a more traditional way such as focusing a little on each subject per day. Whichever way you choose to create your homeschooling environment, here is a starter guide to help you navigate the waters…. More

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How to Pack Up Your Life and Hit the Road

The decision to live a nomadic life comes with the choice of what to do with all your stuff. It generally comes down to two options: get rid of everything, or downsize and rent out your home. Over the years we have tried both, as well as a third. Just keep some stuff. Below I will outline the method we used for each…and the outcomes…. More

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What Your Child Fears Most When He Comes Out To You

You think you know your child. And suddenly, when he comes out, the news can be such a surprise to you that your brain goes into denial mode. This news goes against the grain of the traditional life you’ve envisioned for your child, even before birth. How dare he interrupt your dream based on cis-gender roles and tell you, the parent, that he knows better about his future! Even if parents suspect their child is LGBTQ, it’s not always a relief to have your suspicions confirmed…. More

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Seeking suggestions from former hoarders

B. F. asks from Newark

We have a lot of stuff/clutter in our house, especially basement. It's hard for me to part with things because I change things around all over the place, always trying to find a more efficient way to do things. I will get an idea for a room and decide I want a _____. ...

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Does anyone out there hate their name?

B. F. asks from Newark

I'm talking legal name here. And the name you've gone by since birth. I have an unusual real name. I get compliments on my name from time to time, but I'm not really impressed. Other than that I get annoyed, sometimes more than others, when somebody asks me what i...

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Need suggestions on how to stand it

B. F. asks from Newark

This is kind of a bedroom matter and hopefully not TMI. IMyI r guy, like a lot of guys, gets to needing "release". Sometimes I think he wants to do "it" just for something to do. Having never been a guy myself, I can only try to imagine the need/want/urgency, and the...

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