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Strange Pregnancy Question answers needed?

V. K. asks from Illinois City

I had my last period February 26th. I left for basic March 4th and ended up stopping my birth control pills to get on the Nexplanon april 3rd I think. I got out of basic due to an injury on June 12. And i had protected sex the end of June. Condom and my nexplanon. Then e...

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Should I cancel my sons first birthday party?

M. B. asks from Columbus

he’s been to the doctor and the doctor said it may be his teeth or a viral bug. He has thrown up the last couple days but has no fever. We have friends with older kids coming but they will mostly be outside playing. What should I do? It’s supposed to be tomorrow.

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Acupuncture for Kids?

Let me just start by answering my own question…a resounding YES! Acupuncture for children has a long, rich history beginning in China and (insert excited emoji here), it’s gaining popularity in the States!… More

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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette, Sticky situation from previous question

s. L. asks from Arvada

See my last question for more details on the continuing saga of my husband's niece and her fiance. Anyway, my dd was left out of the wedding party for her cousin's wedding but just today, we received an invitation to the rehearsal dinner....none of us are in the wedding...

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What is our favorite thing to cook in you Instant Pot or Air Fryer?

H. M. asks from Midlothian

My son does competition trampoline and tumbling and is at the gym still late everyday during the week if he's not working out he coaching. He does not drive so I need ideas of things that are fast to cook. I use my crock pot a lot and this weekend it stopped working. W...

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how to prepare for long term care of family member?

E. B. asks from Denver

So those of you who have read my previous posts know that our adult daughter is medically disabled, receives SSI, cannot work or attend school. She is not cognitively or intellectually disabled, nor is she mobility-impaired. She has multiple medical diagnoses and s...

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The Lessons I Learned from Childhood Help Me Promote Civil Rights As an Adult

by Robbin Miller

I recently published my first chapter book for children, A Girl’s Dream to Play Little League Baseball with Boys The themes of my memoir are grit, persistence, and tenacity in achieving your goals despite the boos, jeers, and name calling that can happen to you on your life’s journey. I overcame those obstacles by believing I was doing the right thing in playing little league with boys when it was the first year that girls were legally allowed to play: 1975. I thank my parents and my brother for being my greatest cheerleaders in seeing me cross the sidelines to play little league with boys…. More

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I want to know how other moms out here would feel about this.

Z. K. asks from Jefferson City

Im 19 years and in college and want to move in with my 21 year old boyfriend who is in the same college as I am in. I lied to my parents that I needed 2000 cedis that's 363.60 dollars in Ghana to rent an apartment for 8 months as my academic year, while the actual the a...

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What is ADHD?

“ADHD, the energy to do anything. The focus to accomplish nothing.”

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic medical condition which often begins in childhood and continues into adulthood. It is thought to affect 3–9% of school-age children and young people and about 2% of adults worldwide…. More

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Anyone use klonopin for anxiety/panic attacks

r. u. asks from South Weymouth

So, I have suffered anxiety my entire life. I think I was born scared. Lol. I never knew what it was. But when I gave birth I got hit with insane panic attacks one after another. Unable to eat sleep anything. I literally thought I had lost my mind. I was put on Paxil. On...

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Contact lens issue - son not sure if one is in or not (seriously!)

J. B. asks from Boston

The short version is...can you tell by looking at an eye whether or not a contact lens is in there? What am I looking for? So...one of my kids is new to contacts and naturally, the eye doctor is closed tomorrow for the holiday. Yesterday (Tuesday night) he went to tak...

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Teenage weekend away with SO and family?

J. B. asks from Boston

What are your thoughts on whether or not you would be (or are) OK with your teenager going away overnight with a boyfriend/girlfriend and his/her family? My 15yo son is dating a girl whose parents each have vacation properties. Mom's is about an hour away and is a place ...

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Extreme food preferences in teens - how much to ignore?

J. B. asks from Boston

Have any of you moms of older kids had teenagers whose food choices were extreme or limited? I've never been one to make food a battle ground in my house. My kids for the most part have different palates and cycle through preferences like everyone does, but we make it wo...

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Frivolous dating-after-divorce question...what age range to target?

J. B. asks from Boston

Hi mamas - I'll preface this with the fact that this is a totally hypothetical question, I'm probably over-thinking things (ya think?) and that it would be a good problem to have...the TL;DR version is "how big of an age gap is too much?" My divorce was final on 12/24...

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College student away at school with appendicitis - what to do?

J. B. asks from Boston

So I just heard from one of my sons that my step-daughter, who goes to school in Montreal, is in the hospital with appendicitis and having surgery tomorrow. I just texted her to ask her to call me when she's up for a phone call so that I can get the details. Because I'm ...

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Coordinating kids' gifts with your ex

J. B. asks from Boston

For those still parenting with an ex, how do you coordinate holiday gifts? My ex and I have two adolescent children who still get Santa-style gifts - they don't literally believe, but they put together wish lists. When my ex and I were still a couple, we of course went t...