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Should i switch schools?

J. B. asks from Rogers

My son is 6 years old and we are almost through the first semester of Kindergarten, we have had the roughest time it seems like. I mean I never had this much trouble in kindergarten or heard of another kid having it this rough. Ever since day 1 we have had notes sent...


What are your favorite holiday traditions?

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

I'd love to start holiday traditions that my kids will remember fondly. Right now, it's just Christmas tree/decorations and church. When I was growing up, it was the Hallmark Christmas movies (loved them!) but my 10-year old son isn't going to be into that (lol) and my...


remedies for lower back pain and IBS?

M. M. asks from Irvine

My husband, 33, tall, lean, was diagnosed with a bulging disk via mris, cat scan, xrays. He has tried injections, pt (seems to cause more pain), heat therapy, you name it. Feels some relief taking Motrin daily (which he doesn’t want to continue.) Also has severe low...


Minecraft on Android phone - server mode?

M. T. asks from Saint Paul

Hello, as I mentioned in another topic, I am considering allowing my 10 year old son to play Minecraft on my phone (Android) on a limited basis. However, one thing is that I do not want him to play on the server mode where he can encounter strangers. Is there a way to ...


Any moms of teens with epilepsy?

K. M. asks from West Hartford

Hi all, I would love to connect with other moms of teens who have epilepsy. I know no other parents of epileptic children unfortunately. My son is 15 1/2 and was just diagnosed this past June. I am struggling with him with excessive fatigue! He is on Depakote. Anyone? TI...


human body workings and sex - how much should 10 year old know?

M. T. asks from Saint Paul

I have a feeling that I shouldn't be worried or upset, but I am. My son (10 years old) checked out an encyclopedia on human body workings at the library - which I'm sure will include info on anatomy, genitals, and how a baby is made. I have a suspicion that is why he s...


How can I get my two-year-old to stop hitting??

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

My two-year-old son is highly verbal with lots of energy and is generally a pretty happy kid but we can’t get him to stop hitting and kicking everything and everyone. He hits me, his brother, the furniture, toys, etc. He’s very quick so these hits often catch me off ...


Make Sure to Enjoy Your Travels with These Tips

by Sienna Penfold

Traveling is one of the best things you can do in life. It gives you the time to relax, get out of your comfort zone, and meet amazing people. Whenever you have the chance to hit the road, make sure to use the opportunity. But traveling without a plan and directions can be stressful. Luckily, the internet is here to help with some excellent advice on smooth and relaxing trips…. More


Bullying is Handed Down From One Generation to the Next

by Kristy Pepping of Upparent

Bullying hurts. I was bullied as a child. So was my mom. And now, my daughter is living through her own trial with bullying. No doubt, our family has suffered from these experiences. But, we have also learned a lot. And that is the story I want to share with you now: the story of three strong women whose bullies could not keep them down, and who came out stronger and wiser on the other side…. More


Top Developmental Benefits to Getting Creative with Kids

In recent years, curriculum in schools across the country (and in other parts of the world) has shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math. There has been a very noticeable trend away from the arts and towards the general subjects, and, as a result, it is actually more important than ever that parents and caregivers try to supplement some of this at home…. More


For My Mother

I have learned that being a blogger means being authentic. Telling the world your story. A huge part of my story, is my mother.

Let’s go ALL the way back to the beginning. A young, single mother had a baby. There was a time in my life when I didn’t offer that information. I wondered what people would think about my mother or me if they found out that I was an unplanned baby. A baby born at the absolute wrong time to a mother who was still just a girl herself…. More


More advice about rekindling desire after kids

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

You ladies gave me really good advice when I recently posted about having a crush on another man. I don’t think the crush will go anywhere and I’m working through my feelings about it and taking a class from a different instructor. My problem is I still don’t feel ...


Getting crushes on other men while married

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

I’ve been married for 9 years and have two kids. We’ve had sex maybe 4-5 times in the last year and I half, since my second son was born. I don’t find myself that attracted to my husband anymore. I recently developed a huge crush on the guy who teaches my workout ...


Question about kid hair color

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Just wondering if anyone had a kid whose hair changed color as they got older, I.e. a blond kid who went dark brown. At what age did this happen? Just curious!


How should I handle a situation where a married man is giving me gifts?

J. M. asks from Ann Arbor

I'm looking for some friendly and unbiased advice. I have some neighbors who are married that I like a lot, and feel like they are my friends. I'm a divorced female and have lived across the street from them for 6 years. When I'm outside and see the neighbors I visit wit...


Son says he wishes he were dead

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

My 7-year-old son was being very aggressive towards his baby brother and I yelled at him and told him to go to his room. Later, I noticed that he had written "I wish I were dead" not thinking that I would see it. I told him I was very concerned and he said he feels like ...


Does weaning affect mood?

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Has anyone noticed changes in mood (either positive or negative) after weaning? I'm nursing my 15-month-old before bed and in the morning and I'm thinking about weaning, just wondering what to expect.


Any advice on dealing with the silent treatment from your partner?

L. M. asks from Ypsilanti

Good morning! Has anyone had their spouse of sig other give you the silent treatment after a fight, big or small, and how did you snap them out of it or change the way they handle things? My boyfriend who is 35, goes right into his "cave" anytime he is upset or overw...