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How Important is a Growth Chart?



Healthcare professionals are concerned with growth. Height, weight gain and head circumference – which indicates brain development – change tremendously in the first 3 years of life. A child’s growth chart help your pediatrician get an idea if your child’s changes are healthy and on track…. More

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How to discuss grandma's cancer with kids

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My daughter's 5 and my son is 2.5. Obviously, my son is too young to understand anything, so I guess this question is more for my daughter. My mom was diagnosed with cancer last June. She had surgery and underwent some chemo, but not for the recommended period. She...

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Cervicitis inflammation diagnosis

b. A. asks from Valdosta

I have been trying to seek information about this on different forums that are related to women's health. Three months ago I was diagnosed with trich and was given the proper medicine for it and the symptoms cleared. I was still having lower cramps, and so I decided to g...

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Feeling stuck ...

B. W. asks from Stockbridge

Dear all, I feel struck in this moment of my life, I have arrived at a crossroads and I don’t know where to go from here. I am 32 and have a 6 yo boy. My marriage is nothing I expected to be. We have been married for almost 6 years now, but together for 10 years. My d...

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I’ll Be Watching The Eclipse From My Couch



Unless you live in another solar system, you have heard that there is going to be a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. All of North America will be able to witness this epic event. People in the path of totality will see one of nature’s most awesome sights, a total solar eclipse. This is where the moon completely blocks out the sun, for a couple of minutes…. More

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To My Daughter on Her First Day of Kindergarten



Kiddo,

Your world has gotten so much bigger today. Just last week, you had no idea what to expect. You were nervous and your dad and I could tell. You found lots of creative and smart ways to embrace the unknown. Your big sister/little sister games suddenly became all about school, and you drew tons of pictures about school. It helped that your favorite animal is also the school mascot. But, we could see the worry was wearing on you. You had trouble sleeping every night for a week. You got a few stomach aches that week, which we have come to expect when things are bothering you. And, just yesterday, you had your first migraine…. More

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How to Choose a Preschool

by Pam Martin of "Mamapedia"



It’s hard to believe it happened so fast, but your baby is old enough for preschool. How do you know which school is best for your family? What should you look for when selecting a preschool? Obviously, cost is a consideration, but there are other concerns. After you’ve done your research into reviews and gather references from friends and family, schedule a visit to the facilities and check out these factors. As a starting point, Nekeshia Hammond, Psy. D., encourages parents to look for consistency in the ratings of the school found in reviews and references…. More

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Is anyone an Uber driver

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

My husband and I are thinking about doing some driving for Uber. There is a huge need for it in our area (right now there are none) and we are looking to make some extra money. I am just curious what other's experiences have been - good or bad. We have one vehicle tha...

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Stepfamily issues..this is a long one

S. T. asks from New York

I am a 50 year old woman. My parents had me when they were teenagers then divorced in their early 20’s. I have always been a carbon copy of my mother, who is a hard-working, get the job done type. We lived on welfare and in low income housing. My mother worked very har...

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Yu-gi-oh cards and 18 yr old

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Our son will be 18 in 2 weeks. He has fetal alcohol syndrome, mild developmentally delayed, severe ADHD combined type, schizophrenia, and is on the spectrum (PDD-NOS and pragmatic language disorder). He cannot make friends - literally. He does not have the ability to ...

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Car rental damage

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Just curious what other folks experienced. Recently attended my brother's wedding out of state. My brother had/has a rental car. One of the guests drove across country in their own vehicle. The guest, while backing out of the driveway at the rental house, hits brothe...

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