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Libraries Need Love, Too!

In this day and age of computers, electronic teaching toys, and educational DVDs, public libraries may seem too old-fashioned to be of use to parents of younger children. (Or even older children, as they no longer have to go to the library to do research.) I think that is far from the truth!… More

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Am I doing this right? Disciplining Spirited Child

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

My 3 year old is very spirited. She's a happy and sweet little child most of the time but when she doesn't get something that she wants, she'll SCREAM and try to hit. I tell her to go to her room until she's ready to calm down and she will. She'll be in there for a fe...

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Anyone have experience with an Herbst appliance?

A. P. asks from Cresco

My son is 12 and has an overbite in addition to crowded teeth. We have seen 2 orthodontists, one says he can fix it with braces and elastics, the other says an herbst appliance is necessary first. I'm completely clueless so any experience would be greatly appreciated!

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How to deal with moody daughter

C. T. asks from Red River

My tween daughter went from being a happy little girl to being an extremely sensitive and moody tween. It's amazing how much her personality has changed! She's often unhappy about something. She's often mad about something or frustrated. I know it is all the process of g...

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Learning a new langauge - SWH Added

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I find that in the morning when I am getting ready for work, I am spending about an hour or so in complete silence. Once in awhile, I will listen to the radio, but generally it is just me in a quiet house from the time I get up until I leave for work. It seems like "wa...

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Supplying your teens with alcohol

M. G. asks from Portland

Hi moms Was at a party the other night and a mom told me that she supplies her teen (16/17) with alcohol when he goes to parties. She gives him a set amount. Is this common in your experience? Thanks

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Add new dog to this busy home?

L. D. asks from Richmond

Hello! I’m a sahm to 4 kids aged 16,11,4,4 We live in a single family home with a fully fenced backyard We also have a cat and a dog (small breed) I collect houseplants In my spare time and play with the kids Lately, i have been wanting a second dog, actually u...

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i have a pain on my right side not constant pain

l. s. asks from Houston

i have a pain on my right side not constant pain but when i walk or press on my belly next to my belly button it hurts real bad and when i cough also feel weak and nauseated

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Go Ahead, Embarrass Your Kids and You Just Might Go Viral While Doing It!

by Wendy Gossett

It’s gone viral! People around the world have seen my simple video that portrays an embarrassing mom—me—dancing on the highway, in a blizzard! Because of a 20-car pile-up on Colorado’s I-25 outside of Denver, my two teenagers and I were stuck on the highway for almost five hours. My kids were livid, hungry, and desperately in need of a comfort station…. More

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Replies to my work/SAHM post!

L. M. asks from Houston

Wish I could reply to every person who commented on my post. Thank you for the feedback!! Some of your feedback was hard to hear. I think that in my attempt to find a perfect balance, I am driving myself crazy when there will never be a perfect balance. Honestly, I c...

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How do you know when its time to stop working??

L. M. asks from Houston

I’ll start by saying that I don’t need to work. I work because I want the social interaction and love the money. I have a good job with a great company and make a good salary for what I do and I have great benefits. I’m not just working to pay daycare. I’m not pa...

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teen who "had it all" killed herself and not sure what to tell my kids

A. T. asks from Houston

There were no signs and she seemed to have it all. She planned and completed a huge community service event over break, posted normally, and then ended her life. My kids don't know her but when we return home, the school is going to implement a program to prevent more s...