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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...

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Baby has fever, excessive gas and refusing to eat, help!

T. R. asks from Peoria

I am a first time mom. My daughter is 7.5 months old. She was born with a birth defect which has since been surgically repaired. She had a Congentital Diaphragmatic Hernia which was repaired when she was 1 day old and she was released from NICU at 17 days old. She has no...

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Keep or fire the babysitter?

K. L. asks from Carlsbad

My son is four months old and I recently went back to work (literally 4 days ago). We used the same babysitter that babysat our now 5 years old girl. The babysitter is a family friend who is in her late 50’s, doesn’t have a grand kid yet, and is only babysitting my s...

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My 19 year old daughter in college is dating a girl.

J. R. asks from Little Rock

She’s always liked boys, she had a boyfriend when she went off to college and she has had crushes on boys in college but she is now telling me she is dating a girl. She shares an apartment with two girls that are gay and they have a relationship (they were also roommat...

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Seeking marriage relationship advice

C. L. asks from Pine

I don’t know if I want to continue my marriage. Novel below - thanks for reading and commenting. Background: 17 yrs married, together 21, live together, we are not separated and never have been. Teen boys. 1 dog. Not religious and not interested. We have both ...

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What is your go to digestive upset remedy?

T. D. asks from New York

Feeling bloated, a wee bit constipated and looking for a natural remedy. What is your go to remedy for when your gut is feeling off and you want to get it back on track? I would also like to drop a few lbs.. But eating healthy and exercise have failed me in the past so...

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Crafty/creative folks - I need help :) **Edit

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So for the last 11 years, I've been a remote employee. We are moving shortly and I will be working in office starting next month. My husband gets up before me (he currently commutes an hr each way to his job) and makes the coffee and leaves me a decorated post-it note ...

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Shipping something extremely fragile

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

It is time to pass along my grandmother's dowry china to my oldest daughter. The problem is she lives across the country - literally. I can't think of an opportunity for me to drive it to her or for her to drive it to me that would work. Ideas of how to ship it safely...

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Smart watch question or thoughts?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So hubby and I traditionally do not exchange Christmas or birthday gifts anymore. Sometimes we will buy something we want/need around the holidays and call it a "gift" to ourselves and sometimes not. For birthdays, hubby gets his favorite dinner at home and for mine, w...

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Would you have these 4 baby-teeth extracted?

T. H. asks from New York

Morning! I have a 10 yr old daughter who is on a 3yr orthodontic plan. She's been wearing her braces for about 16 months now with 14 more to go. She has 4 adult teeth sitting in her gums that don't want to budge. I'm honestly in no hurry and neither is she. But for...

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Cremains issue . . . SWH

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I'm just wondering other's thoughts on this - I'm grieving for my dad's loss and haven't slept hardly at all between staying with him until the end, making the arrangements, taking care of my mom, etc. Mostly I'm checking in to make sure that this seems "fair"? So my...

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Ideas to help mom SWH ADDED

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

After a terrible and long (years) fight, my dad passed away early this morning. It is truly a blessing for him to not have to spend one more day like he was. This was a death that we really have been prepared for - in fact it's unbelievable that he made it as long as h...

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A Day That Ended With The Christmas Tree In The Yard

I have been married for 15 GLORIOUS years. My spouse, like most husbands, does not especially enjoy honey do lists. For years I have talked about outdoor holiday lighting. I see to the indoor decorations, but outside stays mostly unimpressive. We live in a neighborhood where many families let their Christmas cheer spill over into their yards. I love driving through the streets at night and beholding the wonderment of every lit up home…. More

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That Time I Left Youth Football In An Ambulance

by Tonja Bell of "Bell on Heels"

I love football. So when my son begged to play rec league three years ago, I was beyond thrilled. I am just Jonathan’s mom on the sidelines. I probably have a reputation for being overzealous where my kids are concerned. My middle school band son said that I am no longer allowed to dance beside the brass section at the football games when he performs…. More

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I Was Lost in the Laundry. Did Anyone Even Notice I Was Gone?

I was watching a daily news program during my morning 15 Minutes of Silence.

If you mamas out there don’t practice this habit, trust me, you need this. Start your day, before the kiddos wake up and the chaos ensues, with at least 15 minutes of only you, your fav coffee mug and whatever you fancy: Candy Crush, The Today Show, Facebook, planner planning, bible journaling, staring off into space, dreaming of going back to bed in 15 hours. Whatevs. You choose. And because wine is frowned upon in the mornings, this really is the next best thing. It is so good for the soul and for your AM ‘mom mood’…. More