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Feeling fed up with a friend...advice?

E. S. asks from Beverly Hills

Hi, all! I have a question for you all. I am incredibly fed up with a friend of mine. Let's call her D. We are both in our early 20's. I have been friends with D since high school. We became close in the past 3-3.5 years. We've had our problems like any friends have t...

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Daughter and tampon troubles...advice?

L. K. asks from Franklin Lakes

Hi, all! I posted here yesterday about how my daughter started her period on Monday. It's going well so far, but I have a concern. My girl Claire is joining the track after school club come the beginning of March. She also is big on swimming at the local Y. She came t...

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How do I get my daughter to wear wrist gaurds while rollerblading?

J. P. asks from Hawaiian Gardens

How do I get my 13 year old daughter to wear her wrist guards while rollerblading? I require my daughter to wear wrist guards while rollerblading since I broke my wrist rollerblading last fall. That’s all I require her to wear since she’s been rollerblading for years...

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Dentist really pushing orthodontist appt

M. B. asks from New York

My ten year old goes to a dentist that we really liked. The last two visits, however, they're really pushing us to make an appointment with an orthodontist. I've had braces as a kid, and they were fine, I guess, but I don't want them for my child. Her teeth are healthy a...

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Comforting daughter about first period...advice?

L. K. asks from Franklin Lakes

Hi, all! I have always been a lurker on Mamapedia. I decided to make an account to ask this question. I have 3 kids and my question pertains to my oldest daughter. She just turned 12 in December and is in 6th grade. She's an incredibly sweet, kind, loving girl. But so...

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By Letting Him Fail, He Truly Succeeded

by Pri Walker

I let my kid fail.

I’m a horrible parent right? Because who doesn’t want their child to succeed?

This started when my son decided he didn’t want to practice for his new belt test for karate. And with that laziness, had the attitude to match it. It was a rough start to what I hoping to successful school year. I was already defeated…. More

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Our Children Are Not Us

When I started as an undergraduate, I was determined to tackle the field of medicine. After realizing there was little space in my heart for biology, I decided to change my major. Being my bold self, I did not tell my mother until the deed was done. Eventually we got around to having the conversation, and after a bit of reluctance, she grew to accept my choice to go into a field that offered much less money. (Much less.) That was not the story for some classmates. During an activity, a classmate disclosed that he only majored in biology because his father told him he had to. His father was a doctor and wanted him to become one too. Considering my classmate’s love for art, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I had heard. How could anyone force a child to choose between a passion and a namesake?… More

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Happy New Year, here’s the resolution you never wanted.

by OC Real Mom

The year started off just fine, super fun actually, but then my body decided to give me a resolution I never wanted, another dietary challenge.

If you know anything about me, you know I eat gluten and dairy free. If you are new to my world, I’ve been gluten-free for almost seven years, and dairy free for about one…. 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...

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What should I do?

A. D. asks from Katy

My husband has been going on drinking binges since our son was born. Our son is barely 3 months now. The first day back from the hospital he drove to pick up his mother to see the baby (she doesn’t have a vehicle) and they both got drunk that night. He then continuousl...

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In laws outdoing everyone on gifts

K. W. asks from Houston

My in laws are out giving everyone else combined. They like to give the coolest gifts. My parents feel awful because their heartfelt gifts just don’t compare. My husband and I (mom and dad) feel awful because we already know we can’t afford any gifts this Christma...