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ADHD and it's impact on us

O. L. asks from Long Beach

It doesn't feel good to know our son has significant issues with ADHD and learning disabilities. It all came to a head for me over the last week when I realized just HOW hard it is to keep up with the day-to-day demands when I am constantly fighting for academic services ...

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On Raising a Girl...



A woman whose name I never got and whose face I cannot remember though I can picture exactly where she was seated as the stylist blew out her said said “you will never regret it if you do, but you might if you don’t” The overheard topic was babies. Should I have one, specifically, should I have another baby. I longed for a third baby, just one more. Honestly, it was as if I could feel her little soul floating over my shoulder whispering in my right ear, “Well, I’m waiting.”… More

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Why You're Not Losing the Baby Weight



A healthy pregnancy includes weight gain, but once you’ve given birth, you’re ready to get your body back. Losing weight after having a baby isn’t always as easy as you want. Erratic schedules, continued cravings and poor energy from interrupted sleep can get in the way. You may feel like you’re doing everything right in choosing good, healthy foods and reducing portions, but you may actually be standing in the way of your progress…. More

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Son's wedding was wonderful

S. B. asks from Spring

I wanted to share with you wonderful ladies... My son got married Saturday! It was wonderful. Hubby and I were sitting and watching this amazing young man as he promised his life to his amazing new bride. Yes, I love her already!!! As I sat there I was remember...

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Teen boy advice

E. J. asks from Rancho Cucamonga

Hi moms! I have a 13 year old son & this year has been challenging to say the least. He is my first born so maybe it's normal maybe not. We moved cities so he had to start 8th grade at anew school! I know I was the meanest mom ever. He did well in school yet his attit...

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A Grand Shattering: After a Baby You Become a Whole New You



I have been thinking a lot lately about what Sarah Mangusa describes as “the grand shattering” that occurs when you become a mother. A disintegration of the self where the YOU you used to be is forever gone. I was thinking about this at a first birthday recently. The birthday boy’s mum was saying how the first year seems like an eternity. Somehow though it also goes so fast that you can’t quite believe that your newborn is suddenly a toddler. I got it completely. Sometimes I feel like the old me – the pre-mum me (the me I was only a year ago) is slipping through my fingers like a memory that I can’t quite grip onto. Her thoughts and feelings don’t seem like mine anymore, and sometimes I look at pictures and I can’t quite remember who I was in them…. More

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How to Hire – and Fire – a Nanny



Your child will likely spend a sizable amount of time with his or her nanny, and this person will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in your child’s upbringing, as well. So that pressure you’re feeling as you begin your search for the perfect companion and authority figure for your child? It’s totally natural. For expert advice to guide you through the hiring (and firing) process, we consulted Lindsay Bell, founder and president of Bell Family Company, a service that connects parents with nannies and babysitters…. More

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Getting wisdom teeth removed? - Thanks!

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

My daughter (adult) needs to get her wisdom teeth pulled. She doesn't have dental insurance and I guess it is a very expensive procedure. I have no real experience with this - I had mine done years ago when it was cheaper and I guess I must have had decent dental insura...

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ETAx2**Stay, leave, or some 3rd choice?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So, I hate my job - wait, let me clarify that: I hate where I work. I'm not particularly fond of my job anymore, but meh, who is? I've been trapped in this job due to circumstances outside my control for quite a few years. When I realized I could not work outside of th...

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ETA*Does a person ever walk away?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Our youngest son was adopted when he was just turned 4 from a EE country. We adopted him at the same time as two of his siblings (both older). I will call him Joe. Joe was left at the orphanage at a very young age and never knew his biomom. He was exposed prenatally t...

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