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I just want to understand what is going on

S. R. asks from Albany

My daughter of 17 months is with me the whole week .Week end we spend time with my in laws. When she sees them she won’t look at me. She will behave as i am not her mother. If i hold her she will cry. I just don’t understand . She will look at me as i did something....


Lucky Bamboo help! Yellow Leaves

L. S. asks from Morrisville

I have had my lucky bamboo plant for 3 years. It has not only survived several moves but it also grown beautifully. It is twice the height it was when I first bought it. However recently I noticed the leaves drooping. They don't feel as hearty as before. Then, last n...


What can I do about my 25 yr old daughter causing nothing but drama?

T. C. asks from New Carlisle

My 25 yr old daughter does nothing, but cause drama in the family. My husband and I and the other grandma got guardianship of her child in Dec. 2014 when he was 9 months old. She has had 3 1/2 years to get her act together and she has done NOTHING even though it was ord...


What do I get my daughters boyfriend for Christmas??

C. A. asks from Livermore

My daughters boyfriend is coming home for Christmas. He is 18, a hockey player, and currently doing a semester in Boston. He is not fussy about gifts but still i’m stumped! Any suggestions are appreciated :)


Did you have a Mirena headache?

B. C. asks from Minneapolis

Sorry if this question is redundant. I know there are a lot of previous posts about Mirena but none that I saw that spoke specifically to headaches. I had the Mirena put in yesterday. All went well. Cramping has been uncomfortable but manageable, but the headache ...


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...


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


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


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...


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...


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


Husband hates our dog

Z. R. asks from Houston

We are new dog parents, our new dog has only been with us for 11 days. It turns out my husband is now saying he doesn't want a dog and he only agreed because the kids and I wanted one. He complains about everything, if the dog licks him he is grossed out, he won't even p...


Removing Resolve foam carpet cleaner from carpet

L. E. asks from Houston

My newborn had an accident on the carpet in her nursery. Without thinking, I cleaned the carpet with Resolve foam carpet cleaner. Now I’m reading a bunch of things regarding the dangers of DIY carpet cleaners. Does anyone know how I can remove the Resolve from the carp...


Should I worry and why am I taking it so hard?

G. V. asks from Houston

My 20yr old daughter broke up about a month ago with her boyfriend of 2 years. He is of the same age and is a wonderful young man, polite, brilliant future, a gentleman, funny, from a very good and close knit family and treated her like fine crystal. Very handsome as w...