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Your Fun Days Are Killing Me!



We’ve all seen the hilariously funny videos about going to the beach before kids versus going to the beach after kids. The carefree days of grabbing a towel and sunglasses are replaced with schleping a bag of sand toys, water toys, snacks and what feels like enough stuff to camp out for days on end. So as I’m reflecting on my “fun day” at the beach with my daughter, I can’t help but envision myself starring in those videos…. More

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PCOS, Mirena, Keto and stopped Metformin

R. K. asks from Richmond

I'm 33 yrs old (5.1", 166 lbs), was diagnosed with pcos when I was 20. Started metformin in 2009, married in 2010 and was able to conceive without any difficulty. Lost 40lbs in 2009 after taking metformin and working out. Had 2nd child in aug 2015, got mirena in oct 2015....

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Tips to treat eczema

S. M. asks from Chicago

Hello, does anyone have any suggestions for treating eczema? My 6 year old daughter would get patches here and there so her pediatrician prescribed an ointment that worked well but my son has developed it this summer and nothing seems to be helping. He has it all over his...

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Baby got extra vaccines?

Z. B. asks from Kingston

New member and new mom. My baby is 4 months old and was born emergency section. Because of this, my birth experience is a blur. We were just looking at vaccine history and were surprised to see that there was an order for Hepatitis B vaccine at 2 weeks old. That is usuall...

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Dear Mama, You've Got This



My Dearest Mama,

I see you over there. You’re walking around as if the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Mentally, it may very well be. Your family is your world and you navigate the ins and outs each and every day. I’m here to remind you, you’ve got this…. More

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How to Combat the Back-To-School Blues



It’s the end of summer and school is looming. Some kids will be excited to see their friends or even start a new school. Others will be glad to be amongst their peers again, especially if their summers left them a little bored. But for some children, especially those who might be a little introverted or shy, the start of the school year is fraught with uncertainty, fear and sometimes even depression. Lorraine Turner, a retired grade school teacher in Southern California with one son in high school and another in college, offers tips on how to quash those BTS blues…. More

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5 Surprising Postpartum Facts



You’ve probably done a fair amount of internet searches throughout your pregnancy, and there’s no doubt that the questions and curiosity will continue after you’ve given birth and in the years that follow. While many articles outline the basics of what you can expect postpartum, we dived a little deeper to relay lesser-known mental, emotional, and bodily changes you may be surprised to experience after delivering your baby…. More

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Yu-gi-oh cards and 18 yr old

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Our son will be 18 in 2 weeks. He has fetal alcohol syndrome, mild developmentally delayed, severe ADHD combined type, schizophrenia, and is on the spectrum (PDD-NOS and pragmatic language disorder). He cannot make friends - literally. He does not have the ability to s...

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Car rental damage

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Just curious what other folks experienced. Recently attended my brother's wedding out of state. My brother had/has a rental car. One of the guests drove across country in their own vehicle. The guest, while backing out of the driveway at the rental house, hits brother...

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Flying with relatives

B. E. asks from New York

My 10-year old son is going to be flying with my stepmother down to my father's house without me. I haven't checked with the airline yet but does anyone know if anything is needed like a letter from me OK-ing the trip since she is not the primary guardian? They share th...

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