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Sudden Behavior Changes

A. B. asks from Burnsville

This started suddenly, he can't be out of my sight, don't want to leave home, with or w/out me, can't play or do any activity for even 5 minutes before he's calling for my attention. Interrupts constantly and deliberately disobeying. All of this is a complete 180 from his...

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Contacting my dad's side of the family

A. C. asks from Lebanon

Hi ladies! Quick update: still working on things with hubs. He has been trying to balance his work schedule to allow me time for other stuff. I still find myself doing most of the chores, but that's how it goes. If I really let the dishes pile up he will do them. I did or...

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The social life of 10 year old boys

G. . asks from Springfield

I'm just wondering how normal this is ... Our son recently had a friend over, and my husband said it looked like the friend was always getting his way and our son was giving in too much. I have noticed a few times our son trying too hard. On the flip side, I've seen ...

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Handling something with grace.

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I'm just heartbroken. I have 6 kids but only 1 grandbaby, who is the absolute joy of my life. My daughter left her husband when the baby was only 5 months old - she came home from work in the middle of the night because of a power outage (was worried about her frozen br...

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I'm Down a Jeans Size



For a forty-something mother is there anything more gratifying than that announcement? I envision myself as Julie Andrews, singing the news from the Alps, which is more accurate than you can imagine because Andrews is clearly singing to the mountains alone. No one is listening. And no one wanted to listen when I heralded my big news. My hubris was quickly met with an equal amount of pragmatism. I would need to go to the mall and try on jeans…. More

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Kids Dha vitamins

L. H. asks from Livonia

Has anyone found a DHA vitamin your kids like? Looking for a good brand that isn't super expensive yet doesn't have all the other negative additives and artificial flavors? Or any multivitamin as well? TIA

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The Irony of Language



It started in my basement.

Each stuffed animal would sit on top of the ping pong table waiting to find out if they passed the spelling quiz. Beary could never spell “Because” correctly and would have to stay after school to get some more help. Words were never his thing. Luckily for him – they were mine…. More

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Pregnancy Beauty: Five Best Foods for Your Skin



With all the hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy, your skin, as the body’s largest organ, is the one that shows the most obvious changes. That “pregnancy glow” doesn’t always come automatically, but there are foods that you can indulge in to nourish yourself, your new baby and your skin. Dr. Jeannette Graf, Director of Dermatology at Omni Aesthetic MD, in New York City, has some tips for moms-to-be…. More

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Bloody stool and cramping

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

We are waiting for test results, but I am just wondering if anyone else has been through this. On Thursday night about an hour after bed, I started having terrible stomach cramps. We were just discussing this flu that is going around our area, and I thought "oh crud, he...

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Question about coupons

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Chacha mom mentioned in one of my posts that I should have used my Mamapedia resources because she had a Tieks coupon she would have shared (which, THANK YOU - that was really, really nice of you!) It got me to thinking . . . I know there are website with coupons like R...

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Essential oils - help?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So I just received a cool mist diffuser for my office, which is meant for me to put essential oils into. I am super excited about this, but I am struggling with the whole essential oils purchase. Does it matter if you use "good oil" or is there no such thing - since I a...

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Don't people hire sitters anymore? **SWH

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So my husband and I decided to go out for dinner over the weekend. We live in a somewhat rural area, so right where we live, we don't have much for dining out options. We also don't eat out much because it is kind of a hassle to drive to the next town over and with spec...

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Good weekend activities for 3 young kids

S. E. asks from New York

I'm looking for activities to do with my kids (3, 5,6) on the weekends. We are in a habit of going to the mall, driving here and there and generally have a good time but I'd like to begin to do stuff that might be a little more adventurous and fulfilling as well. I'm ...

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