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Pregnant? Or some other condition?

T. J. asks from Fort Worth

Hi all, I'm 22 years old, and a few hours ago, my boyfriend and I found out that we might be expecting after taking three HPTs that all came back positive with very dark lines on all three (2 clearblue and one dollar brand). We're not sure how far along I am, but would li...

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Mother's Day plans

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My family typically did brunch with my mom. My only sister lives out of state and my inlaws lived out of the country so it was always just my husband, my kids, my mom, and me. Recently, my inlaws moved back and I was thinking of inviting them for brunch with my family a...

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Ten



The double-digits age is finally here for my only child—my son—and as it settles, I am forced to welcome it like a permanent guest in my home, wreaking turbulence in my predictable day-to-day. There is a distinct politeness to this permanent house guest that no parent ever misses. It makes sure you are slowly acquainted to it even before its official arrival. As a mother, I have seen its shadow peeking every so often in the past six months. At first I was in denial of it but the more I recognized it, the stronger I fought knowing full well this is a futile battle…. More

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Blog Series: Is It Normal?



I’ve come to realize that a LOT of parenting centers around one question: “Is it normal?” What I mean here is that I constantly find myself asking this question (to the pediatrician, the nanny, my mom friends, my mom…), either in relation to something happening with Flynn or my postpartum journey. As parents, we desire constant reassurance that whatever hiccups we’re facing are indeed NORMAL and expected, but I’m also realizing that this is a relative term. Maybe the only thing that’s “normal” is freaking out on a regular basis…. More

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Obsessed with friends

V. D. asks from Fort Lauderdale

My13-yo daughter is obsessed with her friends. I can't complain, they are a great group of 13/14 yo girls who are kind and supportive to each other. Rare, I know. Right now my daughter is in 8 th grade while her 5 closest friends [the squad] are in high school a...

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Real Birth Stories: My 31 Week C-Section



If you are anything like me, you have likely read about a kazillion birth stories since the moment you found out you were pregnant for the first time. I have read everything from accidental unassisted homebirths to hospital horror stories; from beautiful water births to straightforward c-sections. I don’t know that I have read many details about preterm c-sections…. More

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Ever done a yard sale?

B. E. asks from New York

My son recently went through many of his old toys and we have a TON to get rid of. Most are in pretty good shape - a few things are practically brand new. I also have some household items that could be sold or donated away. If you've done a yard or garage sale in the pa...

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SWH**Could you not eat out for a year?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I am toying with the idea of trying a "not eating out for a year" plan. Mostly to save money, but partially to see if we could actually make a life change like this. I think that if we put the money that we normally spend eating out in a savings account, we would have e...

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Pedi Partial Information??

A. M. asks from New York

What is a pedi partial exactly? Is it safe for a three year old? Does anyone have any experiences with a pedi partial for their toddler and what age did your little one get it? Also, how does it work? I've been researching a lot but I would appreciate some real life situa...

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