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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...


Ideas to help mom SWH ADDED

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

After a terrible and long (years) fight, my dad passed away early this morning. It is truly a blessing for him to not have to spend one more day like he was. This was a death that we really have been prepared for - in fact it's unbelievable that he made it as long as h...


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


Has any "regular lay person" successfully used a waiver?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I am in the process of rolling over an IRA to my work retirement since our work recently started offering that. One of the attorneys is also the Plan Administrator for our office. I self-drew the funds 58 days ago, rather than doing a direct roll-over (we had our reaso...


Speaking of Thanksgiving . . .

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

For the first time in a very long time, I am doing a little Thanksgiving meal at my house. Normally, I go to the nursing home and eat with my dad and hubby takes the kids (well, we are down to one, now) to his Brother/SIL for their gathering 3 hrs away. This year, hubb...


Curious as to what you would do? ***SWH

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So our son who is 19 can vote this year. He is mildly delayed and has schizophrenia (along with being on the Spectrum and other issues), which really affects his ability to be in "reality" with many things. We decided not to assume guardianship of him for several diffe...


How early is too early SWH ADDED

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I'll be the first to admit that Halloween isn't my "jam." This year, the businesses in town are doing a little Halloween walk from 3:00 - 5:30. Basically you can go into any business that has the sign on their door stating they are participating during those hours and ...


Your experience with a diaper bag ?? pleasee

M. G. asks from New York

I'm due to have my first baby in a month! I never really had a diaper bag . I just want to know what's good out there :) 1.When do you take it with you and where do you use it ? 2.What are the plus and minus in the diaper bags ? 3.How does the bag help you and what p...


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