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My 19 year old daughter in college is dating a girl.

J. R. asks from Little Rock

She’s always liked boys, she had a boyfriend when she went off to college and she has had crushes on boys in college but she is now telling me she is dating a girl. She shares an apartment with two girls that are gay and they have a relationship (they were also roommat...

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Seeking marriage relationship advice

C. L. asks from Pine

I don’t know if I want to continue my marriage. Novel below - thanks for reading and commenting. Background: 17 yrs married, together 21, live together, we are not separated and never have been. Teen boys. 1 dog. Not religious and not interested. We have both ...

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White noise or sound machines

M. G. asks from Portland

Hi everyone Do any of you or your kids use white noise or sound machines to go to sleep? Are they helpful for those who find it hard to just drift off? Thanks

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Replies to my work/SAHM post!

L. M. asks from Houston

Wish I could reply to every person who commented on my post. Thank you for the feedback!! Some of your feedback was hard to hear. I think that in my attempt to find a perfect balance, I am driving myself crazy when there will never be a perfect balance. Honestly, I c...

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How do you know when its time to stop working??

L. M. asks from Houston

I’ll start by saying that I don’t need to work. I work because I want the social interaction and love the money. I have a good job with a great company and make a good salary for what I do and I have great benefits. I’m not just working to pay daycare. I’m not pa...

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Frivolous dating-after-divorce question...what age range to target?

J. B. asks from Boston

Hi mamas - I'll preface this with the fact that this is a totally hypothetical question, I'm probably over-thinking things (ya think?) and that it would be a good problem to have...the TL;DR version is "how big of an age gap is too much?" My divorce was final on 12/24...

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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

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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

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College student away at school with appendicitis - what to do?

J. B. asks from Boston

So I just heard from one of my sons that my step-daughter, who goes to school in Montreal, is in the hospital with appendicitis and having surgery tomorrow. I just texted her to ask her to call me when she's up for a phone call so that I can get the details. Because I'm ...

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Coordinating kids' gifts with your ex

J. B. asks from Boston

For those still parenting with an ex, how do you coordinate holiday gifts? My ex and I have two adolescent children who still get Santa-style gifts - they don't literally believe, but they put together wish lists. When my ex and I were still a couple, we of course went t...

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My 9th grader is making me crazy in the morning / Uber question

J. B. asks from Boston

So...my 9th grade son is a monster in the morning. He simply will not get up on time. He takes medication for ADHD that can interfere with his sleep. It's an unfortunate but common side effect of almost all ADHD medication and he agrees that he needs the medication enoug...

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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

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our son 14 now has suffered from nausea for the past 5 years .

C. S. asks from Boston

he has had all the tests going and the doctors are no further forward . Thanks for all your replies. I was asking to see if anyone knew of another child with this one symptom of chronic nausea. He has had tests for ear imbalance(head MRI),full blood tests, H Pylori, coel...

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11 year old boy gaining a large amount of weight?

L. R. asks from Boston

I am getting a little concerned that my eleven-year-old boy is putting on too much weight through the mid-section. He was underweight during his first two years of life and the pediatricians kept encouraging me to increase his caloric intake, although he has always eate...