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What is our favorite thing to cook in you Instant Pot or Air Fryer?

H. M. asks from Midlothian

My son does competition trampoline and tumbling and is at the gym still late everyday during the week if he's not working out he coaching. He does not drive so I need ideas of things that are fast to cook. I use my crock pot a lot and this weekend it stopped working. W...


how to prepare for long term care of family member?

E. B. asks from Denver

So those of you who have read my previous posts know that our adult daughter is medically disabled, receives SSI, cannot work or attend school. She is not cognitively or intellectually disabled, nor is she mobility-impaired. She has multiple medical diagnoses and s...


The Lessons I Learned from Childhood Help Me Promote Civil Rights As an Adult

by Robbin Miller

I recently published my first chapter book for children, A Girl’s Dream to Play Little League Baseball with Boys The themes of my memoir are grit, persistence, and tenacity in achieving your goals despite the boos, jeers, and name calling that can happen to you on your life’s journey. I overcame those obstacles by believing I was doing the right thing in playing little league with boys when it was the first year that girls were legally allowed to play: 1975. I thank my parents and my brother for being my greatest cheerleaders in seeing me cross the sidelines to play little league with boys…. More


I want to know how other moms out here would feel about this.

Z. K. asks from Jefferson City

Im 19 years and in college and want to move in with my 21 year old boyfriend who is in the same college as I am in. I lied to my parents that I needed 2000 cedis that's 363.60 dollars in Ghana to rent an apartment for 8 months as my academic year, while the actual the a...


What resources are there?

T. D. asks from New York

I have posted before about the toxic relationship I am in. But it has not gotten any better. My husband has started to say things to the kids that concern me. He actually told our 9 year old that he was going to leave him in foster care. and in another conversation he st...


21 month old fights sleep like none other

K. K. asks from San Antonio

My husband and I both work in the service industry so early bedtimes aren't always an option seeing as how we currently only have one car, working opposite shifts so when he works nights i drop him off and pick him up meaning when it's time to go i have to get little one...


What is ADHD?

“ADHD, the energy to do anything. The focus to accomplish nothing.”

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic medical condition which often begins in childhood and continues into adulthood. It is thought to affect 3–9% of school-age children and young people and about 2% of adults worldwide…. More


Sweet SnapChat Sixteen

by Lynn Zakeri, LCSW

My son turned 16 this month.

I knew going into this year he was not a Sweet 16 Party kind of guy. My son is laid back, low-key, chill, and avoids drama at all costs. That is why his agreeing to host a birthday party of 18 boys was a surprise to me…. More


Present for mother's 80th

J. g. asks from Chicago

My mom is turning 80 in August. We had wanted to throw her a party but she decided she just wanted something small at her house. My folks are in good health (save for being a little more forgetful and annoying.) She's been on me for years to bring the kids to Florida ...


Does my daughter need a helmet for long bike rides?

B. T. asks from Arlington Heights

I relatively new mom, 21 years of age, and I have a 6 year old daughter. My daughter learned how to ride a bike last year and she stopped wearing a helmet this year. I’m wondering if she needs a helmet on long bike rides? She doesn’t need one when she is riding her b...


Can tippytoe walking cause issues?

S. M. asks from Chicago

My 9 year old daughter almost exclusively walks on her tiptoes when she’s barefoot. I don’t think it’s causing a problem now per se but don’t want issues in the future. I will bring it up at her next doctor’s appointment but just thought I’d throw it out here...


How to fire nanny because of language barrier?

C. E. asks from Deerfield

I hired our nanny about 5 months ago and am struggling with how to let her go. She speaks Spanish and very little to no English at all. I knew that she didn’t speak English well when I hired her but she said she was eager to learn and wanted to nanny in an English spea...


Kitchen remodel derailed by bad appraisal

S. M. asks from Chicago

***ADDITIONAL INFO BELOW*** My husband and I decided to finally remodel our outdated kitchen. Our plan was to do a total kitchen remodel which is very pricey so we applied for a loan. Prior to applying for the loan my sister-in-law (who is a realtor) did a market ana...


Moisturizer or Not for teen acne??

N. R. asks from Chicago

My teenager has mild to moderate acne. Top rated dermatologists had lengthy wait lists so friends recommended we go to our pediatrician. Peds office says they are well-versed dealing with this, as I'm sure they are. But, our doc (after recommending OTC Clearasil and Diff...