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has anyone heard about contaminated leaf lettuce?

C. G. asks from Lakeside Marblehead

My husband and I have been buying leaf lettuce, and started to get lose bowels after eating it. Rumor has it that it's caused by contaminated ground water used for irrigation. We had been getting it in a plastic container with a lid. Now we got some from W-Mart in a b...


Can anyone explain the lettuce recall?

E. B. asks from Aiea

So apparently, the Centers For Disease Control is advising that no one consume any Romaine lettuce at all. What I don't understand: what's different about Romaine? Why not green or red leaf lettuce, or iceberg? Is it something biologic in Romaine, or is all Romai...


6th grader, Birthday dilemma, not inviting a friend

S. J. asks from Des Moines

My younger dd had a slumber party for her birthday a few months back. She did not invite one of her good friend who goes to a different school now (and because of that they don't see each other as much anymore). The main reason she did not invite her is because she gets...


Moving to a bigger house - cleaning question

A. S. asks from San Mateo

I’ve been posting about our move from CA to VA this coming June 2019. We are super excited and have been big plans to purchase a newer/bigger home when we get there. We currently live in in a 1300 sq. Ft. House in the Bay Area, 3 bdrms, 2 ba. So it’s small. We pay $1...


Have you used a non-phone GPS tracker?

M. D. asks from Pittsburgh

Fanged's question reminded me of one that I have. I've been searching for a tracker for an elderly family member who likes to take a daily walk. She has Alzheimer's. She hasn't gotten lost yet, but we are worried. At the same time, we don't want to limit her walking ...


Can you recommend a good phone tracking app?

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens

Looking for something where I can locate a phone in real time. Hubs and I want this for the four of us. So we can track a kid say moving through a carnival, or walking though the woods. Any good apps? The more precise the app the better


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...


Update on the job situation

T. D. asks from New York

They wanted to hire me before I even had the interview. Things went well. and I start the end of the month!! My question? Could you keep me in your thoughts as I have not had a real job since 2009!!! I am nervous and excited.


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


Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness

by Leslie J. Davis

Sometimes I feel guilty when people complain about how busy they are, like we’re getting away with something scandalous. Maybe we are…? When it comes to being busy, our family is definitely not keeping up with the Joneses. Our lives are full, and at times, very full, but we typically aren’t “too busy.” What I mean by this is that we make a conscious effort not to overextend ourselves with commitments. We don’t subscribe to the belief system that being busy is good. That being busy is necessary. That being busy defines us…. More


job update once again

T. D. asks from New York

so my daughters teacher from last year contacted me to let me know that 3 TA positions were opening up in the building. so i acted on this and went to the regional office of education, updated my TA license information, and applied specifically to the positions at my kid...


9/11 Memorial

by Karen E. Rosenberg

My heart ached. I sucked in my breath. My eyes filled with tears.

I did not expect to have this reaction to the 9/11 Memorial.

I expected to see a nice monument with the names of those that lost their lives in the towers and on the planes. What I got was so much more. No picture, no articles, no first-hand accounts had prepared me…. More