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What is your go to digestive upset remedy?

T. D. asks from New York

Feeling bloated, a wee bit constipated and looking for a natural remedy. What is your go to remedy for when your gut is feeling off and you want to get it back on track? I would also like to drop a few lbs.. But eating healthy and exercise have failed me in the past so...

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Traveling mom trying to talk to my 7 year old son.

I. B. asks from Sacramento

Hi. I am the primary custodial parent of my 7 year old son. I work. I have to travel for work at least 2 weeks out of the month. When I'm traveling of course I miss my only son. I will FaceTime with him as much as I can when I'm away, usually at least once before sch...

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How do you not let the little thing ruin your marriage and relationships?

b. o. asks from Harrodsburg

I have a huge problem with this. Maybe its having 3 kids in 2 years I don't know. I say I am fine and then I end up resenting the person and blowing up at them, then the next day I feel bad and end up giving them gifts to make up for it. I have ruined a lot of good rela...

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Stainless steel, leak proof water bottle for lunch box

a. a. asks from Albuquerque

We are currently using the Funtainer water bottles and at least once a week someone comes home with a soggy backpack. I know sometimes they forget to close the lid and it leaks in their lunchbox. Other times the button somehow gets pressed while in their backpack or lun...

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Female pediatrician for boys?

K. C. asks from Harrisonburg

Is it common for a boy to continue see a female pediatrician for yearly check-ups, even as he gets older? Those of you who take your kids to a female pediatrician, how old are your sons, and thorough of an exam does she do? My son is currently 10, and everything is f...

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Heart murmur, high blood pressure

l. j. asks from Picayune

Ok here this goes... I went in to my doctor last week for my 6 month check up. My doctor said my blood pressure is up a bit and wanted to up my blood pressure medicine from 25mg twice a day to 50 mg twice a day. My hypothyroidism levels are almost at the 5.00(meaning I...

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Update on deleted question post

D. B. asks from Westborough

Re the deleted questions and the specific concerns about the woman with the emotionally abusive husband who asked 2 questions about 1) what to do and 2) can a husband change. I had a couple of personal messages from her. These go to my Junk folder for some reason so I...

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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...