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Giving credit for donations

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My daughter has a teacher's aide in her kinder class who will be leaving in in less than a month to do some volunteer work in Southeast Asia for a few months. The aide has never been to Southeast Asia and needs some supplies, etc. so the teacher and I thought it would b...


WHen did you become a light sleeper?

Q. 1. asks from Vancouver

Before kids, I used to be a deep sleeper despite (apparently) having sleep apnea all my life. Now I awake at the drop of a hat. I have to cocoon myself away from light and sound with an eye mask and white noise playing in earbuds. I also had to get my own bed because any...


Cat litter box question

M. G. asks from Portland

Morning all Have cat who does this dance with his litter - never seen anything like it. Goes everywhere - no matter how clean box is, it's his routine. Am going to try a cover and will switch up litter (just getting whatever is at Costco). Have any of you had ...


Our rental seems to be sinking?

R. L. asks from Auburn

We rent a mobile home on a hilly acreage. The ground directly adjacent is spongy - I mean within a foot. I have even found my car to be sinking if I park too close to the mobile. There have been noises through the Winter underneath, like straining cables. Now I see the s...


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...


Where to go...Denver or Philly or ???

L. H. asks from Coleman

I am sending my husband and son on a fishing trip to Alaska and will have about 8 days to myself. I am excited to have an opportunity to travel (or I may stay local) while they're gone. I've not had this experience before and I've been considering places to go. Time...


Libraries Need Love, Too!

In this day and age of computers, electronic teaching toys, and educational DVDs, public libraries may seem too old-fashioned to be of use to parents of younger children. (Or even older children, as they no longer have to go to the library to do research.) I think that is far from the truth!… More


Am I doing this right? Disciplining Spirited Child

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

My 3 year old is very spirited. She's a happy and sweet little child most of the time but when she doesn't get something that she wants, she'll SCREAM and try to hit. I tell her to go to her room until she's ready to calm down and she will. She'll be in there for a fe...


Extreme food preferences in teens - how much to ignore?

J. B. asks from Boston

Have any of you moms of older kids had teenagers whose food choices were extreme or limited? I've never been one to make food a battle ground in my house. My kids for the most part have different palates and cycle through preferences like everyone does, but we make it wo...


Go Ahead, Embarrass Your Kids and You Just Might Go Viral While Doing It!

by Wendy Gossett

It’s gone viral! People around the world have seen my simple video that portrays an embarrassing mom—me—dancing on the highway, in a blizzard! Because of a 20-car pile-up on Colorado’s I-25 outside of Denver, my two teenagers and I were stuck on the highway for almost five hours. My kids were livid, hungry, and desperately in need of a comfort station…. More


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...


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 ...


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...


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

J. B. asks from Boston 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...


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...