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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Looking for Party Room

S. S. asks from Gaithersburg

Hello everyone! I am looking for a nice, clean, and bright party room in Montgomery County for a Baby Shower in October. Anyone has any ideas? Thank you.

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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

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Holiday event before or after the actual Holiday?

m. W. asks from Billings

One of our local schools puts on a Haunted House fundraiser every year. It is a BIG tradition in our town, they hardly need to advertise anymore. They usually clear $30,000+. Halloween is on a Thursday this year. They are trying to decide if they do it the weekend be...

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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

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Anyone use klonopin for anxiety/panic attacks

r. u. asks from South Weymouth

So, I have suffered anxiety my entire life. I think I was born scared. Lol. I never knew what it was. But when I gave birth I got hit with insane panic attacks one after another. Unable to eat sleep anything. I literally thought I had lost my mind. I was put on Paxil. On...

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Contact lens issue - son not sure if one is in or not (seriously!)

J. B. asks from Boston

The short version is...can you tell by looking at an eye whether or not a contact lens is in there? What am I looking for? So...one of my kids is new to contacts and naturally, the eye doctor is closed tomorrow for the holiday. Yesterday (Tuesday night) he went to tak...

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Lovebug

by Susan Feigenbaum

This email was sent to the email account I created to collect memories for my 7-yr old daughter.

Dear Evie,

Tonight as I was saying goodnight to you and Lily, Lily asked me how bedbugs get into people’s homes. In an effort to calm this latest, and admittedly most legitimate, of her many bedtime fears, I told her that Uncle Dan’s friend Jeremy is an exterminator and he’s checked our home a few times and she can rest assured that we do not have bedbugs.. and if we did, he’d come right over and kill them…. More

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Teenage weekend away with SO and family?

J. B. asks from Boston

What are your thoughts on whether or not you would be (or are) OK with your teenager going away overnight with a boyfriend/girlfriend and his/her family? My 15yo son is dating a girl whose parents each have vacation properties. Mom's is about an hour away and is a place ...

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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...

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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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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...