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Light, small, compact pick up truck

N. G. asks from West Boxford

I’m about to retire in a year and will need a new/used car. If anyone has an opinion on my buying a small pickup truck rather than a sedan or SUV, please let me know. My love is yard sales and thrift store shopping and often I need a larger car for my stash. ...

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Could really use advice

M. T. asks from Oregon

I’ve been with my boyfriend for 8 months. I’m currently 10 weeks pregnant. I realized he had an alcohol problem half way in. I could never understand why he would get so angry over little things. It was like a completely different person. He’s thrown hangers, c...

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4th grader says the light is too bright in classroom, makes him tired

M. T. asks from Saint Paul

Hi, my son starting 4th grade this fall says that the light is too bright in his classroom and it makes him too tired to look at the whiteboard for too long. He says it's better when he was in a classroom with a blackboard, but multiple classes in a row using whiteboard...

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Strange Pregnancy Question answers needed?

V. K. asks from Illinois City

I had my last period February 26th. I left for basic March 4th and ended up stopping my birth control pills to get on the Nexplanon april 3rd I think. I got out of basic due to an injury on June 12. And i had protected sex the end of June. Condom and my nexplanon. Then e...

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Help for increased eye wrinkles after illness?

R. J. asks from Palm Harbor

Recently I was sick for WEEKS after a severe sinus infection and bronchitis. About two weeks in I noticed an increase in the wrinkles under my eyes as well as "bags". I'm definitely not a vain person, but it's really bothering me. I started using a Rodan and Fields eye...

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Should I cancel my sons first birthday party?

M. B. asks from Columbus

he’s been to the doctor and the doctor said it may be his teeth or a viral bug. He has thrown up the last couple days but has no fever. We have friends with older kids coming but they will mostly be outside playing. What should I do? It’s supposed to be tomorrow.

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Acupuncture for Kids?

Let me just start by answering my own question…a resounding YES! Acupuncture for children has a long, rich history beginning in China and (insert excited emoji here), it’s gaining popularity in the States!… More

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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette, Sticky situation from previous question

s. L. asks from Arvada

See my last question for more details on the continuing saga of my husband's niece and her fiance. Anyway, my dd was left out of the wedding party for her cousin's wedding but just today, we received an invitation to the rehearsal dinner....none of us are in the wedding...

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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

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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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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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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...