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How to get my 8 year old to wake up in the night when she needs to pee?

N. S. asks from Saugerties

My 8 year old daughter is an extremely sound sleeper. She's very difficult to wake up and she sleeps like a log. When I try to take her to the bathroom at night, she's like a deadweight and it's almost impossible to get her to pee at that time. So she's still wearing pul...

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My best friend is the mistress

A. L. asks from Philadelphia

So recently I found out my best friend is the mistress! Let’s name her “Patty”. So Patty and I have been best friends for over 14years .. She’s super sweet and nice and liked by most people. Recently I found she has been the mistress to a man she met by a group ...

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Transitioning to Junior High

Z. B. asks from Toledo

We have a 6th grader who has always had a fairly easy time at school. This year, however, we are struggling with actually doing the homework. Every night it's, "I don't have any homework," or "I already finished it." My work schedule keeps me from getting home before ...

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Can I start my daughter on baby food veggies?

C. W. asks from Tallahassee

My daughter is almost 3 months old and she's been eating baby oatmeal cereal mixed with formula and I wanted to start her on another first food, I wanted to start with veggies so she doesn't decide she likes the sweet stuff more I was wanting some feedback on what other ...

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can I get some advice?

J. T. asks from Ohio City

My ex and I share a 14 month old together. We both are seeing other people. I liked the girlfriend at first until I started noticing some things. First they have only been together a couple of months. We they first introduced her to our son I knew nothing about it and ha...

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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.

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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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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

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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...

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Ideas for deployed daughter's special box?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

My daughter is deployed to a very, very unlovely location. Oddly, they didn't not take her wisdom teeth prior to deployment like they did my son's, and as luck would have it, she can't wait any longer and is having them out in this sad place. I send her care boxes ever...

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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

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Friend sleepover sleeping arrangements in home ideas?

M. S. asks from Warren

Hi Moms, Could you kindly share ideas on how you do sleeping arrangements for sleepovers. My teen son ( new 14) will have a friend ( 13) from out of town sleepover so they can attend an all day function for a friend in the morning and I didn't know best sleep situat...

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Ideas on getting this stopped?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So earlier this month, the neighbors on one side of me moved away. We had a sneaking suspicion that they were going to lose the house. They had an elderly relative staying with them who we believe they were using his social security to make the house payment and when h...

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So what would you do, do you think? ETA* One Final ETA**

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

My husband and I are kind of having "nightmares" over a possible scenario and what we would do about it if it happened. Our oldest son (but middle child) is in the military and will be coming home for holiday leave for probably a month in December/early Jan/late Thanksg...

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Empty Nest Syndrome (sort of) - who am I and what now?

E. G. asks from Rahway

My one and only daughter is nearly 19 and attending community college. Although she still lives at home, she's rarely here except to sleep. She works, goes to school and has a boyfriend. She's everything I hoped she'd be - responsible, hard working and sweet. Her life i...