Moms Are Talking About Right Now

17

How to avoid losing my daughter to her domineering fiancé?

E. P. asks from Arlington

My daughter recently turned 20 and was also recently engaged. They have only known each other for about nine months now and both lack in communication skills. They were on again / off again for the first four months of the relationship which required certain changes by...

13

10-year-old really sensitive to movie scenes

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

My 10-year-old son is really sensitive to certain movie scenes. If it has blood or any kind of violence or death, he gets really scared to the point of shaking. I don’t think it’s a big deal if he sticks to PG rated movies for now but all of his friends are watchin...

8

Are you prepared for a heat wave?

W. W. asks from Reston

The Eastern Seaboard has been going through some heat this past few days and it's only going to get hotter. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7263761/More-200-million-people-eastern-central-bracing-heatwave.html Are you prepared? Do you have a back up plan...

9

How can I get help?

D. R. asks from Naco

Hi, I'm 21 years old I have a 1 year old son. I've been in a relationship for 4 years. Long story not so short. I want to leave my baby daddy, I just don't know how I don't have nowhere to go to, I'm a mom stay at home, I don't have a job Didn't finish high school , Don ...

15

Child Temp ALWAYS in 90s

H. L. asks from Washington

For the past month, my elementary aged child’s (8 years old) temp is ALWAYS 99.3 to 99.8 orally, and it is consistent on various thermometers) and feels warm to the touch. I have mentioned it to the doctors and they say it’s fine. But my child is usually a 98.6 or be...

Photo

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

14

High conflict divorce: Best parenting plan shared calendars?

M. O. asks from Weston

Hi Moms, I have three children ages 8, 10, and 12. We are going through a divorce and my husband is creating conflict in many areas. I need advice on the best shared calendar to use. I would like to have one that will provide accountability in terms of saving informati...

Photo

Why, When & How to Toilet Train a Toddler

by Joan Lowell

Is toilet training in your near future?

You’ve survived your baby’s infancy. Congratulations! Let’s get onto those exciting toddler years, when kids are so easy to please. (Trust me!). Now let’s talk about toilet training. Spring and summer are a great time to start…. More

Photo

Is Disney Educational? Of Course It Is!

A couple years ago, there was a discussion about taking your child out of school for a trip to a
Disney theme park. Many people—mainly teachers—were complaining that parents take their children out of school as a learning experience, and that it didn’t seem like a valid excuse. Then one mom actually said that Disney was not a learning experience. I have to 110 percent disagree with Disney World not being a learning environment…. More

13

Divorced working moms -What do you do when kids are with their father?

M. O. asks from Weston

Hey Mommas, Sadly I'm going through a divorce. (Long 13 year history of emotional/verbal abuse and control so I have come to terms that it's in the best interest of my sanity and for my children). I have three children 12, 10, and 8. I am returning to work full time ...

Photo

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