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Seeking moms who are quick-witted when their husbands insult them.

B. F. asks from Bear

I'm partially just venting here. But I am looking for come-backs to try to make this not hurt so bad. I am a homemaker. I constantly have around me things that need done routinely, but also huge projects I'm trying to get done to make the house neat and run more effic...

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How can I get my sister to understand why she needs to wear a jacket?

J. M. asks from New York

Hi peeps, my sister is 6 yrs old and is not prone to wearing a jacket, unless its bitterly cold. But, her teacher asks all the kids to wear a jacket for recess but my sister refuses, even when its cold or raining, so the teacher has asked me to talk to her to get her un...

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Is it okay to call teenage daughter “step” in certain situations?

A. G. asks from Mc Lean

I met my husband’s daughter when she was 11 and I was 27. Her father and I have since gotten married and had another little girl. We get along well and so do her mother and I. We only get her every other weekend. 99% of the time I simply refer to her as my daughter. ...

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How to overcome a jealous adult child

M. Z. asks from Chandler

I have 4 children (2 are adults), husband has 2 adult children in their 30’s. His eldest daughter continues to exclude me and my kids from events that should be family oriented. For example, I gave a olive branch and said hey let’s do something special for your dad f...

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A good book for a girl in 4th grade

V. Y. asks from New York

Hi, my little daughter has a reading buddy in the 4th grade whom she adores. She wants to give her a book as a present for the summer. Any recommendations? Thanks.

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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

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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

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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

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Add new dog to this busy home?

L. D. asks from Richmond

Hello! I’m a sahm to 4 kids aged 16,11,4,4 We live in a single family home with a fully fenced backyard We also have a cat and a dog (small breed) I collect houseplants In my spare time and play with the kids Lately, i have been wanting a second dog, actually u...

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i have a pain on my right side not constant pain

l. s. asks from Houston

i have a pain on my right side not constant pain but when i walk or press on my belly next to my belly button it hurts real bad and when i cough also feel weak and nauseated

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Replies to my work/SAHM post!

L. M. asks from Houston

Wish I could reply to every person who commented on my post. Thank you for the feedback!! Some of your feedback was hard to hear. I think that in my attempt to find a perfect balance, I am driving myself crazy when there will never be a perfect balance. Honestly, I c...

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How do you know when its time to stop working??

L. M. asks from Houston

I’ll start by saying that I don’t need to work. I work because I want the social interaction and love the money. I have a good job with a great company and make a good salary for what I do and I have great benefits. I’m not just working to pay daycare. I’m not pa...

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teen who "had it all" killed herself and not sure what to tell my kids

A. T. asks from Houston

There were no signs and she seemed to have it all. She planned and completed a huge community service event over break, posted normally, and then ended her life. My kids don't know her but when we return home, the school is going to implement a program to prevent more s...