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Need Gift Idea for 15 year old boy (under $10)

s. L. asks from Arvada

Gift exchange coming up. I only have girls and have no clue what boys like. He has recently moved from NY so I don't think he's into the local sports teams. Any suggestions?

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Manager talks badly about wife and daughter of my boss

V. Y. asks from New York

I have the best boss ever. He is very smart, driven, hardworking, nice, helpful, considerate, friendly, funny and the list goes on. I have a great relationship with him. He is married to his wife for about 25 years and has a few kids. My manager (who has been wor...

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Gift Idea Needed for Couple Who Has Everything

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

I have an aunt and uncle who I only see during the holidays. They came into my life not too long ago (long story) and we do a gift exchange during our annual meetup. They already seem to have everything under the sun and I don't know them well enough to really know the...

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Super easy holiday cookie recipes?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So my daughter is taking over hosting Christmas this year (and going forward). However, she is struggling a bit with all of the tasks involved, and I am trying to take as much off her plate of things to do as I can so I am making a good portion of the meal, doing airpor...

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kids refuse to eat my cooking dinner is a war zone ?

K. M. asks from Barnesville

My kids won't eat my food. at all. They dread dinner and frequently make plans to stay at friends their grandma etc every night.They refuse to eat my food.The more aggressively I push the more they resist.They will eat my husband's food, food they made , food at their fr...

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What should I do?

J. B. asks from Rogers

My son is 6 years old and we are almost through the first semester of Kindergarten, we have had the roughest time it seems like. I mean I never had this much trouble in kindergarten or heard of another kid having it this rough. Ever since day 1 we have had notes sent...

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What are your favorite holiday traditions?

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

I'd love to start holiday traditions that my kids will remember fondly. Right now, it's just Christmas tree/decorations and church. When I was growing up, it was the Hallmark Christmas movies (loved them!) but my 10-year old son isn't going to be into that (lol) and my...

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Make Sure to Enjoy Your Travels with These Tips

by Sienna Penfold

Traveling is one of the best things you can do in life. It gives you the time to relax, get out of your comfort zone, and meet amazing people. Whenever you have the chance to hit the road, make sure to use the opportunity. But traveling without a plan and directions can be stressful. Luckily, the internet is here to help with some excellent advice on smooth and relaxing trips…. More

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Bullying is Handed Down From One Generation to the Next

by Kristy Pepping of Upparent

Bullying hurts. I was bullied as a child. So was my mom. And now, my daughter is living through her own trial with bullying. No doubt, our family has suffered from these experiences. But, we have also learned a lot. And that is the story I want to share with you now: the story of three strong women whose bullies could not keep them down, and who came out stronger and wiser on the other side…. More

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Top Developmental Benefits to Getting Creative with Kids

In recent years, curriculum in schools across the country (and in other parts of the world) has shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math. There has been a very noticeable trend away from the arts and towards the general subjects, and, as a result, it is actually more important than ever that parents and caregivers try to supplement some of this at home…. More

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For My Mother

I have learned that being a blogger means being authentic. Telling the world your story. A huge part of my story, is my mother.

Let’s go ALL the way back to the beginning. A young, single mother had a baby. There was a time in my life when I didn’t offer that information. I wondered what people would think about my mother or me if they found out that I was an unplanned baby. A baby born at the absolute wrong time to a mother who was still just a girl herself…. More

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More advice about rekindling desire after kids

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

You ladies gave me really good advice when I recently posted about having a crush on another man. I don’t think the crush will go anywhere and I’m working through my feelings about it and taking a class from a different instructor. My problem is I still don’t feel ...

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Getting crushes on other men while married

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

I’ve been married for 9 years and have two kids. We’ve had sex maybe 4-5 times in the last year and I half, since my second son was born. I don’t find myself that attracted to my husband anymore. I recently developed a huge crush on the guy who teaches my workout ...

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Question about kid hair color

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Just wondering if anyone had a kid whose hair changed color as they got older, I.e. a blond kid who went dark brown. At what age did this happen? Just curious!

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How should I handle a situation where a married man is giving me gifts?

J. M. asks from Ann Arbor

I'm looking for some friendly and unbiased advice. I have some neighbors who are married that I like a lot, and feel like they are my friends. I'm a divorced female and have lived across the street from them for 6 years. When I'm outside and see the neighbors I visit wit...

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Son says he wishes he were dead

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

My 7-year-old son was being very aggressive towards his baby brother and I yelled at him and told him to go to his room. Later, I noticed that he had written "I wish I were dead" not thinking that I would see it. I told him I was very concerned and he said he feels like ...

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Does weaning affect mood?

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Has anyone noticed changes in mood (either positive or negative) after weaning? I'm nursing my 15-month-old before bed and in the morning and I'm thinking about weaning, just wondering what to expect.

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Any advice on dealing with the silent treatment from your partner?

L. M. asks from Ypsilanti

Good morning! Has anyone had their spouse of sig other give you the silent treatment after a fight, big or small, and how did you snap them out of it or change the way they handle things? My boyfriend who is 35, goes right into his "cave" anytime he is upset or overw...