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Son's house is a wreck!

A. C. asks from Winchester

I was told by my son and DIL to mind my business. The cleaniness of the house, the way they raise their kids( my grandkids), and what my DIL does is none of my business. Childrens ages 16, 3+, 3 months. So I told my son not to ask me for NOTHING. Instead to ask his w...

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Step daughter sleeping and behavioural issues

S. S. asks from Austin

My husband's daughter, age 11, has a lot of problem sleeping and getting on. She has been waking us up in the middle of the night, and I can't go to sleep after she wakes me up. Lately, she has been having problems getting to sleep too. She cries a lot because she can't ...

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no cake at baby shower -SWH added

M. D. asks from Pittsburgh

I feel like I should be able to be more creative than this, but I guess I'm not feeling it today. Planning a baby shower at work. Mom-to-be has gestational diabetes and cannot eat sweets at all. Bringing a cake that she can't eat seems wrong. But I feel like the cake wi...

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Is grounding a child to their room, who hasn't slept in 2 days, wrong?

M. R. asks from Green Bay

Is it wrong to ground a 3 year old child to their room, with only their bed in there with them, if they have refused sleep for 2 days. My child has kept me from sleeping this whole time by yelling about wanting to watch tv and play with toys from behind his gate. I tried...

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Mom never hosts playdates

B. C. asks from Villa Park

My son has made a friend that rides his bus and lives down the street. This other mom has some social awkwardness admittedly and I'm trying to be extra understanding. But since school has started they have come over to our house 1 to 2 times every week, once where I host...

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I'm 15, should my parents pay me for babysitting my little sister?

J. P. asks from Sarasota

I am 15 and my little sibling is 7. My parents ask me to babysit my younger sibling overnight on Saturday and Sunday... She is stubborn and doesn't listen, always asking for things, I have to lie down with her for hours before she sleeps because she refuses to sleep with...

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Things I learned before, during and after a major move

D. B. asks from Westborough

Hello friends, I posted a while back about undertaking a major move, leaving Massachusetts after 45+ years and heading to Minnesota to be near our son and daughter-in-law. You were so nice with your kind wishes and asked for an update. So, since you already know that ...

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How Do Galactagogues Work?

by Brooke Nally

Things are always better in color, right? Colorful photos, colorful fashion, colorful makeup palettes, and for today’s extra special treat—colorful galactagogues, or more specifically, the rainbow of galactagogues…. More

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Coach By Example...Your Kids Are Listening

by Kristy Pepping of Upparent

On your mark, beep! I dive into the icy cold pool, goggles on, with a range of emotions. Can I do this? It’s been years since I donned a race suit and swam in competition mode. What is everyone thinking about me? Will I make my family proud or disappointed? But I’m doing this for my daughter, despite my fear and reservations…. More

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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