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Lucky Bamboo help! Yellow Leaves

L. S. asks from Morrisville

I have had my lucky bamboo plant for 3 years. It has not only survived several moves but it also grown beautifully. It is twice the height it was when I first bought it. However recently I noticed the leaves drooping. They don't feel as hearty as before. Then, last n...

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What can I do about my 25 yr old daughter causing nothing but drama?

T. C. asks from New Carlisle

My 25 yr old daughter does nothing, but cause drama in the family. My husband and I and the other grandma got guardianship of her child in Dec. 2014 when he was 9 months old. She has had 3 1/2 years to get her act together and she has done NOTHING even though it was ord...

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What do I get my daughters boyfriend for Christmas??

C. A. asks from Livermore

My daughters boyfriend is coming home for Christmas. He is 18, a hockey player, and currently doing a semester in Boston. He is not fussy about gifts but still i’m stumped! Any suggestions are appreciated :)

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Did you have a Mirena headache?

B. C. asks from Minneapolis

Sorry if this question is redundant. I know there are a lot of previous posts about Mirena but none that I saw that spoke specifically to headaches. I had the Mirena put in yesterday. All went well. Cramping has been uncomfortable but manageable, but the headache ...

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Cremains issue . . . SWH

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I'm just wondering other's thoughts on this - I'm grieving for my dad's loss and haven't slept hardly at all between staying with him until the end, making the arrangements, taking care of my mom, etc. Mostly I'm checking in to make sure that this seems "fair"? So my...

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Mother/son father/daughter dance - any ideas?

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens

Been asked to help organize one for the elementary school. Never been to one. School has never held one. Total blank slate. Any ideas or suggestions? Soup to nuts I welcome ideas re: decor, food, entertainment, dessert, bar selections (pto runs a cash bar for the parents...

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A Day That Ended With The Christmas Tree In The Yard

I have been married for 15 GLORIOUS years. My spouse, like most husbands, does not especially enjoy honey do lists. For years I have talked about outdoor holiday lighting. I see to the indoor decorations, but outside stays mostly unimpressive. We live in a neighborhood where many families let their Christmas cheer spill over into their yards. I love driving through the streets at night and beholding the wonderment of every lit up home…. More

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That Time I Left Youth Football In An Ambulance

by Tonja Bell of "Bell on Heels"

I love football. So when my son begged to play rec league three years ago, I was beyond thrilled. I am just Jonathan’s mom on the sidelines. I probably have a reputation for being overzealous where my kids are concerned. My middle school band son said that I am no longer allowed to dance beside the brass section at the football games when he performs…. More

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Is anyone married to a "genius"------when YOU'RE NOT?

B. F. asks from Bear

One incident can make all others seem to cascade right in front of me. Whenever I bump something with my car and it makes even a scratch, or else I get a tiny scratch on my car from an unknown source (shopping cart, maybe?), my husband is mostly the first to notice it a...

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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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my 4 year old bio father wants to meet her, my husband and I can't agree.

A. L. asks from Wilmington

My daughter is 4. Her bio father contacted me a couple of weeks ago. Not sure why he has had a revelation and wants to be a part of her life now, but that is irrelevant. I spoke with my husband, who was furious he even contacted me. My daughter was born out of wedlock an...

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Coping question to moms who have recently moved or just ponder it.

B. F. asks from Newark

For moms who have recently moved to a completely new area who live far away from any family and don't know anybody: How does it feel? Have you felt like a complete stranger in a foreign land? Maybe even invisible? (All this is speaking of times when your husband is w...

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Similar websites to this one, but different?

B. F. asks from Newark

Does anyone know of any websites that are primarily for married couples? Sometimes I kind of want to ask around about something that involves couples. I have hunted around, but all I've found were ones that try to suck you into counseling--for a fee. Or else they were ...

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Seeking suggestions from former hoarders

B. F. asks from Newark

We have a lot of stuff/clutter in our house, especially basement. It's hard for me to part with things because I change things around all over the place, always trying to find a more efficient way to do things. I will get an idea for a room and decide I want a _____. ...

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Does anyone out there hate their name?

B. F. asks from Newark

I'm talking legal name here. And the name you've gone by since birth. I have an unusual real name. I get compliments on my name from time to time, but I'm not really impressed. Other than that I get annoyed, sometimes more than others, when somebody asks me what i...