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How to get my 8 year old to wake up in the night when she needs to pee?

N. S. asks from Saugerties

My 8 year old daughter is an extremely sound sleeper. She's very difficult to wake up and she sleeps like a log. When I try to take her to the bathroom at night, she's like a deadweight and it's almost impossible to get her to pee at that time. So she's still wearing pul...

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My best friend is the mistress

A. L. asks from Philadelphia

So recently I found out my best friend is the mistress! Let’s name her “Patty”. So Patty and I have been best friends for over 14years .. She’s super sweet and nice and liked by most people. Recently I found she has been the mistress to a man she met by a group ...

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Transitioning to Junior High

Z. B. asks from Toledo

We have a 6th grader who has always had a fairly easy time at school. This year, however, we are struggling with actually doing the homework. Every night it's, "I don't have any homework," or "I already finished it." My work schedule keeps me from getting home before ...

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Can I start my daughter on baby food veggies?

C. W. asks from Tallahassee

My daughter is almost 3 months old and she's been eating baby oatmeal cereal mixed with formula and I wanted to start her on another first food, I wanted to start with veggies so she doesn't decide she likes the sweet stuff more I was wanting some feedback on what other ...

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can I get some advice?

J. T. asks from Ohio City

My ex and I share a 14 month old together. We both are seeing other people. I liked the girlfriend at first until I started noticing some things. First they have only been together a couple of months. We they first introduced her to our son I knew nothing about it and ha...

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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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Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness

by Leslie J. Davis

Sometimes I feel guilty when people complain about how busy they are, like we’re getting away with something scandalous. Maybe we are…? When it comes to being busy, our family is definitely not keeping up with the Joneses. Our lives are full, and at times, very full, but we typically aren’t “too busy.” What I mean by this is that we make a conscious effort not to overextend ourselves with commitments. We don’t subscribe to the belief system that being busy is good. That being busy is necessary. That being busy defines us…. More

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9/11 Memorial

by Karen E. Rosenberg

My heart ached. I sucked in my breath. My eyes filled with tears.

I did not expect to have this reaction to the 9/11 Memorial.

I expected to see a nice monument with the names of those that lost their lives in the towers and on the planes. What I got was so much more. No picture, no articles, no first-hand accounts had prepared me…. More

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Husband hates our dog

Z. R. asks from Houston

We are new dog parents, our new dog has only been with us for 11 days. It turns out my husband is now saying he doesn't want a dog and he only agreed because the kids and I wanted one. He complains about everything, if the dog licks him he is grossed out, he won't even p...

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Removing Resolve foam carpet cleaner from carpet

L. E. asks from Houston

My newborn had an accident on the carpet in her nursery. Without thinking, I cleaned the carpet with Resolve foam carpet cleaner. Now I’m reading a bunch of things regarding the dangers of DIY carpet cleaners. Does anyone know how I can remove the Resolve from the carp...

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Should I worry and why am I taking it so hard?

G. V. asks from Houston

My 20yr old daughter broke up about a month ago with her boyfriend of 2 years. He is of the same age and is a wonderful young man, polite, brilliant future, a gentleman, funny, from a very good and close knit family and treated her like fine crystal. Very handsome as w...

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How to deal with a nagging employee?

S. C. asks from Houston

My husband and i opened a small business last year and employed a part time employee who will have to work at the office 2-3 days a week on her own. Considering this we make it u by being very flexible in many aspects. She is well paid and sometimes we give her extra lea...

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Caught my daughter cheating

K. B. asks from Houston

My daughter is in 5th grade. She is really trying to do well in school, so that she can get a phone at the end of the school year. she’s struggles in school because of her ADHD. Last night she had 3 tests to study for & I caught her writing answers on her hand. Right ...