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birth control pill question

T. C. asks from Beverly Hills

i have been taking lo-loestrin for about 3 years. ( was on loestrin before that and before kids i was on ortho somethingerother) so when i am not pregnant or breast feeding i was on a pill. when i was breast feeding i was on a mini pill. i went on the pill due to heavy ...

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How do I motivate an obstinate 9 year old?

J. L. asks from Washington

My 9 year old is very unmotivated and obstinate about certain things. She does not understand why she has to brush her hair or teeth, clean her room, or do certain types of homework. We have tried removing privileges (she has gone almost a month without electronics), g...

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Should i buy a present for the other grandchild on special occasions?

m. s. asks from Lakewood

I am grandma to a 7 and 5 year old. On birthdays we give gifts to the birthday girl only. But our little one had to go to the er for stiches and I bought her a doctor doll. I did buy a different doll for our 7 year old, but should i give her a gift also? I am thinking I ...

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Dating a man and concerned about his foot warts

A. S. asks from Laurel Hill

I have been dating this man for about a month. He noticed these places on the bottom of his feet and he said they were planter warts. He has them really bad, probably like 40 warts. He said he's had them for 3 years and has struggled to get rid of them. I'm concerned I c...

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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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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 ...