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What is your go to digestive upset remedy?

T. D. asks from New York

Feeling bloated, a wee bit constipated and looking for a natural remedy. What is your go to remedy for when your gut is feeling off and you want to get it back on track? I would also like to drop a few lbs.. But eating healthy and exercise have failed me in the past so...

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Traveling mom trying to talk to my 7 year old son.

I. B. asks from Sacramento

Hi. I am the primary custodial parent of my 7 year old son. I work. I have to travel for work at least 2 weeks out of the month. When I'm traveling of course I miss my only son. I will FaceTime with him as much as I can when I'm away, usually at least once before sch...

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How do you not let the little thing ruin your marriage and relationships?

b. o. asks from Harrodsburg

I have a huge problem with this. Maybe its having 3 kids in 2 years I don't know. I say I am fine and then I end up resenting the person and blowing up at them, then the next day I feel bad and end up giving them gifts to make up for it. I have ruined a lot of good rela...

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Stainless steel, leak proof water bottle for lunch box

a. a. asks from Albuquerque

We are currently using the Funtainer water bottles and at least once a week someone comes home with a soggy backpack. I know sometimes they forget to close the lid and it leaks in their lunchbox. Other times the button somehow gets pressed while in their backpack or lun...

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Female pediatrician for boys?

K. C. asks from Harrisonburg

Is it common for a boy to continue see a female pediatrician for yearly check-ups, even as he gets older? Those of you who take your kids to a female pediatrician, how old are your sons, and thorough of an exam does she do? My son is currently 10, and everything is f...

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Heart murmur, high blood pressure

l. j. asks from Picayune

Ok here this goes... I went in to my doctor last week for my 6 month check up. My doctor said my blood pressure is up a bit and wanted to up my blood pressure medicine from 25mg twice a day to 50 mg twice a day. My hypothyroidism levels are almost at the 5.00(meaning I...

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Update on deleted question post

D. B. asks from Westborough

Re the deleted questions and the specific concerns about the woman with the emotionally abusive husband who asked 2 questions about 1) what to do and 2) can a husband change. I had a couple of personal messages from her. These go to my Junk folder for some reason so I...

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teen who "had it all" killed herself and not sure what to tell my kids

A. T. asks from Houston

There were no signs and she seemed to have it all. She planned and completed a huge community service event over break, posted normally, and then ended her life. My kids don't know her but when we return home, the school is going to implement a program to prevent more s...

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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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What should I do?

A. D. asks from Katy

My husband has been going on drinking binges since our son was born. Our son is barely 3 months now. The first day back from the hospital he drove to pick up his mother to see the baby (she doesn’t have a vehicle) and they both got drunk that night. He then continuousl...

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In laws outdoing everyone on gifts

K. W. asks from Houston

My in laws are out giving everyone else combined. They like to give the coolest gifts. My parents feel awful because their heartfelt gifts just don’t compare. My husband and I (mom and dad) feel awful because we already know we can’t afford any gifts this Christma...

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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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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...