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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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My 9th grader is making me crazy in the morning / Uber question

J. B. asks from Boston

So...my 9th grade son is a monster in the morning. He simply will not get up on time. He takes medication for ADHD that can interfere with his sleep. It's an unfortunate but common side effect of almost all ADHD medication and he agrees that he needs the medication enoug...

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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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our son 14 now has suffered from nausea for the past 5 years .

C. S. asks from Boston

he has had all the tests going and the doctors are no further forward . Thanks for all your replies. I was asking to see if anyone knew of another child with this one symptom of chronic nausea. He has had tests for ear imbalance(head MRI),full blood tests, H Pylori, coel...

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11 year old boy gaining a large amount of weight?

L. R. asks from Boston

I am getting a little concerned that my eleven-year-old boy is putting on too much weight through the mid-section. He was underweight during his first two years of life and the pediatricians kept encouraging me to increase his caloric intake, although he has always eate...

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Could use some advice for a socially awkward 10 year old girl

G. T. asks from Canton

OK Mamas - I would love some advice on how to help my 10 year old girl. She is such a sweet kid, extremely smart (top of her class - in the spelling bee, excelled math classes) and very loving. I am worried about her getting bullied because she doesn't have a mean bone ...

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What to do from here? **SWH Added**

S. C. asks from Hull

Hello! I was curious to get the take of some others on a situation we're dealing with at the moment. I have two kids (ages 6 and 11) and we have friends nearby who we are great friends with. We have vacationed with them, see them maybe 2-3 times per week and typically...

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Problems at work and could use some advice

G. T. asks from Canton

I have been with the same company for 2 years now. It is a small, family owned fitness company. I have loved working here - the people are great and I have a lot of flexibility to take care of my family. However in the last few months the company has gone through a s...