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I just want to understand what is going on

S. R. asks from Albany

My daughter of 17 months is with me the whole week .Week end we spend time with my in laws. When she sees them she won’t look at me. She will behave as i am not her mother. If i hold her she will cry. I just don’t understand . She will look at me as i did something....

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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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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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College student away at school with appendicitis - what to do?

J. B. asks from Boston

So I just heard from one of my sons that my step-daughter, who goes to school in Montreal, is in the hospital with appendicitis and having surgery tomorrow. I just texted her to ask her to call me when she's up for a phone call so that I can get the details. Because I'm ...

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Coordinating kids' gifts with your ex

J. B. asks from Boston

For those still parenting with an ex, how do you coordinate holiday gifts? My ex and I have two adolescent children who still get Santa-style gifts - they don't literally believe, but they put together wish lists. When my ex and I were still a couple, we of course went t...

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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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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 ...