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Pregnant and in a very difficult situation

m. b. asks from San Francisco

I don't even know how to begin, I will try to keep it as short as possible. I have been married for 8 years and have a 7 yo boy. My husband has become abusive so I decided to file for divorce. After filling and moving in at my mother's I found out I was pregnant. I w...

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Feeling trapped . . . *Updated

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

We have 6 kids, ages 30 down to 17. The youngest two are 18.5 and 17 and are both special needs. We moved the 17 yr old to a facility 3 years ago with 24/7 awake staff with onsite nursing and a team of people who can restrain him when he becomes violent - prior to us m...

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Dinner doesn't match diet

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I'm going to my SIL/BIL for Easter dinner. The issue is that they serve nearly no food choices. The menu is the same every year: ham, bread, a baked potato. That's it. No vegies, no salad, nothing. We bring the bread (that is what we are told to bring), other non-ho...

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For the Love of Play

by Yan Lin of Dr. Panda

For moms, love is in the million tiny actions you do every day. A (very) partial list: wiping up spilled milk, slicing the lunchtime grapes in half, singing their favorite song each time it’s requested, and reading the same few favorite books—in the morning, before nap time, before nighttime story and song… and it’s also in the connection made during play time…. More

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what would you do?

T. D. asks from New York

my kids are in school for another hour and half so i have some time to decide what to do about this. they do not even know that i know they got into the emergency cash stash. they each took money. when i saw a 20$ on the floor of my daughters room i knew something was...

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My Other Birthday (The Day My Life Began)

It’s taken me two years to write about what happened to me. But I remember it like it was yesterday. It’s what made me love and appreciate life to the fullest, and to never take anything for granted. It’s also the reason why I have vowed to love what I eat, and not settle for anything less. And also, it’s the reason my husband and I will not be having any more children…. More

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Freezing a pie

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Since tomorrow is 3.14, the local bakery (inside a large chain store) is offering BOGO on their bakery pies. I'd like to take advantage and freeze both for Easter :) The deal applies to all the pies they make - no restrictions. Which flavors tend to freeze/thaw the ...

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A Year of Reflection

by Jillian Gordon of "Mamapedia"



As 2017 comes to a close, we can’t help but look back and reflect. What went right? What went wrong? How many milestones did you celebrate this year? What are your 2018 parenting resolutions? As many know, motherhood is a combination of challenges, uncertainty, deeply rewarding triumphs and everlasting memories. Sometimes your best mom moments come when they are least expected. After all, the true joy of parenting isn’t a destination but a journey. This month, we celebrate some of our favorite contributors who are making the most of their own parenting journeys by sharing their invaluable wisdom. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and mom-win filled new year…. More