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Child Custody Question

T. H. asks from Grandview

So me and my child’s father have joint custody of our child but she primarily lives with him recently he and his wife filed for separation and he left my daughter there with his wife his soon to be ex-wife and moved in with his girlfriend and now he wants to move my d...

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How to teach good habits?

G. A. asks from Little Rock

Hello there! I’m a young parent and was wondering if anyone had any tips and tricks on how to teach young children to be more organized, to be responsible and have good habits (brush teeth, time to go to bed, take care of a pet, etc.)? Also, would you recommend t...

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my ex wont get his life together!!

I. k. asks from Pullman

hi ladies hope everyone is doing great,some you remember me im the mama that had to leave a toxic relationship with my 2 girls went through a lot,but was able to pick up myself do better for my 2 little growing ladies.i put myself through school and was able to become a ...

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How normal are genital exams at physicals?

S. Q. asks from Great Falls

When your kids get physicals/check-ups, what kind of examination is done "down there", if any? For my daughter, all the pediatrician does is lift the waistband of her panties to see how much pubic hair is grown. For my son, she feels each testicle, checks for a hernia...

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Once an early riser always an early riser?

D. Z. asks from Woodbridge

Hi Ladies, My youngest daughter is 18 months old. We have done our best to create a consistent bedtime routine and cozy atmosphere in her room for sleep including blackout curtains, white noise and temperature control. She goes to sleep well after some book reading an...

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How to handle hubby

T. D. asks from New York

We all know that my son's teacher has been less than adequate this year. Well my husband found out that today during a behavior rewards party she allowed each student to get a can and a small bottle of pop. Hubby is irate. He wants me to go tell her off about it! He's al...

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Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap!

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Ok, so as you know, my life is a bit untidy lately with raising special needs kids, hubby recently diagnosed with cancer, and to top it all off, I desperately hate my job. For some God only knows reason, I applied for a senior court job in the next county over like two ...

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Adult braces - would you?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

With the recent spate of odd dental questions, I figured I'd add one of my own. One that folks can actually answer without having a degree in dentistry :) Our dental insurance offers orthodontia, but for the last 20 years, only covered kids 18 and younger. This year...

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Has anyone ever had a vet tell them no?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Our vet is kind of a jackwagon, but he is what we have to work with. We are feeling that it is time to send our papillion over the rainbow bridge soon. However, I am concerned that our vet will refuse because she isn't "sick" enough. Our dog spends much of each day st...

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rude child at school

T. D. asks from New York

my child has the most rude child in class at school. this kid will come up to me and ask when i am going to have them come to my house for a playdate. i have heard them do this with other kids in the class so i know its not just my family they do it to. this child is ...

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What would you do?

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I've worked for the same employer (law office) for just over 10 years. When I started, the attorney was fresh out of law school and I was the 2nd employee to be hired - with the other employee, his cousin, starting just 2 weeks before me. We had one small office, with ...

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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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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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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