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Keep things as normal as possible during divorce

My husband wants a divorce. I really don't know what to think about it. I'm upset, surprised, angry and sad. I don't understand the reasons…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Jan 8

Teaching kids to share toys

Our almost three-year-old doesn't want to share his toys and I think it's fine because when I force him to do so, it seems like the toy alw…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Dec 29, 2017

Stop making excuses for gifts

We have 5 kids under the age of 16 and get a lot of gifts for holidays and birthdays. People don't listen to gift suggestions because the k…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Dec 26, 2017

Don't push no cooking issue

My oldest son will be getting married in the spring. His bride-to-be doesn't know how to cook. Food has always been an important part of ou…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Dec 18, 2017

Not too late to wait

My husband will be home for the holidays two weeks after we will celebrate as a family with his parents and four sisters on the 25th. He is…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Dec 11, 2017

Pool your money for gifts

This year, three of my siblings have lost their jobs. This makes a big difference as to what we buy all the kids, up to age 17, because the…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Dec 4, 2017

Curing the helicopter syndrome

I have been a helicopter parent for so long that my children, ages seven and nine, are extremely apprehensive of taking any risks in variou…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Nov 27, 2017

Corner or room better time out

What's the difference between making a child sit in the corner by themselves for a time out and just sending them to their room for a time…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Nov 20, 2017

Paying aunt to watch kids

My husband's sister has a babysitting business in her house. She is licensed to watch five kids and offers to watch our two kids every othe…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Nov 13, 2017

Kids who talk too much

The kids have a cousin we will be seeing frequently during the holidays. This kid has to be the center of attention at every family gatheri…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Nov 4, 2017

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