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  • Lakeland, FL
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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 he says we need to call it quits after nine years and three…Continue

Started 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 always ends up getting broken by the other child. Then I'm left…Continue

Started 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 kids don't really care for most of them. We end up returning…Continue

Started 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 our family. Should I offer to teach her how to cook some of my…Continue

Started Dec 18, 2017

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Breastfeeding in public

Why do people still gawk at moms who breastfeed in public? My sister breastfeeds her baby and does so whenever or wherever it is necessary. The other day we were at lunch at a restaurant and were asked to either go to the bathroom or leave. I couldn't believe it. What exactly should we have said? Of course, we left but it was disturbing that the manager took this type of position.I breastfed both of my children for the first year of their lives. They are both in college now so attitudes towards…See More
Oct 16, 2017
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Praise toddler for helping with new baby

Is there a way to teach our toddler to be gentler with his two-month-old sister other than getting upset with him? It could be that I am overprotective of her, but sometimes, I think he's trying to hurt her on purpose.We had this problem with our three-year-old daughter and her newborn sister. Our pediatrician suggested that we try to keep things the same with our older daughter as much as we could. Sometimes, we even hired a neighborhood girl to come over and read and play with her. This…See More
Oct 9, 2017
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Older pregnant mom shouldn't be embarrassed

Our kids are in college and I just found out I am pregnant. It's pretty devastating news to all of us. The older kids are embarrassed and my husband is shocked but no one is really thinking about me. I've never really thought about this happening, but I guess there's always a chance. What's the best way to handle nosy friends, strangers and relatives?This happened to my mom. She became pregnant at the age of 42 while my brother and I were in high school. You're right, no one really thought…See More
Oct 2, 2017
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Uncle smacking nieces on rear end

My wife's brother is always smacking our two daughters on the rear end. He thinks it's funny. I don't. My wife says he's just joking around and being a funny uncle. I disagree. I don't want to start trouble in our family or scare our girls, but shouldn't I bring this up to him now before they become teenagers?If he has been doing this little ritual since they were young, it probably is harmless. Also, if he is your wife's brother, she knows him better than you. I actually do this to my own four…See More
Sep 25, 2017
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Resume pointers for teens

Our 17-year-old hopes to do some intern work for her uncle's law firm this fall. She's been helping out on small projects for the last two summers. He has a new partner and would like for her to present a resume to him so that he can give her extra hours, plus maybe help the attorney across the hall as well. What's the most important things to include?When we helped our teenagers put together a resume, we researched the internet for downloadable templates. Depending on the jobs that they wanted…See More
Sep 18, 2017

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