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  • My sister is going through a divorce and is in great deal of emotional pain. How do I gelp her through this?

    My brother-in-law cheated on my sister. After she discovered the fact, he begged for forgiveness, and she decided to forgive him. A few days later he told her she needed to kick him out of her life because he couldn't stop thinking about the other woman. They have 2 young children together. She's devastated. It's killing me to see her in so much pain. What can I say or do to ease her suffering?

    2 AnswersMarriage & Divorce10 years ago
  • Color or stain our crown molding?? Which would look better?

    We've just painted our dining room tan/beige (think makeup foundation) in a satin finish and we'll be painting the ceiling flat white to match the ceilings in the ajoining rooms. The floor, baseboard, window and door trim are all stained pine. Should we paint the crown molding white (satin or flat?), the wall color, or stain it to match the rest of the woodwork? We have high ceilings and our house is OLD, so we want to keep within the traditional decor. Any ideas would be helpful.

    3 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling1 decade ago
  • Where can you buy Polly and Friends dresses for little girls?

    I recently purchased an adorable Polly and Friends (tag name) dress at a second-hand store. I really want to buy some more, and have looked on ebay, but the prices seem to go quite high. Does anyone have one of these dresses, and if so, where did you purchase it? Kohls? JCPennys? I tried doing a search online for "Polly and Friends" and haven't had much luck finding a retailer.

  • What was your toddler's reaction to the new baby?

    I'm going to deliver tomorrow and am worried how my 18-month-old is going to take it. What are some of your experiences with bringing home a new sibling? Any suggestions on easing the transition?

    We've already moved the 18-month-old out of the nursery a few weeks ago, into a bunk bed with his older brother. And there's no issues with bottles or nursing because he gave all that up at 11-months.

    5 AnswersToddler & Preschooler1 decade ago
  • 32 weeks and still haven't decided on names... HELP?

    My husband's only input on the matter is liking the name Cassandra if it's a girl, to be nicknamed Cassie or Casey for short. I like Sabrina but am not totally committed to anything. We know the girl's middle name will definately be Audrey (after mother-in-law).

    We like more traditional names. Our 2 son's names are Brandon Henry and Ethan Earl.

    Any suggestions for boy and/or girl names would be greatly appreciated!

    17 AnswersBaby Names1 decade ago
  • My 15-month-old still isn't walking? Anyone else in the same boat?

    I talked with his pediatrician about his not walking at his 12-month check up and she reassured me that as long as he's crawling well and can support himself standing on his legs (which he does because he cruises the couch and loves to walk behind push toys) that there's nothing to worry about. I know some babies won't walk until as late as 18-months.

    Any other parents out there with late walkers?

    9 AnswersToddler & Preschooler1 decade ago
  • Let me know what you think of these baby names!?

    We won't be finding out the gender of the baby because we want to be surprised, so we need a good name for both a boy and a girl! The middle names in my family have traditionally been after other family members, so if it's a girl then we want the middle name to definately be Audrey. Possible middle names we're considering for boys is Paul, Robert or Nathan. I'm also looking for a boy's name that ends in -an, -en, -an, -on or -un to go along with the other siblings' names and father's name (Brandon, Ethan and Adrian).

    Girl: Sabrina, Hannah, Elizabeth, Emily, Sarah, Marie, Natasha, Natalie, Selina, Serena

    Boys: Aidan, Calvin, Carleton, Christian, Dalton, Gavin, Jason, Logan, Nelson, Ryan, Simon, Stephen, Tristan

    20 AnswersBaby Names1 decade ago
  • Does your baby take a pacifier or suck his/her thumb?

    Just curious! My 10-month-old has never taken to a pacifier and instead sucks his thumb, but only when he's clutching a crocheted blanket (could be a baby blanket or the afghan on the sofa). My firstborn loved his pacifier and sucked on it ALL the time until he was 1-1/2.

    18 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Has anyone contracted Fifth's disease while pregnant? What where the end results?

    I just found out that the rash my older son has is fifth's disease and I'm about 4 weeks pregnant (just found out on Monday). I had some symptoms as well and am worried about my unborn child. I've been doing a lot of searching on the internet for answers to this situation, and I've contacted my OB/GYN and we've moved up my first prenatal appointment.

    I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this bump-in-the-road and what were the end results? Did you carry your baby full-term and delivery a healthy baby? Did you miscarry or have a stillbirth? Did your unborn baby have to go through blood transfusions? Any input would be GREATLY appreciated!!

    5 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Possibly contacted fifth disease from my son & I just found out I was pregnant! Anyone else gone thru this?

    I just found out today that the rash my son has on his arms and legs is fifth disease. The peditrician said pregnant women are at risk when coming into contact with fifth disease. I read that adult symtoms can be achy joints (which I experienced in extremes a few days ago) and I did have a very mild version of my son's rash on my inner forearms. I'm only 4 weeks pregnant and am really concerned for my unborn baby.

    Has anyone else been through this? What was the end result? I'm going to call my OB/GYN, whom I won't go to see for the first prenatal appt. until Jul. 24. I'm afraid the doctor and his nurse staff will treat it lightly because I'm so early into the pregnancy and will probably just end up miscarrying. But, I would really like to hear from other women on their experience with fifth disease while pregnant. Maybe there's some hope.

    5 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Has anyone else had a similar rash on their baby? Polka dot-like spots on legs??? Please read the details!?

    My 9-month-old has been getting a rash on and off for the past month or so. I've taken him to see the doctor and she said that it was most likely viral, and that since he wasn't vomiting, running a fever or having diarrhea that I would have to let it run its course. The spots start off small and some grow in size up to 1cm in diameter (perfect circles, with no crusting or raised surface... they're not bumpy). He's only gotten them on his legs and occasionally one or two will appear on his arms. The rash last for a few days, disappear for a week or so, and then the cycle repeats. They don't seem to be causing him any itching or discomfort.

    I've asked the peditrician if it could be food allergies and she said that an allergic reaction to food would be more hive-like (an itchy rash all over).

    My question is, has anyone else experienced a similar rash on their baby/child? Or know the name of the virus that may be causing it? I've tried searching the net, but no luck there.

    2 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Pro-choice, pro-life or up-the-middle? I saw some pics that upset me & I'm looking for opinions - share yours

    I was browsing thru questions and answers last night on this site and came across a question about abortion, and one answerer mentioned a website that I then went to check out. OMG! I've always been pro-choice (I, personally, would never opt to have an abortion) but the pictures on this site really sickened me and I can't imagine that anyone would have an abortion after looking at these pictures... I was crying & very near throwing up. My husband forced me to shut off the computer. I have two beautiful children and when I saw those pictures of aborted fetuses I just cried and cried (I'm crying just typing this now).

    However, I feel that there are women (and sometimes, less face it, GIRLS) that feel there's no other way, and would abort their baby regardless, even if it was prohibited by law someday. Pro-choicers out there, would those type of pics upset you too? Share your opinions w/ me... pro-life, pro-choice, however you feel, I'm interested in hearing what you have to say!

    1 AnswerOther - Society & Culture1 decade ago
  • Pro-choice, pro-life or up-the-middle? I saw some pics that upset me & I'm looking for opinions - share yours!

    I was browsing thru questions and answers last night on this site and came across a question about abortion, and one answerer mentioned a website that I then went to check out. OMG! I've always been pro-choice (I, personally, would never opt to have an abortion) but the pictures on this site really sickened me and I can't imagine that anyone would have an abortion after looking at these pictures... I was crying & very near throwing up. My husband forced me to shut off the computer. I have two beautiful children and when I saw those pictures of aborted fetuses I just cried and cried (I'm crying just typing this now).

    However, I feel that there are women (and sometimes, less face it, GIRLS) that feel there's no other way, and would abort their baby regardless, even if it was prohibited by law someday. Pro-choicers out there, do you think the pictures on www.priestforlife.org would have the same effect on you??

    Are others just as conflicted as I?? Share your thoughts w/ me!

    4 AnswersOther - Pregnancy & Parenting1 decade ago