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How Honest Should I Be with My 4-Year-Old About the Fact That His Father Is in Jail?

How Honest Should I Be with My 4-Year-Old About the Fact That His Father Is in Jail?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 4-year-old son and her son’s father. Her son’s father, who was involved in their lives for a time, is currently in jail. He has two years of his sentence remaining, and she says he plans to be involved when he is released. He talks to his son while in jail, but this mom has told her that his dad is “working.” She is wondering if lying to him about his father’s actual location is harmful. Should she tell her son where his father really is?

Should I Still Be Covering My 18-Year-Old Son's Bills?

Should I Still Be Covering My 18-Year-Old Son’s Bills?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her son. She says her son, with whom she has “never really gotten along,” moved out “the second he turned 18.” She still loves him and wants to support him in an appropriate way, and to that point, she is wondering: Should she still be covering his car insurance and cell phone bills? Let’s see what the community had to say.

When Is It Appropriate to Stop Changing While Your Kids Are in the Room?

When Is It Appropriate to Stop Changing While Your Kids Are in the Room?

A mom writes in asking for advice about when it is appropriate to stop changing clothes while your child is in the room. This mom has a 7-year-old daughter, whom she says is “more like 3 to 4” mentally. A friend recently told her that she should stop changing in front of her daughter, claiming that the daughter is “too old” for that to be appropriate. Is this mom out of line, or did she get some bad advice?

If My Engagement Ends, Do I Have a Right to Keep the Ring? / Engagement ring etiquette

If My Engagement Ends, Do I Have a Right to Keep the Ring?

A woman writes in asking for advice about engagement ring etiquette. She wants to know, in the event of a split, who should get to keep the engagement ring. She says that she really wants to keep the ring, but that her former fiancé “has forcibly taken it.” She wants to know if there is anything she can do to reclaim the ring or if she should let it go. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: My Ex Gave My Old Engagement Ring to His New Fiancée: Do I Have a Right to Be Upset? A member of the community asks: “If an engagement fails who gets the ring? I want to keep the ring but my ex has forcibly taken it. Is there anything I can do?” – Mamas Uncut Community Member Community Advice for This Woman Who Wants to Know if She Can Keep Her Engagement Ring Even Though Her Engagement Ended To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this woman in need, read the comments of the post embedded below. Engagement Ring Etiquette Advice Summary The community offered this woman in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below. “When he proposed, if you …

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My Husband's Friendship with a Married Woman 12 Years Younger Than Him Really Bothers Me: Am I Overreacting?

My Husband’s Friendship with a Married Woman 12 Years Younger Than Him Really Bothers Me: Am I Overreacting?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her husband’s relationship with their neighbor. This mom explains that she and her husband have neighbors with whom they’ve been friendly over the years. The neighbor’s husband is in the military and is sometimes deployed. This mom noticed that while deployed, her own husband’s relationship with the man’s wife was developing, and the two have become very good friends and often do things together. A lot of things about the situation make the OP uncomfortable and jealous. Does she have a right to be? Or is she overreacting?

My Daughter's Father Has Been Pretty Much MIA Since the Pandemic Began: Advice?

My Daughter’s Father Has Been Pretty Much MIA Since the Pandemic Began: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her daughter’s father, aka her ex. She says she and her ex ended on okay terms and initially shared custody of their daughter 50/50. But since the novel Coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year, she says, he has not seen much of his daughter. Nor has he contributed financially towards his daughter’s care. (She specifies that they do not have a child support arrangement currently, but she is now thinking of asking for one, given how little help he is providing.) In the end, she is looking for advice from other moms about how to handle this situation.

My Son Has Broken His Arm 3 Times in Less Than a Year: Advice?

My Son Has Broken His Arm 3 Times in Less Than a Year: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 6-year-old son. She says her son recently fell and broke his arm for the third time in a year. She says she has taken him to the pediatrician, and they said her son is healthy. But she is concerned, given the frequency of broken bones she has had to deal with. She wants to know if any other moms have experienced something similar and whether anyone has advice or suggestions about what might be wrong or next steps.

Cameron Diaz Says It Was Only After Retiring From Acting That She Discovered ‘Peace’

Despite Cameron Diaz‘s choice to retire at what seemed to be the height of her career — the star wouldn’t have it any other way. In the latest episode of In Goop Health: The Sessions, Cameron’s  explained to Gwyneth Paltrow that because she gave her everything to her career, she never made “any space for [her] personal life.” “I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life. I had gone so hard for so long, working, making films and it’s such a grind,” she said. “When you’re making a movie—it’s a perfect excuse—they own you. You’re there for 12 hours a day for months on end and you have no time for anything else.” Cameron also revealed how life in the spotlight was draining, a fact Gwyneth could “understand.” RELATED: Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden Love Being Parents But Remain Doing Everything in Their Power to Make sure Raddox’s Identity Remains Private “It’s so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there. There’s a lot of energy coming at you at all times when you’re really visible as an actor and doing press and putting yourself out there,” she shared, adding how she is …

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My Best Friend's Fiancé Hit On Me: Was I Wrong to Tell Her? And If Not, Then Why Do I Feel So Bad?

My Best Friend’s Fiancé Hit On Me: Was I Wrong to Tell Her? And If Not, Then Why Do I Feel So Bad?

A woman writes in asking for advice about a situation involving her best friend. This woman says that her best friend’s fiancé hit on her. She has texts and other receipts proving this. She ended up telling her best friend that this happened, a decision which, though she feels was right, has caused a great deal of pain for both women. The fiancé in question has been working to keep the women apart and to convince his fiancée to stay with him and drop her best friend. This woman is looking for support and advice, and she wants to know: Was telling her the right thing? And if so, why does she still feel so bad?

Can I Get a Blood Test to Determine My Baby's Sex at 10-Weeks Pregnant? Will It Be Accurate?

Can I Get a Blood Test to Determine My Baby’s Sex at 10-Weeks Pregnant? Will It Be Accurate?

A mom writes in asking for advice about getting a blood test to determine her baby’s biological sex. She is 10-weeks pregnant and is wondering if that is too soon to get the test, and if not, would the results even be accurate? She adds that she had the test done when she was pregnant with her daughter, but she was 19-weeks pregnant at that time.

New Parents: How Do You Find Time to Be Intimate with Your Partner?

New Parents: How Do You Find Time to Be Intimate with Your Partner?

A mom writes in asking for advice about intimacy after giving birth. This new mom welcomed her daughter just over a month ago via C-section. Now that six weeks have passed, she says her husband, who has been understanding, has started pushing for intimacy. She’s up for it sometimes, but with the new baby schedule, she is finding it a struggle. She wants to hear from other moms about how they found time to be intimate with their partners so soon after a new baby.

Which Airline Is the Best to Fly an Unaccompanied Minor?

Which Airline Is the Best to Fly an Unaccompanied Minor?

A mom writes in asking for advice about airplanes and airlines. She says she is sending her oldest son, aged 11, to stay with her father for a while as punishment for lying and stealing. Her question, though, has nothing to do with his behavior and everything to do with how to get her son to her father. She says her kids have never flown before, let alone flown alone. She is seeking advice about which airline is best to fly an unaccompanied minor on.

Black Teen Jailed For Not Doing Homework Finally Released

Black Teen Jailed For Not Doing Homework Released After Nearly 80 Days

Due to coronavirus, online learning has been a struggle for most. But after one Black, disabled teen in Michigan was jailed for not doing her homework during the pandemic — leaders came together to have her released. And after 80 days in detention, she has been released.