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Where can I find these items for a gender reveal?

Hi!! Did anyone purchase powder cannon tubes, or “smoke bombs” for a gender reveal party?! If so, where did you get them? I found some on Amazon, but the reviews are saying the smoke only lasted 5 seconds, and it was a very light color/hard to see. Also, any other gender reveals ideas that would be appreciated!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I am considering changing my daughters name due to a fall out with my friend: Advice?

My daughter is almost eight months old. We’ve had a really rough start to her first year of life. She’s had four serious surgeries, and now our life is finally starting to settle down with doctors’ visits and whatnot. Before I had my daughter, I had a really close friend who I absolutely adored and trusted. We were friends for over seven years. After I had my daughter, while my daughter was in the NICU, I confided in that friend that I was going through a hard time not only with my daughter being in the hospital but also with postpartum. I thought I could talk to her because she came to me when she had postpartum, and I did everything I could to lift her spirits (calling her every day to tell her I loved her, buying concert tickets, etc.). I was wrong. She told me to get over it and that she was a single mom who had too much on her plate to worry about what I had going on. I was crushed. We are no longer friends because she was completely insensitive and horrible to me in the end. The thing is… my eight-month-old daughter has …

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I am unsure on if I should go through with a name change: Thoughts?

I have three kids with my ex. He currently has custody of them because my living situation was not the best at the moment. I have known him for almost 15 years, and throughout those years, there has been plenty of verbal and mental abuse. He has used my current situation against me to get whatever he wants out of me. We talked a while ago about changing our kid’s last names from my maiden name to his name. I was okay with it at first, but now I am second-guessing it. He has done and said a lot to get what he wants since my whole situation has started. And if I try to fight back, he brings up child support. I have no issues paying child support and taking care of my kids. But at the same time, I know the money will not go towards my kids. His wife controls their money. She gets to spend as she pleases, and he would always complain about how he had no money for anything because she would blow through his paychecks. So my worry about paying child support is it not actually going towards my kids. We are supposed …

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Tips on keeping my home smelling fresh?

So I’m not a huge clean freak, but I’m nowhere near okay with a dirty home… we have a 1.5-year-old, a dog & a cat.. does anyone have any tips on how to keep a home smelling fresh? The dog is 100% potty trained, and the cat never goes anywhere but the litter box. I have candles and wax melts, typically only use melts or candle warmers bc I’m scared of a flame with the baby, but I still feel so paranoid and anxious coming home, and my house not smelling good or never want someone to stop by. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My OBGYN has really bad BO: Advice?

What if your OB has BO?? My OB/GYN is an older gentleman, he’s a good doctor, and he’s very nice but has really bad body odor! There are two hospitals in my town and I don’t like the one in the Hospital.. This OB/GYN is the only OB at the other Hospital! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Needing advice on how to handle my manager

I need some advice on how to deal with my manager. I started working again after years of being a stay at home, mom. In the beginning, I absolutely loved the job! We got a new manager a few months back, and he is making it incredibly hard to enjoy work. He non stops talks about himself. If I am speaking with a co-worker, he will come over and just start talking about himself. I have never met someone who thought so highly of himself. I try my hardest just to do my work. He seems to get angry if I don’t pay attention to his stories. He will repeatedly ask me why I don’t listen to him (talk about himself) I tell him I am busy and staying focused on my job. He doesn’t seem to get the hint I am not interested in the small talk. He just makes me feel very uncomfortable. I feel like he constantly has to be near me and follows me around. It’s incredibly hard to avoid him. It has become very draining for me. I don’t want to quit the job because I do love what I do. I don’t know how …

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Am I overreacting about this situation with my neighbors son?

Am I overreacting? My daughter is only two, and the neighbor boy across the street is like ten, and every time he sees my daughter outside, he makes moaning noises! During the summer, he always tries sneaking over to our yard to play with my kids 4&2. Well, we put a camera up outside where we view it from our phones since I have an infant, and my oldest two are right at the front door. The most they are ever left where I watch them on my phone is to walk inside the door and grab a bottle of water to make a bottle. But anyway his mom is full-on psycho like every other day the cops and everything are at their house from her threatening to kill herself or whatever so this kid does what he wants until the town cops bring him home Idk how to handle this. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How can I deal with a co worker who micro manages everything that I do?

I have been at this job for 2 months now, it’s a little independent hardware store and I love it. Not a serious job, but just something to get out of the house! I enjoy everyone I work with but, there is one lady there that constantly micromanages everything and won’t let me do anything my way. Her way or the highway. She’s not my boss though she is highly respected there, and she really is a hard worker and amazing with customers. I as well do this, but I like to do things a bit. Differently, that’s easier for me. It’s nothing super serious, or I would understand, it’s just little things that drive me absolutely insane. She’s really nice to all the guys there but my other female co-worker and I she just isn’t respectful towards. I feel like I have no say because she’s been here off and on for three years, and well, I’ve been here for two months. I don’t know what to do? I’m scared if I say anything that I’ll just be fired or it won’t matter what I say, and nothing will change. My boss did warm me in my interview that …

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School photos

How much are school photos where you are? Have two kids and just shocked at prices? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Should I tell my neighbor my husband cheated with his wife?

Do I tell the woman’s husband or leave them to it? Distraught, after finding out my partner cheated on me with our next-door neighbor’s wife …I ended it with him. What’s eating me up is that her husband is unaware of what’s been going on. He was away for a week on a trip with his mates when it happened. I do feel sorry for him, but I’m also so angry not just with my partner but with her too. I feel like I have a duty to let her husband know, but then again, I really don’t know if I should. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I am thinking of reporting my neighbors: Thoughts?

My neighbor’s daughter is almost five and still in diapers. We recently moved in, so we just met them. My three-year-old daughter likes to talk to her through the privacy fence. The thing is, she seems pretty normal other than being very overweight. She talks, although she engages in behavior, I would not allow my daughter to take part in. (She plays very rough) I thought maybe the diaper was because she needed one, who am I to judge. Then that all changed when I had to knock on their front door for something one day. Their porch was littered with tons of cigarette butts and beer cans all over the porch and ground. Their house reeked from the front lawn. There are several large dogs they breed that is usually left outside in the back yard. I know the dad works on cars for a living, and I am trying so hard not to judge the mess. We live right across the street from a park in a very nice neighborhood, and their home is the only one to look like this. I can see their TV from my kitchen window, and it is on cartoons 24/7. I have …

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What is the recovery like for a tubal?

I recently had an emergency c section. Due to the religious views of the hospital, I gave birth at my dr could not do a tubal ligation at the time of birth. I have to go to an outpatient center to have it done. My recovery was rough from the c section, and I’m worried now about the tubal ligation and the recovery time. I have a newborn, toddler, and three school-age children. My husband works 60+ hours a week, and I’m a SAHM. I don’t want any more kids, so I’m just looking for tips/and insight on the procedure and recovery time. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I am not a fan of my husbands friend: Advice?

My husband started reconnecting with a childhood friend. When my husband sent him a message, he got weird responses like “what do you want?” Not really what you’d expect from an old friend. This is where it gets strange. My husband gets a friend request from a fake account that I found out is this old friend. He was added and quickly deleted. After my husband mentioned he’d recently gotten out of prison, I did some digging, and he has a LONG record. He beat up two girlfriends, has charged for theft and intimidation, and a long history of drug use. I brought it up to my husband that this guy seems like a bad guy, and he said: “No, I grew up with him.” We’re talking 30+yrs since they were best friends. I don’t feel like this guy is a good company to keep, but I don’t want to flat out say, “well, you aren’t going to be friends, and that’s that!” But my husband is special needs…so getting him to understand is rough. IDK what to do or say without hurting his feelings. I just don’t want him to end up ruining everything we’ve built together Anonymous Community …

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