Category Archives: Babies
I suppose I am writing because I need advice…more advice than my friends have offered…or just better advice than my friends have offered.
It’s always fun to use things in our children’s everyday lives to spark discussion and easy educational activities. Since many of us are currently in the midst of winter, this season can be a great topic of “study” for our littlest ones.
Fifteen months ago I wrote for advice on confronting my dad who was having continuous affairs on my stepmom for as long as I can remember. I believed it was affecting the well-being of my children, their grandchildren.
Winter can be a challenging season when it comes to thinking of things to do for the entertainment of families, kids need to get out and burn that energy off yet the seasonal weather is not exactly cooperative for hours of outside play.
I Am Who I Am
I am a woman, twice divorced, with adult children. My first husband and I divorced after six horrible years. My second husband left me for another woman. I spent three years struggling to come to grips with the situation and began dating again.
Slip Sliding Away
My ex-boyfriend ended our relationship six months ago. We were together for a year. He is 27, me 31. He ended things because he felt he was invested in our relationship and I was not.
Every holiday, many of us find ourselves digging through miscellaneous boxes and bins trying to find ornaments, decorations, special holiday-oriented items, and holiday paraphernalia, often including the Christmas tree.
Four months ago I connected with Bill, a man I’ve known for 20 years. We always wanted to date and finally it happened. We’re happy both of us were available.
I think GPS systems are the greatest. (Global Position System) I know a few people who definitely need them.
Growing Up Is Hard To Do
My name is Kaitlyn and I’m 19. I met my first love sophomore year of high school. We were boyfriend and girlfriend in a play and ended up dating at the end of my sophomore year.
Christmas is not about the presents under the tree, the decorations and the lights, the concerts or the fancy meals. It’s not about shopping, snow, caroling, or Santa Clause. True Christmas is found in the first syllable of the very word itself, who is all too often forgotten.
Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. This feast was created by the Pope to promote Christianity and remove Pagan festivals celebrated at the winter solstice.
During the IVth century, the Pope decided to bring the Christmas day on December 25th.
For some, Christmas is just another day on the calendar. It’s one holiday out of many. But for me – and for billions of others – Christmas is much more than just a holiday. It’s a state of mind.
My husband has been involved with another woman for over a year. In June he said it was over, but began seeing her again in October.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of November 28, 2016
In Name Only
When I was 18, I got pregnant. My boyfriend left me when I told him. Three years later I met someone I thought was nice and responsible.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of November 21, 2016
I always thought my stepdad was my real dad, but it turns out he wasn’t. When I was 17, my mom told me I had a different father. My real father dropped out before I was born.
Negative people are everywhere. You cannot expect everyone to have the kind of positive outlook in life and attitude as you do. They just come out and then start ruining your life. Although some aren’t aware that they have negative personalities, others meanwhile are purely mean and awful. One unfortunate thing about negative people is that you can never avoid them. In fact, they are all around you. So the best thing for you to do is to try not to avoid them, instead find ways to deal with them.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of November 14, 2016
Two married couples live across the street. In the past I would speak to the ladies or their
husbands in passing out of politeness, and they would speak or wave back.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of November 7, 2016
I’ve known this girl for a few years and she’s my best friend. I’m 25, she’s 24. I always had more than friendship feelings for her, but never told her because of the risk of ruining our friendship.
Winter is hard on everyone, but especially your little ones. If you are like most parents, you are constantly fretting about whether or not they are warm enough or if you are protecting them from all the germs that make winter especially nasty. Well, have no fear! Here is a list of the top 10 baby must haves every parent needs to ensure that their little one has a safe and happy winter.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of October 31, 2016
Last week my ex-husband died of an accidental drug overdose. We have a son, 10, he had not seen in three years by his own choice.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of October 24, 2016
End Of The Line
I married my wonderful husband three years ago. He is 32, eight years older than me. I admit his age was an issue for me when we first met, but it is not an issue anymore.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of October 17, 2016
In Good Time
If you remember, I wrote you six months ago about a childhood spanking incident.
I got spanked for not leaving a note telling my mom where I was while she was gone. But I did! My little sister threw the note away. My mom spanked me in a moment of panic when she couldn’t find me.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of October 3, 2016
No Happy Ending
My friend confessed to me that the husband of one of our friends is coming on to her. He sends her email from a new account and tells her how lovely she is. He also tells her, “I like and miss you.”
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of September 26, 2016
Can you explain this to me? Just recently I was engaged to a wonderful man with whom I had the closest of spiritual, mental and physical connections. He was the man I dreamed of my whole life.
Pick up a freshly washed piece of garment from the pile of your laundry; hot out of the dryer, does it smell fresh and clean or does it have peculiar odors or has a distinct sour smell? Most of us have been through situations when it was simply impossible to get the odor out of clothes even after running them through two wash cycles. If your have been trying to wade your way through piles of laundry that does not smells less than fresh even when they are just out of the dryer, here are some simple tips that can be used to ensure that your clothes come out smelling fantastic each time.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of September 19, 2016
All The Wrong Reasons
I have been dating a divorced woman for the past eight months. In the beginning I’d go out of my way to do little things to make her life easier. I’d buy her flowers or bring lunch to her at work. And she worshipped me for it!
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of September 12, 2016
I am a divorced mother of three, divorced almost nine years. I thought I would never find happiness again. Well, I have. I think.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of September 5, 2016
If Wishes Were Horses…
My husband and I are happily married. After years of severe infertility and seven miscarriages, I adopted two infants now in their early 20s. One child is away at college. The younger child is in college part-time, lives at home and is unemployed.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of August 29, 2016
In Good Time
I go to a church camp every summer for a week. Last year I met this boy, Bob, a counselor. He was 20, I was 16. I poked fun at him and we became good friends. We talked on Facebook. One day he gave me his number. I now know that was against the rules and he broke that rule big time.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of August 22, 2016
The Crooked Mile
I am married to an awesome and caring guy, but it seems I am missing my ex. I don’t know what is wrong.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of August 8, 2016
My wife and I have been married many years. Recently she received a phone call out of the blue from an old boyfriend she knew before she met me. He is a guy she almost married. I could tell my wife was thrilled to know he was still thinking of her.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of August 1, 2016
Crying Over You
I sit here writing this in tears. I no longer know what to do.
Here’s the thing. I reconnected with my first love and we’ve been together six years. He went through a nasty divorce and I was in an abusive relationship.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of July 25, 2016
I have known her for 15 years and said many times she is the love of my life.
We never dated or were romantically involved, just great friends. I’m 33, not married, no kids. She’s 32, never married, two kids, two different baby daddies. She has a rep for being around the block, but she lost her father at seven and felt she needed to sleep with guys to get attention. Hence the two kids.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of July 18, 2016
I am currently going through a divorce and looking forward to being free of my husband and his general nastiness. Actually, I’ve been unofficially going through a divorce for the last six years but only received the papers last week. I’m relieved my soon-to-be-ex filed. I don’t know if I would’ve been able to—the whole Catholic guilt thing.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of July 11, 2016
I am writing out of pure frustration with my brother-in-law, Tom.
Tom is a person who complains about everything. Nothing is ever good enough for him. While he seems to get enjoyment out of putting other people down and making snide comments, no one can tease or criticize him about anything.
Its no secret that family road trips can be incredibly stressful –
Especially if you have multiple children, and many, many miles to go. We have all seen the same blog repeated a thousand times with a myriad of activities to keep children occupied during family road trips, and yes, in a perfect world, all children are content to color and play with pipe cleaners and quietly keep to themselves for hours on end… but back here, in the real world, children have to use the bathroom, (always at the WORST time), they get bored (understandably so), and this boredom and frustration over the inability to get up and use up some of the endless energy they can’t help but have, often ends with tearful tantrums on their part, and equally frustrated parents. In this article we will provide a list of activities to keep your little one(s) occupied, but we will go beyond that and focus on family road trip ideas for parents.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of July 4, 2016
I am seeking advice in a rather delicate situation, or should I say, a rather delicate relationship. I am a woman, 38, still legally married, though the relationship has fallen apart over the years and we no longer desire to be married to each other.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of June 20, 2016
In Silent Service
I started seeing this guy eight months ago. Despite numerous arguments we care for each other deeply. He has become my best friend. He’s 100 percent reliable and always listens to what I say.
If you plan to take a family camping vacation trip this year then it’s a good bet you and everyone else in the family are really looking forward to building a fantastic campfire. Not everyone knows the best ways to build a campfire though, so here are three simple and easy techniques that will make your campfire a raging success.
On dad’s big day in June, make a lasting impression on him by taking him on a memorable adventure. Here are some ideas to take your gift-giving to the next level from Mark’s, a leader in men’s casual wear and footwear:
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of June 13, 2016
Fools Rush In
I’ve dated a man for a year and a half. I had my doubts about our future since the day I met him, but my love is so deep I always convince myself there’s no one else for me. My family and friends, however, tell me otherwise.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of June 6, 2016
C’est La Vie
My life is in shambles right now. I don’t know to what extent it’s my fault and how to fix it. Sometimes I feel like God is using me to do a remake of Job.
A little less than four years ago I was on top of the world. I had a high paying job in the financial sector in my hometown. I thrived and excelled in this job. My manager, Dan, and I clicked. We could have meaningful discussions with two grunts and a head nod. Dan was a great guy, very OCD, but I learned to be Tom Cruise to his Rain Man.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of May 30, 2016
You have never met anyone like my father. He is an entrepreneur who is into construction, real estate and other ventures. He has more companies than I have pairs of underwear. He has a guy working for him who is there just to smooth over employees and to rehire the guys my father didn’t mean to fire.
Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara – Column for the week of May 23, 2016
I’m a girl, 14, and I live at home with my family. I’ve had problems with my mother all of my life. Nothing serious, at least nothing dangerous, but since I could speak in full sentences, we’ve had these screaming matches.
“I started drinking tea when my children were preschool age. Somewhere along the line we started having Afternoon Tea together after school. My children are now teenagers and love having tea almost as much as I do.”-Brenda Hyde
The typical menu for tea time seems to include several different types of tea sandwiches, cut into squares or triangles (cucumber, chicken salad, egg salad, etc), some kind of quiche, grapes, scones, cookies, cake or pie, and finally, tea!