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As a caregiver for my 80 year old mom, what are 5 things I need to do daily and or weekly to extend her ability to live in her home alone?

As a caregiver for my 80 year old mom, what are 5 things I need to do daily and or weekly to extend her ability to live in her home alone?

Keep her company: Make sure she has food available and eats. Put out her medicines and remind her to take them. Pick up clutter so she doesn't trip. Do the yard work. ...Read more

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My mom takes excederin on a daily basis is she in trouble?

My mom takes excederin on a daily basis is she in trouble?

No: Excedrin is a form of ordinary Aspirin and as long as correct dosage is used its harmless. (In fact may have beneficial effects!!!!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I transition best to being a stay-at-home mom?

How can I transition best to being a stay-at-home mom?

Stay connected, etc.: I suggest staying connected digitally with people known irl and connect with moms in similar situations on sites that protect privacy and confidentiality. Allow an hour per day for oneself during naps. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for a stay at home mom of 2?

Please describe a good diet for a stay at home mom of 2?

Healthy choices: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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How do I tell my boss that I want to be a stay at home mom?

How do I tell my boss that I want to be a stay at home mom?

Be straightforward: Just tell your boss that you want to stay home. In most of this country it's normal and accepted to stay home with your kids while they're small. I don't think anyone will give you a hard time, at least not to your face. When i interviewed for med school i remember one professor saying that if a woman wanted to stay home and raise her kids, she was doing something more worthwhile than medicine. ...Read more

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What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

It's normal.: When this happens with my kids, the usually sitter gives a quick hug to our baby, and then hands him over without any fanfare or long goodbyes or drama. Very businesslike. If you and his mom put on a dramatic show, the kid thinks it's a dramatic event. And even if he does cry, it's normal - he's obviously formed an attachment to you, which means you're doing a great job! ...Read more

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How do you deal with possible infidelity issues on top of being a stay at home mom?

Honesty: In my experience, honesty is the best policy. If you feel or "sense" that there is infidelity then you should confront your partner in an honest and caring fashion. Don't forget, you could be wrong. Sorry you have to deal with this. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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