Puberty problems

My son is hitting that magical age of puberty and he’s starting to get that “teen boy smell”, how can I encourage him to be more hygienic without embarrassing him and hurting his feelings? One Concerned Mother Dear Concerned Mother, Turn this one...

Plugged in teen

My 16 year old daughter is obsessed with social media. She posts at least 15 selfies on Instagram or Facebook a day. She is so intelligent but her grades are starting to slip and she is losing her interest in extracurricular activities. How do I get her to unplug...

Left behind

Hi OTM, I come from a family of three children, we have all been very close. As we have gotten older, my brother and sister have seemed to move on with their lives without me. Both have gotten married and have started having kids, I am so happy for them and love being...

Stay at home mother

Many of the mothers in our school district talk badly about stay at home moms. I am fortunate enough to be one and feel as if many remarks are guided toward me, should I confront them? Is it wrong that I don’t feel as useless as these people make SAHMs out to...

Life is funny

Recently my daughter that I gave up for adoption 16 years ago found me. We have gotten very close very quickly. We spend lots of time together, but I’m feeling guilty because im spending so much time with her that im taking time away from her adoptive parents....

Help kids read books go outside

Hey One Tough Muther! My question is what would be the best way to encourage kids to go outside, read books, live an active fun lifestyle. What would be the best way to portray this through a video, like on youtube. Dear Aleksandr, No Silly, go outside, read books and...