Posts Tagged ‘advice’

Our Website Disclaimer

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

I received a comment from one of my readers which made me realize that some of you may not be aware of the information in the ‘disclaimer’ portion of our website. I decided it would be a good idea to post the information you will find there and include a little clarification in case you need it. So, here’s the disclaimer and it’s clarification.

Mom’s not a counselor: Although she’s spent a lot of time listening to the problems of those she loves. Clarification: I’ve also spent a lot of time giving advice to those I love in an attempt to help them avoid problems.

Mom’s not a psychiatrist or a doctor: Even if the commercials do say she’s Dr. Mom. Clarification: Don’t take my word for it. If you are concerned about a problem, I can give you my take on the situation but it’s up to you to seek out a professional for a real answer. If you are a psychiatrist or a doctor, your input would be greatly appreciated.

She may act like a lawyer on occasion when she’s had to get at the truth from reluctant teens: But she’s not a real Lawyer. Clarification: If you’re a real lawyer, an actual answer would be good if you are willing to give it.

Mom doesn’t have any letters behind her name: All she has is common sense and life experience, which, most of the time is all the advice you really need. Clarification: If you’ve been through anything similar and agree or disagree with me, please feel free to leave a comment.

Her childcare expertise comes from hands-on experience. If you need more help, Mom might suggest it to you, but in case she does not, be sure to trust your own instinct when it tells you to get professional help.

Post a comment: Mom accepts that she may not know everything. So she’s opened the website for others to give their opinions as well. Clarification: If you think you can give any further help to anyone with questions or if you think you can give input on anything I’ve written, please feel free to post a comment. For everyone’s protection, no identifying information is ever given on the website. So when you’re giving your advice, please don’t use your full name. You may use initials, your first name, or a nickname. Also, don’t disclose your address, phone number, email address or any other identifying information


Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Q: We ask a question? we leave it to you to decide?

A: Yes. You send me a question and I give you my opinion. You can take it or leave it. It’s up to you.


Quoting Our Site

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Q: Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog? My blog is in the very same area of interest as yours and my users would really benefit from a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Many thanks!

A: It is my hope that this site will be helpful to all who see it. Please feel free to use whatever you find helpful. If you do decide to use the information for any reason, please do provide a link back to us or mention that you found the information at ‘’. Thank you.

Website Use

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Q: How cans I begin own post?

A:  If you have a question or discussion you would like to begin, just click on ”Contact Mom”.  The question goes directly to me.  I edit it for profanity or other issues not appropriate for this type of site.  Then I post the question or comment with my answer.  Once it is posted, anyone can respond by making a comment in the section provided below the post.  If you just want to respond to a post already made, just type your response in the comment section below the post.  These comments also go through the administration page to check for content.  I try to check each day for new questions and comments so that answers can be made in a timely fashion.  Once I’ve checked for profanity and advertisements, I simply check ”approve” and your comment is posted under the original question.

Website Plans

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Q: Do you plan related posts in this journal?

A:   If I receive a question, I post an answer.  I allow anyone who wishes to respond to a post to do so through the comment section.  All responses go through the administration page so I can edit out profanity and unrelated advertisements.  Some advertisements I allow if they are related to the question posted.  For instance, the question on prom dresses has a comment posted advising people to check out a prom dress website.  I allowed that because it was pertinent to the question.

Doubting Thomas

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Q: My friend and I have a bet.  He’s naive and gullible.  He actually believes you are a mom.  I say you are just some yahoo with a god complex trying to tell everyone what to do.

A:  Sorry.  You lose.  I am a mom with 6 adult children, 9 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren all of whom are alive, well and wonderful.  As for the god complex, I already know I don’t know everything.  That’s why this forum allows others to give their opinions as well.  I feel that it’s always good to hear from someone who has been there.  And just in case you don’t recognize your comment, I’ve cleaned up the wording to make it fit for family viewing.  This is a site where anyone can come for advice.  Try to keep it clean.  Okay?

February 20 Quote of the Day

Monday, February 21st, 2000

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.”
–Robert Schuller


So you tried to quit smoking but you failed.  That doesn’t mean you’re a failure, you just haven’t succeeded yet.  Try again!

You tried reconciling with your brother but he wouldn’t talk to you.  That doesn’t mean you failed.  You just haven’t succeeded yet.  Try again!

You tried learning that foreign language but you just couldn’t get it.  You’re not a failure.  You just haven’t succeeded yet.  Try again!

You tried _____________ (fill in the blank).  You’re not a failure.  You just haven’t succeeded yet.  Try again!