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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Doubted My Ability To Be A Good Mother
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2021

When I first became engaged to my husband, my boss was adamant that we "just be engaged" for a few years. She told me it'd be better if we "shacked up" and didn't do anything as drastic...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Scared to Give Up My “Fat” Clothes
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2021

Penny's husband is upset that she is still wearing plus-size clothing even though she has recently lost more than 100 lbs.   Dr. Laura: "Show yourself compassion by wearing loose-fitting...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: You Saw a Bigger Plan for My Life Than I Did
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2021

Almost 25 years ago, I called you asking whether or not my husband should take a graveyard shift at his job. My only concern at the time was how it would affect our relationship. Your...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Choosing My Niece Over My Sister
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2021

Wendy wants to invite her sister's stepdaughter to a graduation event, but it's causing a problem, because Wendy's mom and sister don't want her on the guest list.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom is Ditching Her Grandson's Party
By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2021

Jill feels bitter toward her overweight mother who wants to skip Jill's son's birthday party to avoid eating in public.   Dr. Laura: "Feel pity instead of resentment for her inability to...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Lost My Sense of Self-Worth
By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2021

Charlotte is struggling since leaving her successful career to become a stay-at-home-mom.   Dr. Laura: "You are ferociously valuable and irreplaceable in the eyes of the family you've...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Still Mad at My Mother-in-Law
By Dr. Laura on May 22, 2021

Elizabeth doesn't know how to let go of her anger toward her mother-in-law who ticked her off 10 years ago.   Dr. Laura: "Holding on to anger is self destructive and doesn't fix...

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YouTube

YouTube: From Hobby to Passion
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2021

Happy #FlashbackFriday! Here's a peek into my 2009 bead sanctuary and the backstory on how I stumbled into a hobby that became a passion. Does crafting brighten your world? Share your...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Have Earned My White Dress
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2021

I am 26 years old and am getting married soon to an amazing man who would truly swim through shark-infested waters to bring me a lemonade. And I will be sipping my lemonade and making...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: We Can't Stop Fighting - Part II
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2021

Listen to this follow up call with 6-year-old Teddy and 8-year-old Olivia who argue a lot.   Dr. Laura: "It's good to be good to one another."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: A Thank You From My Future Children
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2021

I am 25 years old and have a beautiful vision for my future that includes a big happy family, a lifelong marriage, and at least a dozen grandchildren. Many of my friends are already...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Leaving Me
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2021

Amanda admits that she stopped treating her husband kindly, and now he wants a separation.   Dr. Laura: "You can repair most marital damage by being the kind of spouse you'd like to come...

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YouTube

YouTube: Praising Mom with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2021

We don't get to pick our mothers, but we do get to choose how we mother the kids in our care. Given the flood of photos we received when we asked you to share your special mom memories,...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: Your Words Helped Calm My Anxiety
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2021

My husband, who has suffered from digestive problems lately, went to the ER this week as he was unable to keep any food or liquid down. A CT scan revealed he has a tumor, and he will...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: We Can't Stop Fighting - Part I
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2021

6-year-old Teddy and 8-year-old Olivia argue a lot and call in with mom for Dr. Laura's advice on how to stop.   Dr. Laura: "Find ways each day to do something special and nice for each...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm So Angry That My Husband Died
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2021

Margaret and her husband were married for more than 50 years before he died, and she is struggling to cope.   Dr. Laura: "There's no easy way through grief, but it passes as you reinvent...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Proud of My Son and His Alpha Male Dad
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2021

I often hear you talk on your show about the importance of having an alpha male as a role model for our sons, and that reminded me of a story from years ago. At the time, I had been...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Kids Sleep in Our Room
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2021

Daniel wants to know if it's OK for his two young children to spend each night with him and his wife.   Dr. Laura: "Kids need to grow up respecting the marital bed."

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Weak
By Dr. Laura on May 17, 2021

Julie cries in stressful situations, and she wishes she could better control her emotions.   Dr. Laura: "Strength is not sacrificed by showing sweetness."

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Doesn't Love Me as Much as My Mom Does
By Dr. Laura on May 16, 2021

Austin's parents are divorced, and his dad doesn't always show up for his visits, leaving Austin feeling unloved.   Dr. Laura: "Our feelings aren't always the truth."

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: I Had an “Aha” Moment!
By Dr. Laura on May 16, 2021

Mack calls to update Dr. Laura with how the “ear bomb” and “truth nugget” he got from her has impacted his life.   Dr. Laura: "People who give you guilt trips don't necessarily care...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teen Asked When She Could Have Sex
By Dr. Laura on May 15, 2021

Ray's 16-year-old daughter is wondering at what age she can start having sex.   Dr. Laura: "Being ready for sex is about being able to handle the realities and consequences."

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The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Email of the Day: Show Me You Love Me
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2021

I was listening to your podcasts and heard a handful of calls involving wives whose husbands had been cheating. As I carefully listened to the pain in the voices of these women and your...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is a Wimp
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2021

Nick's friend was a jerk to Kate but, to Kate's disappointment, Nick is still trying to hang on to the friendship.   Dr. Laura: "Put your wife first and do what it takes to erase her...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Parenting With the Future in Mind
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2021

Years ago, when our son was in junior high, he finished his school year with a typical teen attitude. He had a summer job lined up, but had two weeks between school ending and his...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Done with My Son
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2021

Deborah can't forgive her son after he left his children alone one evening and all four died in a house fire.   Dr. Laura: "Forgiveness is not earned without taking responsibility and...

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YouTube

YouTube: Celebrating Mom with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2021

I hope whether you are your kid's mom, your mom's kid (or both!) this past Mother's Day was picture-perfect. Thank you for sharing your photos celebrating motherhood. 💕 I love them...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Prisoner Students Are in Awe of You
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2021

I am employed as an English as a Second Language/GED teacher in a correctional facility in Florida. I teach a class of hard-core criminals, some of them lifers, and considered the worst...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Social Anxiety is Causing Marital Problems
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2021

Stacy triggers fights in her marriage because she is uncomfortable in social situations and gets angry at her husband when he has a good time.   Dr. Laura: "It's your responsibility to...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Have a Second Child?
By Dr. Laura on May 11, 2021

Mindy's son is 18, and she's starting to think maybe she should have another child.   Dr. Laura: "Be grateful for your time as a mom and look forward to discovering what's next."

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Thought It Was Love, But I Was Wrong
By Dr. Laura on May 11, 2021

  I’m 24 years old and always wondered why some women who called you would shack up with men, bring two or three innocent children into the world, and then wonder why the men ended up...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad is Going to Die
By Dr. Laura on May 11, 2021

13-year-old Jessica's dad is on life support, and her family is wondering if she should be in the hospital room when they terminate treatment.   Dr. Laura: "Holding his hand as you tell...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Fantasizes About His Ex
By Dr. Laura on May 10, 2021

Julie's husband has confessed that he's never gotten over his high school girlfriend.   Dr. Laura: "Fantasies are an escape from the challenges of adulthood."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Follow My Man to Germany?
By Dr. Laura on May 9, 2021

Samantha has only seen her boyfriend six times in the past year, and she's wondering if it's a good idea to move overseas to be closer to him.   Dr. Laura: "Build a relationship properly...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Interested in Dating
By Dr. Laura on May 9, 2021

Kevin fears intimacy and believes that there's no need for him to seek a romantic relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Hiding from love will lead to loneliness, sadness and emptiness."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Choosing Baseball Over Me
By Dr. Laura on May 8, 2021

Susan feels hurt and neglected because her adult son wants to celebrate Mother's Day early since his own son has a travel baseball game on Mother's Day.   Dr. Laura: "You brought your...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: When is it OK to Get Remarried with Kids?
By Dr. Laura on May 7, 2021

Sara wants to follow Dr. Laura's guidelines for getting remarried when children are involved and calls for some clarification.   Dr. Laura: "Second marriages have a higher fail rate if...

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Family

Email of the Day: To My Mom, We Were ALL Golden Children
By Dr. Laura on May 6, 2021

The most important lesson my Mom ever taught me came while our family was planning her funeral. We were gathered to meet with our priest, when he asked if there was anything special we...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Support My Husband?
By Dr. Laura on May 6, 2021

Amy's husband is using the money she needs for household bills to fund his new business, leaving her worried and upset.   Dr. Laura: "As the matriarch, there are times to be sweet and...

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Family

Email of the Day: My Mother Put the Survival of Her Family First
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2021

When I was little, we escaped from Hungary with the Communist army just a few miles from our door. We didn’t know if we would make it out safely. We came under attack from fighter...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Momma's Girl
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2021

Even though Ivonne is married with a baby, she is still extremely close to her mother, allowing her to visit for months at a time.   Dr. Laura: "You're a wife and mother now, not her...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Is She "The One?"
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2021

Julius had a chaotic childhood and, as an adult, has a tendency to date troubled women including the single mom he is thinking about marrying.   Dr. Laura: "Don't put a child into the...

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Want To Be A Perpetual Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2021

I’ve been a listener since the 90s when I was in college hearing your show every day. When I was finishing graduate school, I dated a man whom I adored. He had everything I thought I...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: What Does My Future Hold?
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2021

21-year-old Phillip is in college, trying to discover what he's supposed to do next with his life.   Dr. Laura: "Step-by-step, let your life unfold and enjoy the journey."

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Family

Email of the Day: My Children’s Incredible Grandmother
By Dr. Laura on May 3, 2021

My mother passed away at only 62 years of age after a 15-month battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. She left behind not only me, but seven grandchildren whom she dearly loved.

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Is it Bad to Use My Phone in Front of Kids?
By Dr. Laura on May 3, 2021

Liz is concerned about how much her children see her using her iPhone and wonders if it will lead to bad habits in them.   Dr. Laura: "The more kids watch adults relying on phones, the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like to be Closer to My Siblings
By Dr. Laura on May 2, 2021

Andrew has always had a difficult relationship with his stepfather and believes he is the reason Andrew isn't closer to his two half-siblings.   Dr. Laura: "Ultimately, we can’t control...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Ready to Take on More Responsibility
By Dr. Laura on May 2, 2021

34-year-old Peter works on his family's farm and is frustrated that his uncle wants to keep control instead of passing the torch on to the younger family members.   Dr. Laura: "The...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm at a Crossroads in My Career
By Dr. Laura on May 1, 2021

Andreas is struggling with which path to take career-wise even though he's only 19-years-old.   Dr. Laura: "Seek new experiences and let them reveal what you are meant to do."

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YouTube

YouTube: Celebrating National Fitness Day
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2021

Happy #FlashbackFriday and happy #NationalFitnessDay! There are so many benefits to being fit, and I've nagged about “moving more” for a long time. I'm a naturally physical person so...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Final Lesson My Mother Taught Me
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2021

When my mother was diagnosed with a degenerative genetic disease, she faced it head-on. She did research, enrolled in a genetic study and started working out with a trainer to combat...

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