My parents are secretly planning to move near my immediate family. They are functional alcoholics and the stress of them pressuring to consistently babysit my young son is leading me to actually consider moving out-of-state.
My husband and I are ready to start planning for our second child relatively soon. When we share our plans with others, we are met with confusion. Are we missing something?
My mother-in-law (who now lives in the South) wants to throw me a baby shower. But the guests are her friends and only my acquaintances. I feel uncomfortable about this. What should I do?
A work-out-of-the-home-mom’s long commute is making her rethink her excellent caregiving option. She is contemplating a radical move, but is she missing other options available to her?
My estranged parents want to build a relationship with me and my infant twins. But they still don’t want to accept my partner as a mother to our sons. I find this unacceptable. I need your advice.
A young neighborhood kid doesn’t seem to understand and respect boundaries and his parents don’t seem to care. How should I handle this sticky situation?
A mom-to-be has abandoned a toxic support group but continues her friendship with another former support group member. But, that friend continues to gossip about our former group and I just can’t take it anymore. What should I do?
My daughter is a thumb sucker and I’m inclined to let her stop it in her own time. Is that the correct strategy or am I setting her up for long-term dental problems?
My mother-in-law will be caring for my baby daily when my maternity leave ends. How do I set-up appropriate boundaries and manage that tricky relationship?
My young daughter is terrified of dogs. How can I help her with her fear of animals.
This expecting mother is receiving hurtful comments from her future in-laws about their lifestyle and parenting choices (already!). Amalah provides some guidelines for navigating that tense relationship.
My daughter has behavioral special needs that make visits with and from her grandparents very stressful for everyone, including her. I really want the grandparent relationship to be strong. What should I do?
Gift registry etiquette is always a sticky subject and even more so when the guest of honor is coming in from out-of-state.
I think my second grader has inattentive ADD/ADHD. What should I do to get him the help he needs at school?
An expecting mom is having trouble being motivated to do anything and feels like a failure. Amalah gives her the advice and pep talk she needs to hear right now.
A mom is very eager to potty-train her 17-month old. Is that realistic? What are the pros and cons of early potty training?
When should my toddler move from a crib to a toddler or big-kid bed?
A mom thinks her baby may be speech-delayed. Should she be concerned? Or is she possibly overreacting?
I am going on a trip when my baby is 8-months old. Am I letting my baby develop bad sleep habits that will make it difficult for her grandparents to take care of her four months from now?
Should I put my son is a private preschool even though it will be quite expensive for our family?