After a miscarriage, our reader is looking for support on how to overcome the fear of becoming pregnant only to suffer another loss.
An expecting mom needs help deciding whether she should tell her own needy mother that she’s pregnant. It’s a complicated and emotionally fraught relationship that she has with her mom.
A mom asks how to overcome her toddler potty training regression, caused by the birth of a new sibling.
A young bride-to-be is distressed because she wants to have four children and her fiance wants two, maybe three. Should disagreeing on family size be a dealbreaker?
A mother wants to explain Asperger’s in positive way to her children now that they have a new friend who is on the spectrum.
My young son is disturbed by the gun videos the older boys on the school bus are showing him. What should I do? Am I overreacting by wanting to contact the school?
I need to sleep train my infant son but am concerned about waking my toddler daughter who is a super-light sleeper.
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.