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Jul02
It Takes a Village (of Nanny Tattlers)

It Takes a Village (of Nanny Tattlers)

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What do I tell other mothers who are trying to tattle on my nanny that I have total confidence in her?

Jun30
Attachment Parenting, Anxious Parenting

Attachment Parenting, Anxious Parenting

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Should I be concerned that my baby will have different (but loving family) caregivers most days of the week? Will it cause attachment issues in my infant?

Apr30
Don’t Move So Close To Me

Don’t Move So Close To Me

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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.

Apr24
To Commute or Not to Commute

To Commute or Not to Commute

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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?

Apr04
Mother-in-Law as the Nanny: The Real Costs of “Free” Childcare

Mother-in-Law as the Nanny: The Real Costs of “Free” Childcare

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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?

Jan17
Postpartum Visits: How Helpful is TOO Helpful?

Postpartum Visits: How Helpful is TOO Helpful?

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An expectant mom is trying anticipate the balance between her need and wanting of help from her own mom and her husband’s need to private family time on the second time around.

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