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Jun15
Fighting Cultural Food Wars

Fighting Cultural Food Wars

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An expat mom is trying to avoid power struggles with her family-by-marriage and now toddler son (too) over the amount and regularity of sweets and unhealthy foods being served in her new and adopted home country.

Jun12
Baby Name Turf Wars: Calling Dibs Before You’re Pregnant

Baby Name Turf Wars: Calling Dibs Before You’re Pregnant

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Help! My future SIL-to-be has poached my favorite boy option baby name. But, I’m not pregnant. Nor even married into the family yet. So, what’s the baby name etiquette for dealing with this sticky situation?

May18
The Cross-Country Pop-In Visit

The Cross-Country Pop-In Visit

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A family is having a hard time establishing boundaries with a mother-in-law and grandmother who travels cross country to visit and stay over even knowing it’s very inconvenient for the entire family’s schedule.

Mar09
My Two Grandmas

My Two Grandmas

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A grandmother is being asked by her daughter to forgo “Grandma” for an alternative name to be called by her grandkids. She needs some advice.

Jan14
To Budget Or Not To Budget

To Budget Or Not To Budget

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A mom needs help talking to her husband about her wish to get at budgeting and financial planning. How can she start this conversation with him given that it’s a charged topic for both of them?

Nov12
The Postpartum Visitor Guilt Trip

The Postpartum Visitor Guilt Trip

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An expecting mom needs help understanding whether the extreme guilt trip she is getting from her mom about postpartum visiting plans is justified or not.

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