A pregnant mom is very angry with her family’s gender-stereotyping issues, and it is causing her stress especially in how it will affect her baby shower. But, we think the issues could be bigger than that….
A new mother needs wants to know how to stick to her decision to keep away from her toxic family.
A new mom is in the middle of a War of the Roses in her family and needs advice on how to not let it affect her life and family relationships.
An expectant mom needs advice navigating interacting with her cousin, who has been having difficulty conceiving, at an upcoming family reunion.
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 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.
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.
What do you do when granddad has a girlfriend and your child doesn’t want to share attention, and honestly speaking you’re not ready to either?
I thought we had a good relationship with my husband’s brother and his family. And then everything went wrong.
My mother is an addict. I gave her a chance to be part of my daughter’s life but she keeps breaking the rules and I can’t trust her. Now what?
This time, a mother-in-law writes in for advice about a daughter-in-law who plays favorites.
The holidays are around the corner and my relationship with my husband’s family is a mess. How can I fix this? Should I fix this?
My newborn has colic and now my family is hanging out without me!
Another day, another horrible sea-monster of a mother-in-law.
To me it isn’t even a question.We aren’t getting another dog. It is not going to happen. Nope. Never. Not getting a second dog. No thank you.
My pregnant sister-in-law just told us her baby’s name…which is the same as ours. I’m due first. Can I ignore her calling “dibs” on the baby name?
I’m 17 and pregnant. My family is wonderfully helpful…to the point that I’m afraid I won’t be allowed to raise my own baby! How can I ask them to back off without alienating my support system?
The secret to successfully blending a family is making peace with it being messy and ongoing and scary and wonderful.
A mom finds herself and young family pulled into her husband’s family’s cycle of emotional and verbal abuse. She needs practical advice on how to save the relationship with her children’s grandparents, if that is at all possible.
I told my mother-in-law that her tradition of playing Santa before Christmas might be confusing to my young daughter and now she’s upset. What should I do?