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Family Issues
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.

Jul25
The Gender-Neutral Clothing War

The Gender-Neutral Clothing War

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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….

Jul07
I’m Being Guilted Back Into The Toxic Family Sludge

I’m Being Guilted Back Into The Toxic Family Sludge

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A new mother needs wants to know how to stick to her decision to keep away from her toxic family.

Apr21
Grandparents & the Invisible Partner

Grandparents & the Invisible Partner

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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.

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.

Nov25
The In-Law Tug of War, Continued

The In-Law Tug of War, Continued

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This time, a mother-in-law writes in for advice about a daughter-in-law who plays favorites.

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