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Oct20
Holidays and Other People’s Kids

Holidays and Other People’s Kids

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A new mom needs help on whether and how best to intervene when her in-laws kids visit for the holiday dinner.

Oct08
Dealing with Pushy, Touchy Grandparents-to-Be

Dealing with Pushy, Touchy Grandparents-to-Be

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An expectant mom needs help on how to set boundaries and expectations with her beloved (but over enthusiastic) in-laws.

Jun06
Labor & Delivery Turf Wars: Delivery Room Bullies

Labor & Delivery Turf Wars: Delivery Room Bullies

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A first-time expectant mom needs advice on how to manage her pushy family and in-laws before, during and after labor and delivery.

Apr25
(Baby) Showers With Strangers

(Baby) Showers With Strangers

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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?

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?

Mar31
Withdrawing From the In-Law Guilt Games

Withdrawing From the In-Law Guilt Games

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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.

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