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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.

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.

Nov18
An In-Law Relationship Makeover

An In-Law Relationship Makeover

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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?

Oct07
The Mother-In-Law From Under the Sea

The Mother-In-Law From Under the Sea

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Another day, another horrible sea-monster of a mother-in-law.

Mar18
The Daytime Caretaker vs. Nighttime Potty Training

The Daytime Caretaker vs. Nighttime Potty Training

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My mother-in-law potty-trained my twins and forbade us from using pull-ups. We’ve had nightly accidents ever since but she won’t budge! Will we really ruin everything by using pull-ups at night?

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