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Relationship Issues
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.

Jan15
Grandpa has a Girlfriend! Did I Get Dumped?

Grandpa has a Girlfriend! Did I Get Dumped?

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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?

Dec13
Baby Name Turf Wars: When the “Wrong” Family Member Has the “Right” Family Name

Baby Name Turf Wars: When the “Wrong” Family Member Has the “Right” Family Name

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I want to name my daughter after my grandmother. But I’m afraid people will think I named her after my sister. Yeah, it’s complicated.

Dec02
Boundaries in the Sand

Boundaries in the Sand

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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?

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?

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