We talk about cranky babies and unwieldy toddlers; why don’t we talk more about struggling teens? We fear judgment, but that’s just got to stop.
Expectant reader writes in to ask advice on how to respond to her co-workers who are making inappropriate and rude comments about her pregnant belly size.
When you know you need to set boundaries with your mother-in-law, especially as life becomes more intertwined with a baby on the way, but don’t know how.
A reader asks for advice on finding the time/ways to focus on her marriage amid the craziness of constant parenting other other life demands. It can be done!
There’s nothing like a few little health scares to make you think about your assumptions and the future.
A reader reaches out for advice on how to stay connected to her best friend (who also recently became a new mom) in the face of some life changes for both of them.
A mom to a toddler thinks her daughter’s father is a wonderful co-parent but not a great partner. She’s wondering whether her unhappiness is a result of relationship growing pains or a bigger problem.
I tell stories for a living, but we all tell stories to ourselves and others all day long. How can we learn to make them ones that work for us?
Even though we’ve been incredibly lucky to have a great teacher in our lives as long as we have, saying goodbye is never easy.
Grandma is playing favorite amongst the cousins when it comes to gifts but addressing the issue is not as straightforward as you would think.
In a two-career, two-teenager household, is it possible to step back from an atmosphere of constant “busy?” Maybe not, but I’m trying.
Amalah tackles a common problem: disagreements over household division of responsibilities between out-of-the-home-working and stay-at-home parents.
Sure, you keep saying you and partner need some time away from the kids but here’s why you really need to do it.
A family moved into a fantastic neighborhood with a built-in playgroup for their kids. But the entire family (including the kids) are social outcasts after the father more than crossed the line with his angry outburst. Can the relationships be saved?
A mom is very concerned about how her in-laws are subtly and overtly treating her toddler son vis-a-vis his female toddler cousin, which is dripping in gender-bias. She needs advice on how to handle this tricky family situation.
Through years of challenges, one cookie has steadied me every single holiday season. Is it magic? Maybe. I’m not going to rule it out.
When do you know it’s time to take someone off your holiday card list? Or is sending cards a life time commitment?
A newly pregnant woman feels as if she is being forced to make some very big emotional and logistical decisions given her recent pregnancy news and her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis. But does she have other choices?
A mom is stuck in an protracted awkward family situation with a sister-in-law who is holding an unreasonable grudge. What should she do to make future family gatherings tolerable?
A mom is starting to climb out of postpartum depression and is having a hard time getting her husband’s support for alone time for self-care.