A young family’s house has been invaded by homeless in-laws who seem to have no motivation to leave and it’s disrupting her family’s life. The mother turns to Amalah for advice on how to manage this sticky situation with her husband and in-laws.
Help! My future SIL-to-be has poached my favorite boy option baby name. But, I’m not pregnant. Nor even married into the family yet. So, what’s the baby name etiquette for dealing with this sticky situation?
A FTM needs help learning how to talk to other moms in her Baby and Me Yoga Class. She wants to make friends with these other moms she sees, she just doesn’t know what to say.
Sometimes your family isn’t blood related, but rather, dear friends and people in your life who act exactly as you wish your family would.
A pregnant reader is being shunned and hurt by a friend who is jealous and hurt because she and her husband have decided not to have children. She wants to know whether her friendship is salvageable?
A newly pregnant reader is having a hard time connecting with and wanting to share news of her pregnancy with nosey acquaintances.
One of my teens learned a hard lesson about not always getting the apology you deserve, and I realized I have a long way to go in this area, too.
A first-time mom has lots of anxiety about her relationship with her child’s pediatrician and needs help deciding whether she should find a new one.
A grandmother is being asked by her daughter to forgo “Grandma” for an alternative name to be called by her grandkids. She needs some advice.
A third-trimester pregnant mom has an unusually large amount of family and friends visiting and staying overnight on a fairly regular basis and she’s quite tired of it. How can she say No politely?
What does being your best self mean? After making some life changes, Kristen Chase shares her thoughts.
A new and breastfeeding mom is being food shamed by her husband for her increased appetite and postpartum body. She needs help on talking to him.
How do you know when you’re in love with someone? Kristen Chase ponders what that means after years of failed relationships and marriages.
A family member wants to gift her nephew the princess toys that he wants for Christmas and with which his immediate family doesn’t allow him to play. What can she do in this sticky situation?
Surviving divorce with kids can be a daily challenge, but when the holidays roll around, it’s a whole other ball of emotional wax.
Is sadness a bad thing? Kristen Chase talks about letting feelings out to let them go, with the hopes that they’ll find peace and that she will too.
Sometimes a pixie cut is more than just a style decision. Kristen Chase shares her reasoning for taking the plunge. And no, it wasn’t lice.
On being happy, and why that shouldn’t be the goal for yourself, your partner, or your kids.
An anatomy of a first (and subsequently last) date, and how as much as someone is nice and kind and lovely and funny, in the end, you still need that spark.
Maybe you’ve heard of DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), maybe you haven’t. Learn why it’s a practical psychological approach to behavior regulation.