I hope that someday my children find life partners who make them happy. I hope that I’m setting a good example for them to figure that out, too.
Loving means opening yourself to heartbreak. How can I help my kids learn how to balance risk and reward when it comes to love? Our dogs help.
A young neighborhood kid doesn’t seem to understand and respect boundaries and his parents don’t seem to care. How should I handle this sticky situation?
Teenagers and burgeoning sexuality. The conversations are becoming more difficult, but we’ll keep having them, because communication and knowledge are key.
A mom-to-be has abandoned a toxic support group but continues her friendship with another former support group member. But, that friend continues to gossip about our former group and I just can’t take it anymore. What should I do?
Teaching kids about love and happy relationships when we’re still figuring it out ourselves.
A new mom-to-be is not only growing her family but contemplating growing her financial responsibilities by helping her aging parents. Her husband is not on board with the latter. She needs our objective opinions and advice.
Parenting, much like clutter, will suck up all of the available space in your life if you let it. Don’t just find your Village, participate in it (without the kids).
An expectant mom is trying anticipate the balance between her need and wanting of help from her own mom and her husband’s need to private family time on the second time around.
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?
Ideas for filling that post-kid-bedtime block with activities OTHER than falling asleep in front of the TV.
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?
My newborn has colic and now my family is hanging out without me!
Is it a terrible idea to take a toddler to a family member’s funeral? What other choice is there for a grieving out-of-towner?
Another day, another horrible sea-monster of a mother-in-law.
Getting along with other mothers and why you shouldn’t sweat it if you don’t.
I’m pregnant, but I’m scared and unhappy all the time. I feel like the parts of me that aren’t sustaining a child are dying. And I don’t know how to fix it.
What happens when you internet BFF’s kids meet your own? It’s really a best of the web type story. Seeing our teens become fast friends proved to be an unexpected gift to a dear far-away friend and me.
When I introduce myself from here on out, I am supposed to say, “Hi, my name is ______________, and I’m an alcoholic.” That’s the first step, according to the brochure some nice woman handed me as I entered my first AA meeting day before yesterday.
Things to avoid when visiting or staying with brand-new parents.