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Jun22
The Etiquette of Baby Shower Guest Lists

The Etiquette of Baby Shower Guest Lists

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An expectant mom is being pressured to have a postpartum baby shower by her husband’s family and friends. What are her alternatives?

Jun19
What to Expect (From Your Infertile Friends) When You’re Expecting

What to Expect (From Your Infertile Friends) When You’re Expecting

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An expectant woman is concerned about her relationship with her friend with infertility and the recent chilly reception she has be getting from her. She needs relationship advice.

Jun15
Fighting Cultural Food Wars

Fighting Cultural Food Wars

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An expat mom is trying to avoid power struggles with her family-by-marriage and now toddler son (too) over the amount and regularity of sweets and unhealthy foods being served in her new and adopted home country.

Jun12
Baby Name Turf Wars: Calling Dibs Before You’re Pregnant

Baby Name Turf Wars: Calling Dibs Before You’re Pregnant

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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?

May18
The Cross-Country Pop-In Visit

The Cross-Country Pop-In Visit

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A family is having a hard time establishing boundaries with a mother-in-law and grandmother who travels cross country to visit and stay over even knowing it’s very inconvenient for the entire family’s schedule.

May06
How to Throw Yourself A Baby Shower That Isn’t Tacky

How to Throw Yourself A Baby Shower That Isn’t Tacky

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Doesn’t look like anyone will be throwing this expectant mom a baby shower. How can she celebrate the arrival of her baby with a party she throws herself without it looking tacky? Is it possible?

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