When do you know it’s time to take someone off your holiday card list? Or is sending cards a life time commitment?
Kids on leashes. Probably one of the top parenting choices all but guaranteed to earn you some judge-y side-eye or comments from strangers, even more so than say, breast- or bottle-feeding in public.
A reader asks how we deal with teens and the specter of poor teen decisions about drugs and alcohol and parties.
A step-dad turns to us looking for help on a tricky situation with his partner’s mother and how she is influencing her grandchild, and not in a good way.
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?
Expectant parents are debating how to handle childcare arrangements for their toddler when they’re in the hospital for childbirth. They’re at a stalemate over grandparent childcare.
Now that she’s expecting, a mom-to-be needs advice on how to maintain her relationship with one family member given that she has cut ties with all the rest of the toxic family.
A mom is really happy with the care provided by her kids’ in-home daycare provider. However, she is concerned about the lunch and snack options they are offering her toddlers. Is she overreacting and what are her options?
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.
Sleep deprived parents are divided on whether their young toddler is ready to sleep over at his grandparents’ and it’s led to marital strife.
An expectant mom is being pressured to have a postpartum baby shower by her husband’s family and friends. What are her alternatives?
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
A first-time pregnant mom is close to losing her cool with her know-it-all friend, an opinionated and know-it-all mom. Should she talk to her friend about this problem or just ignore her and the issue?