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Dec23
The Friendship is Really Over When You Stop Sending a Holiday Card

The Friendship is Really Over When You Stop Sending a Holiday Card

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When do you know it’s time to take someone off your holiday card list? Or is sending cards a life time commitment?

Dec09
Tell Me How To Feel About: THE LEASH

Tell Me How To Feel About: THE LEASH

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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.

Dec03
Teenagers and Bad News Parties: What Do We Tell Them?

Teenagers and Bad News Parties: What Do We Tell Them?

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A reader asks how we deal with teens and the specter of poor teen decisions about drugs and alcohol and parties.

Nov30
Full-Time Grandma Is a Full-Time Problem

Full-Time Grandma Is a Full-Time Problem

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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.

Nov25
Surprise Pregnancy at a Crossroads

Surprise Pregnancy at a Crossroads

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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?

Nov13
The Gift That Keeps On Giving: In-Law Drama

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: In-Law Drama

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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?

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