This would be my first post on here. Really hoping to get some real insight and advice.. my daughter who just turned 10 yrs, recently started seeing her dad again. He hasn't seen her in over a yr. Anyway, my daughter tells me he has been bad mouthing me to her and saying things that aren't true. Things like me using her against him (which isn't true) . I was actually the parent tryi... More
I have a 4month old baby boy and we are experiencing some cold cold weather! My boy hates being in layers and he’s teething, which makes for very busy days for mama and daddy. My question is how do you guys handle splitting up days with your families during the holidays? We have 3 families that celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas so we’re going to my grandparents Thanksgiving or staying h... More
Me and my fiance just got his 3 kids back. Got the 7&9 year olds back in December when I was 4.5 months pregnant with my 1st and the 17 year old in May when the baby was 1.5 months old. Trying to transition all of the kids to work together at all different ages is so hard. Any suggestions to help me get them to see their family and work together rather then constantly fighting an telling on... More
My lovely, smart, polite, friendly and well-liked girl is eight and in NYC 4th grade public school. I always taught her to obey the rules and the law but in this age of #metoo and with certain politicians violating the rights of women, how do I tell her to punch when she needs to? I've explained to her that certain things are never right, that boys (and men) should never touch her when she ... More
A thought-provoking read from The Atlantic on why boys need more freedom of expression and more encouragement to be who they are. "It’s a societal loss that so many men grow up believing that showing aggression and stifling emotion are the ways to signal manhood. And it’s a personal loss to countless little boys who, at best, develop mechanisms for compartmentalizing certain aspects of wh... More
Utah just passed legislation that may be the country's first free-range parenting law. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/28/utahs-free-range-parenting-law-said-to-be-first-in-the-nation/?tid=ss_tw-bottom&utm_term=.4e65345b3d80
All my 420 friendly parents out there... please no negativity if you don’t partake. When did you stop smoking in front of your kids? How old were they? And how did you eventually explain to them what you are doing? My son is almost a year old and he stares at us when we smoke and we’re starting to get sneaky about it.. how did you handle?
This family consists of a married couple and their friend, all legal co-parents of 1 baby. Sounds pretty interesting to me! http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/11/06/three-parent-family
So we conceived our son via ICSI, due to my partners male factors infertility, which only my side of the family knows but not his, and we have the photo of the embryo and not sure to include that to the album but feels odd to hide it. Is it something you'd tell your child eventually? Is it necessary? My partner doesn't want to tell and feels not necessarily either.
So me and my girlfriend(my daughters mom) are not married . And we were planning to baptize our daughter but we got to thinking on how we have not gone to church in years nor do we practice the Catholic religion anymore . I believe that my daughter should be able to make her own decision one day on what religion if any she should be a part of . I just wanted to know if there are any alternati... More
This had me sobbing. Such an incredible story about adoption and a parent's love. "I had come to believe that the most important therapy is permanence." https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/11/style/modern-love-four-castaways-make-a-family.html
"The sad thing, being in a progressive state doesn’t necessarily always mean easy riding either. For instance, the article mentions Alice Eisenberg and Anna Wolk, who live in Brooklyn, had a daughter together. They married before their daughter was born (Eisenberg carried the child), and yet, they’re in the midst of in a second-parent adoption, in order to get Wolk seen as the other parent... More