A mom writes in asking for advice about having a blended family. This mom, who is “in the middle of a very nasty divorce,” says she would rather be a single parent than “suffer” from a blended family. While she understands that her daughter will likely experience a blended family when her father eventually remarries, this mom doesn’t want to add any fuel to that particular fire. She thinks a blended family is “second best.” But is she perhaps blinded by the emotions of her divorce?
Month: July 2020
A mom writes in asking for advice about her 9-year-old daughter. She says her daughter has been caught multiple times chatting online with strangers (via chatrooms within games). This mom says she’s tried many times to talk to her daughter, explain how dangerous that can be, and has made it clear that is not allowed. She’s deleted her daughter’s games and banned her from using the iPad until she can figure out a way to convince her daughter to stop chatting with strangers online.
A mom writes in asking for advice about her husband. She says she recently found out her husband has been having an affair. Even more heartbreaking is that this woman and husband are due to have a baby in just about a month. After learning of her husband’s affair, this mom is feeling conflicted about allowing him to join her in the delivery room. On the one hand, she is heartbroken, and having him be there would be painful for her. On the other hand, she recognizes that she is giving birth to his child and that he should perhaps be there. What should she do?
A mom writes in asking for advice about what her fiancé’s children should call her. She says she and her fiancé share 6 kids (he has four from a previous relationship, and she has two). She says her kids call him DD, but she doesn’t know what his kids should call her. She doesn’t want it to be her first name, as that might be confusing to one of the younger children. And she respects the mother of her fiancé’s kids and therefore doesn’t want a name or nickname similar to “mom.” So, what should her fiancé’s kids call her?
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A mom writes in asking for advice about her brother. She says her older brother, who is 13 years older than she is, is an alcoholic. He has been in and out of rehab throughout his life but still struggles. He is currently living with their parents, which the OP describes as a “rough situation.” She wants to help him but is at a loss regarding how to do so. She specifies that she is really the only person he talks to, and she feels that responsibility.
A mom writes in asking for advice about her 2-year-old toddler. She wants to know if any other moms in the Mamas Uncut community have tips on how to stop a 2-year-old from crawling out of his or her crib. Below, the community weighs in with advice and recommendations, most of which boil down to the fact it may be time for a toddler bed!
A mom writes in asking for advice about breastfeeding. She says she did not breastfeed her first child due to personal preference. She is due to give birth to her second child this fall and is thinking she may want to give breastfeeding a try. The thing is, she is concerned and worried it may hurt. She asks the Mamas Uncut community what breastfeeding is like: Does it hurt? What is the first feeding like? The first month? Check out some of the community’s helpful first-time breastfeeding advice below.
A mom writes in asking for advice about getting pregnant after a miscarriage. She says she suffered a miscarriage “about a week ago” when she was about 8 or 9 weeks along. She is wondering if it is possible to get pregnant again now, about a week after the miscarriage. She says she was told to wait to get pregnant again, but she wants to hear from the community of moms about how soon after a miscarriage you can get pregnant and whether anyone has been through a similar experience.