Month: July 2020

i hate the idea of having a blended family: am i alone?

I Hate the Idea of Having a Blended Family: Am I Alone?

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?

how can i help my daughter understand the dangers of talking to strangers online?

How Can I Help My Daughter Understand the Dangers of Talking to Strangers Online?

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.

i just found out my husband is having an affair, and now i'm very conflicted about whether i should allow him into the delivery room with me: advice?

I Just Found Out My Husband Cheated on Me, and Now I’m Very Conflicted About Whether I Should Allow Him Into the Delivery Room with Me: Advice?

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?

what should my fiancé's children call me?

What Should My Fiancé’s Children Call Me?

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?

25 hilarious parenting tweets by @dadandburied: 'what is your kid's favorite band and why is it imagine dragons?'

25 Hilarious Parenting Tweets by @DadAndBuried: ‘What Is Your Kid’s Favorite Band and Why Is It Imagine Dragons?’

Social media can be a place of humble parenting brags and an endless stream of perfectly curated photos. That’s why we’re especially grateful for moms and dads who are out there keeping it real. One of our favorite funny fathers, @FatherWithTwins, never fails to capture all of the struggles that come with raising small, wild humans.

i'm the only person my brother, who is an alcoholic, talks to, and i want to help him: advice?

I’m the Only Person My Brother, Who Is an Alcoholic, Talks To, and I Want to Help Him: Advice?

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.

i didn't breastfeed my first child but am considering doing it for my second: what is it like? does it hurt?

I Didn’t Breastfeed My First Child But Am Considering Doing It for My Second: What Is It Like? Does It Hurt?

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.

is it possible to get pregnant a week after a miscarriage?

Is It Possible to Get Pregnant a Week After a Miscarriage?

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.