Family Health

'Teen Mom' Star Kailyn Lowry Claps Back at Mom-Shamers Following Ridiculous Potty Training Backlash

‘Teen Mom’ Star Kailyn Lowry Claps Back at Mom-Shamers Following Ridiculous Potty Training Backlash

When you’re a parent, it seems everyone has an opinion on what you’re doing and when. Teen Mom’s Kailyn Lowry recently encountered some unsolicited advice from a Twitter follower about her son, 2, not yet being potty-trained (though it must be pointed out that the average age children are potty-trained is between 18 months and 3 years of age).

Advice from an Expert: My 7-Year-Old Is Still Having Accidents, and I Have No Idea What Else to Try!

Advice from an Expert: My 7-Year-Old Is Still Having Accidents, and I Have No Idea What Else to Try!

A mom is in some serious need of advice! She says that her 7-year-old daughter is still having accidents, and she is at a complete loss trying to figure out a solution. Amber Temerity Lozzi weighs in with some expert advice.

I have bad anxiety after a car accident: Advice?

Not baby related but Friday night after work around midnight I was in an accident I lost control of my car coming down a hill. It was snowing and slippery out. I wasn’t going fast but hit a slippery part when going downhill. My car went to the other side of the road and went sideways into the ditch. If I had lost control farther down the hill, I would have rolled my car and slammed into a wooded area and telephone pole. But luckily my car stopped before getting to that area. After it happened, I was in total shock. I didn’t know what to do. All I could think about was how lucky I am and my babies. It took a while before the cops found me. I was totally fine after it all happened, but now I have really bad anxiety, and my heart starts racing every time I think about getting into the car or going somewhere . its at a bad point that it makes me sick. Has anyone ever been through this? This is my first “car accident.” and after it happened, I was fine didn’t hurt or anything, but then when I woke …

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My Family Posts Photos of My Kid Online Against My Wishes: Advice?

My Family Posts Photos of My Kid Online Against My Wishes: Advice?

A community member writes in asking for advice and opinions on posting photos of your children online when you’ve told them many times you do not want pictures posted. A Mamas Uncut community member asks: “My family posts photos of my kid online against my wishes: Advice?Public opinion? How do you feel about a family taking photos of your children and posting them when you told them not to on multiple occasions. I requested my child’s online identity to be hers when she comes of age. Shouldn’t she be given the right to control her likeness?” -Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: My Ex’s New Wife Posted Pictures of My Child on Social Media, Despite Having Never Met Her: Any Advice? Community Advice for This Mom Whose Family Posts Pictures Of Her Child Online Despite Being Asked Not To Advice Summary The popular opinion was that it is not acceptable to post pictures of children when you have been asked not to. Some advice that was given was to ask them politely to remove it, and if they don’t report them to the platform they posted on. “If my family posts pictures they take of my daughter, I’m …

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Watch: This Mom Recorded Her Husband, Who Clearly Doesn't Have Much Experience, Changing Their Son's Diaper, and It Is Absolutely Hilarious

Watch: This Mom Recorded Her Husband, Who Clearly Doesn’t Have Much Experience, Changing Their Son’s Diaper, and It Is Absolutely Hilarious

Dads sometimes get a bad rap about their ability – or lack thereof – to change diapers. One dad recently got a hard time not just from his wife, but from strangers all over the internet after a video of him attempting to change his child’s diaper made it online.

My 4-month-old refuses to hold his head up: Thoughts?

I have a 4-month-old baby, and he refuses to hold his head upon his belly during tummy time or use his arms to push up. The dr says he has great muscle tone and strength in his arms and legs. He can hold it up some on his belly( does better with use of boppy) but just not real high. He can hold it up sitting in my lap or when I let him stand on my lap. He also tries to sit up on his own while I’m holding him, I joke and say he is doing crunches because that’s what it looks like. It’s just during tummy time. He is still wobbly, but that’s ok. I was late starting tummy time. I didn’t start it till he was two months and if he gets mad, I pick him up, so I’m sure that’s part of it too. Do any other moms experience this? If so, did they eventually just do it and go on to crawl ok? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My newborn is struggling to latch: Advice?

Newborn with recessed jaw/chin struggling to latch and feed on standard nipples. My firstborn, baby boy just born two days ago he has a small chin / recessed jaw. He struggles to properly latch on the breast, as well as a latch on general Nipples. He is looking for advice from people who have struggled with the same issue of helping him be successful with breastfeeding, as well as recommendations for bottle brands with nipples that could help my boy be successful. Thanks, ladies. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

*Trigger warning: DV* How can I make my sister realize her relationship is toxic?

My sister was in a horrible relationship. He got her into drugs and drinking. She lost her girls; she lost everything. She got help and has been doing so so much better. She has now informed all of us that she was back with this man. He proposed to her, and she said yes. This man has beat her, drugged her and taken the money, and paid men to have sex with her. He has put her in the hospital and left her stranded hours away from home or anywhere close for us to rescue her. I don’t know if I can go a second round with this. She just got visitation with her girls again. I’m at a loss at what to do. Part of me says to tell her I can’t be there this time around. But part of me is terrified that when he does beat her again and shes stranded beaten and bloodied she won’t call me to come to get her. I know this will end very badly. It never gets better; it only gets worse. Please help with advice. it’s her choice and her freedom to choose who she is with, but I don’t …

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How can I help my daughter with ADHD focus on her homework?

I had the question yesterday about my eight years old, not doing all her homework and having problems with her handwriting. I forgot to mention that I ask her if she has homework, but I ALSO sit down to do it with her because she gets easily distracted with other things, so I help her focus on her homework. She just diagnosed with ADHD. Do other moms have any advice like what helped with your kid? Her school actually got her an appointment for a neurological assessment. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

When do you say enough is enough with family drama?

How is much drama in a family too much? From the beginning, there’s always been some sort of drama! Mainly my lovely sister in law, she needs to have all the attention, she needs to have everything go her way, or she lashes out! She’s mean, she spreads rumors, she lies, she physically abuses my brother in law and has openly admitted it and has tried several times to come between my husband and me! Now I have forgiven and let it go several times, but enough is enough! Her narcissistic ways have weighed down too much on my own little family, and it’s not fair. I’ve since cut ties with her, and now the whole family is turning against me and blaming me because “it’s about the kids” even though she has been a horrible nasty person to so many people, it’s somehow become my fault! I’ve told my mother in law that we just want peace and happiness and love and no drama and she told me “it’s not a perfect world” SO I’m asking how much “drama” do you all have in your family! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has …

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What are some ways you combat your anxiety?

I’ve prescribed Valium for my PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. I only take it when I have a panic attack that spirals out of control. In the past, I used to start having panic attacks when I would do things like folding the laundry, wash the dishes or clean things around the house. No idea what triggered it, but it had become a problem. In the past three months, I found an interesting way to combat that anxiety. I started watching/listening to Judge Judy episodes while doing these things and Boom, anxiety gone. I haven’t had an anxiety or panic attack in those three months, when I would have a panic attack at least once a month and that anxiety feeling almost every day. So what are some interesting ways you combat your anxiety? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Best bottles for a breast fed baby?

What are the best bottles to start putting your breast milk in to start switching to bottles but still using breast milk? My baby has been EXCLUSIVELY breastfed for six months. I need to start now before there is no turning back. I do not want to breastfeed the recommended two years for various reasons. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.