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My Kids' Grandmother Is Not Social Distancing and Works in a High-Risk Environment But Still Wants to See Her Grandkids: Advice?

My Kids’ Grandmother Is Not Social Distancing and Works in a High-Risk Environment But Still Wants to See Her Grandkids: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her kids’ grandmother. Their grandmother (on their father’s side) is not, according to this mom, practicing social distancing. Additionally, she works in a nursing home, placing her in an incredibly high-risk position. However, the grandmother still constantly asks to see her grandkids. What should this mom do?

What Is the Right Age to Let Kids Start Having Sleepovers?

What Is the Right Age to Let Kids Start Having Sleepovers?

A mom writes in asking for advice about sleepovers and age-appropriateness. She wants to know what a good age to start letting her kids have sleepovers might be. Specifically, she is curious about letting her kids go stay with in-laws or other extended family for an overnight.

Our Landlord Refuses to Fix Anything, Including the AC, and Now My Babies Are Getting Heat Rash: I've Tried Everything, What Else Can I Do?

Our Landlord Refuses to Fix Anything, Including the AC, and Now My Babies Are Getting Heat Rash: I’ve Tried Everything, What Else Can I Do?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her landlord. She says that her landlord has refused all requests to have things in their home fixed, including plumbing, air conditioning, and more. This mom has already taken several steps — withholding rent, requesting an inspection from the city, etc. — and though she does plan to move her family, it cannot happen immediately for financial reasons. What should she do to keep herself and her family safe and comfortable in their own home?

My Friend Told Me 'No Wonder You're Single' During an Argument About My Son Wearing a Mask, and It Hurt Me: Am I Overreacting?

My Friend Told Me ‘No Wonder You’re Single’ During an Argument About My Son Wearing a Mask, and It Hurt Me: Am I Overreacting?

A mom writes in asking for advice about an argument she had with her friend in which the friend told her, “No wonder you’re single.” This mom was very hurt by this comment for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that her last longterm relationship was abusive. She wants to know if she is overreacting to being told such a thing or if she has a right to be upset.

Should I Introduce My Daughter to Her Father, Who Is About to Be Released from Jail? And If So, How Should I Do It?

Should I Introduce My Daughter to Her Father, Who Is About to Be Released from Jail? And If So, How Should I Do It?

A mom writes in asking for advice about whether she should introduce her daughter to her father, who is about to be released from prison. She says her relationship with this man was abusive and she wants nothing to do with him, but for a variety of reasons — including the potential for this situation to become a legal custody battle — she feels obligated to allow him the opportunity to be a father to his daughter. Should she introduce them? And if so, what would be the best way for her to do it and maintain control of the situation?

Can Daycares Require Kids to Wear Masks During the Pandemic?

Can Daycares Require Kids to Wear Masks During the Pandemic?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her daycare. She says her son’s daycare, which is operating as an “essential business,” has decided to require all children in their care to wear masks at all times except for snack time and lunch. This mom is looking for thoughts and feedback on this requirement.

I'm About to Have My First Child and Need to Quit Smoking: Any Advice?

I’m About to Have My First Child and Need to Quit Smoking: Any Advice?

A woman writes in asking for advice about how to quit smoking. This woman is about to become a first-time mom at the age of 32, but she’s been smoking since she was 16. Though her desire to smoke initially waned when she learned she was pregnant, her cravings are now growing strong ahead of her due date.

My Husband Isn't Thinking of His Family's Health During This Pandemic: Advice?

My Husband Isn’t Thinking of His Family’s Health During This Pandemic: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her husband, whom she says is not taking the ongoing pandemic seriously. The husband works outside the house, and when he comes home, he makes no effort to wash his hands, remove dirty clothing, or otherwise be sanitary. Their daughter has a history of pneumonia, so this mom wants to know what she should do.

My Brother, Who Lives with Me, Is Mad I Won't Allow Him to Visit His Girlfriend During the Coronavirus Outbreak: Advice?

My Brother, Who Lives with Me, Is Mad I Won’t Allow Him to Visit His Girlfriend During the Coronavirus Outbreak: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her brother. She says that he currently lives with her and her family, which includes four children, after he got kicked out of their parents’ house. He is insisting on being able to go see his girlfriend, but this mom does not want him in and out of her house during the coronavirus pandemic, as he could possibly infect her or her family.

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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