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Jessica Simpson Shares Precious Photo of Baby Birdie Just Before Her First Birthday

Jessica Simpson Shares Precious Photo of Baby Birdie Just Before Her First Birthday

Just ahead of her baby turning 1, Jessica Simpson posted a photo of the little birthday girl to her Instagram feed on Wednesday night, featuring little Birdie Mae in a pair of white pajamas in a gold star pattern.

I have anxiety about putting my toddler in their room: Advice?

First-time momma here and was wondering if anyone else has had anxiety about moving their baby/toddler into their own room. My little one is 14 months, and she has been sleeping in the master bedroom with my husband and me since the first night she came home from the hospital. She slept in her bassinet until she outgrew it and had been sleeping in her pack-n-play right next to me ever since. She has been sleeping through the night, so I figured it is time to move her to her own room (which is literally across the hall from our room). But I have anxiety over it. We have a baby monitor with a camera so I can check on her without having to go into her room, but it is still making me nervous. How did you other mommas deal with this transition? Any advice for helping me deal with my anxiety? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My step-kids come home bragging about what their grandparents buy them: Thoughts?

My boyfriend and his two kids moved in with my three kids about four months ago and me. He works Monday through Thursday, and I work part-time and stay home with kids. His kids go to their grandparents every weekend while mine have nowhere to go. They come home bragging about name brand shoes and clothes they are bought while there. Also, I was told they would all be treated the same at birthdays and Christmas and was far from true. Now my kids and I are and were just fine with not having a whole lot because we have each other. But now they’re resenting the other children for this and so am I. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Not sure if I should move or not: Thoughts?

I have a question about family ties and matters … I’m making a huge decision to move my family closer to my biological family ( bio mom) long story short she didn’t raise me my her dad and her step mom dad my grandparents who became my mama and daddy any ways she has two other kids my brother and sister which where all grown now but I asked my bio mom to watch my youngest while I worked to establish my life out where she lives in a totally area and life style ( I’ll be moving the country from the city where I’ve love all my life) and I basically got a non in other words but she watches my nieces (2 of them) and my bio grandmother who lives there watches my other niece they are 3,3 and 1 I understand that it’s a hassle bit why beg me to move down there for years now I’m actually doing it I don’t have a support system there or here since my grandparents died 2015 and 2018 and I’m just trying to keep the kids close to family but looks like I can’t get my life together because …

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Questions about child support

Has anyone dealt with child support? The dad not wanting to pay much, so he asks for more custody for a newborn so they can lower his payments? And as a mother, you don’t care for the money but wanting to spend the right amount of time with the new baby, equally of course. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My daughter has a tongue tie: Advice?

My daughter is just over 2 months old. She’s been struggling lately with breast and bottle. I just discovered she is lip tied. Can and should it be fixed at this age? Will she outgrow it? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My parents hate it when I correct my own child: Advice?

Hello, please post. I don’t write on these things fed often or ask advice. Ok, so my 8-year-old came home with an attitude from her friend’s house. She has been rude and treating everyone like crap today. Well, my parents are over, and it’s like God forbid if I even correct my child. Then they have a problem .. or it’s just tension all around. My mom actually said we are leaving because she didn’t like that I made her go to her room for the night. It’s like I’m not allowed to correct my children in my own house without feeling judged. Does anyone else deal with this? Advice, please!? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My step daughter constantly thinks she has to be doing things with friends: Advice?

I’m a step-momma to an almost 15-year-old girl. I’ve been in her life since she was 6. We have a great relationship. And her dad and I have a great co-parenting relationship with her bio-mom and her step-dad. I think of her as my own and treat her as my own. I.E., she has the same rules/chores/discipline, etc. as my biological son. We are struggling with her and her finding some independence. She seems to think she always needs to be with friends or doing something with someone. She has told us that she doesn’t like to be alone or do things alone. We have an open policy about her social media, she only has Instagram, but we are allowed to do phone checks. She got in trouble with social media a while back, so that was the agreement between us four parents that we are allowed to do phone checks. I’ve seen a couple of messages where a few friends/people in her circle of friends have called her clingy/overbearing, and that she involves herself in the drama that doesn’t include her. For example, one friend got upset with her because the friend felt that she couldn’t even go to …

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My 19-month-old hates food: Advice?

My daughter is 19 months old. She would hate food if you were to ask me what her favorite food was. I cannot give you an answer because she does not have one. She is in the 50th percentile for her weight and 90th for her height. Just recently, I was getting her to eat very well with the distraction of an iPad or a game on the iPad and me feeding her….That did not last long. She is now refusing me to feed her and does not want to feed herself. I set her down at the table with her plate of food, and sometimes she eats nothing and sits there and cries the whole time. Sometime she’ll pick what she wants, maybe strawberries, or perhaps a few blueberries. Nothing significant. I am not the type of mom to sit there and say I need to bring her to feeding therapy or to the doctor because she doesn’t like eating. I see that she is a kid and kids are difficult. I’m just wondering if anybody has any tips to try to help her to want to eat. If there any other moms out there going through the same …

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My mom told my family things I wanted to stay confidential: Advice?

I’m currently seven months pregnant. I told my mom things I’d thought she’d keep confidential like the abuse of my step dad and me wanting to take him to criminal court. She and my Older half brother told me they wanted nothing to do with me. She’s even went as far as telling my step grandpa whom I share a close bond with that I didn’t care if he died or that I was breaking his heart. She even told my grandma who thinks I’m too soft and that I need to work things out with my stepdad because I’m ruining lives and already gave my mother bail money. I only brought things to light to protect my child and so that they’d know I wouldn’t be around my stepdad and they picked his side by blocking me and blowing up on me saying there done with me, and I know things are only going to get worse once it’s taken to court but are I in the wrong? Losing my whole family and I’m trying my best for my daughter? What more can I do? I’m really at a loss. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook …

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How can I get my toddler to wean?

My son is almost two y.o. And I am still breastfeeding, aka human pacifier. I’m so over it. He eats regular food and is just using me as a crutch. I can’t get him off of me. He uses me to go to sleep, and when he wakes, he also wakes up three times a night just so I can pacifier him back to sleep. He won’t take a pacifier or a bottle. He won’t drink ANY kind of milk, and we are having problems keeping his weight up. PLEASE PLEASE HELP. My husband thinks I’m neurotic constantly feeding him or cooking for him because of him falling behind on the growth curve. Plus I’m a SAHM. How can I get this kid off of me? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.