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Audrey Roloff Isn’t Going to Sugarcoat Her Postpartum Journey, And the Fourth Trimester Hasn’t Been Easy on Her

Former Little People, Big World star Audrey Roloff isn’t sugarcoating her postpartum journey. Audrey and her husband, Jeremy Roloff, are now the proud parents of two after welcoming a son into the world on January 8. The baby boy they named Bode James was born on his exact due date. And while Audrey’s pregnancy and delivery experiences with both Bode and their 2-year-old daughter Ember were “great,” her postpartum journey has been more difficult. Many mothers refer to the weeks immediately after giving birth as the “fourth trimester.” And Audrey took to Instagram to “keep it real” with how she’s been doing since bringing Bode into the world. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Audrey Roloff Reflects on Final Days of Second Pregnancy with Sweet Words for Husband, Jeremy Roloff “While this past week has been full of newborn snuggles and heart-melting moments,” she writes. “It’s also been really hard.” Audrey Roloff Gets Real About Her Postpartum Journey Audrey continued, “With Ember and Bode I had really great pregnancies and labor/delivery experiences. But once that 4th trimester hits my body just gets hit hard with all the things. Thankfully this time I could draw from past experience and fought off getting mastitis …

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Is It OK to Let My Daughter Call My Husband 'Daddy' Despite Objections From Her Biological Father?

Is It OK to Let My Daughter Call My Husband ‘Daddy’ Despite Objections From Her Biological Father?

The dynamics of a blended family can be complicated. In one woman’s case, she wondered if she had made the right call allowing her daughter to call her second husband “daddy” against the wishes of her first husband and the girl’s father.

I am feeling burnt out with parenting: Am I expecting too much?

My husband and I have three children (ages 14,12,10) Our 12-year-old is moderate/severe on the autism spectrum. I am burnt out. My husband and other two kids see it and seem to really sympathize with how draining it is some days. My husband wants me to take a step back and stop doing so much for our ten and 14-year-olds because they should not need my help with everything anymore. I also really need to lighten the load, but IF the kids do what they’re supposed to do, they don’t do it how they know it’s suppose to be done. So I either have to do it again, or I have a giant mess to clean. Them “doing it themselves” means there’s going to be food all over the counters from them making their own dinner plates. It means the bread not tied shut, there’s a puddle on the bathroom floor, anything dropped will never be picked up, and they won’t even do their very basic chores unless I tell them to. Did I mention I’m burnt out? My husband says, “Don’t say anything. Wait till I get home and I’ll talk to them.” Nothing changes. I’m so sick of …

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Erin Pascal: Community Struggles to Come to Grips with News of Mom Who Threw Two Children Off Parking Garage on Christmas Day Before Killing Herself

Community Struggles to Come to Grips with News of Mom Who Threw Two Children Off Parking Garage on Christmas Day Before Killing Herself

According to Suffolk County police, it’s suspected that Pascal pushed or threw her children from the top story of the Renaissance Park Garage near Northeastern University. Her two children, Allison, 4, and Andrew, 16 months, died as a result of the impact.

Busy Philipps' Daughter Byrdie Wrote E! a Scathing Letter When Her Mom's Talk Show Was Cancelled

Busy Philipps’ Daughter Birdie Wrote E! a Scathing Letter When Her Mom’s Talk Show Was Cancelled

Busy Philipps was “blindsided” after her E! talk show, Busy Tonight, was cancelled in April. On New Year’s Day, the actress shared some more details surrounding the cancellation, including pictures of her reaction and a photo of the tattoo she got after she found out it was going off the air.

My 14-year-old refuses to do chores: Advice?

My recently turned 14 YO daughter refuses to do her chores.. well anything for that matter-unless I stand there and make her do it. I’ve tried to be nice, I’ve tried to be mean and threaten her, take all her stuff away, but nothing works, even threatened to make her quit her sports… I even threaten her with juvi.. she gets scared for a second but then doesn’t care. My other kids do their chores when they are told for the most part, but my middle girl just gets so frustrated when I tell her to do anything… so when she gives me attitude, I make her do all the chores and tell her when she stops the attitude, I’ll stop all the chores… I’m at my wits end with this.. I don’t want to be mean with my kids, but she is just unbelievably 14!! OMG.. help.. thanks Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

What to Do When Your Toddler Becomes Aggressive and Poorly Behaved at Home and School: Expert Amber Trueblood Shares Tips

What to Do When Your Toddler Becomes Aggressive and Poorly Behaved at Home and School: Expert Amber Trueblood Shares Tips

This is a guest post by author Amber Trueblood, MFT, MFA. She is the author of Stretch Marks and a mother-of-four. A Mamas Uncut Facebook fan writes in with a question. She has a 3-year-old son who has started getting into trouble at daycare a lot. He has become aggressive towards other kids and seems frustrated overall. He is also exhibiting signs of other behavioral issues at home, and this mom can’t find a way to improve the situation. She has tried punishment, she has tried positive reinforcement, but nothing seems to do the trick. Read this mom’s question, and Amber Trueblood’s response, below. “My 3-year-old son has been getting in trouble at daycare a lot. He hasn’t been listening, and he’s hitting and punching other kids…” Hey, mamas. So I decided to try something new with my 3-year-old. He has been getting in trouble at daycare a lot. He hasn’t been listening, and he’s hitting and punching other kids. He gets very frustrated very easily, and he doesn’t listen at home. He will just act like he doesn’t hear us, or if we ask him to do something, he tells us to do it instead. He back talks nonstop …

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