“I feel like I’ve died. It’s not a bad thing that that ‘me’ died. In fact, I think it’s all good. It’s only good.”
A mom writes in asking for advice about a baby name. She says her husband is dead-set on naming their son in the family tradition, but this mom is not a fan. She agreed to do it a long time ago, but now she is worried she may actually have to go with it if they end up having a boy. She thinks this name is confusing and would rather choose a new name that they’re both okay with, but he seems pretty firmly set on the name if their baby is, in fact, a boy. Should she push for more of a compromise or let him have his way?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her 11-year-old daughter. She shares custody of her daughter with her ex. However, her daughter has not wanted to visit and stay with her father (and his wife), mostly because of anxiety over COVID-19 and also because she has a new baby sister at her mom’s right now. This mom says her daughter’s father will call and guilt-trip her about not coming to the point where it upsets the daughter and makes her cry. What can this mom do?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her teenage daughter. She says her 13-year-old came out as bisexual. This mom says she is struggling to balance accepting her daughter’s bisexuality and her religious views. She wants to support her daughter but is having a hard time doing so due to her religion. How can she support her daughter, ideally while also upholding her own beliefs?
Miscarriage is one of the most difficult and painful things a parent — and a mother, specifically — can go through. It is often hard to find the words to express the pain of losing your child before you even have a chance to meet them. It is brutal. It is devastating. It feels like the world is ending. If you’ve suffered one, or know someone who has, you know this to be true.