A mom writes in asking about her 20-month-old daughter’s allergies. She says that her daughter loves being outside, but her allergies make her itchy and give her a cough, a runny nose, trouble sleeping, and just general misery.
A mom writes in asking for advice about budgets. She wants to know what a reasonable weekly budget is in order to provide for her family. She is struggling to pay for groceries, clothing, diapers, formula, gas, and more on $200 a week.
A mom writes in asking for advice on the topic of grocery shopping and finding budget-friendly recipes. She says she is “always all over the place” when it comes to grocery shopping and ends up spending over her budget.
A mom writes in asking for advice on the topic of getting her kids to entertain themselves without using electronics. She wants to keep them happy, but busy, and doesn’t know what to do in this very technological age.
A mom writes in asking for advice about her relationship with her husband. She says that she has begun feeling resentment towards him, to the point where all she can do is cry and feel angry. What should she do?
A mom writes in asking for advice on the topic of school work. She says her first-grader is struggling a little bit, but this mom is concerned that the work being asked of her daughter is a burden and ultimately not productive in terms of solving the issues.
A mom writes in asking for advice on the topic of making new mom friends. She says she is younger than most of the other moms she encounters and has a hard time connecting with them. What should this mom do to make new friends?
Stretch Marks author Amber Trueblood has been providing expert advice to the Mamas Uncut community since last year. She has written about dealing with toddler tantrums, behavioral problems at school, and more.
A mom writes in asking for advice about how she can help her 7-year-old son, whom she describes as a “loner,” make friends at school. She says her heart breaks into a million pieces watching her son try to make friends, only to say that “it’s too hard.”
A mom writes in asking for advice on how to help her 13-month-old become more independent. This mom says that her child is “EXTREMELY co-dependent,” which is making things extra difficult, given that she has another child and is pregnant with her third.
A mom writes in asking for advice on the topic of pumping while at work. She says that she is unsure how to manage pumping at work with a busy season. She doesn’t want to let either her baby or her team down. What should she do?
A mom writes in asking for advice on the topic of weaning. She says her six-month-old daughter has started biting her during feedings. The infant has teeth, and this mom is in pain. She wants to know how to start weaning her daughter off of breastfeeding.
A mom writes in asking for advice. She says that her skin has been “so bad” since she had her baby. She says she drinks a lot of water and washes her face, and yet her skin is still bad. She is starting to suspect it is related to her diet. What will help this mom and others like her?
A mom writes in asking for advice. She says that she is stressed out and out of shape, but she wants to make lifestyle changes and be healthier in general. What’s a good starting point for this mom and other moms like her?
A mom writes in asking for advice on how to prepare her child for preschool. She says that her son is very clingy, and she is worried he will cry and scream and generally be unprepared when the big first day comes.
A mom writes in with a concern about her 7-year-old son, whom she worries may have a learning disability. She says her husband ignores the obvious problems, and she doesn’t know where to turn for help or advice.
It was undeniable that my mom had a favorite story from my childhood. She called it, “THE POOP TRAIL.” Of course, she had a few other anecdotes dear to her heart, but as I lost Mom when I was 22, the only tale that left a lasting impression on me was the shocker.