Dividing Housework: Pipe Dream or Something I Can Tell You How To Accomplish?

i am the doctor’s appointment taker in my house We all know that if you’re home with three squalling sick kids, your husband’s desk job seems like a placid vacation on a tropical island where you are...more

My 7 Year Old Changed Her Name: Guest Post by Ashley of SmashleyAshley.com

Ashley Alteman is my awesome blogging friend, who goes by Smash in the blogosphere (the blogosphere is a “thing,” didn’t you know?)....more

What Do I Do If My Child Fake Cries?

In response to this piece, a few readers asked about the appropriate course of action if their child fake cries for attention. Should you soothe and respond with empathy, as I advise when a child is really crying? ...more

Relationship Issues and Birth Order

There are many variables that affect how people relate to each other within intimate relationships. ...more

Bipolar and Anxious During My Pregnancy: Guest Post

This is a guest post written by Kristen O’Neil, a bipolar mom who struggled with her anxiety throughout and after her pregnancy. ...more

I’m Being Portrayed As a Horrible Person To My Stepkids

Reader Unhappy Stepmom writes: I just want to start off by commenting on the step-mom’s post on favorites. Although I don’t agree with her making it obvious she has a favorite, I can understand why. Being a third party in parenting, it’s not hard to favor the easier child ....more

Husband is Overweight and Doesn’t Know

Reader Husband is Overweight writes, I just woke up and found half a pizza disappeared in the night....more

Baby Likes My Husband Better

Reader I Didn’t Choose This writes: I’m starting to resent my husband… He was gone the last two months of my...more