Relationships

8 ways parents say you can help after baby arrives

There's no way around it: Those early days with a newborn are hard. From dealing with the sleep deprivation and keeping your new baby fed and healthy to balancing all the additional housework — the challenges of a newborn may seem endless. Luckily, our friends, family and coworkers are... more

18 single mom survival tips from other single moms

No one ever said parenthood was easy, and that’s never more true than if you’re doing the job on your own as a single mom. Stressful, challenging and sometimes terribly lonely are just a few ways single moms describe their everyday lives. Yet the second-most common living arrangement for children... more

How to tell kids about divorce in the most loving, compassionate way

It’s probably the most painful conversation you will ever have as a parent: breaking the news to your kid(s) that you and your partner are separating. So how do you explain divorce to your child? What’s the most loving and supportive way to have that conversation? “The one thing... more

101 random acts of kindness ideas to do with your family

Random acts of kindness ideas are all around us, from volunteering at your local food bank to helping an elderly neighbor move some furniture. These small acts are a great way to teach kids the importance of kindness and bring the family together around the holidays or any time of year... more

Fighting in front of kids: How to resolve conflicts with your partner more effectively

Work, bills, general exhaustion — there are a number of things that can cause couples to fight. And when you add kids to the mix, the stakes — and stress — are even higher. No parent wants to argue in front of their child, but thanks to the added pressure... more

14 ideas for date night at home

As if it wasn’t notoriously challenging for parents to maintain regular date nights … enter a global pandemic. Most typical date night ideas — your standard hire a babysitter while you do dinner and a movie, say — are off the table amid the ongoing closures and social distancing mandates... more

How to navigate relationships in an extremely polarizing political climate

“I had such a blowout with a friend over masks!” says Julie (last name withheld) of New York, about a longtime friend who owns a clothing boutique. Julie has always considered herself politically independent, but recently she feels forced to take a side, leaning left because that’s the side... more

Mom asks if she was right to ban Grandma after she pierced 3-month-old’s ears without permission

With a new baby comes plenty of new opportunities to disagree with the in-laws. Maybe they take issue with your parenting style or offer way too much unsolicited advice. At the end of the day, you are the parent and you get the final say. But what happens when grandparents totally... more