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Should I Forgive (or Just Forget) My Terrible In-Laws?

Hi Amy, I have questions about what to do about my in-laws. My husband and I are expecting our first child. The problem is from when his parents came to visit. Before they arrived, my husband told them about me and by all accounts, they loved me. The day I met them, I brought them […]

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Everly’s Birth Story – A Natural Hospital Birth | Mother Rising

Writing my and Everly’s birth story for Mother Rising was kind of a full circle moment for me.  Mother Rising is what fueled my confidence and empowered me to go for the birth experience I knew I deserved, and was capable of having despite not having too many people in my corner…or any people really. […]

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The Secret Wedding and Not-So-Secret Baby Shower

Hi Amalah, I just recently found your site and Smackdown column while sifting through the piles of new mother sites and have officially taken it on as my gospel, so this seems the best place to turn to. I just entered my second trimester with my first baby and my husband and I got married […]

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TTC POAS BFN OMG WTF

Dear Amy, You’ve answered my question about my sister before, so now I’m back with my own question. My husband and I started trying to conceive extremely recently, so I joined a couple of groups attached to an ovulation tracker that I use. And I find the terminology nauseating-more than PMS, even! And then I […]

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Breaking the Pregnancy News to a Broken Relationship

Hello,  I recently discovered that I am pregnant (YAY!) and have only disclosed the information to my significant other, his immediate family, and my immediate family (excluding my sister). Some background: My sister and I were at one point very close. She is eight years older than me (31 & 23) and I’ve always looked […]

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Delivery Room Abandonment Threat

Hi Amy, I am 34 weeks pregnant. This past Saturday was my baby shower. As the night was almost coming to an end, everything that was great ended up bad. It all started with my husband wanting to leave the baby shower and me starting it by screaming out loud why he was leaving that […]

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Belated Pregnancy Announcements & Family Facebook Fights

So I am pregnant and my due date has come and gone. Not my first pregnancy but this one I chose to not post right away on social media until my husband and I were ready. Status posted that I was due with our son any day now followed by a few congratulations and some […]

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Pregnancy Announcement Via Baby Shower Invite

Hello Amy, I recently came upon your column and was reading some of your postings. I have a baby shower question that is bugging me. My sister, who has been pregnant for about 5 months, recently had a friend send out a baby shower invite (via evite.com). I have known and have helped her throughout […]

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Postpartum Visits, Boundaries & Massive Family Drama

Hi Amy, I came across some of the question/answer requests on the blog and had to reach out myself. I’m 37 weeks pregnant with my second son. The last grandchild on my side of the family, and only the second on my husbands’ side. We live several states away from my in-laws and they are […]

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Mapping Out Your Birth Plan: Close to Home or Close to Work?

Hi Amalah! I’ve just loved reading your blog for years, and enjoyed your weekly pregnancy calendar, Zero to Forty, even when I wasn’t pregnant! Now I am 15 weeks pregnant and really delighted to enjoy all this information all over again for myself! I have a question you may be able to uniquely understand, because […]

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