Anxiety As A New Parent, Any Advice?

Hi Is This Normal, My partner and I just had our first baby two months ago, and for the most part everything is going well. But ever since we came home from the hospital, my anxiety has gone through the roof. I had some mild anxiety during pregnancy: mostly worrying about the baby and the […]

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I Have Separation Anxiety Being Away From My Kids

Hi Is This Normal, I have such a hard time being away from my boys, age 1 and 4. Even leaving them for a couple hours makes me feel super anxious and like I’m doing something wrong. Is this normal? How do I manage my anxiety about being away from my boys? From, Always Home, […]

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My Kid Constantly Has A Cold or Something Going On

Hi Is This Normal, I thought trying to keep my baby healthy was stressful, but now that my kid is in preschool, it’s become a really crappy full-time job that I am failing at every turn. It seems like no matter what I do, my kid always has a cold or a cough or a […]

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When Can I Start Smoking Weed Again?

Dear Is This Normal, I was a pretty regular weed smoker before I got pregnant. When I found out I was expecting, I made all the usual lifestyle changes like stopping drinking and smoking. I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy, and was wondering how soon after having my baby I can start smoking weed […]

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I’m Having Difficulty Getting Pregnant With My Second Child

Dear Is This Normal,  My husband and I experienced a miscarriage before we got pregnant with my first baby. It was incredibly heartbreaking at the time, no doubt, but we stayed optimistic. It felt like we were experiencing something so many go through, it felt like it was a part of the process. If that […]

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Normal to lose your appetite? For 3 Months?

Hi Is This Normal, Is it normal to lose your appetite? For how long? It’s been three months and pure hell trying to keep the little supply of breast milk I have. No food sounds appetizing or appealing to me, and I find I have to force myself to eat even a little bit. Not […]

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My Kid’s Dandruff & Eczema Makes Me Gag

Hi Is This Normal, My kid has dandruff/eczema and makes me gag. What happened to their baby soft skin?! I want to be able to nuzzle my baby, but honestly the thought of rubbing my nose on their flaky head and face is enough to make me shudder. Help! Squeamish Mama Dear Squeamish Mama,  It […]

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My 6 Month Old Still Wants to Breastfeed Every 2hrs

Dear Is This Normal, My SIX month old still wants to breastfeed every two hours. . .is this normal?! I was prepared for the non-stop feeding in the beginning, but I guess I figured it would have calmed a bit by now. Don’t get me wrong, I love that I’ve been able to breastfeed for […]

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Dichotomy of Single Motherhood

When she’s with me for a whole day with no breaks, I want to hide, when she’s not with me I’m depressed and grumpy. The dichotomy of single motherhood. Dear Single Mom. Mama, when I say that I get exactly what you shared with me here, I mean I GET IT. I get it in […]

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My Partner is a Workaholic

Dear Is This Normal, Since I became pregnant, my partner is suddenly a workaholic. They spend so much time at the office, putting in overtime and using what used to be our free time to work more. It’s starting to make me worry about what it’ll be like when our baby is born. Is this […]

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