Parenting/Family Advice

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New York Mothers Freaking Out About Preschool

Dear TinyMom, My baby just turned one over the summer so I’m awash in applications for him to start preschool next year. The problem is, my boss just informed me that I’ve already used up all my vacation, personal and sick days and can’t take any more time off to attend school tours or parent … Continue reading

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Mom?

Dear TinyMom, Hi, it’s me again, the mother who wrote you a few weeks ago about another mother who called me up to talk about our children not getting along, and I found out afterwards she’d already chewed my daughter out in the school lobby. I was planning to confront her about it at an … Continue reading

Crazy Mother Must be Confronted

Dear TinyMom, I got a phone call yesterday from the mother of one of my daughter’s classmates. This woman is known to be difficult, unfriendly and a snob. So I immediately feared that our conversation would be contentious, but to my surprise it was civil and even a little friendly. She was upset about something … Continue reading

Parents Won’t Pay for Pill

Dear TinyMom, I’m still on my parents’ health insurance for two more years, but they’ve decided they won’t allow me to get birth control through it anymore. They were fine about it last year when my boyfriend was Jewish (as we are), but the new one isn’t…. I promised them I won’t marry him but … Continue reading

Honey Won’t Spend Money on Fun

Dear TinyMom, My husband and I agree on most financial issues. However, we have one major disagreement. He thinks we should be putting ALL of our expendable income away for college and retirement. His parents didn’t give him any money toward college, and all of our parents are now struggling in their retirement years, so … Continue reading

Ativan Meets its Match

Dear TinyMom, My three-year-old, mild-mannered son was gently playing with the blood pressure machine at the drugstore the other day while I was trying to get the pharmacist’s attention. Then after ten minutes of ignoring me the pharmacist came out and started yelling at my son. I in turn freaked out on him and got … Continue reading

You Paid How Much for That?

Dear TinyMom, I just signed a non-refundable contract to send my daughter to a $34,000 kindergarten.  My husband is OK with this but he doesn’t worry about saving for retirement or buying a home as much as I do.  We’ll probably be the only parents at the school who rent!  I feel sick about this … Continue reading

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