Dr. Gramma Karen: Debbie, thank you for agreeing to do this interview. I am pleased that my readers and I have this opportunity to learn about your experiences as a family and couples therapist.
Becoming a mother for the first time was by far the most overwhelming experience for me. Here are the top five self-care tips for new mommies.
My daughter Rose, who is not speaking to me at the moment, texted me that I should read your column “Should Grandparents Share Their Views on Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol?” Here is why she isn’t speaking to me.
If you’re preparing to have a baby, congratulations! It’s an exciting time of life. However, it can certainly be a stressful one, as well. It can be a lot of hard work to introduce a newborn into the world and nurture a child through their early years.
I found your column about the three sisters and your comments about honesty very interesting. To think about honesty being, in your words, nuanced makes me both uncomfortable and intrigued. I have always tended to be very black or white about honesty: you’re either telling the truth, or you’re not.
As little girls, many of us likely played mommy. We stuffed pillows under our shirts and strutted around for a moment, and then pulled the pillow out, grabbed a nearby baby doll and poof, we were mommies. Easy peasy, nothing to it. Nowhere in our imaginations was there heartbreak over negative pregnancy tests, miscarriages, let alone fertility treatment.
It is common for babies, especially when they are first born, to have an “acne type” rash over their faces. Baby acne usually is on the cheeks, forehead and chin.
I could use your advice. I am the middle one of three sisters. My older sister Carol is married and does not have any children. My younger sister Maureen is married and has three kids, ages 15, 13, and 12. I am married and have twin 14-year-old girls.