relationships

How can I navigate my marriage problems with a child in the midst?

Dear Mama Drama: My husband and I have recently been struggling with our relationship. We are going to counseling, but I’m concerned about how the situation and our interactions are impacting our three-year-old son. (Photo Credit) I don’t know how much he understands when things get tense between my husband and I or when one of us needs to leave due to intense feelings. We don’t argue in front of him, but there are times when the tension is thick and I know he can feel it. We are contemplating separating and I am wondering how to talk with him about this if that happens as well as how much to tell him about what is going on. Any advice would be appreciated.

What is your family’s love language?

My husband Jamie and I are different. Sure, in many ways we think alike, have the same interests and similar methodology with raising our children. But we go about life very differently. He is low-key. Methodical. Wise. I am not. One of the areas in which we are most different is how we need to connect. I am

Mama Drama: Sibling Sarcasm

Dear Mama Drama: My sons have recently been very rude and sarcastic with each other. They are frequently putting each other down or making what I consider unnecessary negative comments about something the other one is sharing. They even do this thing where they say, “I don’t mean to offend you, but…” and they finish with something really offensive! Do you have any ideas to help them speak more respectfully to each other? ~  Offended Mama (Photo credit) Dear Offended: Bickering, sarcasm, and put downs are easy habits to get into between siblings, but with support, modeling, and reinforcement they can be replaced with more positive speech. The first step is to take a look at how you as parents are talking to your children. I’m not blaming you for their behavior, but since we are the only one...