#1265: Guest Post: Lockdown Co-Parenting: Can I Please Get Some Alone Time? #COVID-19

Hey Captain! I (she/her) really appreciated your response to Miserable In Quarantine. My partner (he/him) and I are fortunately getting along better than ever. It’s nice to remember that we are friends first with all this extra time. Even with (especially with) all this extra closeness, my partner and I totally agree with the importance … Continue reading #1265: Guest Post: Lockdown Co-Parenting: Can I Please Get Some Alone Time? #COVID-19

#1216 and #1217: The Weight Of Parental Love and Things And Time And “Help.”

Dear Captain Awkward; Hello! I am 48 years old, pronouns she/her, and having trouble with my parents, specifically, my mother and her hoarding. My mom is trying to give more stuff to me than I can handle, and the lever she pulls to make it more painful is, "but it was your grandmother's." if I … Continue reading #1216 and #1217: The Weight Of Parental Love and Things And Time And “Help.”

#1214: “Kid’s place volunteer won’t leave my twin babies alone.”

Hi Cap! So, there's this community space I enjoy using with my toddler and babies, and there's this older lady volunteer there who will. not. leave. the. babies. alone. (With the framing of "she's just trying to help.") She hovers over the babies, she micromanages where we're sitting or where we put our stroller, and … Continue reading #1214: “Kid’s place volunteer won’t leave my twin babies alone.”

Guest Post: Talking To Your Kids About Scary Things In The News

Parenting in these Interesting Times is pretty awful sometimes. It’s also incredible and brings me more hope than nearly anything else has in the last 3 years, though. My husband and I have three kids. They’re 12, 9, and 8 years old and we’ve been open and honest with them since they were born. We’re … Continue reading Guest Post: Talking To Your Kids About Scary Things In The News

#441: Feeling my way as live-in girlfriend to father of an 11-year-old girl

Hello! I didn't find anything in the archives so I hope I'm not asking this when it's been covered before. My boyfriend and I live together with his 11 y/o daughter, and I'm having some trouble figuring out how to be "dad's girlfriend." Quick background: My boyfriend (we'll call him A) had his daughter (N) … Continue reading #441: Feeling my way as live-in girlfriend to father of an 11-year-old girl

#352: How do I get my mom to chill out about my baby? (spoiler, you probably can’t)

Hi Captain Awkward,   Thank you so much for your wonderful column.   My parents are very loving and I have a generally good relationship with them. I see them once a week or so, and I generally enjoy spending time with them. My mother and I have opposite ways of communicating, though: she simply … Continue reading #352: How do I get my mom to chill out about my baby? (spoiler, you probably can’t)

#346: Single Parent Dating: When is the right time to introduce a new partner to your child?

Hello Awkward - I'm a single father. I married my high school sweetheart and as a consequence, dated very little. So now divorced, I am thrust into this dating life and am finding my way. The dating part comes easy, being a gentleman and forming relationships has gone well. I get that part. My question … Continue reading #346: Single Parent Dating: When is the right time to introduce a new partner to your child?