Parenting & Childcare Advice
Peggy Moss (1933-2014), also known as Grandma Maggie, penned a parenting column on this site for many years. Back by popular demand, we are republishing the column, sharing with you the best of Grandma Maggie’s parenting and childcare advice.
Unfortunately Grandma Maggie is no longer able to take questions.
Hi Grandma Maggie,
I’d like to get an unbiased opinion. My husband of 3 years and I have a blended family. I am 39 and he is 38. From a previous marriage, I have an 11 yr old girl and 8 yr old boy and my husband has a 16 yr old girl and 15 yr old boy. [Read more...]
I’m a 23-year-old man and I live with my twin sister and her husband in the house in which she and I grew up. I was thrilled months ago when I discovered that they were expecting triplets! My trouble lies with my fiancé or, rather, her 4 y/o son, Milo, who lives with her most of the time. [Read more...]
My name is Samantha. I am a single-mom working at a local doctor’s office. I am also 7 months pregnant with a beautiful baby girl and I have another girl too, who is 3. I am getting a little worried about taking care of two children, especially one that will need to be held 24/7, and one that is wild and very curious. [Read more...]
My daughter is almost 4 and she was really good at going to the toilet. However, in the last month or so, she has started having accidents. This is only when she is at home with me. I am due with a new baby in 2 months and I really want to get this sorted out asap. [Read more...]
Dear Grandma Maggie,
I have a dilemma with my step daughter. She is four now and her father and I have been together for a year. We’ve always been very consistent with her as far as time outs go but lately when she’s put on time out she screams at the top of her lungs well beyond the four minutes. [Read more...]