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Ask Grandma Maggie

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.

Trying to Conceive

Hello Grandma Maggie,

My name is Melissa, and my partner and I have been trying to conceive for the past six months. Although we have been trying for six months, month after month there is always disappointment. To my knowledge, we are doing everything right: our diets, our exercising, you name it we’re doing it. [Read more...]

Kids Cleaning Up

Dear Grandma:

I’m an 18-year-old college student who babysits. One girl I babysit is four years old, an only child, and she’s a sweetheart, but she doesn’t clean up her toys when I tell her to. From what I gather, her mother always cleans up after her. [Read more...]

Triplets on the way!

Dear Grandma:

I have two boys under 4 years old. I am also pregnant with triplets. I am afraid that my two boys will think I don’t care about them after the triplets are born. What do I do?

Stephanie

Dear Stephanie,

This is difficult to answer because I know nothing of your situation or your sons. [Read more...]

Parenting Struggles

Dear Grandma Maggie,

I am 20 years old and I have a 17-month-old daughter and a second child on the way. My husband and I are very excited about our second; we didn’t really get to enjoy our first due to family disputes and outright anger towards us. [Read more...]

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