Labor & Delivery: Older Child, Princess

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Advice to Let Mom Know She Cannot Be Present During Labor & Delivery?

Hello, Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated! My Mom hinted that she would like to be in the room when I deliver and I am not comfortable with the idea. She tends to be overbearing and controling in most situations, and I need to have people around me that are supportive. I feel awful thinking this way about my Mom and I don't want to hurt her feelings. I want to think that she will step up and be supportive in this particular situation, but she has been difficult in similar situations (such as my wedding). Do you think it...

Home Birth

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Email for My 9 Year Old??

Hi moms, my nine year old daughter wants her own email address like her friends. I am against it but don't know if this is the norm out there or not. I don't want her in front of the computer chatting away with people. I am scared of what she can do with chat rooms and the internet. If I allow an email address, do I insist on knowing the password so I can check on what she is writing and receiving? Is that invasion of privacy or good protective parenting? I am at a loss and need advice. I am a single mom, husband deceased so no one...

Water Birth

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Too Much Princess?

My parents watch my 2 year old two days a week and are great with her. They have more than just a occasional grandparent role in her life and have a big influence on her. No offense to anyone, but my husband and I don't like princess and all things girly for her. She certainly wears pink and has dolls, but we also expose her to Curious George, Elmo, sports etc. We just don't love princess as a role model. My parents are over the top on all things princess, dance, frilly, etc and it is starting to annoy us. She came home with 2 princess...