Travel & Extended Family

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No Extended Family Around!

K.T. asks from Washington DC

Hello! Any other mom's out there living without any extended family around? Just looking to vent and for friendly advice. Husband's parents are in another country a...


Extended Family Involvement

L.R. asks from Boston

Hi All: I realize this varies from family to family, but I was wondering how other families include their extended family into their childrens' lives. Growing up,...


Role of Extended Family

M.W. asks from Los Angeles

Hi ladies! I need your thoughts. My husband and I are first-time parents and plan on taking our 10 month old son to get his first pumpkin this weekend. My husband an...


Extended Family Vacation and Awkwardness Due to Costs

M.P. asks from New York

Hello. We have traveled several times with extended family and it has always been terrific. But there's some awkwardness and I wonder if anyone has suggestions. When ...


Extended Family Vacation Suggestions

A.A. asks from New York

My two brothers and I are planning a giant family vacation in order to celebrate our father's retirement. I was hoping you all could provide me with suggestions for a...


Living Far Away from Extended Family...

R.C. asks from Indianapolis

My husband and I have four great kids and they have over 50 cousins and lots of aunts and uncles. He and I are very close emotionally to our parents and siblings, but...


Extended Family Expects Me to Help Them Financially

A.F. asks from Phoenix

I am in need of some good insight regarding my family. Here's some background and I'll keep it short: I am American Indian and grew up lower middle-class. I have si...


Tired of Extended Family Birthday I Wrong?

S.H. asks from Dallas

Ok, here is another in-law question for all you mommies out there. My husband's extended family gets together about once every two months to celebrate birthdays. Th...


Am I the Strange One? Holidays with Extended Family....

T.M. asks from Tampa

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the holidays. I don't mind going to see extended family on a different day, but I have gotten to where I insist that the day of be just about the ...


Where Are the Grandparents ?

K.H. asks from Norfolk

I have read several questions from over-worked, over-whelmed moms on this site. Where are the grandparents and other extended family members when it comes to helping ...