Carolyn Hax: How to handle awkward feelings for a co-parent

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(Nick Galifianakis/for The Washington Post)Dear Carolyn: I share a friendly co-parenting relationship with my 9-year-old daughter's father. It hasn't always been easy. We were in a newish relationship when I got pregnant, and he left only a few months after she was born.I dealt with a lot of feelings of anger and abandonment at the…

The Best Overnight Diapers

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James was a wonderful baby and I would take an exact copy of him with baby number two in a heartbeat. But our biggest struggle through his first year was sleep. He needed to be held for all naps (even past his first birthday) and at night he woke up frequently. He gradually dropped feedings…

How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk in Recovery

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Do you know what would have been nice and simple?Say, the body of this post only contains a sentence – “Overcome your negative self-talk in recovery by inculcating the habit of positive self-talk.” But well, we all know that overcoming negative self-talk is not as easy as closing a bottle of jam. I think I…

With a shorter MLB season, it could be a whole new ballgame

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Washington Nationals players and coaches keep face masks on in the dugout Monday during an exhibition game with the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Maryland. Masks aren’t the only thing that’s different this year: The season, normally 162 games, will be only 60 games. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)The Major League Baseball (MLB) season starts Thursday as…

West Utica’s New Boutique

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By Paul Dumas, Ph.D. Residents in Utica have yet another reason to be thankful for a new service on offer in the Varick District. Just above Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen on the corner of...

Assemblymember Cahill Informs Patients of Recently Released Guidance Pertaining to Medical Offices &...

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(Albany, NY) – Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) announced new guidance issued by the NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) regarding coronavirus related service fees charged by medical and dental offices. DFS, the state entity...

Now the world can read Mary Trump’s blistering book about her uncle. Holding it...

President Trump at the White House last week. His family tried to block the publication of a book by his niece. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)No book is going to make much of a difference in the way President Trump is viewed by American voters.The publishing industry has cranked out dozens, if not hundreds, of critical…

Miss Manners: My co-worker is endangering patients

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Dear Miss Manners: A co-worker of mine, whom I work with closely, doesn't seem to take her own protection seriously, nor the protection of those around her.We work in radiology with patients. She does mammograms, bone density scans and X-rays. I, being a guy, can do only X-rays and bone density.We have precautions such as…

Miss Manners: No social media? No need to explain.

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Dear Miss Manners: Please provide a polite, subject-closing way to let people know I have no intention of joining the world of social media. People become quite angry when I say this, presumably because they think I am judging them for wasting time.I am a teacher, and my profession depends on discretion and moral behavior:…