“What do you do when your baby cries?” I asked the 20-something new mom who was already feeling overwhelmed and beginning to slip into postpartum depression. Her mothe…

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A man stands at the Cross of the Martyrs on Thursday. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Question: We held off giving our oldest daughter a smartphone until she was 15, the age at which we allowed her older brother to have one. We read your column weekly i…

Question: I want to legally change our daughter’s name. No one pronounces it correctly, and I think it’s going to cause her more problems as she gets older. My husband…

A New York writer named Jonathan Daniel Stern, writing in the Aug 7 issue of the e-zine Fatherly, laments that co-sleeping has destroyed his marriage. As best as I can…

Crisp mornings and the scent of roasting green chile signal the eve of autumn in New Mexico. Flavors of lemon zest, honeysuckle and tropical fruit might not be on the …

Proving, once again, that fact is stranger by far than fiction, a grandmother recently asked me what she should do about her daughter-in-law who, despite her husband’s…

Loving parents who set and enforce proper boundaries are the best of all possible therapists for adopted kids.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is an amazing sequel about a large group of birds who live on an island called Bird Island. These birds are always trying to fight their rivals…

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