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Before, During and After: How to Deal with Your Family and In-Laws

The in-laws are coming and there’s nothing you can do about it – this kid is part theirs, too. Fortunately, this near-universal experience has garnered a response from the most ubiquitous of self help sources: The Idiot’s Guide. Their “Quick Guide” to in-law visits contains loads of practical advice, including a reminder that you are a spouse first and a child second, as well as a reminder that it’s the in-law’s job to work around your new family schedule and not the other way around. Unless, of course, your mother-in-law wants to breastfeed.