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How Sobriety Affected My Marriage

One morning in November 2009, I woke up after yet another drunken fight and told my husband I wanted to get help. He left anyway. It took me months to get my issues with drinking under control, and a lot of work to reconnect with my husband as "sober me." Though this was the greatest struggle of my life thus far, I’m forever thankful that it all went down exactly when it did.

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How To Take Care Of Yourself Like You Take Care Of Everyone Else

Do you want to hear something really sad? It took me three weeks to sit down to paint my nails. Not to find time for a mani/pedi at a salon, not to buff and polish and shape at home. Three weeks to slap a coat of pearly-pink paint on 10 fingertips. Seriously. Just paint. Two coats of color, no base, nothing fancy. Don’t even get me started on how long it's been since I've had time to deep condition my hair. For real.

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Baby Bytes: "Lent? I Make Sacrifices Year Round!"

Here at LoveMom, we bring you the love. Our weekly Baby Bytes bring you everything else. Here are this week's 7 must-click mom links. Ways to rediscover the joy in your life, how to recover the stolen hour from Daylight Savings Time, and why shutting down your devices for the National Day of Unplugging will restore sanity in your life. Why some women downplay the joys of motherhood, women that leave their children for a career, and why Lent is a redundant occasion for mothers.

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Planning The Perfect, Adults-Only Vacation Was Impossible

We're currently living on the edge of a new pregnancy, and the tension this involves has us virtually climbing the walls. Our relaxation solution? Plan an adults-only trip for our five-year anniversary. We're thrilled at the prospect of having some time together, but just planning this trip around work, childcare and our finances is eventful in itself. Parenting really is, and always will be, living on the edge of chaos.

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Baby Bytes: "The TV Is My Favorite Babysitter"

Here at LoveMom, we bring you the love. Our weekly Baby Bytes bring you everything else. Here are this week's 7 must-click mom links: Charlie Sheen falls into an ugly custody battle with Brooke Mueller, while other single moms learn how to tell dates that they have children. Unexpected costs incurred upon having children, using the TV as a babysitter and how to make motherhood the most rewarding adventure of your life. These links, along with 10 things moms never thought they'd do to get their baby to sleep.

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What does your pet parenting style say about you?

I Know The Kind Of Parent I'll Be Based On How I Treat My Dogs

Before I begin, let me preface this piece by saying that I take dog parenting very seriously. I don't just wake up, take the dogs out, make sure they're fed, leave for 10 hours and come back to do it all over again. I actually "parent" my pooches. Parenting these two furballs has been wonderful practice. I believe that, through them, my husband and I have established our roles as a parenting duo.

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How To Keep The Romance Alive As A Parent

Early romance is such a powerful thing. You meet, fall in love and have a romantic courtship. You have your dream wedding, and a wonderful honeymoon. You want to spend every single moment together. Then the honeymoon ends and reality sets in.

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Have Some Parenting Advice? Keep It To Yourself

The moment you announce your pregnancy to the world, everyone and their cousin feels the need to tell you what's best for your child. It's one thing for a close friend to mention that you may want to reconsider your baby's soft-drink habit; but, it's quite another when a stranger feels the need to comment on how best to discipline your toddler. Here's what to do when you find yourself face-to-face with a wagging finger pointed at you and your child.

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How Our Son's Sleep Training Tested The Strength Of Our Marriage

Letting my son cry it out has not been the main issue in our house. Instead, convincing his father that sleep training works has been an epic battle. Sleep training impacted our marriage, and my job, in ways that no sleep training guide prepared me for. Some light needs to be shed on the conversations that happen in the parents' bedroom while the baby cries.