When two people get married, they're essentially agreeing to be on the same team. "It's you and me against the world, baby." It’s easy to feel that way in the beginning, but it takes work and focus to stay on the same team. Once you add kids to the equation, it's even more important to keep your team together, but it takes more work.
My husband and I are trying to conceive. He's 33, I'm 32 and, despite our best attempts, we have not been successful at the pregnancy game. We eat healthy, drink only in moderation and are generally fit, so theoretically there should be no problems. And yet, month after month, we've been disappointed.
Whether it's your hairstyle or your habit of clearing the table as soon as dinner is finished, turning into your own mother can throw you for a loop. Fortunately, it's not always a bad thing to take after the one who made you who you are.
Moms frequently compete over their parenting abilities. Men, on the other hand, compete over their ability conceive quickly. It must have something to do with sports. Every guy wants to hit a home run.
If we teach our children something right, they will fling it back at us, even when we don't want to hear it at the moment. When this happens, I'm secretly sort of proud. I say to myself, well, at least I've done one thing right. I've taught my sons this. Likewise, when I see my flaws taking root in my sons, I'm filled with guilt. You mean I taught them that?
Here at LoveMom, we bring you the love. Our weekly Baby Bytes bring you everything else. Here are this week's 5 must-click mom links: We ask: "Are you getting any?"We discuss which parts of pre-baby life you miss, along with what you long to add back to the little free time you have left. We find that modern-day women are losing their traditional "mom" skills, and a certain man has received the "Worst Husband Ever" award. Jerk.
Raising children after a divorce or separation can be complicated enough. But how do the dynamics change if you've left your husband for a woman? Candace Walsh and Laura André, the editors of Dear John, I Love Jane—a collection of essays by women who have left men for other woman—know a thing or two about the complexity of such a co-parenting arrangement.
Most of today’s moms have heard of "mommy juice." It’s a cute and clever way of describing the alcoholic beverages mothers enjoy while taking care of the wee ones. If you’ve spotted Mommy’s Time Out Wine at your liquor store, or are familiar with Stefanie Wilder Taylor’s book, Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay, then you know how mainstream blending the daily tasks of motherhood with a few cocktails has become. As a former drinker and mother-to-be, I'm beginning to wonder how me and my newfound sober lifestyle will fit with moms who drink.
I am a stepmom. It's only been a short time and I'm still getting used to it. It's not easy. I didn't have children of my own when my husband and I got married, so my first experience parenting has been with his 7-year-old son. Discipline is hard for a parent to enforce, but how do you go about it when the child isn't your own?
It's difficult to keep your life in balance with so much going on around you. Who has time to be a sex kitten of a wife when you're auditioning for world's best mom, employee of the month and domestic goddess extraordinaire? (Forget keeping yourself happy, manicured and in shape.) Here are five tricks I've discovered to help me keep more balance in my life and give more attention to the things that matter most.