Do you and your spouse argue too much in front of your children? Find out the red flags and learn how to talk about your arguments with your children and reassure them that everything is okay.
Two Shall Become One. . . and then three. What happens to the couple relationship when a baby is introduced into the mix? Well, for one thing, life gets very exciting! And exhausting. And challenging. Amid the chaos and the joy and the fear, it is possible to continue to develop a strong, healthy couple relationship. Here are some tips to help:
Everyone tells you how important it is to stay connected to your spouse once you have a child. What they don't tell you is how hard that is to do, since all you really want do on a night off is sleep. A recent haphazard date night my husband and I had highlights this conundrum well.
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: Hospitals across the country are banning cameras of all kinds in the delivery room, and one woman describes why she wants her kids to see her open relationship. Plus, creative ways to document your pregnancy, and things you should do even before you get pregnant.
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.
Parenting's tough, and many moms use the term "mommy juice" for the alcohol they consume while caring for their kids. We know drinking in moderation is fine, but what if a mom goes overboard? In "Will I Fit In As The Sober Mom?," writer Brooke Dowd Sacco explained why she quit drinking in order to be a better mom and wife. She knew it was best for her, but worried that staying sober might make socializing with other moms difficult. YourTango user seekingclarav supported Brooke's decision and shared her own experience:
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.
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?
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After 23 years of marriage, my husband and I are no less interested in having frequent sex than we were 25 years ago. Which is sometimes a problem when you're living with two children who are no longer too young to understand the odd noises coming from their parents' room. The trick, of course, is to not get caught!