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Guilt curve: The process by which your feelings of shame and inadequacy about being a working mom grow and then diminish. In my experience, the guilt curve is a bell curve, peaking when your first child reaches kindergarten, with a long tail that lasts until the day of your funeral.
Do I insist that today is the day I mow the entire lawn? That seems weird. Do I play golf? Well, I don’t play right now because I am consumed with the kids. Do I just lay in the hammock? My wife gives me that time already. When you co-parent like we do, it’s not such a burden to share sleep-ins and naps and hammock time.
The transition from middle to high school can be tough for kids and parents. Your sweet little baby is now a young adult with their own ideas and a lot more challenges to face. These six conversations will help you guide their decisions and improve your relationship this summer.
Not having to win is a pretty good quality when one is part of a couple, especially when that couple has to parent together and, by the way, also wants to stay in love. We've disagreed plenty over the years about child-rearing issues—and still do. Yet we usually manage to be sure that it's the kids who win in the end.
I know many parents are able to share their beds with their children and still have active sex lives. Apparently the parents sneak off and have sex on an empty bed or floor. We never managed to do that. Sex on the floor is good for variety, but it's not really comfortable. And who has the energy to move out of bed once they become parents? We didn't need variety in our sex lives, we needed sex in our sex lives.