Baby Bytes: "The TV Is My Favorite Babysitter"

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Marital satisfaction before and after children, and how to tell your date that you're a single mom.

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:

The web's been abuzz about Charlie Sheen this week, but have you heard the details behind his custody battle? What would you do if you were Brooke Mueller? [Momlogic]

Are you guilty of using the television as a babysitter from time to time? Leave guilt out of it: turns out, "distracted parenting" may not be such a bad thing. [TodayMoms]

Having a child is undoubtedly expensive, but did you really expect your baby to be the cause of your high utility bills? Lisa Belkin explores the unexpected costs of parenting. [Motherlode]

Were you more satisfied with your marriage before you had children? A UK study shows that young, married couples without children have the happiest relationships. [Reuters]

And on that note, why motherhood should be just the beginning of the adventure. [Babble]

How do you tell a man that you're a single mom? This author shows you how. [Divine Caroline]

And finally, 10 things moms never thought they'd do to get their baby to sleep. [Shine]


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