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5 Reasons to Be Thankful As Newlyweds

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 10:44 AM

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In the midst of enjoying turkey, potatoes and pie, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on life and what you are thankful for. Newlyweds have an extra set of blessings to count as they merge lives, families and holidays into something they...

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Playing the Married Name Game

(2) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM

After saying "I do," there's a whirlwind of well wishes, honeymoon travel and settling into newlywed life. Typically as soon as the wedding ring is on her finger, a bride is inundated with questions about changing her name from everyone including well meaning relatives (ahem Mother-in-Laws), TSA, friends, and colleagues....

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October: The Month of Name Change

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 11:46 AM

If there was such a thing as a national newlywed calendar, October would be a completely booked month. Spring and summer weddings and their ensuing honeymoons are wrapping up, leaving couples a brief span of time to settle into newlywed life before the holidays hit.

At the top of over...

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Newlywed Milestones: 6 Things to Celebrate Your First Year

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 3:19 PM

Back from your honeymoon and feeling like all the wedding planning and celebrating is over? For some of us, that is a very freeing feeling and for others it's rather sad. Fear not newlywed, although your wedding was a huge celebration of combining your life with your spouse's there are...

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Children and Weddings: The Great Debate

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Planning a wedding? No matter how large or small your celebration, there is always the question of whether to invite children. Kids are adorable and important members of the family, but they're also unpredictable, loud and occasionally smelly....not things you necessarily want on your "Big Day." Parents and non-parents alike...

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10 Creative Things to Do With Your Bridal Gown Post Wedding

(4) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Whether they're silk, satin or lace, wedding dresses are so much more than just pieces of fabric. For many brides, their dress is the embodiment of their personal style and love story. Modern women get very few fairy tales these days, but they can wear a princess dress on their...

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6 Ways to Edit Your Bridesmaid List

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 6:34 PM

Right after saying an enthusiastic "yes!" to a marriage proposal, there are a myriad of decisions to be made by every bride: who to tell first, when to set the wedding date, and of course who to ask to be her bridesmaids.

According to Wikipedia, "Bridesmaids are members of the...

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Unplug To Reconnect

(3) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 4:14 PM

Now that you're settling into the newlywed life, do you ever feel like you don't have time to talk or connect with your spouse the way you did before you said "I do"? Balancing jobs, a new marriage, family obligations and all the other joys of life can make for...

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Unconventional Stocking Stuffers for Unconventional Spouses

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 6:46 PM

So, there are a lot of things you've learned about your new spouse since saying "I do" and merging all of your stuff. Ok, he has a few ticks, quirks, and OCD tendencies. Maybe he likes to leave his boxers on the bathroom floor or the kitchen cabinet doors open...

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Top 10 Things to Do In Bed This Christmas

(17) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 1:44 AM

No longer do stores wait for Thanksgiving to have its 15 minutes of fame before holiday decorations and Christmas trees are out. In many places, holiday music is in the music player, holiday catalogs are in the mail and the gift lists are already being compiled. Those who plan way...

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Your Holiday, My Holiday Or Our Holiday?

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2012 | 1:47 PM

Big family, small family, loud family, tall family, political family, low-key family, nerdy family, dirty family and the drunk Uncle; everybody's got one. No matter the family make-up, newlyweds will soon be faced with the whose In-Laws they'll spend the holidays with decision. Even some couples, married for decades get...

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Answering The Inevitable 'When Are You Having Kids?' Question

(52) Comments | Posted September 22, 2012 | 2:07 PM

You're back from your honeymoon for a few weeks and WHAMMO...someone asks, "When are you going to have kids?" That someone is usually a well-meaning family member. Why are parents and family members so hung up on when you're going to have kids? Shouldn't they just be excited that you've...

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Dirty Duty: Splitting the Chores, Newlywed Style!

(3) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 8:29 PM

It's official: no one likes doing chores. Some are even afflicted with the rare condition, domesticitis. (We'll talk about that later on). In any new relationship, there is always an exception to the rule, but chores are the most mundane part of being married and believe it or not many...

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Getting Over The Post-Wedding Blues

(3) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 1:06 PM

Ever since you were a little girl you've dreamed about the picture perfect wedding. After you got engaged you were consumed by the wedding planning process for months (or maybe even years) -- and then it was over! Many brides romanticize everything about their wedding day and honeymoon and feel...

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Wedding Gifts: Solutions For The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

(5) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 1:43 PM

What is the worst wedding gift you received? This is one of the silly questions that newlyweds discuss while lounging around pools on their honeymoons and when they get home and have to deal with these gifts being in their homes. Here are a few of the most ridiculous gifts...

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Changing Your Name

(14) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 4:44 PM

It was not what I envisioned as newlywed bliss, and not a good day to break in a new pair of honeymoon heels. My feet were killing me after standing in a two-hour line only to be sent to the back because I didn't have the right forms to change...

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