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You Don't Have To Have Sex With Your Husband Every Night

David Lesser | Posted 11.13.2014 | Parents
David Lesser

I'm not saying you definitely shouldn't have a daily slap-and-tickle session with your partner. I don't know you. Why would I give you that kind of advice? This is probably a conversation you should have with the person you plan on slapping and tickling.

My Week as a Temporary Bachelorette

Amy Arndt | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Amy Arndt

Relaxed and worry-free, I took up temporary residency in Nordstrom Rack. I was in absolutely no hurry whatsoever. Instead of rushing around in search of a specific pair of black pants for a work trip, I casually flipped through the evening dresses as if I planned on wearing fuchsia sequins on Thursday.

7 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Marriage

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Once you say "I do," the key is to keep dating your spouse. Remember all of the things that you did to make each other feel special day by day and keep on doing this year by year, decade by decade.

This Is Valentine's Day When You Have Kids

Haley Hill | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Haley Hill

The truth is, like most couples with young children, we're exhausted. We're lucky if we have time to remember to love each other, let alone write a note expressing it. However, this Valentine's Day, along with the rest of the world, we will endeavor to rekindle the flame of love.

The Case for Procreation, or Why Having Kids Keeps Me Married

Melissa Chapman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I have to be honest; I look at couples who have managed to stay married sans kids and am mystified by what keeps them bound in matrimony.

An Open Valentine's Day Card to My Wife

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

When we were given Athena's photo from her orphanage in the same week that you discovered your pregnancy, we crossed the Rubicon. Yes, of course (says every parent in America), having children changes you in a ways that are so unpredictable as to be surreal.

A (Different Kind of) Love Story

Lisa McElroy | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

The very best love stories, I think, are of conflict resolved. And all the baby (or big kid) steps it took to get there.

What We Do Instead Of Celebrating Valentine's Day

Amy Julia Becker | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Amy Julia Becker

I used to tell people that ours was an easy marriage, that for some inexplicable reason, we had been given the cosmic gift of being able to love each other easily and well. And on some level, it's true.

The Most Surprising Change In My Marriage After Having Kids

Francesca Kaplan Grossman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Francesca Kaplan Grossman

We expect that our children will grow to resemble us, in looks and in actions. Our son has my husband's soul, our daughter has my spirit; they both have his eyes. But I never expected to grow to resemble him. Or him me. And it is this change that is the most surprising of all.

Santa Needs to Be a Better Role Model

Nicola Kraus | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Nicola Kraus

I don't get it. Santa is a dude. So shouldn't his influence have trickled down to some sort of fair division of holiday labor?

Is It Possible To Stay Happily Married With Little Kids?

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an exhausted mother in possession of a small child will, at some point in time, forget she's a wife.

Is Sharing A Family Bed A Good Idea?

Posted 03.12.2012 | Parents

Co-sleeping, or sharing a family bed, is common in other cultures, but highly controversial in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics s...

Valentine's Day With Kids: 5 Things To Do When You're Trapped At Home On V-Day

Posted 02.14.2012 | Parents

Ah, Valentine's Day. While the rest of the world is out to dinner, parents -- especially those who don't want to spend inordinate amounts on a sitter ...

"No Really! We'll Do the Sleepover Here! (So YOU Can Have Date Night!) (VIDEO)

Laura Zigman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Laura Zigman

The kids are out. The "expectation" of date night looms! OR: Insist on always having the kids' sleepovers at your house.

Being a Parent Versus Being a Spouse

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Being a parent shouldn't mean that you put your marriage on hold. If your spouse is always second or third on your life's agenda, your marriage will suffer.