People love knowing what others are going through so that they can compare their experiences and figure out whether they are “normal” or not. New mothers are no different.

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#BothHandsOnTheWheel

At a movie theatre last week, during the commercials that preceded the movie we had paid to see, I literally jumped in my seat and gasped out loud as I viewed, for the first time, images of a young man who, in the previous few seconds is seen picking up and glancing at his phone […]

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I Feel Guilty About Saying No To Sex

Question: I feel like I’m always saying no to sex. With young kids, I feel like someone is always touching me and the last thing I want at night is to be touched, again. I feel so guilty.

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Raising Kids In An Interfaith Family

There are a few times during the year that different religious holidays overlap. For example, Passover sometimes overlaps with Easter, or Christmas with Channukah.

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the first year

Rest Assured: Sleep Advice For New Parents

During the last trimester of my first pregnancy, I remember receiving lots of well intentioned advice about sleep. Parents of one or more suggested that I get as much sleep as possible before the baby arrived because, they cautioned, sleep as I knew it would forever be changed.

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When Baby Plays Favorites

Most new moms return to work after a maternity leave with mixed emotions. She may be excited to reconnect with adults from life before baby, but may also feel some pangs of sadness, maybe even guilt, at leaving her babe in the care of someone else.

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Got That Nesting Feeling?

Even though it was over fifteen years ago, I still vividly remember the last few days of my most recent pregnancy. My husband was sure I’d bring on labor as I jumped on and off the kitchen chair, sorting through and rearranging the items on the top shelf of our hallway closet.

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the first year

What Is Postpartum Anxiety? Is It Normal?

I remember the day, as if it were yesterday, when we arrived home with our newborn for the very first time. After spending many hours in labour, I was physically and emotionally exhausted. I was also quite anxious.

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the first year

Why Every Mom Struggles To Make “Me Time”

Along with feeling that being a parent is the most wonderful thing in the world, moms, especially those who are home all day with their baby, often feel stretched thin and overwhelmed with a laundry list of parental responsibilities.

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How To Deal With Overbearing Relatives

If you live in the same city as your parents or siblings, you may have experienced the benefits of having family support close by. You may also be all too familiar with the drawbacks of well intentioned relatives overstepping boundaries that are not always easy to enforce when the babysitters come for free.

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