weddings 101

We’re Engaged! Now What?

You’re engaged — congrats! From announcing your new relationship status to setting a big-day budget, here’s everything you need to do before you say “I do.”

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parenting

How To Travel With Your Baby

In those magical first years as a couple, traveling meant spur-of-the-moment sojourns. With kids in the mix, you don’t have to resign yourselves to Disneyland. You can still have a cool and, yes, sexy vacation with these tips… and the right attitude!

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relationships

The Ultimate Couples’ Bucket List

Most couples won’t end their days quite as memorably as Bonnie and Clyde or as perfectly choreographed as the (spoiler alert!) dual passing in The Notebook. But the good news is you don’t have to wait till the last gasp to do dramatic things together.

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relationships

The Sharing That Matters Most

“Sharing” has come to mean something new in this age of social networking: telling everybody about this and that, in a way that has become easy and commonplace. We’re all for this kind of sharing, but when it comes to your partner, old-fashioned sharing—the kind that goes hand-in-hand with profound caring—is fundamental.

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etiquette & advice

Wedding Gift Registry Primer

We know you’re excited about your big day. You probably went straight from saying “yes” to delving into how to make your wedding a unique and wonderful celebration: the bride’s gown, the wedding party, the reception decor, the music, the food… so many details that go into making it the once-in-a-lifetime event it deserves to […]

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nesting

Top 10 Things To Toss When You Move In Together

1. Anything an ex gave you. It’s time to start fresh with each other. Love the teddy bear your ex-boyfriend won for you at the local fair? Give it one last squeeze, then bid it adieu.

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Delicious (and addictive!) at any time of year, these easy-to-make nuts are especially suited to the entertaining and gift-giving of the upcoming holiday season. I have passed along this recipe countless times; I’m sure anyone who serves them gets requests for the recipe, so be prepared.

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While this autumn’s pears are still readily available, try this mouthwatering dessert. The waffles have an unexpected hint of pepper, which complements pears surprisingly well. 

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food

Mmmmm! Mini Meatloaves

For a fun twist on an old favorite, make individual meatloaves. Shredded vegetables add moisture and nutrients. This recipe yields 8 mini loaves; if that’s more than you need, freeze the extras for a quick meal another day.

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weddings 101

6 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Party

Inviting someone to be in your wedding party (maid of honor and bridesmaids, best man and groomsmen) is a way of honoring close friends and family.

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