relationships

How To Prepare For Date Night, Mama-Style

Stilettos. Eyeliner. Breast pads. Oh, how date-night essentials change when you’ve got a baby.

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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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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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parenting

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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parenting

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

How To Make Mom Friends

Being a new mom is hard. You feel completely vulnerable because 1). you’re responsible for a fragile human baby and 2). you have no idea what you’re doing because you’ve never done it before!

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the first year

Newborn Photo Shoot: A Priceless Investment

When I asked a friend if there was anything she wished she had done differently after her son was born, she gave the most brilliant answer: get professional newborn photos taken.

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the first year

Managing Expectations With A Newborn

We moved into our first house three weeks before our first child was born. The house that we thought was “move-in ready” actually needed a lot of work–and it all had to be done before the baby came:

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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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parenting

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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