Get along with your MIL

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According to Deanna Brann, PhD, a clinical psychotherapist in Knoxville, Tennessee, and author of Reluctantly Related: Secrets to Getting Along with Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law, the MIL/DIL relationship is complicated from the get-go because you didn’t choose each other. You’re

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Pregnancy problem solver

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Me time

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The new man in my life leaves me with very little time for the one before him—his papa. In fact, I have very little time for myself outside of Rowan. When he’s finally tucked soundly away in his crib at

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Love in an elevator

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When I first became pregnant with my son, I had a very clear picture of how things were going to be. This experience had all the makings of success: planned pregnancy, happy marriage, financial stability. Not only was I going

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Ask the experts: Sibling benefits

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I’m really pushing for a second baby, but my partner is on the fence. Are there any scientifically proven benefits to having siblings that I can use to support my argument? Siblings have historically served as civilizing and socializing influences

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Week 21: Father’s Day

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When Arthur and I began dating more than eight years ago, babies weren’t exactly at the forefront of my mind. But I knew that anyone I ended up with would have to not only be my best friend but an

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Sleeping with my husband

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Sleeping with my husband is never boring. (Sorry, Dad.) I believe this is because he’s always so on top of keeping our nighttime relationship fresh and exciting. His way of thinking hasn’t stopped even with this bowling ball-like protrusion where

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Sharing Antarctica

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When I was a kid, I used to fantasize about being my favorite G.I. Joe, living in an underground hideout with my other favorite Joes, in Antarctica. We were theoretically on patrol, but there was never any action or drama—it

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Keeping the love alive

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Becoming parents is a wonderful, life-changing experience, but it can put strain on a previously well-balanced relationship. As many moms and pops will attest, the new responsibilities and sleepless nights that come with a baby can lead to rocky times

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Knockin’ boots

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Bringing a bump into the boudoir can bring a slew of unexpected concerns to the minds of even the most seasoned vixens. If you’re feeling jittery about jumping in the sack, it’s time to calm your worries, find your hot

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Mother lover

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Transitioning from eager couple to tired parents can be tough on even the strongest partnerships, so don’t be surprised if your relationship takes a turn for the tumultuous when baby makes three. Not only are you trying to figure out

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Dating with baby

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We offer up advice on making time for that person who still gives you butterflies. It’s easy to forget to take time for you and your partner when all you can think about are feeding schedules and diaper changes. The

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Getting your sex life back

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Six tricks for kicking your sex drive back into gear—plus a few reasons not to feel guilty for not feeling the love. It’s just plain true: Pregnancy rarely leaves your sex life unaffected. So if you feel like your sex

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Rekindle your love life postpartum

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We’re here to help you and your man overcome the Mom Complex. Many couples have problems making the jump from a sultry, carefree twosome to a parental duo trying to squeeze in a kiss between feedings, appointments and playgroups. Becoming

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Little ways to show you still care

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If a baby has come between you and your guy (quite literally) and you find yourself consumed with morning sickness, name books and pediatrician interviews, these eight quick and easy tips will let him know that you still care—even if

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Spice up your post-baby sex life

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We tell you how to spice things up in the bedroom. Build anticipation. Spontaneous sex is a lot of fun, but when you’re already pressed for time, it’s easy to fall into the trap of “waiting for the right moment”—and

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Love, with a side of bump

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If you’re having trouble focusing on your love life now that you’ve achieved your mom-to-be status, check out these tips on how to make your relationship rock for the next nine months. Pregnancy is full of diversions—not nearly as many

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