marriage and kids

  1. Tips & Advice

    When kids are the only thing holding your marriage together

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    If you're in an unhappy marriage, chances are you've thought about staying married just for the sake of the children. We spoke with...
  2. Relationships

    Couples discuss: How many kids should we have?

    We talked to real couples who thought long and hard about how many kids to have, and the reasoning behind their decision. Maybe...
  3. Celebrity Gossip

    Kelly Clarkson on balancing a wedding and stepchildren

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    Kelly Clarkson is about to add two more jobs to her impressive résumé: wife and stepmom. We've rounded up a few tips on how she —...
  4. Relationships

    Why it's OK to love your husband more than your kids

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    One of the best things you can do for your children is to love your spouse. Learn exactly what putting your marriage first means and...
  5. Relationships

    Married with babies? Real couples share how they keep the spark alive

    Keeping the spark alive in your relationship is a challenge once babies enter your lives. Thankfully, some couples have mastered...
  6. Pregnancy

    We disagreed on the size of our family — and our marriage ended

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    What happens when you want more children, but your better half doesn’t share your vision? Sometimes, the stalemate can end...
  7. Tips & Advice

    Can your parenting style destroy your marriage?

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    When Mayim Bialik filed for divorce, she released a statement that her hands-on parenting style wasn't the cause.
  8. Parenting

    Couples therapy: What do you tell the kids?

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    You never thought you’d be here, but you and your husband are in therapy.
  9. Tips & Advice

    Practicing Gratitude: Weddings and happily ever afters

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    What began as a simple explanation of what it means to be a flower girl in a wedding quickly turned into a detailed discussion about...
  10. Tips & Advice

    Is marriage really necessary for parenting?

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    More and more couples with kids are opting out of marriage for financial or even political reasons, but is this lack of a ring and a...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Mom story: My husband has Asperger’s syndrome

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    Kristen Finch, 35, of northern Illinois, and mother of two kids ages 5 and 6, knew something was wrong with her husband, David,...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Practicing Gratitude: Falling in love with your spouse all over again

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    Life can easily become consumed with errands, chores, responsibilities and child wrangling, leaving little time or energy to...
  13. Tips & Advice

    4 Things that your kids learn from your healthy marriage

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    Making your marriage a priority is one of the best gifts you can give your children and it’s one that will shape how they view...
  14. Parenting

    Maternal gatekeeping can harm father-child relationship

    Researchers in a 2008 study published in the Journal of Family Psychology found that when mom constantly interferes with dad's...
  15. Tips & Advice

    Your marriage after kids: Keep the fire going

    When you're newlyweds, you and your husband could jet off together at a moment's notice. Enjoy a last minute romantic dinner at your...
  16. Relationships

    What's more important: Your children or your marriage?

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    Motherhood. With all of its joys and successes come endless responsibilities, chaotic schedules and a generally hectic atmosphere....
  17. Relationships

    Make the most of a kid-free evening

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    Being a parent means giving up most of your free time -- so when you're lucky enough to get a night off from diaper duty or take a...
  18. Love & Sex

    How to juggle kids and romance

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    Many a married couple will tell you that having kids kills the romance, and in many cases parenthood puts intimacy on hold. There...
  19. Tips & Advice

    Your kids AND your marriage: Both are important

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    It’s easy to get caught up in the daily responsibilities of life with kids – doctor’s appointments, extracurricular activities,...
  20. Relationships

    Love your kids? Love your husband!

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    Once you become a mother, you’re supposed to sublimate your needs and fully embrace this role -- often to the detriment of your...