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Keeping Love Alive After Baby Arrives

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Resuming a regular sex life after having a baby can be difficult for some couples. Here are a few tips to help you and your husband work through this challenging topic.

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Helping Kids Cope With Tragedy

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As news coverage of the tragedy at Virginia Tech dominates the airwaves, parents may be concerned about the impact on their children.

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Choosing a Preschool

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Lisamarie Sanders The question: My husband and I are considering preschool for our four-year-old daughter. What sorts of things should we look for?

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Not Tonight, Dear, You're Pregnant!

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Imagine this scenario: Your hormones are raging, making you feel ready for love. You begin massaging your husband's back and kissing him to signal your desire, but he pulls away. He pats your expanding belly and says, "Let's wait until after the baby is born."

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Bringing Teens Home for the Holidays

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The secret to having kids look forward to spending time with mom and dad lies in treating teens as if they are already adults.

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Toddlers and the Need for Play

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Don't forget one simple but important pleasure with your kids: Playing! Take a breather here and there to monitor your child's playtime, and make sure there's plenty of unscheduled time for them to just be a "kid."

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New Expectations: From Partner To Father

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Have you ever wondered what an expectant dad usually hears from his male friends? "Buddy, once this baby is born, you can forget about sex for the next six months." If I were about to become a father, probably a little unsure about my new role, this advice would not be particularly comforting. Why do women persist in thinking that once the baby is born, they will just walk off into the sunset? And why don't childbirth educators discuss the importance of "expectations management" and good communications? Sylvia Brown, author of The Post-Pregnancy Handbook, explains.

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Balance Your Roles: Partners vs. Parents

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It's easy for parents today to get swept up in their children's lives.

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