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I am sad to admit that my husband and I have had sex less than 10 times a year, every year since our wedding.
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I never thought I would survive giving birth without an epidural, but crazier things have happened.
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I needed to know: how did her affair start, how did she meet her new lover when she is busy with a child, and how will it all end? Will they keep it a secret? Will it destroy her family? Most of all, I needed to live vicariously through this character to understand my own feelings about cheating.
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For several months, my husband and I have been trying to sleep train our 9-month-old baby so he sleeps the entire night, but all our efforts have backfired.


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Because feeder schools are successful at getting students into top-tier schools at the next level, many parents seek out these schools as a method of increasing their child’s chances of getting in. When it comes to highly competitive private schools, feeder schools are well known by both parents and school administrators.
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I think about my older child, who is the more sensitive one, and how a divorce could just destroy her and confuse all sense of order that she has in the world.
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Couples who cohabit before marriage tend to be less satisfied with their marriages — and more likely to divorce — than couples who do not.
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Tight living quarters are part and parcel of city living, and thankfully there's a plethora of space-saving ideas for small bedrooms that make your sleeping den livable.
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For his entire life, everyone around him has been frantic about his future, while he has simply been delighted to be here. I see now that his potential is in his independent spirit and comical light.
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You can get dinner on the table at reasonable hour after work if you get organized, shop smart, and have a serious plan for that precious action time between walking in the door and dishing up plates for everyone.
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I thought I found a place to feel like a good mom, but boy, was I wrong.
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This was never more clear to me than on the day I decided I no longer had the time (or patience) to do my own laundry and began dropping it off and picking it up.
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Having plants in your home makes you happier, and healthier--not to mention they can look really beautiful if cared for correctly.
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Truth is, after a long day, or when you're vacationing with your family on a relaxing island, sometimes all you really want is to pick up something familiar, with characters that remind you of your best friends.
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I was horrified by the idea that someone might walk in while I pumped because it's such an undignified process.
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Soul Cycle distinguishes itself from Spinning as an indoor cycling exercise, and so the steps involved in training to be an instructor are not one in the same for each company.
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I suppose you could label my Jamaican-Chinese, second-generation immigrant father somewhat of a “tiger parent.” There was that year before kindergarten when every time my sister or I proclaimed we were bored we were forced to recite the times table up to twelve…and write out the whole thing if we missed a beat.
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I suppose I should be happy that my daughters would rather create at their art table than glue themselves to the TV. Except sometimes I’d rather they just enter the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, as there’s no mess to clean up afterwards.
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Even on those hazy days when you laze in bed until well past the point of no return, if you play your cards right, you can still get the kids out the door on time.
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If you should decide to host a little holiday gathering of your own, forget about trying to upstage anyone.
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Sesame Street's tradition of parodying popular culture has a long history. Over the years, the beloved children's show has spoofed everything from Paul McCartney's "Let It Be" to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," but our favorite digital shorts have always been the program's take on the hottest television shows of the day.
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If you don't love it, get rid of it. Your closet should be filled with only the items that make you feel like your most confident self.