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Should We Have Another Baby?

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care and The No-Cry Sleep Solution

Deciding whether to expand your family by one more - whether this would be your second child or your sixth - is one of the most significant decisions you will make in your lifetime. There is no crystal ball to show the consequences of your decision in the future. » Read more

Beyond Flowers

By Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman How do you plan on saying “I love you” this Valentine’s Day? Many advertisers would have us believe that the best way to express love is with a large box of chocolates, a pair of expensive diamond earrings, or a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Others would recommend a candlelight dinner and a quiet evening together. At the very least, some suggest the perfect card with eloquent words written by a greeting card professional to express your loving feelings. » Read more

Money Matters: Strengthen Your Marriage by Putting Finances in Order

by Cynthia Cooper, Ph.D The Marriage Medics Did you know that 43% of all married couples argue over money issues, making it the major reason couples fight? If you and your spouse handle money differently, now is the time to talk, establish expectations, and draw up a financial plan. » Read more

Husbands and Housework: How to get him to help out more

A common complaint of both stay-at-home and working moms is that their husbands don’t do enough around the house. Even the women who were happy with the division of labor before they had kids often find that a disproportionate amount of the household jobs now fall to them. » Read more

Five Money Issues Couples Must Never Fight Over

By A. B. Jacobs

It’s normal that spouses harbor different opinions on a variety of subjects. The two maroon shirts I occasionally wear—and love—are regarded by my wife as particularly ugly. As she’s kind enough to humor me on this matter, it’s only fitting that I don’t openly criticize the TV melodrama she chooses to view at 9 o’clock every Thursday night. » Read more

The Family Feud: When you are ready to start a family and he is not

So you want to have a baby? If you are reading this, you probably are thinking of having a baby. There are a lot of reasons why women want to have children. Some want children to fill a void in their life or solve a marital problem but most want children for more sincere reasons. Wanting a baby is a natural desire. » Read more