And their eyes met across the crowded pre-k room. No, it wasn't a couple of 4-year-olds, but their parents. In the Vows column in this past weekend's New York Times, a spotlight shined on a couple who met, vacationed together with their families, fell in love, and eventually left their respective spouses to marry after meeting at school. Though the article says no affair took place, the concept of two married parents striking up a relationship over Play-Doh and graham crackers at preschool has many mamas talking. While some women dress to the nines for school drop-off, others are lucky to put a brush through their hair. Have you seen love bloom in the carpool lane or at PTA meetings?
My sister-in-law got pregnant after she knew we had been trying. She just had a baby too. I'm a little mad. Should I be?
Parents take care of their children, and then at a certain point the offspring become the caretakers. This can be tough when the child has also become a parent. When it comes to allocating time, energy, and resources, should you look to the generation before or after you first?
The first time can be a charm . . . for children. When we asked moms if the guy they lost their virginity to ended up being the father of their children, a staggering 52 percent said yes! Many people used to save sex until marriage so it was a given that a person's "first" would be their co-parent, but now that's often not the case. Still, there's always high school sweethearts or couples who reconnect later in life or, as 16 and Pregnant has proved, the chance of getting pregnant the first time.
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Baby announcements don't usually include the demise of a marriage, but for Steve Nash it did. On Friday, the Phoenix Suns basketball player welcomed his third child, a son, and spoke of his divorce from his wife of five years. The couple also have twin daughters, Lola and Bella, 6.
I am very thankful and excited that we have a new son, Matteo Nash. Alejandra and the baby are doing fine. But this is a bittersweet moment for my wife and I; after five years, we are now in the process of dissolving our marriage. While we have lived separately for the past several months, we remain firmly committed to raising our children in the most positive, nurturing way possible. I want only good things for Ale going forward; right now, I'm focused on ensuring that our children understand how much they're loved and adored by us as they continue to adjust to these changes. I would ask that their privacy, and ours as a family, be respected as we move forward. This will be my only statement on this.
Considering all those involved, do you think the double announcement was appropriate?
Holidays have gone to the kids — and they should, right? From tots popping out of their seats during meals to wee ones eager to rip open their presents, the festive time of year can be a bit draining on parents. We're curious what is appropriate (and realistic!) in your home when it comes to dressing up and saying thank you. Tell us!
Raising kids isn't the only thing that parents do. On last night's Parenthood, after feeling mounting pressure from his career, extended family, and Max's Asperger's, Adam triggers when a man at the grocery store makes fun of his son. Beyond the responsibilities of making good decisions for their children, a mom or dad also has to worry about finances, the future, and a myriad of other things. Are you ever overwhelmed?
Sex may not be the first thing on a new (or experienced) mother's mind, but it certainly isn't the last. A whopping 54 percent of LilSugar mothers said they had sex on or before they were six weeks postpartum. And most hot mamas weren't far behind! So we asked mothers if the arrival of children changed their sex etiquette. Here's what they had to say!
- Sleep is fleeting when parents are dealing with young children. But once exhaustion sets in, it can be hard to find time for intimate activities. When opportunity knocks, 68 percent of moms said sleep takes precedence.
- Prior to the pitter-patter of lil feet, couples may feel compelled to christen every room in the house. Once the space is shared with children, 74 percent of parents spend more time in the bedroom.
- A busy household has lots of noise! If bedroom antics add to it, 91 percent of moms said they try and keep it down so their offspring won't hear them!
- Even when the kids aren't home, 85 percent of couples consider certain areas off limits for doing the deed. In the heat of the moment, they are opposed to places like the nursery or playroom.
- When they have work, kids, and carpool to contend with, parents have hardly any time to lounge around. When you are lusting for a lil love, 85 percent of couples opt for quickies.
Sex may not be the first thing on a new (or experienced) mother's mind, but it certainly isn't the last. A whopping 54 percent of LilSugar mothers said they had sex on or before they were six weeks postpartum. And most hot mamas weren't far behind! So we're curious once kids are in the house, what (if any) type of sex etiquette comes into play? Chime in!
The Bravermans are an open book and the family is comfortable or comfortably uncomfortable talking about everything from Kristina faking it to Drew's long showers and Zeek's indiscretions to Sarah's failures. Last night on Parenthood, Crosby tells Adam that he has second thoughts about proposing to Jasmine. The younger brother is unsure if it is because he got swept up in the moment or did it for Jabbar. Adam keeps Crosby's confidence, reassured him that things were OK, and extends hearty congratulations. Is your family as open as the Bravermans?