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8 New Parent Date Night Ideas Right at Home

Feeling disconnected from your partner? Try these fun date-night ideas you can do from the comfort of your home.

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How to Stay Connected to Your Partner Post-Baby

Small steps to reconnect with your partner post-baby can have a big, lasting impact. Here are 8 easy ways to strengthen your partnership.

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Reclaiming My Identity After Motherhood

People say that once you become a parent, you lose your identity.

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Dear Mom and Dad: I Get It Now

I got a text from my mom at 8:00 a.m. one recent Saturday morning. She and my dad had been away on a birthday getaway the whole week and she was ready to see her grandkids. “Why don’t you and…

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No, I Will NOT Give You My Babysitter’s Number (& Here’s Why)

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“Anybody have a really good babysitter you can recommend? Available at the last minute?”
This group text popped up on a Friday afternoon and was quickly drowned in a sea of “nopes!” and “good lucks!”…

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9 Earth-Shattering Ways My Kids Have Changed Me

The experience of parenting has been slowly and dramatically changing the person that I am. They are making me better. Here’s how.

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We’re Parents & Partners: How to Balance Both Roles at Once

I think most moms can agree that once you have children the entire structure of your life changes. Sleep becomes something you hear about but never truly experience. Free time means your drive to pick the kids up at school.…

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8 Important Reasons Every New Mom Needs “Me Time,” No Matter What

Believe it or not, every new mom needs to get away from their baby. Here’s why.

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Are You Putting Your Kids First? This Is Why You Should Be

We all know life changes when we have children. But how much?

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My husband and I battle with this often, mostly because we were raised very differently.My husband came from the generation of “children are…

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Family Date Nights to Plan Now

Skip the sitter and go out as a gang. Click through our album for family date night ideas, from snoozing at a museum to catching dinner and a show.

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Family Dates to Plan This Spring

Skip the sitter and go out as a gang. Click through our album for family date night ideas, from snoozing at a museum to catching dinner and a show.

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The Maryland Play Space You May Have Missed

Run–don’t walk–to Play Date Junction (PDJ) in Elkridge, Md, a 4000 sq. foot open space, with a giant chalk board wall, climbing equipment, slides, and more!

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Call a Babysitter: A Super Mario-Themed Pop-Up Bar Just Opened Up

Drinks + Super Mario?! It’s not appropriate for your kids, but we felt a burning desire to share it for the child inside us all. A new adults-only Nintendo dream world guarantees to make nights out with the spouse more…

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8 Date Night Ideas That DON’T Revolve Around Alcohol

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Before I quit drinking alcohol back in 2010, a typical date night for my husband and I meant dinner (plus drinks) and drinks. Oh, and then drinks after dinner. Then, if we still had anything left in…

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My Husband and I Haven’t Been Alone Since Our Daughter Was Born and It’s OK

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Before having a baby, I have always made it a priority to spend quality alone time with my husband. During the week, we’re two ships passing in the night, crossing paths an hour a day, tops, so…

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Finding Your Tribe in a New City

Photo: Cam Bowman
We moved to Southern California going on two years ago now. The move was a really good decision and the only regret was leaving behind my tribe of real life friends in San Francisco. Don’t get me…

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Date Me Baby, One More Time: Your First Night Out After Baby

Ready for your first night out as parents? Don’t expect this night to be quite the same as the ones you had pre-baby.

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Are Kids Worth It?

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Oh man. It’s been one of those weeks. Your kiddo is sick, you haven’t gotten more than three hours of sleep in as many nights and you can barely remember the last time you showered. You are at…

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Date Nights (When You Have Young Children)

When you have small children you don’t get very many date nights. Maybe you do if you’re super rich and have a staff of nannies at your disposal. I can picture it. I imagine you can just say “I need…

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I Can’t Do It All

I missed the very first time my 6-year-old daughter scored a goal.
She played hockey for 7 months last season, and I was at every single game. I enjoy watching her have fun. I love seeing her master new skills.…

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North County Date Night Ideas for Parents

These North County date ideas will leave you wanting to leave the kids off with a sitter and sneak away for a few hours.

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Hog Heaven: Best BBQ Joints for Atlanta Families

In honor of May as National Barbecue Month, here are the hottest spots to pig out around town.

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Rintaro: Traditional Japanese Food Perfect for the Kids

Bring the kiddos to a traditional Japanese izakaya in the heart of San Francisco where cozy booths and local ingredients make a family meal extra special.

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Kids Night Out, Parents Night Off

Craving a date night with your sweetie, but need a kid-care option that won’t break the bank? Here are some of the coolest drop-offs around town.

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It’s a Date! 7 Fun Date Night Ideas

Discover seven date night ideas that will get you through the winter months and make you remember how much fun date nights can be.

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Brooklyn Mamas with Little Kids and Big Style

Have you ever met someone so positive and effervescent that you think to yourself, I want some of that kool-aid? Well, triple that enthusiasm and positive energy and you’ve got Mozelle, Lillie and Racquel, the geniuses behind the style blog,…

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Win a $200 SpaFinder Gift Card

Between car pools and play dates and those few and far between date nights with your sweetie, what mom (or dad for that matter) couldn’t use a little me-only R&R? Thanks to our friends at SpaFinder, finding that much-needed mental…

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Explore: Luther Burbank Park

Rich in history, Luther Burbank Park, on the North End of Mercer Island, offers something for everyone (including the pooch). The 77-acre park has 3/4 of a mile of Lake Washington waterfront and is home to nature trails, a sandy…

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Flex Time

For Bay Area moms and dads doing freelance or contract work, life is often sent e-mails or
deadlines met (or missed) while the kids run about or vie for attention.
Luckily, a local mom got wise and opened a space…

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The Wild Thing

“I read somewhere that one reason new mothers lack interest in sex is that they feel touched out,” shares Seattle-based Heidi Raykeil, a.k.a. the Naughty Mommy, in her brand new book, Confessions of a Naughty Mommy (Seal Press, 2006). In…

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