Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Great Sex Negotiation: How Much Sex is Enough?

How much sex do the married parents of small kids have? What’s average?

“I’m scoring like a third-rate British soccer team—once every fifth Sunday.”

—Peter, married 8 years, 3 kids
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Everyone Wants a Piece of the Mom Pie

“Everyone wants a piece of the Mama.”

—Vicki, married 5 years, 2 kids
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Married to a Did-Enough Dad? Taking Short-Cuts and Using “Convenience Cards” with the Kids

Did-Enough Dads – These are the Dads who do just enough to get by. Domestic Shortcuts (skipping baths and teeth brushing) are Standard Operating Procedure, and they make liberal use of Convenience Cards (TV, McDonald’s, 1-800-Grandma).
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Stop the Extreme Parenting Madness: Mothers for a Saner Life!

Most of us find ourselves hopping on the extreme parenting locomotive, and that train is just not slowing down. Birthday parties with handmade goodie bags, play dates, volunteering, sports, school carnivals, doctors appointments, email, voicemail, text messages, activities, more activities, more more more…it just goes on and on. We get caught up in the pressurized societal vortex which makes parenting much harder than it should be.
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New Baby: What Every Dad Needs to Know

Most new Dads fall somewhere in the middle between the “everything but breastfeeding” brigade and the “proud to have never changed a diaper” crew. For the majority of new Dads who are clueless, but eager to get their hands dirty (both figuratively and literally) here is our Basic Competency List, or What Every Self-Respecting Dad Should Know How to Do Continue reading

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Traveling with Small Kids: A Family “Vacation” Is Not Quite a Vacation!

It’s about that time. We are all planning our family vacations for the summer. Mom, get that huge diaper bag overflowing with diapers, bottles and cheerios ready. Dad, get ready to be the family pack mule.

Ahhh, the family vacation. Fun in the sun? Absolutely. A little R and R? Not quite. A family vacation is not quite a vacation. It’s a Schlep-Fest. We work just as hard, if not harder, than when we’re at home; doing it in a different place. Often, we return home exhausted, minus the beloved blankie a child can’t sleep without, and sometimes, barely on speaking terms with our spouse. Why?
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