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To say that all of your relationships change after having kids is an understatement. They’re not necessarily better or worse, just...different. Nevertheless, navigating relationships post-baby can be tricky.

Luckily, seasoned NPN parents have plenty of advice for adjusting to the new normal with friends (new and old), in-laws, your parents, co-workers and, most of all, your partner. Have a question about a particularly thorny situation you’re dealing with? The discussion forum is here for you 24/7.

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4 ways I focus on my marriage after becoming a parent
Having a child puts a strain on just about any marriage. Here's how one Chicago dad and mom nurture their relationship with a one-year-old toddler.
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What to do to prepare and protect one of the most important things to you and your baby: your marriage or partnership.
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It's hard to find mom friends you can really connect with. Here's how one Chicago mom found her match on a blind play date.


Gotta Vent - 2021

I really tried to hold off until someone else started the new vent thread, but then.... I told DH I was taking two weeks off during the holidays to watch the kids, but that I needed to be back at...

Support/Encourage husband to lose weight

Been married for 14 years and my husband's weight has always fluctuated.  He is his heaviest right now and I am worried for him.  He has terrible eating habits - mostly due to working weird hours, bei...

what's your marriage like if you're in the baby / toddler / preschooler multiple kid trenches

Sometimes my marriage feels awful and sometimes if feels like its entirely the norm So if you're in the thick of these high needs, tired little little kid years....what's your marriage like? is the...

Social Skills Groups for 6-11 year Old

Hi parents,   I wanted to share a fun and engaging group we are holding this Summer at BGTS.  This Summer we are hosting a twice a week social skill development/ friendship making group out ...

date night that won't end in bickering

We have a babysitter tonight for our 2 and 3 year old for the first time in 8mo and I'm trying to think of what we can do that will be fun and not just be dinner where we have nothing much to talk abo...

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