Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'neill Julia Stone

By Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'neill Julia Stone

The Babyproofers are 3 ladies who would not exchange their roles as moms for whatever, they usually love their husbands deeply. yet after residing via it and listening to the tales of hundreds and hundreds of different undefined, they understand that with kids in the home, you want to block the steps with child gates, placed plastic covers over the shops, AND take the mandatory steps to guard your marriage. Babyproofing Your Marriage is the warts-and-all fact approximately how having teenagers can have an effect on your courting. The transition to parenthood could be a difficult adjustment for any couple, however the excellent news is: you're not on my own. larger but, there are hundreds of thousands of straightforward yet powerful methods you could remain hooked up as husband and spouse and nonetheless be strong mom and dad. The authors' evenhanded method of either side of the marital equation permits spouses to appreciate one another in an entire new method. With a great deal of humor, compassion, and useful recommendation, the Babyproofers will consultant first-time mom and dad and veterans alike round the rocky seashores of the early parenting years.

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As our friend Sean said, “I’d hate to be a woman, because you guys have to do so much. ’ ” Consequently, it’s easy for men to dismiss our fears that we are just not going to be able to do it all, or do it all well. They tell us we are overreacting. Admittedly, we can get carried away. But a little more help and a little less advice would be better. When we feel like our husbands don’t get any of these things, we feel pretty justified in our complaining. We can start to sound like one of our kids’ yammering toys pulling its own string—talk, talk, talk.

Ideally, of course, we’d like you to help. When you don’t see something that needs doing, or you wait to be asked (or told) to do it, it really burns us up. ” Babies . . Wear . . Diapers . . Most women are surprised at how little men understand about what it takes to keep a baby fed, clean, and happy. This lack of usefulness is, in fact, disappointing to most of us. Case in point: Stacie remembers the time when her husband, Ross, packed the diaper bag for a three-hour plane ride. “During the flight, I took our baby to the back of the plane to change the Mother of all Diapers.

Is our married life going to be an ongoing debate about this stuff? We all struggle to reconcile our expectations with the reality of marriage and parenthood. This struggle serves as a backdrop, and adds tremendous fuel to the fire, of our division of labor scorekeeping. What’s the Score? 59 Slam Dunk How the Game Is Played On any given weekend in thousands of homes across America, wives stand in front of their husbands listing all of the selfless acts they have performed in the last week: “I paid all the bills, bought a birthday present for your mother, read Goodnight Moon five times, took four six-year-olds to Chuck-E-Cheese .

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