On Parenting: Marriage


Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 12/06/2012

The holidays with kids and an ex

An expert on co-parenting offers guidance on how to navigate the holidays when parents are no longer together

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:19 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage, Holidays

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Running head(cold) first into household conflict

As the sick season descends, a family therapist describes her hard-won knowledge of how to endure when a parent falters.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage, Health

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Chores don’t lead to divorce, but they get us talking

A study suggests that chore-sharing couples are more likely to divorce. Smart couples know better.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:13 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Too busy for the anniversary

September is the new June when it comes to weddings, but years after the big day, we realize that this time of year is too busy for romance.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/19/2012

For better and for worse and through raising the kids

A relationship expert shares some advice on how all couples can work through the tolls that child-rearing can take on a marriage.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Are we overestimating the benefits of marriage to child development ?

Focus on married parents overshadows need to promote young men’s education, study finds.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Marriage

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/09/2012

‘Friends With Kids’: A comedy that makes marriage post-kids look tragic

The movie is hilarious for viewers who have already survived the harrowing first years of parenthood. For those married folk who haven’t had kids and plan to some day, it might be better considered as a horror flick.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Huggies makes a mess with its new ‘Dad Test’ campaign

At a time when dads are routinely on diaper duty and national surveys show they are taking on more childcare and child-rearing stress, the antiquated Huggies stereotype is inspiring protests

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Marriage, Products

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Valentine’s Day: Parents should celebrate, no matter how busy their schedules

D.C. therapist Stacy Notaras Murphy says it is imperative for parents who tend to leave their relationship low on the priority list to make the effort to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage, Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Is the key to romance outsourcing household chores?

Two University of Pennsylvania economists believe paying others to do household chores, including the bulk of childcare duties, may be the secret to a stronger marriage.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Marriage, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/01/2012

A homemaker’s real salary

If stay-at-home moms received a salary, how much would it be? A new report actually calculates the cost of all those chores, errands and child care duties.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage, Childcare, Work-life Balance

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Parents describe sex life as ‘Bored to Death’ in Web forum: Reasons to rethink Valentine’s Day

A D.C. blog asking parents to apply movie titles to their sex lives found more “The Departed” than “Heat.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage