Lunchbox: More couples in pre-baby counseling to strengthen marriage

Welcome to Lunchbox, a round-up of the latest in parenting news and advice to discuss with other moms and dads.

There’s a lot to do before a new baby arrives: buy a stroller, plan for childcare and, for some couples, begin relationship counseling. Many studies show couples’ satisfaction with their marriage significantly decreases after their first child is born. (Wall Street Journal)

If a household has two moms or two dads, how are chores divided? A mother in a same-sex relationship explains how her family nixes gender roles to keep their house in order. (Parent Dish)

Baring your post-pregnancy, stretch-marked stomach for everyone online to see takes guts. One mom describes why she submitted a photo of her stomach to Shape of a Mother, a Web site that encourages moms to love their bodies. (TODAYMoms)

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