Gone are the days of the perfect parent: enter the era of celebrating your ‘mom flaws’. #ParentsIRL is all about what parenthood is REALLY like, because what we once thought of as ‘imperfections’—stretch marks, using dry shampoo—are just proof that you’re living your life as a mindful, loving parent.

Keeping House, IRL

Sex and Your Growing Belly

Everything you need to know about getting intimate with belly, baby and all!

The Truth About Babymaking Sex

Are you getting frustrated with limited positions and scheduling sex so that it's best for conception? Find out how babymaking sex can be as hot as ever.

Science Says Looking at Cute Animals Can Help Your Marriage

A new study says viewing cute animals like puppies and bunnies can help maintain the spark in your marriage. Who knew it was that easy?!

11 Ways Love and Marriage Change After Kids

There's no doubt that adding a tiny human to your family changes your relationship with your partner. We asked Parents staffers and Facebook fans to get honest about how love and marriage changed for them after having kids.

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3 Ways to Have Hotter Sex As a Parent

Remember your weekends pre-kids, when you rolled around in the sheets before brunch? (Remember brunch?) You can get your sex life back. These parents did.

4 Ways to Safeguard Your Relationship Through a Move

Figuring out what to spend, where to live, and what matters most about your future home is fraught with emotion. Here’s how you can manage the roller-coaster ride together.

Why I Chose to Have a Child With Down Syndrome

Author and father Chris Kaposy shares why our society needs to have a greater acceptance of children with Down Syndrome in his new book, Choosing Down Syndrome: Ethics and New Prenatal Testing Techniques.​