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Babyproofing Your Marriage

Stacie Cockrell

Warning! New parents are likely to experience: Scorekeeping-An exceedingly complex, often relentless, tit-for-tat war waged by husbands and wives over the division of parenting responsibilities and domestic chores. The Ten O'Clock Shoulder Tap-Considered by many men to be a form of foreplay. A paw on a wife's shoulder is how some men indicate their desire for sex. The Tap is rarely accompanied by a term of endearment or any other verbal form of communication and is seldom well received by the often-sleeping/almost-always-exhausted wife. The frustrated husband, meanwhile, wonders if his wife has pulled a Bait and Switch in the bedroom. Clash of the Grannies-A high stakes "who will have the greatest influence on the grandkids" tournament played by each set of grandparents. Competitive categories include: the Title Championship (who gets to be called "Grandma"), the Battle for Floor and Wall Space, the Battle for Face Time, and Gratuitous Grandparental Gift-Giving. The Babyproofers are three women who wouldn't trade their roles as mothers for anything, and they love their husbands deeply. But after living through it and hearing the stories of hundreds of other couples, they know that with young children in the house, you need to block the stairs with baby gates, put plastic covers over the outlets, AND take the necessary steps to safeguard your marriage. Babyproofing Your Marriage is the warts-and-all truth about how having children can affect your relationship. The authors explore the transition to parenthood in light of their own experiences, with input from their husbands and commentary from men and women across the country. Their evenhanded approach to both sides of the marital equation allows spouses to understand each other in a whole new way. With loads of humor and practical advice, the Babyproofers will guide first-time parents and veterans alike around the rocky shores of the early parenting years. Don't fall prey to common relationship pitfalls: Babyproof Your Marriage!

Warning! New parents are likely to experience: Scorekeeping-An exceedingly complex, often relentless, tit-for-tat war waged by husbands and wives over the division of parenting responsibilities and domestic chores. The Ten O'Clock Shoulder Tap-Considered by many men to be a form of foreplay. A paw on a wife's shoulder is how some men indicate their desire for sex. The Tap is rarely accompanied by a term of endearment or any other verbal form of communication and is seldom well received by the often-sleeping/almost-always-exhausted wife. The frustrated husband, meanwhile, wonders if his wife has pulled a Bait and Switch in the bedroom. Clash of the Grannies-A high stakes "who will have the greatest influence on the grandkids" tournament played by each set of grandparents. Competitive categories include: the Title Championship (who gets to be called "Grandma"), the Battle for Floor and Wall Space, the Battle for Face Time, and Gratuitous Grandparental Gift-Giving. The Babyproofers are three women who wouldn't trade their roles as mothers for anything, and they love their husbands deeply. But after living through it and hearing the stories of hundreds of other couples, they know that with young children in the house, you need to block the stairs with baby gates, put plastic covers over the outlets, AND take the necessary steps to safeguard your marriage. Babyproofing Your Marriage is the warts-and-all truth about how having children can affect your relationship. The authors explore the transition to parenthood in light of their own experiences, with input from their husbands and commentary from men and women across the country. Their evenhanded approach to both sides of the marital equation allows spouses to understand each other in a whole new way. With loads of humor and practical advice, the Babyproofers will guide first-time parents and veterans alike around the rocky shores of the early parenting years. Don't fall prey to common relationship pitfalls: Babyproof Your Marriage!
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Warning! New parents are likely to experience: Scorekeeping-An exceedingly complex, often relentless, tit-for-tat war waged by husbands and wives over the division of parenting responsibilities and domestic chores. The Ten O'Clock Shoulder Tap-Considered by many men to be a form of foreplay. A paw on a wife's shoulder is how some men indicate their desire for sex. The Tap is rarely accompanied by a term of endearment or any other verbal form of communication and is seldom well received by the often-sleeping/almost-always-exhausted wife. The frustrated husband, meanwhile, wonders if his wife has pulled a Bait and Switch in the bedroom. Clash of the Grannies-A high stakes "who will have the greatest influence on the grandkids" tournament played by each set of grandparents. Competitive categories include: the Title Championship (who gets to be called "Grandma"), the Battle for Floor and Wall Space, the Battle for Face Time, and Gratuitous Grandparental Gift-Giving. The Babyproofers are three women who wouldn't trade their roles as mothers for anything, and they love their husbands deeply. But after living through it and hearing the stories of hundreds of other couples, they know that with young children in the house, you need to block the stairs with baby gates, put plastic covers over the outlets, AND take the necessary steps to safeguard your marriage. Babyproofing Your Marriage is the warts-and-all truth about how having children can affect your relationship. The authors explore the transition to parenthood in light of their own experiences, with input from their husbands and commentary from men and women across the country. Their evenhanded approach to both sides of the marital equation allows spouses to understand each other in a whole new way. With loads of humor and practical advice, the Babyproofers will guide first-time parents and veterans alike around the rocky shores of the early parenting years. Don't fall prey to common relationship pitfalls: Babyproof Your Marriage!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jennifer Van Dyck, Christopher Burns

Length:

5h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:25