Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Parenting and Marriage After a Second BabyCupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Parenting and Marriage After a Second Baby

By Kerri Sheehan

Being a new parent can be difficult, but adding a second or even third child to the family adds a new dynamic to the already-established way of doing things. Most couples don’t realize that expanding a household can lead to sibling rivalry, loss of patience, and, for many, marital turbulence. has gathered some of the best tips and advice from our partners to help you out when it comes to that cute little addition:

1. Siblings: If your son or daughter is accustomed to being an only child, there could be a slight shift in personality when baby number two comes along. Make sure to prepare your other children for their new brother or sister so that they will feel just as happy and eager as you do when the baby comes home. (

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2. Parenting Style: It’s important to remember that every child is different. What worked for your oldest son Johnny may not work for little Ava. Be flexible. Rules of Engagement star Megyn Price recently dished that her daughter Grace is so unique that she has to be spontaneous when parenting. (

3. Work Together: Nobody said it was easy raising children, but when two parents share or take turns getting up in the middle of the night, driving the kids to school, making dinner, and cleaning the house, it can be much easier to handle. Find out if the division of labor in your house is equal. (

4. Just Because: It can be easy to forget about your partner once you add children into the mix. What better way to make your man feel important than getting him an unexpected present? Here are ten gift ideas for even the pickiest of guys. (

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5. Say How You Feel: In the midst of providing your children with the care and protection that they need, it’s easy to forget to say those three little words that brought you together in the first place. Here are 20 inspirational ways to say “I love you.” (

What are your best parenting tips? Share below.