Hot Topic: What’s Fair When Splitting Holidays with Family?

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One of the first things I did when moving into a 940-square foot apartment more than 5 years ago with my then-boyfriend-now-husband was buy a large dining room table. "This space was made for entertaining!" I said. "Why do we have to have people over?" he said. The next year, we announced to both... read more

Target’s Home Style Expert Emily Henderson Talks Marriage, Fun & Family

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We asked interior designer Emily Henderson to share what matters most to her in life, and she welcomed us into her home. You've now been married for 8 years. What have you learned about maintaining a strong relationship? Do you have any advice for newlyweds? EH: There are the usuals: honesty, communications, respect,... read more

In-Laws: Love Them or Loathe Them?

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They say that when you marry someone, you marry their family too. Some folks seem to hit the family jackpot, while others… well, not so much. Nesties jumped in to share with us whether or not they are happy with their in-laws (and if they aren’t, what they would change about them). “I love my... read more

Father-in-Law Day Sweepstakes: Win a $100 Gift Card!

Did you know there's a Father-in-Law Day? It's July 30 and we happen to think it's a brilliant holiday (FILs can be just as great as dad!). To celebrate, we're giving one Nestie the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card to get his/her FIL something he'll love -- like one of these... read more

What Do You Think: Can Anyone Really Have It All?

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Debating whether women can have it all is nothing new -- why not debate whether men can have it all, too? On the Today Show this morning a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data revealed that the score is evening up when it comes to balancing household duties, parenting... read more

Will You Buy Your Organic Groceries at Target?

You know to go to Target for cheap 'n' chic clothes and home accessories -- but would you ever think to grocery shop there? This week the company launched Simply Balanced, a new line of organic snacks, drinks and other groceries, in hopes of snagging more food shoppers. The decision to go organic came after... read more

10 Things No One Tells You About Your First Married Easter

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For some couples, their first married Easter is exactly like it was when they were dating. Other couples totally change the way they celebrate this holiday–for example, splitting the celebration between two families for the first time—and encounter the unexpected. To give you a sense of what you might be in for if this is... read more

How To Suck Up To Your Mother-in-Law

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This holiday season you'll do lots of cookie decorating and gift wrapping -- and you'll spend lots of time with the fam (especially your MIL). You really want her to love you, but you're not quite sure how to seal the deal. Follow these pointers from other Nesties who have been... read more

How to Split the Holidays–Without the Drama

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Now that you're part of a couple, where to celebrate the holidays is a huge source of stress. Between the demands of your parents and your desire to start new holiday traditions as a couple, it's hard to divide your time and keep everyone happy. In fact, figuring it all out can easily... read more

How to Deal With a Suffocating Sister-in-Law

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Let’s face it: Girls don’t often play nice. But what happens when one of those "girls" is a grown adult who just so happens to be your spouse’s sister? While mothers-in-law are one thing, a relationship with your sister-in-law can be even trickier to navigate. It seems that mothers are often all-too-eager to... read more
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