7 Best Baby Shower Gifts

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There are so many baby products on the market these days. When I was pregnant with my first, I remember having emotional breakdowns at giant baby stores. Do I need all of that? Which one do I get? WILL I BE A GOOD MOTHER!? Yeah, it escalates quickly when your emotions and hormones are raging. This …
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Dealing with Death: 7 Tips for Coping with Kids and Grief

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I'm in all-new parenting territory right now, and it's not fun territory to be in. Our sweet pug, Marti, died in early July from a short-but-swift illness. I've discussed her countless times here (most recently calling her our perfect family dog) and over on Fit Bottomed Girls, because she has been …
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Funny Reactions to the ‘You’re Getting a Sibling!’ Announcement

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Both of my kiddos have been too young to get much of a reaction from any pregnancy announcement we've made. My daughter was only 12 months when I got pregnant with No. 2, and both kids pretty much shrugged and went back to playing with Legos when we told them they had another sibling on the way. As …
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9 Tips for Traveling with a Toddler

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Traveling with a toddler is a proven challenge. The challenge starts even before arriving at the airport; there's always the "getting to the airport on time with toddler delays" part. My son is no stranger to flying. I am a born and raised Chicagoan, and my husband and I make sure Evan knows his …
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Going Au Natural With Beauty Products

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When I get pregnant, I always become hyper aware of the chemicals surrounding me on a daily basis. I don't go overboard in avoiding them or anything --- it's pretty much impossible to avoid all soaps and detergents and shampoos and cleaning products --- but there are certain chores I don't do …
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