8 Tips for Introducing Kids to a New Baby

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It's still in the early days of being a mom to three kids, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how easily Emery fit into our family. It certainly helps that she does a lot of sleeping. It also helps that so far, her big 4-year-old sister adores her and her big 2.5-year-old brother is pretty …
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6 Tips for Buying the Best Baby Shower Gifts

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We recently shared some of the best baby shower gifts for parents to be --- those items that are sure to make the recipients ooh and ah (and the baby goo and gah). And if you're a gift buyer, most of them will be sure hits! But when you're faced with the registry itself, what do you buy? And what if …
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Mom and Baby Yoga: Trying Mimi Z’s Parent and Tot Yoga Classes

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Evan is so cute during Sesame Street Yoga. As soon as they begin their stretching, he mimics it. He follows along well and really enjoys it. I happened to be scrolling through Instagram (I swear I do more than just play on there!) and came across Mimi Z’s Yoga. Mimi is a traveling children’s yoga …
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Hitting the Books With Little Pim

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My two kiddos are in school two days a week, and after hemming and hawing for so long about having them be in --- gasp --- daycare, I've been able to see the benefits of them attending a truly awesome school. They have a lot of fun, get new experiences I can't give them at home, and make little …
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The Two That Got Away: Coping With Miscarriage

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Once in a while, I get in a little funk. It’s a short-lived funk, and typically something --- or even nothing --- brings it to light. I am the mother of two miscarriages. I’m not sure what that means, or if it even has meaning, or if it’s just a fact. I acknowledge my love for each of those babies …
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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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