11 Real Mom Rules for Introducing Solids

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With my first child, I was really excited to start solids. So excited in fact that I even read a book about how I was going to do it. The big 6-month mark came. I threw some avocado on her tray --- and nothing happened. She wasn't coordinated enough to really do much with it. Spooning it to her …
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8 Things to Know About Running While Breastfeeding

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Most runners look forward to the end of pregnancy as a marker for returning to previous activity (and that whole cute baby thing). Because being a mammal is awesome, that usually means you get to experience the joys of running while lactating. A few things to know when you're going down that path …
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Beachbody 21 Day Fix: Food Prep for a Week Is WORK!

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I have said it many times throughout my weight-loss and maintenance phases and then post-baby (both times): when it comes to eating, meal planning is key. After kids I’ve learned that meal planning is not only necessary but a means to survival! Like many mamas, I often forget to eat and remember …
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7 Tips for Putting Your Jogging Stroller to Use

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If you're a runner and have small children, you've probably at least considered using a jogging stroller. It's a daunting endeavor, especially considering that just taking young kids to the grocery store is enough to make you break a sweat. Pictures of people running with strollers always make it …
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Things I’ve Done While Breastfeeding My Second Child (That I Never Would Have Attempted with my First)

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When I nursed the first time, I was adamant about being in Evan’s rocking chair. I was set up with my water on the nightstand, Boppy on my lap, burp cloth on the chair of the arm, all in a comfortable, quiet room. Poor Sadie; her sessions are not quite as charming as Evan’s. Sure, I’ve nursed in …
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