Fun Drinks for the Mommy-to-Be: Momosas!

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It's not like I was a total lush before getting pregnant, but I certainly liked my wine ... and my sangria ... and my cocktails. A bit of a self-proclaimed foodie, my love of all things hand-crafted naturally carried over to my drink selections. I was always wanting to try the hottest new cocktail …
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99 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

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We've got 99 pregnancy snacks and a Cheeto ain't one! Because we polled you awesome readers and all the FBM writers to put together a rather epic list of healthy pregnancy snacks for you to nosh on! We know that when you're pregnant, you're hungry. Like NOW. And your usual go-to snack after a few …
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A Typical Weekly Meal Plan for My Family

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Over on Fit Bottomed Eats, we've been doing a meal planning challenge to encourage readers to get creative with their meal planning. It's a challenge I need too, as I'm not the world's most inventive chef or meal planner. There are times when I'm gung-ho for months at a time, but then life gets in …
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Project Beach Body’s Meal Plan: It’s a Wrap!

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If you've been following along, you know that for the past two weeks I've been testing out That Clean Life's Project Beach Body meal plan. The past two weeks have been so important to me (read about week one here!). This plan was a great starting point at understanding what my body needs versus what …
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Project Beach Body’s Meal Plan: A Week One Recap

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I recently shared my plan to take on That Clean Life's Project Beach Body challenge --- a two-week meal plan that focuses on eating clean. Now that I'm a week in, I wanted to share my thoughts.  It's really been an eye-opener for me. I feel so good, I can’t describe how GOOD I feel! There were so …
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That Clean Life: Testing the Project Beach Body Two-Week Plan

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I follow many health and fitness pages on all forms of social media. I’ve “met” many fitspirations and have even become a better cook for my lifestyle through the people I’ve connected with. For a while now, I’ve been following Abigail Keeso, a registered nurse who created That Clean Life through …
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The COOLIT Takes Food From ‘Too Hot’ to ‘Just Right’

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Evan dropped a bowl of oatmeal --- hot oatmeal --- on his lap. He wasn’t wearing pants, because that’s how he rolls at breakfast, and he burned his thigh. I was absolutely horrified that this happened; I just could not believe he pulled it down on himself. I was so upset, and he was in so much pain. …
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Help With Healthy Meal Plans At Your Fingertips!

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It's no secret that in the midst of chaos a few "to-go" meals happen. Typically it's exciting for our kiddos, but for us mamas, we cringe just a little. I've always said that planning was key to my weight-loss post-baby and has been just as important to my weight maintenance. As a meal planner …
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Cheezy Baked Broccoli Bites: Broccoli Your Kids Might Eat!

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Parents know that getting picky eaters to try new foods can be a challenge. Which is why when I came across Kid Kritics I knew I had to share. Kid Kritics features nutritious recipes that kids like --- they're even kid-tested and approved. Moms and kids can browse and search recipes on the site and …
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Real Soups to Warm Your Soul

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Kids sometimes totally surprise you with the things they'll eat. My 2-year-old will turn up his nose at carrots and didn't take but two bites of a sweet stir fry I made, but roasted asparagus? I can't get him to stop shoveling it down. He even steals mine, and I'm loathe to share my asparagus. Both …
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