As Predicted: The Pregnant Emotional Breakdown

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I texted a pregnant friend of mine the other day, predicting an upcoming pregnant emotional breakdown. I'd been feeling so emotionally stable and hadn't had any hormone-driven crying sessions since those tear-jerking commercials at the Olympics back in February. So I knew a storm was brewing, and I …
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Reset: The Ultimate Relaxation Class for a Little ‘Me Time’

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When we got an email inviting us to an L.A.-based classed called Reset, we knew we had to pass it along to Tish, who's in the L.A. area. It sounded like the perfect place to get in a zone and reset the mind and body --- perfect for a busy mom who gets no quiet time.. And we were right! Read on for …
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I Went to the Supermarket Alone … and I Secretly Enjoyed It

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Nowadays, it's much harder to get out of the house and get my errands done. It's like leaving town each time; I have to be fully prepared. What should be done in a day typically gets spread out over several. Sometimes I'm not even able to complete my entire market list because a fit or nap time …
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Need to Relax? Try This Quick Yoga Routine

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One of my goals for the new year was to incorporate some element of a mind/body practice into each week. Whether it's a few minutes of yoga or even just taking time to breathe for a minute, it doesn't matter. It's not a big commitment, but I wanted to dedicate time to incorporating a little …
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Say Yes to Less Stress With These 7 Stress Relievers

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The dog is barking at the UPS guy, your son just threw a stuffed animal in the toilet and your 3-year-old daughter is trying to get out the front door, again. No, that's probably not your life, but it's a typical few minutes in my daily life --- and one of the reasons I get stressed. I may not be …
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Getting Rid of Guilt and Embracing Me Time

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Today's post comes to you from Jennifer Schlozman, a former Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador. She lost 40 pounds pre-baby and 82 pounds post-baby. She's a runner, triathlete and completed her first half marathon this year. With enthusiasm for group workouts and finding fit friends, she considers …
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16 Happy Habits to Put on Your To-Do List

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We've all had days when we woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Heck, as moms, we've probably had days when we didn't even get to sleep in our own beds. So we know the grumpiness that ensues, right? But there are certain habits happy people have that you can put into practice to increase your happy …
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Pamper With Pumpkin: A DIY Fall Scrub

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It's fall, and that means all pumpkin, all the time (as I sit sipping my pumpkin-flavored coffee.) In honor of Fit Bottomed at Any Age Week over on Fit Bottomed Girls, we thought we'd celebrate over here with a little pumpkin pampering.  This yummy DIY Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub comes courtesy of Indie …
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I’m a Tough Mother Doing a Tough Mudder

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So, as I hinted at last week and announced over on Fit Bottomed Girls, I'm training for a Tough Mudder. Yep, that's the 10- to 12-mile race that's filled with obstacles and water and mud and electric shocks. It's totally been the kick in the pants I've needed to increase my workout intensity, even …
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