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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Knocked-Up Fitness Book and DVDs: Your Guide to a Fit Pregnancy

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Erica Ziel and I go back. Way back. Well, not too far, but the pregnancy fitness guru and I have done a couple of pregnancy and fitness-related Google Hangouts together and the woman knows her fit pregnancy stuff. She makes fitness accessible. Plus, she's got three kiddos and eased some of my fears …
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10 Backyard Must-Haves to Help You Survive the Summer

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Now that it's nice and warm, my kids and I have been outside as much as possible. After way too many months of being cooped up indoors, we're pretty much always slathered in sunscreen and enjoying the sunshine. We eat on the back porch, play on the swing set, splash in the water table. We ride bikes …
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10 Things to Do Before Trying to Conceive

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When you know you want to have kids, it can be so exciting to start the countdown to when you're going to start trying to conceive. But when you're not actively trying, it can feel like you're twiddling your thumbs, just waiting for time to pass until you can try. But even if you're not actively …
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I’m In Love With a … Dyson Vacuum?

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I hate to clean. Mostly it's because while I am cleaning, the kids are making a mess elsewhere, so I feel like it's two steps forward, two steps back any time I try to pick up. But, I am in love with a vacuum. A vacuum that makes cleaning kind of ... fun. And easy. And as a pregnant mom of two, I …
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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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4 Products That’ll Make Your Life Easier

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With two kids and one on the way, I'm always looking for ways to make my life easier. So when certain products land in my in-box that boast the ability to simplify my life, I'm all over it. Here are just a few products I've spied lately that are bound to help you out on a daily basis! …
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Gentle on Sensitive Noses: Boogie Wipes and Saline Spray

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Sensitive skin like my son's can be a daily science project. It's always trial and error --- more like wincing and crossing fingers waiting on a reaction. Even nose blowing can be troubling. It was no shock to me to learn that Evan has really sensitive skin, especially considering I bruise with just …
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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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