She Chose Us: Finding Beauty in the Journey

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For months I’ve planned on writing a post about my infertility journey. Now that I’m “on the other side” so to say, I knew I had a lot to say and a lot of feelings about it. I’ve already written so much on it though, and I think a part of me was holding back from diving back into those scary waters, …
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GRACEDbyGRIT: Pretty Apparel That Stands Up to the Sweat Test

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I am a sucker for fitness clothes. I mean, I wrote a love letter to my yoga pants, for crying out loud! So when GRACEDbyGRIT reached out to us to test their line, I was completely on board. Not to mention one of their tag lines is “See ya later, cellulite”… Yep, they definitely have my attention! …
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Sage Center for Yoga and Healing Arts in Kansas City

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I have always been prone to high-energy, high-tempo fitness classes. I enjoy sweating, moving quickly and feeling strong. I tend to go hard, for a long time, and deal with the consequences. I’ve suffered many fitness injuries, mostly tied to my knees and hamstring. I’ve slowed down during that time, …
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Rosie Pope on Downtime, Balance and Her Gritty Workouts

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A total sucker for reality TV, I was a big fan of the show Pregnant in Heels. I loved watching maternity concierge Rosie Pope school moms-to-be on pregnancy and child-rearing --- and it was always fun to see the crazy demands of the pregnant. I'll always remember the woman who wanted to sit on a …
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30 Thoughts I Have While Breastfeeding Baby 3

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With your first baby, you can spend hours sitting and nursing, looking into your baby's eyes. With subsequent children, it's slightly less relaxing, particularly if your older kids are still quite young. The big kids need things, and they're not afraid to tell you. I've also found that I'm so …
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How to Avoid Making Diastasis Recti Worse

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Sara Haley recently discussed diastasis recti during pregnancy. Today she's talking about how to avoid developing one or making it worse! Now that you know a little bit about diastasis recti, let’s talk about how to change up your workouts to either avoid developing one or exacerbating an …
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It’s a Baby Boom!

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It’s a baby boom over here at Fit Bottomed Mamas! That’s right. Erin had her third child in September, Jenn is due in February, and now I'm expecting around the same time as Tish! YAY! For the past 20 weeks I have been nauseated, and well, I’ll spare you the details. This pregnancy is so different …
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An Easy Exercise to Prepare for Childbirth

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You know how I said I was planning to go to a local prenatal fitness class? Well, I went. And it was awesome. Not only did I get a great workout and meet a few other awesome mamas-to-be, but I also learned some great things about what to expect during childbirth and then after childbirth, …
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Fitness Apparel Head to Toe: Ellie Apparel and New Balance Shoes

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There's nothing like a new workout outfit to get you motivated, and today I'm sharing a head-to-toe look that has gotten me moving lately. From a new fitness company to an old favorite, we've got you covered! Ellie Wave Runner Capris and Gemini Light Top Hello, my name is Jennifer, and I …
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