My Birth Story: Fast, Furious and Magical

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Guys, I wasn’t pregnant forever! Just days after writing this post and feeling like I would, in fact, break a Guinness World Record for longest pregnancy ever, my little girl made her debut into the world on 8:49 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015. Little Gwendolyn was 8 pounds, 7 ounces, 21 inches …
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The Importance of Mom Friends

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Motherhood is an insane journey to be on. Not only do you find yourself loving little creatures more than anything in the world, but you find yourself dealing with all kinds of unimaginable circumstances that you've never encountered before. You find yourself wondering things like: How does one …
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Glowing Green Smoothie

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I know we just ran a green fertility smoothie recipe last week, but can you really have too many green smoothie recipes? I think not. And as I daydream about warmer mornings --- seriously, the chill factor seriously cramps my smoothie style --- I'm bookmarking this Glowing Green Smoothie recipe to …
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Giving Back: How to Teach Kids to Give

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When you have more than one child, it can seem like your day is filled with negotiations. You're not only trying to get them to do what you need them to do --- put on clothes, pee in the right places --- but you're trying to teach them to be kind and decent humans to each other. That means sharing …
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Pregnancy Pains, Woes and Wishes

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For the last 30 weeks I have been nauseated, struggling to keep my face from turning green and my food from coming up. I have started to wobble instead of walk, and I rely on my toddler to help reach my shoes. I feel confident that this is my last pregnancy, so I feel that I should embrace it and …
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A High-Tech Fertility Awareness Method for Family Planning — Or “No More Family” Planning

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Now that I've had my third baby, I feel like my family's complete. I feel done having kids. I don't want to be pregnant again. But, I'm only five months postpartum. And while I feel ready to be DONE, I'm not ready to take any permanent measures. It feels so drastic. And final. My OB/GYN and I …
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How to Get the Most Out of At-Home Dance Workouts

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Ever done a dance workout DVD and felt totally lost? Or just felt like you weren't getting the most out of it because you struggled to get the moves? Have no fear, Atisheh is here! Atisheh is a lifelong student of bellydance and obsessed with workout and dance DVDs of all kinds. Today she's sharing …
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Why Can’t They Just Stay In Bed!?

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When we first started bed training Evan, it was bliss. He stayed all night and called for me in the morning when he was ready to get his day going. Very similar to his commands from the crib. Easy. I can handle this! That lasted a few short weeks. Actually, days. I'm not sure we even made it a full …
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Love Premium Denim: Stretchy Jeans Perfect for New Moms

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It would be a perfect world if, as new moms, we walked out of the delivery room with a new baby and our old pre-pregnancy jeans on our fit bottoms. But alas, it is not a perfect world, so most women are stuck wearing maternity gear for months after delivering their babies. Or you're stuck in the …
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6 Winter Activities for Young Kids

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Winter is the worst, amiright? I've always been more of a warm-weather kind of gal. The only time I like the cold is when I'm on the mountains skiing --- which is to say, rarely. I'd rather be sweating than freezing; there isn't even a question. I especially hate the chill now that I've got young …
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