The Two-Kid Workout Juggle

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When I had my first child, I jumped at the chance to get back to working out. I walked outside every day until I was able to get that 6-week clearance from the doctor. As soon as I received that, I was in the gym and Evan was in the nursery. I would work out, and if Evan needed me someone would get …
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Introducing Baby to Dog … How It Went (and Still Goes!)

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Before I had my daughter, we spent a decent amount of time trying to prepare our dog Siena for her arrival. Siena is one heck of a pet, but, like any dog or person, she has her idiosyncrasies. For Siena, that includes being a bit skittish and afraid of new things. In the past, she hasn't been a …
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Review: Tales from Another Mother Runner

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The book Tales from Another Mother Runner: Triumphs, Trials, Tips, and Tricks from the Road got our attention for a number of reasons: 1) The other Mother Runner books rock. 2) We can always use new running tips! 3) We're virtual buds with the authors --- and they are the real deal. 4) …
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33 Thoughts Moms Have During Labor

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No single birth story is the same. From when labor happens (or, in my case, how long it takes to happen) to what kind of birth experience you're hoping for to how fast/slow and in what way baby makes its debut, there are a lot of variables. I was induced and had a pretty fast and intense birth …
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Every Workout Counts

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Getting back in shape after a baby can be a daunting prospect. You've got some pounds to lose, and a level of fitness to regain after what we hope was a 6-week break to recover. Then you've got the demands of the kids, and it can be hard to make fitness a priority. I know for me, it took a good six …
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Got Milk? Two Breastmilk Storage Solutions

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It's about two weeks to D-Day. And by "D-Day," I mean Gwen's first daycare day. I'm already anxious about it all. How will she do? How will I do? Ahhh! And while I'm clearly already freaking out about that day to come, I'll save my inner dilemma on that for another post because today's posts …
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6 New-Mom Beauty Must-Haves

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New moms and moms of little ones, I'm sure you can relate to this: "Beauty routine" kind of has a whole new meaning than it did pre-kids. I mean, before, showering was just a thing you did. Make-up was kind of fun. But now? Well, I don't know about you, but an uninterrupted long shower feels kind of …
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Zumba Class Brought My Groove Back

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Zumba recently launched a new website featuring success stories. As soon as we found out, we knew I'd have to share my own. Check out the Zumba Stories here --- prepare to get choked up --- and submit your own if you consider yourself a Zumba success. Here's my Zumba story. Jenn, being the …
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