In a Car, at a Fair — I Will Breastfeed Everywhere

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If it seems like you've seen a lot of breastfeeding content around the interwebs this month, you're not mistaken: August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month! We're in full support of the boob-feed at FBM HQ (and really, however you want to feed baby isn't a matter of debate around here!), so we've got …
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Body After Baby: Your Mindset Matters

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Body after baby is possibly the touchiest subject for most mamas. It's no secret that we gain weight during pregnancy; our bodies change and things shift. You know what I'm talking about. Body parts are seemingly no longer located in the domain they used to be in! Our bodies don't feel like they …
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Don’t Let the Scale Get You Down!

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Morning sickness may be a crapshoot during pregnancy --- some have it, some don't --- but one sure thing is weight gain. And while some women never have a problem seeing that number grow ever larger over the course of pregnancy, others might get a little anxiety about the 25- to 35-pound jump in …
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Postpartum Pee Problems: 5 Rules to Follow

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It is true, our bodies change after pregnancy. I was prepared for my body not being the same and it feeling foreign and having to lose weight. What I wasn't prepared for is having to excuse myself EVERY TIME jumping was a factor in boot camp. I'm not ashamed to admit that a potty break is necessary …
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Preparing for Baby: A Dad’s To-Do List

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There's no doubt that preparing for baby is overwhelming. From purchasing the furniture to deciding disposable over cloth diapers, there are so many choices and discussions to have. A lot of attention is placed on the mommy-to-be and oftentimes we forgot there are two people about to undergo a big …
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More Sh!t No One Tells You About Labor and Delivery (and Your New Baby)

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This post was originally published on May 14, 2012, after the birth of my second. But after a recent chat with another mom about things no one tells you about labor and delivery — and after sharing part 1 recently --- we thought we’d share it again! My friend is currently expecting her first …
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JustGo and Don’t Worry About Leaking!

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One of the unfortunate and little-discussed side effects of pregnancy and childbirth is that the ol' bladder --- that rugged, steely organ you took for granted your whole life --- takes a bit of a beating. In those early days postpartum, you start to wonder if you'll ever get back your ability to …
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Postcard Workouts: Like a Personal Trainer in Your Mailbox (With a Giveaway!)

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For many moms, at-home workouts are where it's at. Literally: getting to the gym is way too much trouble with young'uns. I'm lucky that my gym has great childcare, but even getting there can be difficult. And when gym memberships aren't an option and babysitters are scarce, it's easiest just to …
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Review: The Dia Method Postnatal Fitness System

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Many moms are concerned with getting back into shape postpartum. After all, when your belly expands to crazy proportions, it can be hard to believe you can actually get it back to normal. And it's hard to fit in a new routine when you've got small kids, particularly if you're new to fitness and …
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