Staying Fit, Fabulous and Full of Milk

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Sara Haley is one of our favorite pre- and post-natal exercise specialists around here. She shares awesome, fun workouts with us and great fitness tips, too. Sara has a miles-long fitness resume, including being a Reebok Global Master Trainer for the past five years and choreographing and starring …
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Nursing On-the-Go With Undercover Mama Tanks

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No matter how much the benefits of breastfeeding are touted, it seems like there is a new story every day about someone getting in the way of a nursing mom. A new video is making the rounds of a breastfeeding mom getting told that she needed to cover up. (Just FYI: Laws protect nursing moms, so …
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Hitting the Road? Tips for Pumping on the Go

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Last week we shared tips for becoming a pumping pro at work. Today? We've got the goods on pumping on the road!  Pumping is hard enough when you're staying in one place. Add in travel for work, and it's a whole new ballgame. Aside from the awful feeling of leaving your baby for a day or week, how …
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A Crash Course in All Things Infant — and Baby Care Tips For New Moms

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Expecting your first child is really overwhelming. Not only are you dealing with your body being taken over by another human, but you're trying to prepare for taking care of that human. You're taking childbirth and breastfeeding classes and having meltdowns in Babies R Us because what if you buy the …
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The Pumping Professional: Become an Expert at Pumping at Work

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Remember Kate? She'll be popping in from time to time to share her adventures in motherhood with us as she navigates the working world with a 12-month-old! Up until the day I had my baby, I didn’t know if I was going to breastfeed. I knew about the benefits, but I just didn’t want to add any …
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Breastfeeding Can Boost Body Image—At Least for Me!

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The human bod is capable of amazing things. But I don’t think I fully appreciated what it could do before I had kids. But getting pregnant---and then breastfeeding---made my jaw drop at its abilities. I grew two human beings? And fed them both? It never stops being amazing. Before my daughter was …
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Mourning Those Extra 500 Breastfeeding Calories

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I'm in mourning. After going strong for almost 16 months of breastfeeding, it's over. The not-so-baby-anymore-boy and I are moving along with our relationship. But I'm not mourning the actual breastfeeding relationship. I was ready to move on, or else I'd still be breastfeeding. And I was definitely …
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Losing the Baby Weight: It’s All About Being Patient

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Erica Ziel is my new fit-mama friend. After she hosted a panel I was on, she sent me her Knocked-Up Fitness workout DVD. Now she's sharing even more of her expertise. Today, it's about why you need to be patient when it comes to getting your pre-baby body back. As a mom of three, she knows a thing …
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Natural Labor Induction: Did You Try Anything?

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The following is a post sponsored by Holland and Barrett. For our sponsored post policy, click here. I've been fortunate/unfortunate never to endure the miserable past-my-due-date days of pregnancy. My body ejects kids at 35 weeks and 34 weeks and 6 days, so I never "got" to try those natural …
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