Why Mom Friends Are Essential When You’re Pregnant

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Ever since I found out I was pregnant, Erin has been my unicorn mom friend. She was --- and continues to be --- this constant source of magical information of all things pregnancy, babies and motherhood because, well, she's done it three times. And that much experience makes for one hell of a mom …
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How to Make Your Unhealthy Pregnancy Food Cravings Healthier

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So, I'll be the first to admit that I didn't eat the healthiest during my first trimester. And when you're struck with the worst morning sickness, fatigue and food aversions, it can be hard to get (and keep!) anything down --- let alone healthy food. However, between my pregnancy experience and all …
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What Diastasis Recti Looks Like During Pregnancy

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When I was pregnant, I got a cold and a terrible cough. I coughed so much one night that my abs were actually sore the next morning. When I mentioned it to my husband (a super-smart scientist, by the way), he said, "You have abs?" And he didn't mean it in a snarky way because I looked like I had a …
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Kick Off the Season With This Football Workout

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I love spending a cool fall day watching a game of football on TV. But what if you don't have a few hours to just chill and relax during the big game? Or what if your husband is one to watch The Big Game ... and then all of the other games on Sunday? You multitask with this football workout from …
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Changing the Things I Cannot Accept

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I accept the things I cannot change … I accept the things I cannot change… Nope, it isn’t working. I do not accept the things I cannot change, although I do wish to change the things I cannot accept. Sound familiar? It is no secret that we are our harshest critic, and chances are, we are our own …
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8 Tips for Introducing Kids to a New Baby

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It's still in the early days of being a mom to three kids, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how easily Emery fit into our family. It certainly helps that she does a lot of sleeping. It also helps that so far, her big 4-year-old sister adores her and her big 2.5-year-old brother is pretty …
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Outsourcing the To-Do List

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Remember the Lipton giveaway that we featured during FBM's birthday week? I'm following up to report on the awesomeness. Because when Lipton offered me two hours of freedom from chores, I started brainstorming what I wanted to have someone else do. Clean the house? Power wash the back deck? But then …
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6 Tips for Buying the Best Baby Shower Gifts

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We recently shared some of the best baby shower gifts for parents to be --- those items that are sure to make the recipients ooh and ah (and the baby goo and gah). And if you're a gift buyer, most of them will be sure hits! But when you're faced with the registry itself, what do you buy? And what if …
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