My Rules for Screen Time

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When my first child was born, I really wanted to limit screen time. So much so that I would feel guilty if I was breastfeeding while multitasking on my then-BlackBerry (two phones later, I still miss that thing). And I'd tsk-tsk myself when my infant was obsessed with the bright lights of the …
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How to Avoid Making Diastasis Recti Worse

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Sara Haley recently discussed diastasis recti during pregnancy. Today she's talking about how to avoid developing one or making it worse! Now that you know a little bit about diastasis recti, let’s talk about how to change up your workouts to either avoid developing one or exacerbating an …
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An Easy Exercise to Prepare for Childbirth

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You know how I said I was planning to go to a local prenatal fitness class? Well, I went. And it was awesome. Not only did I get a great workout and meet a few other awesome mamas-to-be, but I also learned some great things about what to expect during childbirth and then after childbirth, …
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How to Survive the In-Laws During the Holidays

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Thanksgiving is approaching, which means family will be coming to visit. While you may be on fabulous terms with your in-laws, finding it difficult to spend extended periods of time together is not uncommon. So, how do you make it through a visit from your in-laws? Today, Diane Gottsman, a national …
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3 Rules When Planning for Childbirth

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I never wrote a birth plan. I can't even remember if I planned to, as I pretty much let my doctors know that the plan was for an unmedicated birth and left it at that. Besides, I had a doula and a husband who knew The Plan, so I figured they'd stand up for what I wanted when I was in pain. Well, as …
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What Jenn’s Second Trimester Workout Modifications Look Like

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I recently shared what pregnancy workout modifications have been looking like for me so that you could see an example of what one pregnant lady was doing during her second trimester. As always, we need to listen to our bodies --- pregnant or not! --- and do what feels good to us and what's working …
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Our Favorite Pregnancy Apps and Sites

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During pregnancy there are so many questions. Is that weird stabbing feeling normal? What are Braxton Hicks? What do I do about this low back pain? And importantly: What should I name my baby? While some of your questions only a doctor should answer, there are a number of great sources for pregnancy …
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7 Tips for Starting Kids Early With Healthy Choices

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I spent a lot of time reading MANY articles about creating healthy habits for kids during my pregnancy. It is so important to me to establish those good behaviors early so Evan does not face the same struggles I have with my weight. All of it boiled down to the kitchen and the choices I made. Over …
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