7 Common Fertility Myths and Misconceptions


As Jenn proved recently by becoming pregnant despite the on-paper odds, there is an element of mystery when it comes to getting pregnant. Sure, you can know the logistics of it and time it right, but there is still SO MUCH to learn about fertility and infertility and getting pregnant. After all, …
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This Morning Ritual Will Set You Up for All-Day Positivity

Happy blonde girl on bed in bedroom drinking morning coffee

Not a morning fan? I sooo know how you feel. I've never been a morning person, but add in nightly wake-ups with kids and not being able to get comfortable with my pregnant belly, and I couldn't be less of a morning person than I currently am. (Although, check back once I've had my newest baby and …
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Dealing with Death: 7 Tips for Coping with Kids and Grief


I'm in all-new parenting territory right now, and it's not fun territory to be in. Our sweet pug, Marti, died in early July from a short-but-swift illness. I've discussed her countless times here (most recently calling her our perfect family dog) and over on Fit Bottomed Girls, because she has been …
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7 Grocery Store Hacks That Make Shopping with Kids a Little Easier


It's Hack Week over on Fit Bottomed Girls, and we'll be sharing lots of fitness hacks --- tips and tricks to make your fitness life better and easier. We wanted to get in on the fun over here with some mama hacks of our own, particularly ways to make grocery shopping a little easier! With my two …
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Funny Relationship Quotes For the Once-Romantic Parents


Jake and I recently came across a few mementos from our earlier dating/marriage life. We found a CD (yes … a CD … that circular device you insert into a stereo … yes, a stereo… that thing with an antenna!) full of songs from college we listened to together. We found letters and cards to one another …
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Pregnancy Nutrition By Trimester

Portrait of cheerful expectant girl eating fresh tasty apple fru

Good eats are one of the most important parts of a healthy pregnancy, which is why Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, CDN, is here today to talk pregnancy nutrition --- specifically, how to eat in each trimester! Anita is a Registered Dietitian and maintains current fitness certifications in indoor …
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Do You Know How to Say No?


I've always had a hard time going against the grain and saying no. I'm a people pleaser, and sometimes it feels easier to go along with the crowd or to do the expected thing rather than just saying no or ruffling any feathers. But you can certainly learn how to say no, and that's what this week's …
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4 Meditation Tips for the Expectant Mom

Pregnant woman suffering from labor pains in hospital ward

When I was pregnant, I took a Calm Birth class that was offered through my hospital. I wanted an unmedicated delivery, so I vowed to use all of my resources to do what I could to make that happen. While I wouldn't describe my rushed delivery as at all meditative, the class did make me a believer in …
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The Must-Have for Road-Trips with Kids: A Backseat Organizer


It's Fit Bottomed Vacay Week over on Fit Bottomed Girls, and we've been sharing all kinds of travel-related fun. We're joining in on the fun over here, too, with tips earlier this week about flying with kids, so today we thought we'd take it to the street with a product we love for …
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