11 Tips for First Trimester Workouts

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You may be lucky in pregnancy and miss out on dreaded morning sickness. But practically universally, one early pregnancy symptom that is unavoidable is the exhaustion. The fatigue and sleepiness that sets in during the first trimester is like nothing I've ever experienced before. Struggling to make …
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A Two-Minute Morning Workout — While Brushing!

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Once you become a mom, the ability to multitask increases exponentially --- and out of necessity. You soothe babies while peeing, grow eyes in the back of your head to help you watch your kids while paying bills, and manage to make dinner while simultaneously spoon-feeding the baby. And because you …
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10 Backyard Must-Haves to Help You Survive the Summer

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Now that it's nice and warm, my kids and I have been outside as much as possible. After way too many months of being cooped up indoors, we're pretty much always slathered in sunscreen and enjoying the sunshine. We eat on the back porch, play on the swing set, splash in the water table. We ride bikes …
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Share Your Weight-Loss Success Stories and Fitness Triumphs!

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As moms, we can learn so much from each other. From tips on breaking the pacifier habit to tricks to getting kids to eat their veggies, moms have a lot of knowledge to share with each other about their kids. But we know that those of you who make fitness and health a priority have tons of tricks up …
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10 Things to Do Before Trying to Conceive

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When you know you want to have kids, it can be so exciting to start the countdown to when you're going to start trying to conceive. But when you're not actively trying, it can feel like you're twiddling your thumbs, just waiting for time to pass until you can try. But even if you're not actively …
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I’m In Love With a … Dyson Vacuum?

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I hate to clean. Mostly it's because while I am cleaning, the kids are making a mess elsewhere, so I feel like it's two steps forward, two steps back any time I try to pick up. But, I am in love with a vacuum. A vacuum that makes cleaning kind of ... fun. And easy. And as a pregnant mom of two, I …
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When Is It Time to Expand Your Family?

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When is the right time to think about having a baby --- again? I am almost positive that there is no right answer to this question. There are families expanding all around me, even our own Fit Bottomed Mama Erin is expecting! This announcement got me to thinking more about my little family and …
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The COOLIT Takes Food From ‘Too Hot’ to ‘Just Right’

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Evan dropped a bowl of oatmeal --- hot oatmeal --- on his lap. He wasn’t wearing pants, because that’s how he rolls at breakfast, and he burned his thigh. I was absolutely horrified that this happened; I just could not believe he pulled it down on himself. I was so upset, and he was in so much pain. …
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