The Importance of Mom Friends

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Motherhood is an insane journey to be on. Not only do you find yourself loving little creatures more than anything in the world, but you find yourself dealing with all kinds of unimaginable circumstances that you've never encountered before. You find yourself wondering things like: How does one …
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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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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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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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The Anti-Diet Works for Guys, Too!

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Jenn and I have lived and breathed the FBG anti-diet lifestyle since starting these sites in 2008. Heck, even before then, as our philosophies when it came to eating everything in moderation and doing activities we love obviously didn't fall out of thin air. But we put it all together in one …
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Funny Relationship Quotes For the Once-Romantic Parents

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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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MomStars: How Kerri Walsh Jennings Rocks a Healthy Day

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Busy mom of three, Olympic athlete Kerri Walsh Jennings is the epitome of Fit Bottomed Mama! With her three young kiddos, super-busy training schedule and a thirst for competition, we don't know how she fits it all in or how she doesn't collapse from exhaustion. But it's inspiring nonetheless, and …
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As Predicted: The Pregnant Emotional Breakdown

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I texted a pregnant friend of mine the other day, predicting an upcoming pregnant emotional breakdown. I'd been feeling so emotionally stable and hadn't had any hormone-driven crying sessions since those tear-jerking commercials at the Olympics back in February. So I knew a storm was brewing, and I …
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