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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Preparing for Baby: A Dad’s To-Do List

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There's no doubt that preparing for baby is overwhelming. From purchasing the furniture to deciding disposable over cloth diapers, there are so many choices and discussions to have. A lot of attention is placed on the mommy-to-be and oftentimes we forgot there are two people about to undergo a big …
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A Disagreement in a Modern Romance: Paper vs. Digital

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I'm always at odds with technology. I both love it for its convenience and hate it for sometimes taking over my life. I fully admit I pull out my phone too frequently when I'm bored, and I have so many pictures that I don't even know how to start organizing my digital life. (In my defense, it takes …
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Put It On Your Pre-Baby Wish List: This Babymoon in Santa Fe

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My husband and I didn't take a babymoon. Not unless you count visiting family in Kansas for my baby shower as "babymoon" material. But I totally get the reasoning. It gives your pregnant self one last baby-free vacation, one last time to sit on a beach and relax without having to worry about a child …
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The Funniest Heart-Shaped Present for Guys I’ve Ever Seen

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My eyes sometimes glaze over as I'm checking my email --- I can only handle so many offers of supplements and quick diet fixes before I want to run screaming from my computer. So when an email catches my eye like this one did, I know I have to make room for it here, immediately. What caught my …
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You Are Not Alone: How Having a Support System Helps Me Succeed

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I strongly believe that we should surround ourselves with people who make us better and stronger individuals. People who challenge us, make us think and can keep us laughing. A support system was key in my weight-loss success, and as I've gotten married and had a child of my own, my support system …
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I’m a Tough Mother Doing a Tough Mudder

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So, as I hinted at last week and announced over on Fit Bottomed Girls, I'm training for a Tough Mudder. Yep, that's the 10- to 12-mile race that's filled with obstacles and water and mud and electric shocks. It's totally been the kick in the pants I've needed to increase my workout intensity, even …
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