7 Grocery Store Hacks That Make Shopping with Kids a Little Easier

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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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Do You Know How to Say No?

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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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The Must-Have for Road-Trips with Kids: A Backseat Organizer

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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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9 Tips for Traveling with a Toddler

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Traveling with a toddler is a proven challenge. The challenge starts even before arriving at the airport; there's always the "getting to the airport on time with toddler delays" part. My son is no stranger to flying. I am a born and raised Chicagoan, and my husband and I make sure Evan knows his …
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Introducing … the Mommies Awards (and the 10 Best Products of the Year)!

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Seeing as how Fit Bottomed Girls has the Fitties to award our favorite fit products, and Fit Bottomed Eats has the Noshies for all of our favorite deliciousness, it only seems right that we award the best mom- and kid-centric products on Fit Bottomed Mamas that make our lives easier, more fun and …
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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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4 Products That’ll Make Your Life Easier

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With two kids and one on the way, I'm always looking for ways to make my life easier. So when certain products land in my in-box that boast the ability to simplify my life, I'm all over it. Here are just a few products I've spied lately that are bound to help you out on a daily basis! …
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The Friend Everyone Needs: The BFF (Best Fit Friend)

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We all have different friends that, for lack of a better way to phrase it, serve different purposes. There are the ones you've known since third grade who can be counted on to crack a funny inside joke from decades earlier. There are the ones you don't talk to as much but you know you're always on …
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Gentle on Sensitive Noses: Boogie Wipes and Saline Spray

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Sensitive skin like my son's can be a daily science project. It's always trial and error --- more like wincing and crossing fingers waiting on a reaction. Even nose blowing can be troubling. It was no shock to me to learn that Evan has really sensitive skin, especially considering I bruise with just …
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A 30-Day Guide to Declutter Your Home

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Much to my chagrin, I'm not a neat freak, and clutter has always had a way of sneaking up on me. Now that I've got two kids --- and all the accessories they bring --- clutter can get out of control in a hurry. Odds and ends get stashed in a junk drawer to remain for eternity. Mud rooms become places …
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