How to Create the Perfect Family Meal Plan

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Meal planning has many benefits --- weight-loss, weight maintenance, grocery budgeting, and most importantly, keeping a family fed and smiling. We've been discussing meal planning a lot over on Fit Bottomed Eats, so we thought we'd get in on some of the fun here as well, and I particularly wanted to …
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An Easy Way to Power Up Your Family’s Dental Health

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This is post brought to you by Philips Sonicare For our sponsored post policy, click here.  I'm one of those strange people who love to go to the dentist --- and love to brush and floss. There's nothing better than the feeling of clean teeth, I say! But, I know. I'm a freak. Most people dread the …
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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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8 Tips for Introducing Kids to a New Baby

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It's still in the early days of being a mom to three kids, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how easily Emery fit into our family. It certainly helps that she does a lot of sleeping. It also helps that so far, her big 4-year-old sister adores her and her big 2.5-year-old brother is pretty …
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Outsourcing the To-Do List

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Remember the Lipton giveaway that we featured during FBM's birthday week? I'm following up to report on the awesomeness. Because when Lipton offered me two hours of freedom from chores, I started brainstorming what I wanted to have someone else do. Clean the house? Power wash the back deck? But then …
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Stressed Out? We’ll Help You Kick Stress to the Curb!

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Are you super stressed out and so busy you can't see straight? Well, today's 10-Minute Fix from our The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet video series is for you! Instead of just running around like a mama hen with her head chopped off, set aside 10 minutes to do this quick exercise that will help you to …
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This Morning Ritual Will Set You Up for All-Day Positivity

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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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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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