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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Our Favorite Pregnancy Apps and Sites

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During pregnancy there are so many questions. Is that weird stabbing feeling normal? What are Braxton Hicks? What do I do about this low back pain? And importantly: What should I name my baby? While some of your questions only a doctor should answer, there are a number of great sources for pregnancy …
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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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