Kids Don’t Come With Manuals, But There’s a Lot to Learn

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They always say that kids don't come with manuals. This is true. When I left the hospital, the nurses handed me a single sheet with instructions on both sides telling me how to care for my baby. These instructions included lay her on her back to sleep. See a doctor within a few days. Count poops and …
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Every Workout Counts

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Getting back in shape after a baby can be a daunting prospect. You've got some pounds to lose, and a level of fitness to regain after what we hope was a 6-week break to recover. Then you've got the demands of the kids, and it can be hard to make fitness a priority. I know for me, it took a good six …
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Got Milk? Two Breastmilk Storage Solutions

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It's about two weeks to D-Day. And by "D-Day," I mean Gwen's first daycare day. I'm already anxious about it all. How will she do? How will I do? Ahhh! And while I'm clearly already freaking out about that day to come, I'll save my inner dilemma on that for another post because today's posts …
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6 New-Mom Beauty Must-Haves

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New moms and moms of little ones, I'm sure you can relate to this: "Beauty routine" kind of has a whole new meaning than it did pre-kids. I mean, before, showering was just a thing you did. Make-up was kind of fun. But now? Well, I don't know about you, but an uninterrupted long shower feels kind of …
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No Pockets in Your Yoga Pants? No Problem

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During pregnancy and the postpartum period, you become accustomed to wearing stretchy pants. I basically lived in yoga pants for the first few months postpartum --- and let's be honest, even now, almost eight months post baby three. Some of it is that I'm too lazy for real pants. But some of it is …
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How to Be a Perfect Parent in 5 Easy Steps, or Never

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Today's hilarious excerpt is from Una Lamarche's book, the title of which alone should make you want to pick up a copy: Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer. Any book that has a unibrow-ed girl as adorable as this on the cover is one I want to read. Particularly when it includes brutally honest …
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Embracing Your Post-Baby Body

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When you're pregnant, your body slowly grows, allowing your brain to slowly adjust to what your belly is doing. But after childbirth, it's an abrupt switch to the post-baby body. Your belly takes time to shrink back down, your boobs are doing things they've never done before and growing to insane …
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Pumping at Work? This Shirt Makes It Easier

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When you're a breastfeeding mom, you need easy access to the milk jugs. This means either easy-access tops or the ability to adjust your top to do what it takes as needed. When I'm at home, I rotate between my nursing tops, but sometimes I'm stuck in my regular clothes and just make it work. But …
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