How to Teach Water Safety at Bath Time

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It's far, far from swimming season, we know. (In fact, let us take a second to dry our tears.) But just because the neighborhood pool is iced over that doesn't mean you can't practice water safety all year long. I've always used bath time as an opportunity to teach water safety to my kids, so when …
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Moms Can Make Something Out of Nothing — But Meal Planning Is Easier

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I have a new talent I discovered as a mom: Making something out of nothing. It can be the day before grocery day, I can feel like I have exhausted all of my cooking options, yet I am almost always able to come up with something to feed the family for dinner. I've gotten quite talented at …
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30 Thoughts You Have When Dealing with Overnight Tantrums

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Like Jennifer who has a boy of similar age as mine, I've been dealing with overnight tantrums lately (coincidence?). The kiddo will wake up and begin making a series of demands: he wants to sleep with us, he wants us to sleep with him, he wants to sleep on our floor. If he could happily sleep with …
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How to Get the Most Out of At-Home Dance Workouts

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Ever done a dance workout DVD and felt totally lost? Or just felt like you weren't getting the most out of it because you struggled to get the moves? Have no fear, Atisheh is here! Atisheh is a lifelong student of bellydance and obsessed with workout and dance DVDs of all kinds. Today she's sharing …
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Tips for Surviving Colic

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So just what the heck is colic anyways? Well, it’s defined as severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and suffered especially by babies. You know it best as insane screaming by your little bundle of joy. But let's break colic down to …
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6 Winter Activities for Young Kids

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Winter is the worst, amiright? I've always been more of a warm-weather kind of gal. The only time I like the cold is when I'm on the mountains skiing --- which is to say, rarely. I'd rather be sweating than freezing; there isn't even a question. I especially hate the chill now that I've got young …
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The Breastfeeding Experience I Didn’t Get the First Time

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I have nursed a child for a combined 10 months of my life --- about 7 months with my first, and I’m 3 months in with my second. And it wasn’t until recently that I nursed in a public place. In fact, I nursed in two different bars last week (don’t worry --- they were family-friendly establishments, …
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4 Best Pregnancy Exercises

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Sara Haley’s series on all things pregnancy continues today with her four favorite exercises for pregnancy! Remember to always talk to your doctor about which exercises you're approved for during your pregnancy because it can change as your pregnancy progresses. These moves are great to keep you …
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Goal Setting in the New Year: For Your Mind and Body

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If you failed to set a New Year's resolution --- or have already fallen off the bandwagon --- it's not too late to set a new goal. In fact, did you know that you can set a goal any time of year? I know, it's crazy but true. One of the goals I'm always setting and failing to keep is making meditation …
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Getting Dog Ready for Baby: 7 Ideas I’m Trying

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When you're preparing for your first baby, there is SO much to do. Now that I'm just a few weeks away from being full-term (ahhh!), I feel like my husband and I have been so busy getting things ready for our little girl. There have been birth classes to attend, books to read, carseat checks, getting …
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