7 Best Baby Shower Gifts

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There are so many baby products on the market these days. When I was pregnant with my first, I remember having emotional breakdowns at giant baby stores. Do I need all of that? Which one do I get? WILL I BE A GOOD MOTHER!? Yeah, it escalates quickly when your emotions and hormones are raging. This …
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7 Common Fertility Myths and Misconceptions

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As Jenn proved recently by becoming pregnant despite the on-paper odds, there is an element of mystery when it comes to getting pregnant. Sure, you can know the logistics of it and time it right, but there is still SO MUCH to learn about fertility and infertility and getting pregnant. After all, …
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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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Dealing with Death: 7 Tips for Coping with Kids and Grief

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I'm in all-new parenting territory right now, and it's not fun territory to be in. Our sweet pug, Marti, died in early July from a short-but-swift illness. I've discussed her countless times here (most recently calling her our perfect family dog) and over on Fit Bottomed Girls, because she has been …
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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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Pregnancy Nutrition By Trimester

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Good eats are one of the most important parts of a healthy pregnancy, which is why Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, CDN, is here today to talk pregnancy nutrition --- specifically, how to eat in each trimester! Anita is a Registered Dietitian and maintains current fitness certifications in indoor …
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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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