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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3 Rules When Planning for Childbirth

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I never wrote a birth plan. I can't even remember if I planned to, as I pretty much let my doctors know that the plan was for an unmedicated birth and left it at that. Besides, I had a doula and a husband who knew The Plan, so I figured they'd stand up for what I wanted when I was in pain. Well, as …
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What Jenn’s Second Trimester Workout Modifications Look Like

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I recently shared what pregnancy workout modifications have been looking like for me so that you could see an example of what one pregnant lady was doing during her second trimester. As always, we need to listen to our bodies --- pregnant or not! --- and do what feels good to us and what's working …
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7 Tips for Starting Kids Early With Healthy Choices

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I spent a lot of time reading MANY articles about creating healthy habits for kids during my pregnancy. It is so important to me to establish those good behaviors early so Evan does not face the same struggles I have with my weight. All of it boiled down to the kitchen and the choices I made. Over …
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Bored with Your Kegel Exercises? How to Switch It Up!

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Sara Haley is one of our favorite pre- and post-natal exercise specialists around here. She shares awesome, fun workouts with us and great fitness tips, too. Sara has a miles-long fitness resume, including being a Reebok Global Master Trainer and choreographing and starring in more than 10 fitness …
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3 Ginger Options to Ease Morning Sickness

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When you are suffering from morning sickness, you're likely to do almost anything to ease it. And since there are a few of us here in the Fit Bottomed World who are pregnant or have recently been pregnant, when I saw this post over on Fit Bottomed Eats about ginger food products, I knew I had to …
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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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3 Moves for Core Strength During Pregnancy

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Sara Haley is one of our favorite pre- and post-natal exercise specialists around here. She shares awesome, fun workouts with us and great fitness tips, too. Sara has a miles-long fitness resume, including being a Reebok Global Master Trainer and choreographing and starring in more than 10 fitness …
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DIY Wax: Our Not-So-Scary Experience and Tips for Smooth Success

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Home waxing has always made me nervous. I have sensitive skin and have heard horror stories. The image of microwaving wax and spilling it all over my hardwood floors kept running through my mind. But a mama doesn't always have time to get to the salon for professional treatment, so when I received a …
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