The Two-Kid Workout Juggle

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When I had my first child, I jumped at the chance to get back to working out. I walked outside every day until I was able to get that 6-week clearance from the doctor. As soon as I received that, I was in the gym and Evan was in the nursery. I would work out, and if Evan needed me someone would get …
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Lazy Babies Make Strong Moms

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I read a lot that many second and third children are quicker movers than older siblings. They're motivated because they want to keep up with their brothers and sisters. It has so not been the case in my house. My labors bucked the trends --- each one getting longer by two hours --- and it seems that …
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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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Would You Pass a Car Seat Safety Test?

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Go check the last picture you took of your child in his or her car seat. Is he strapped in correctly? Would your car seat skills pass if there was a pop quiz? I have three young kids. I'm in my child-bearing years. A lot of people I know are also at that stage of life. My Facebook feed blows up …
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Happy 7, FBG!

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Fit Bottomed Girls is celebrating its 7th birthday this week, and it's a part-ay. Most of us moms probably don't get to do a lot of partying any more (I can't imagine a 6 a.m. wake-up call with a hangover, so I always cut myself off after my second glass of wine!), but you can head over to celebrate …
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Liven Up Your Salad With This Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

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This post was sponsored by Hidden Valley® through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Hidden Valley, all opinions are my own. Who's a big salad fan? This girl! And who's an even bigger taco salad fan? Yep, me. There's just something about the …
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