Refresh Your Workout Motivation with These Tricks

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A new mom herself, Anita Mirchandani, MS, RD, CDN, is back today to talk getting back into a postpartum workout groove! Follow @FitNutAnita or @FiTMAPPED for fitness and nutrition updates. For those of you who have had babies, you know how life gets post pregnancy. There’s an optimism for wanting …
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She Chose Us: Finding Beauty in the Journey

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For months I’ve planned on writing a post about my infertility journey. Now that I’m “on the other side” so to say, I knew I had a lot to say and a lot of feelings about it. I’ve already written so much on it though, and I think a part of me was holding back from diving back into those scary waters, …
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Rosie Pope on Downtime, Balance and Her Gritty Workouts

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A total sucker for reality TV, I was a big fan of the show Pregnant in Heels. I loved watching maternity concierge Rosie Pope school moms-to-be on pregnancy and child-rearing --- and it was always fun to see the crazy demands of the pregnant. I'll always remember the woman who wanted to sit on a …
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My Rules for Screen Time

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When my first child was born, I really wanted to limit screen time. So much so that I would feel guilty if I was breastfeeding while multitasking on my then-BlackBerry (two phones later, I still miss that thing). And I'd tsk-tsk myself when my infant was obsessed with the bright lights of the …
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A Week Without My Kiddo

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I’ve never been away from my kiddo for more than a day. He turned 2 in August and the thought of him being out of my view for too long made me so nervous. He’s had plenty of one-night sleepovers, but I’ve always been a quick drive away. With this pregnancy knocking me off my feet often (yes, I’ve …
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No-Mess Craft Activity for Cold Days

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Winter can make you go stir crazy. The hours you spent outside with the kids in warmer weather become a few minutes here and there while you tolerate the cold conditions. Park trips are replaced with finger painting and Play-Doh --- repeat, repeat, repeat. When Dana Lardner, CEO/Designer of Words to …
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30 Thoughts I Have While Breastfeeding Baby 3

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With your first baby, you can spend hours sitting and nursing, looking into your baby's eyes. With subsequent children, it's slightly less relaxing, particularly if your older kids are still quite young. The big kids need things, and they're not afraid to tell you. I've also found that I'm so …
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How to Avoid Making Diastasis Recti Worse

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Sara Haley recently discussed diastasis recti during pregnancy. Today she's talking about how to avoid developing one or making it worse! Now that you know a little bit about diastasis recti, let’s talk about how to change up your workouts to either avoid developing one or exacerbating an …
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