Things I’ve Done While Breastfeeding My Second Child (That I Never Would Have Attempted with my First)

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When I nursed the first time, I was adamant about being in Evan’s rocking chair. I was set up with my water on the nightstand, Boppy on my lap, burp cloth on the chair of the arm, all in a comfortable, quiet room. Poor Sadie; her sessions are not quite as charming as Evan’s. Sure, I’ve nursed in …
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Introducing Kara: And How She Fits in Workouts as a Working Mom

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We told you last week that we have some new stuff up our sleeves, and Kara Kramer is one of the surprises we've been hiding up there. She is the hilarious mom of two behind It's a Dog Lick Baby World, and we're excited to add her voice to the Fit Bottomed mix because she's doing the nearly …
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Happy 5 Years to Us!

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Five years ago I was about to welcome my first child into my life. This site was "born" about a month before she was, and while our lives have changed a lot since 2010, our mission to help mamas find balance in the motherhood is still going strong. In five years, I've had three kiddos, Jenn has …
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Ditch the Heels … and More Friendly Advice for Pregnant Feet

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When you're pregnant, you grow accustomed to the aches and pains that come along with a belly that throws off your center of gravity and extra weight that strains your entire body. But pregnancy affects your entire body, from the hair on your head --- that falls out in fistfuls postpartum --- to the …
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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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