Postpartum Pee Problems: 5 Rules to Follow

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It is true, our bodies change after pregnancy. I was prepared for my body not being the same and it feeling foreign and having to lose weight. What I wasn't prepared for is having to excuse myself EVERY TIME jumping was a factor in boot camp. I'm not ashamed to admit that a potty break is necessary …
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Pregnancy Update: Hello, Third Trimester!

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I hit 28 weeks of pregnancy last week, so by all accounts, I'm officially in my third trimester. I'm not exactly sure where the time went, and I simultaneously want to speed up and get to the end of this pregnancy and hit pause because it's going way too fast. Physically, it's getting tougher and …
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Share Your Weight-Loss Success Stories and Fitness Triumphs!

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As moms, we can learn so much from each other. From tips on breaking the pacifier habit to tricks to getting kids to eat their veggies, moms have a lot of knowledge to share with each other about their kids. But we know that those of you who make fitness and health a priority have tons of tricks up …
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My Weight-Loss Journey: Little Steps, Big Changes

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My weight has been a constant battle in my life. Following college, I didn't love my outward appearance, and I was ready to make a change. It took seven years of yo-yo dieting and many tears before I locked a plan down. Prior to having Evan, I'd lost 60 pounds on Weight Watchers and went on to …
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Crazy Kids: Universally Messy and Making Us Laugh

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My cousin Leslie is a mom to two cute boys under 3 years old. We text back and forth frequently, regaling each other of our children's mishaps and misadventures. She makes me feel way more sane. Hearing her stories doesn't keep my house any cleaner or make my crazy kids any more manageable, but it …
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Not All Pregnancy Symptoms Can Be Prevented by Eating Right and Exercising

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Maybe it's just because I'm tired and grumpy and still feeling terrible, but when I read this article recently about Stacy Keibler's wonderful pregnancy, it rubbed me the wrong way. In it she shares that she hasn't had one day where she's been sick or tired. She's had a ton of energy, and she's very …
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When Is It Time to Expand Your Family?

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When is the right time to think about having a baby --- again? I am almost positive that there is no right answer to this question. There are families expanding all around me, even our own Fit Bottomed Mama Erin is expecting! This announcement got me to thinking more about my little family and …
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6 Ways to Bust Through a Weight-Loss Plateau

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It's easy to get stuck in a rut over the cold-weather months. With cold and rain, it's harder to get your sweat on, not to mention comfort foods tend to be calling your name. So summer can hit and you might feel slightly less than swimsuit ready. But have no fear --- we say you're swimsuit ready as …
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Trying to Conceive? How to Survive the Two-Week Wait

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After three years in the trying-to-conceive (TTC) camp, I know extremely well how agonizing the two-week wait between ovulation and either pregnancy (hopefully!) or your period can be. You spend the first half of your cycle waiting and excited to start "trying," then you try a few times (always a …
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