Maternity Style Must-Haves

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As I've mentioned, I am a lover of all things fashion --- clothes, accessories, make-up, you name it! I love it all. I am a product of my mom who instilled in me that a woman can always make her day better by putting on some diamonds and pearls and a little mascara. While my belly grows, so does my …
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Save the Date — and Save Some Time With Bottle Genius

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This post is sponsored by Born Free. For our sponsored post policy, click here. When you have kids, your life is so full. Full of love and hugs and kisses. Full of drool and diapers and noise. There is so much more of everything. But there is one thing that most parents are lacking. Yes, …
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My Kiddo’s Sick, But My Stress Eating Isn’t Helping Anyone

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It's been awhile since I've written here, but it's been a rough 2015 so far. My son, who has epilepsy, has been in the ER eight times, admitted to the hospital on three occasions and has been for nine ambulance rides, and it's only February! As I write this, we're on our fourth day in the hospital …
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My Birth Playlist: The Calming … and the Hilarious

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By now, I'm sure I've had my baby. My goodness, I hope that I've had my baby! And, as I'm preparing to take a little time off for bonding, adjusting, not sleeping and getting my newborn snuggles in, I've written a few posts ahead of time that we can share while I enjoy said time away. This is one of …
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Eating Healthy on a Budget

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Registered dietitians and nutritionists McKenzie Hall and Lisa Samuel, co-founders of Nourish RDs, recently shared their top tips for how to eat healthy on a budget over on Fit Bottomed Eats. We know every dollar counts when you're trying to feed a family, so we're sharing a few of our favorites …
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The Importance of Mom Friends

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Motherhood is an insane journey to be on. Not only do you find yourself loving little creatures more than anything in the world, but you find yourself dealing with all kinds of unimaginable circumstances that you've never encountered before. You find yourself wondering things like: How does one …
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Giving Back: How to Teach Kids to Give

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When you have more than one child, it can seem like your day is filled with negotiations. You're not only trying to get them to do what you need them to do --- put on clothes, pee in the right places --- but you're trying to teach them to be kind and decent humans to each other. That means sharing …
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Pregnancy Pains, Woes and Wishes

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For the last 30 weeks I have been nauseated, struggling to keep my face from turning green and my food from coming up. I have started to wobble instead of walk, and I rely on my toddler to help reach my shoes. I feel confident that this is my last pregnancy, so I feel that I should embrace it and …
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How to Teach Water Safety at Bath Time

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It's far, far from swimming season, we know. (In fact, let us take a second to dry our tears.) But just because the neighborhood pool is iced over that doesn't mean you can't practice water safety all year long. I've always used bath time as an opportunity to teach water safety to my kids, so when …
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