DIY Wax: Our Not-So-Scary Experience and Tips for Smooth Success

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Home waxing has always made me nervous. I have sensitive skin and have heard horror stories. The image of microwaving wax and spilling it all over my hardwood floors kept running through my mind. But a mama doesn't always have time to get to the salon for professional treatment, so when I received a …
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Beauty in the Trenches

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Motherhood doesn't feel particularly glamorous. You have moments during pregnancy when your round belly prevents you from being able to tie your shoes, and shaving and DIY pedicures are out of the question. Then once the baby arrives, you're sleep deprived and tired. Your boobs are leaking milk all …
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What Pregnancy Workout Modifications Look Like

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When you get pregnant, it can throw you and your workouts for a loop. You might feel so sick and so overwhelmingly fatigued that you can't fathom a workout. But on days you feel up to working out --- or once you get your energy back --- you likely want to keep up with your workouts. But what is safe …
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Why Mom Friends Are Essential When You’re Pregnant

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Ever since I found out I was pregnant, Erin has been my unicorn mom friend. She was --- and continues to be --- this constant source of magical information of all things pregnancy, babies and motherhood because, well, she's done it three times. And that much experience makes for one hell of a mom …
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My Experience Being Induced

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During birthing class, my husband and I learned of all the ways to tell when you're in labor. We learned that I may be walking and all of a sudden feel a trickle down my leg. Or that this sharp, sudden pain would overtake my entire abdominal region. We learned that breathing would sound like Darth …
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Pregnancy: The New Marathon (Plus, a Pregnancy Workout for the First Trimester!)

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It's a Fit Bottomed Baby boom around here! Erin had her third, Jenn is halfway through her pregnancy, and Tish just completed her first trimester! Today, she's sharing her a pregnancy workout she did in her first trimester! I remember when I finally decided I was ready to start trying to get …
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8 Tips for Introducing Kids to a New Baby

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It's still in the early days of being a mom to three kids, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how easily Emery fit into our family. It certainly helps that she does a lot of sleeping. It also helps that so far, her big 4-year-old sister adores her and her big 2.5-year-old brother is pretty …
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Outsourcing the To-Do List

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Remember the Lipton giveaway that we featured during FBM's birthday week? I'm following up to report on the awesomeness. Because when Lipton offered me two hours of freedom from chores, I started brainstorming what I wanted to have someone else do. Clean the house? Power wash the back deck? But then …
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How to Love Your Flaws, No Matter What They Are!

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We've got so much love for unconditional self-love around here. And as a mom, it's an important trait to have and to model for our little ones. With that said though, we'd be lying if we said we wouldn't change anything about ourselves if given the chance. (Pretty sure if you polled new moms, they'd …
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