Pregnancy Weight Gain Woes: You Gained How Much?

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I've never been shy about my pregnancy weight gain. Embarrassed, yes, but never shy. Everyone around me had the most supportive justifications regarding my weight gain, but only I know the truth. I could blame it on the edema because my edema was overpowering during my pregnancy. My body felt like a …
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Dealing with Death: 7 Tips for Coping with Kids and Grief

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I'm in all-new parenting territory right now, and it's not fun territory to be in. Our sweet pug, Marti, died in early July from a short-but-swift illness. I've discussed her countless times here (most recently calling her our perfect family dog) and over on Fit Bottomed Girls, because she has been …
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At Last! At Long Last! I’m Gonna Be a Fit Bottomed Mama!

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Do you guys know how long I've been waiting to write this post, guys? MORE THAN THREE YEARS! And, at last, at long last, my infertility journey is closed, over, done-zo. Because finally --- finally! --- after years of hoping, wishing, praying, giving up, trying harder, and everything darn …
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Body After Baby: Your Mindset Matters

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Body after baby is possibly the touchiest subject for most mamas. It's no secret that we gain weight during pregnancy; our bodies change and things shift. You know what I'm talking about. Body parts are seemingly no longer located in the domain they used to be in! Our bodies don't feel like they …
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Pregnancy, Pee and Preterm Labor Paranoia

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So it's no secret that ever since my first preterm delivery at 35 weeks that I've been a little paranoid about history repeating itself. Thinking it was a total fluke with my first, I was so unprepared when, at 34 weeks, 6 days, I went into labor with my second child. This time, I'm determined to be …
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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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