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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Kids Don’t Come With Manuals, But There’s a Lot to Learn

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They always say that kids don't come with manuals. This is true. When I left the hospital, the nurses handed me a single sheet with instructions on both sides telling me how to care for my baby. These instructions included lay her on her back to sleep. See a doctor within a few days. Count poops and …
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Happy 7, FBG!

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Fit Bottomed Girls is celebrating its 7th birthday this week, and it's a part-ay. Most of us moms probably don't get to do a lot of partying any more (I can't imagine a 6 a.m. wake-up call with a hangover, so I always cut myself off after my second glass of wine!), but you can head over to celebrate …
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An Open Letter to All Nurses, Doctors, Doulas and Midwives

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Dear all nurses, doctors, doulas and midwives (and, anyone else involved with labor and delivery!), You are amazing. No seriously. You may not realize it, but every day you go to work you are giving love, support and changing (if not saving!) lives. I know that, especially in the childbirth …
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My New Mom Must-Have: Boppy Diaper Bags

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boppy via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand, Boppy™ Bag Collection. Being a new mom is pretty much the best thing that ever happened to …
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Life With Three Kids: 7 Months In

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To three or not to three? That was the question. As you know, we opted for three; we're more than 7 months into being a family of five. My husband and I wanted three kids, but we talked about it endlessly to be really sure. Is it the right decision? Can we handle three? We decided, hey, we already …
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