36 Weeks and Busting My Pregnancy Records

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At the time I'm writing this (August 28), I'm still pregnant! I've made it to 36 weeks, a full week longer than my longest pregnancy! I don't know whether it's because I've been trying to take it extra easy or because this baby is just terrified of all the chaos that's on the outside, but whatever …
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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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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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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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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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