Happy 5 Years to Us!

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Five years ago I was about to welcome my first child into my life. This site was "born" about a month before she was, and while our lives have changed a lot since 2010, our mission to help mamas find balance in the motherhood is still going strong. In five years, I've had three kiddos, Jenn has …
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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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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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We’re Just Wired Differently

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It must be said that I have never once worried about leaving my kids with my husband. I've talked about the "bumbling dad" before, and that man certainly isn't the one who is the father of my three kids. My husband is every bit as competent as I am when it comes to matters of the kids --- sometimes …
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