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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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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The Anti-Diet Works for Guys, Too!

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Jenn and I have lived and breathed the FBG anti-diet lifestyle since starting these sites in 2008. Heck, even before then, as our philosophies when it came to eating everything in moderation and doing activities we love obviously didn't fall out of thin air. But we put it all together in one …
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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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