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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The Importance of Mom Friends

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Motherhood is an insane journey to be on. Not only do you find yourself loving little creatures more than anything in the world, but you find yourself dealing with all kinds of unimaginable circumstances that you've never encountered before. You find yourself wondering things like: How does one …
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A High-Tech Fertility Awareness Method for Family Planning — Or “No More Family” Planning

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Now that I've had my third baby, I feel like my family's complete. I feel done having kids. I don't want to be pregnant again. But, I'm only five months postpartum. And while I feel ready to be DONE, I'm not ready to take any permanent measures. It feels so drastic. And final. My OB/GYN and I …
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The Indoor Stairs Workout (Or, Trying to Get My Baby to Nap in Her Crib)

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I've got a workout for you to try. The only thing you need is a baby, a crib and a set of stairs. Now that we've passed the newborn-sleep-everywhere-and-anywhere stage, I'm trying to get my 4-month-old angel of a baby on a regular sleep schedule. She's falling into a pattern and getting …
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