Getting Dog Ready for Baby: 7 Ideas I’m Trying

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When you're preparing for your first baby, there is SO much to do. Now that I'm just a few weeks away from being full-term (ahhh!), I feel like my husband and I have been so busy getting things ready for our little girl. There have been birth classes to attend, books to read, carseat checks, getting …
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She Chose Us: Finding Beauty in the Journey

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For months I’ve planned on writing a post about my infertility journey. Now that I’m “on the other side” so to say, I knew I had a lot to say and a lot of feelings about it. I’ve already written so much on it though, and I think a part of me was holding back from diving back into those scary waters, …
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An Easy Exercise to Prepare for Childbirth

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You know how I said I was planning to go to a local prenatal fitness class? Well, I went. And it was awesome. Not only did I get a great workout and meet a few other awesome mamas-to-be, but I also learned some great things about what to expect during childbirth and then after childbirth, …
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What Jenn’s Second Trimester Workout Modifications Look Like

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I recently shared what pregnancy workout modifications have been looking like for me so that you could see an example of what one pregnant lady was doing during her second trimester. As always, we need to listen to our bodies --- pregnant or not! --- and do what feels good to us and what's working …
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7 Pregnancy Workouts I’ve Been Doing

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One of my main goals for my pregnancy workouts is to switch things up --- and embrace as many as I can, gently and as my body allows. I've been waiting to be pregnant for sooo long that I've literally spent years wishing that I was the one with a bump and the yoga mat headed to that prenatal yoga …
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Why Mom Friends Are Essential When You’re Pregnant

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Ever since I found out I was pregnant, Erin has been my unicorn mom friend. She was --- and continues to be --- this constant source of magical information of all things pregnancy, babies and motherhood because, well, she's done it three times. And that much experience makes for one hell of a mom …
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How to Love Your Flaws, No Matter What They Are!

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We've got so much love for unconditional self-love around here. And as a mom, it's an important trait to have and to model for our little ones. With that said though, we'd be lying if we said we wouldn't change anything about ourselves if given the chance. (Pretty sure if you polled new moms, they'd …
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First Trimester Symptoms: How Pregnancy Turned Me Into a College Frat Boy

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Seeing that it took me three long years to get pregnant, I vowed that once I did get knocked up, I'd be grateful for all of it. Even the anxiety-panicked-I'm-having-a-baby-for-reals moments, the bouts of queasiness, the fatigue and everything that you read about when it comes to first …
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