The Two-Kid Workout Juggle

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When I had my first child, I jumped at the chance to get back to working out. I walked outside every day until I was able to get that 6-week clearance from the doctor. As soon as I received that, I was in the gym and Evan was in the nursery. I would work out, and if Evan needed me someone would get …
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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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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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23 Thoughts New Moms Have

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Being a new mom is quite the adventure. All cliches aside (and, man, those cliches exist for a reason --- it really is hard, awesome and filled with spit-up, diapers and sleepless nights), it's kind of a big roller coaster. One day (or, heck, hour) you feel like you are super mom hear you roar …
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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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30 Thoughts You Have When Dealing with Overnight Tantrums

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Like Jennifer who has a boy of similar age as mine, I've been dealing with overnight tantrums lately (coincidence?). The kiddo will wake up and begin making a series of demands: he wants to sleep with us, he wants us to sleep with him, he wants to sleep on our floor. If he could happily sleep with …
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