Pop: A Book to Help You Through Labor


When I was pregnant with my first, I knew I wanted a natural childbirth. Little did I know when I preparing for labor and delivery --- reading, taking childbirth classes, meditating --- that I wouldn't have had time for an epidural had I wanted one. I arrived to the hospital trying not to give birth …
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21-Day Tummy: A Diet for Your Tummy Troubles (with a Giveaway!)


As a rule, we're pretty anti diet books around here. (It's why we wrote our anti-diet book, after all!) But when the 21-Day Diet by Liz Vaccariello landed on my doorstep, I knew I wanted to review it. Many of us want to get rid of extra weight around the middle, and with the book's promise to lose …
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Baby Steps: A Book That Gets Real About Infertility, IVF and Womanhood


Sometimes infertility seems like a little secret club. Current estimates put affected couples at 10 percent of the population, yet how often do you hear the words "infertility" said over dinner when out with friends? It's just not something that's talked about much. (And I can relate --- as I've …
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Get Your Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet Pre-Order On!


It's the New Year, which means a lot of Fit Bottomed excitement in these parts. It's New Year, New Rear Week over on Fit Bottomed Girls with tons of motivational content and giveaways, AND it's also Fit Bottomed Eats' Birthday Week (more giveaways there, of course!). But it's also an exciting time …
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Say Yes to Less Stress With These 7 Stress Relievers


The dog is barking at the UPS guy, your son just threw a stuffed animal in the toilet and your 3-year-old daughter is trying to get out the front door, again. No, that's probably not your life, but it's a typical few minutes in my daily life --- and one of the reasons I get stressed. I may not be …
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So Many Emotions in the House

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Life with kids sometimes makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time. But you can't do that. Because someone in the house has to be in control of their emotions. My daughter turned 3 in early August. I didn't expect the birthday to come with the attitude of a teenager. The other morning, we …
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A Crash Course in All Things Infant — and Baby Care Tips For New Moms


Expecting your first child is really overwhelming. Not only are you dealing with your body being taken over by another human, but you're trying to prepare for taking care of that human. You're taking childbirth and breastfeeding classes and having meltdowns in Babies R Us because what if you buy the …
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Unjunk Your Junk Food With This Book (We’re Giving It Away!)


I think we can all agree that junk food is no bueno. It's obviously best to get most of your calories from the most nutritious sources possible, like yummy fruits and veggies and lean proteins. But ... what about the times you really want a candy bar? Or nothing is going to cure your Oreo craving …
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Tri-Mom: Swimming, Biking and Running Through Motherhood


If you consider yourself to be a busy mom who struggles to make time for all of the obligations of life (who doesn't?), you should read Tri-Mom: Swimming, Biking, and Running Through Motherhood by Debra Hodgett. Nothing will make doing a 30-minute Pilates workout or getting to to the gym for a …
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