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Amanda Austin

Amanda is a social media manager for a health care organization by day, a blogger and freelance writer by night, and a celebrity news junkie all the time! She's also mom to an amazing 2 year-old boy and wife to a great guy who indulges all her celebrity gossip (and sometimes tries to scoop her!) Amanda loves coffee, fashion, nail polish, cats, and Tim Gunn (not always in that order.) For more celebrity gossip, fashion, beauty and DIY, visit Amanda's blog, It's Blogworthy.

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5 natural ways to overcome pregnancy symptoms

The best parts of pregnancy are almost too numerous to list. Gorgeous hair, long nails, the feeling of that sweet little baby moving around in your belly – all highlights of pregnancy, at least to me. Of course, the negatives are always on your mind, too.

From aches and pains (I will never forget my pinched nerve from sleeping during my first trimester) to the common cold and everything in between, pregnancy complicates many of the everyday health annoyances we take for granted when we’re not pregnant. I mean, how many of you popped a couple of Advil for a headache, or drifted into a NyQuil dreamland when a cold set in? Those medications, as well as many more, are off limits to pregnant women. Bummer, huh? …
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supermoms can still use help once baby arrives

Hey supermom, here’s a pro tip: You don’t have to do it all. Learning to care for your new baby, even if it’s not your first, is a wonderful, exhausting and time-consuming job. In the first few weeks after you give birth, you’ll no doubt be tempted to keep up with your normal routine, which [&hellip
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6-things-dont-need-prep-before-baby

You have less than 40 weeks to do ALL THE THINGS on your list before your baby arrives. From cleaning to decorating and everything in between, it’s almost as difficult preparing for your baby as it is carrying her! The thing is, you don’t have to do everything. There are certain aspects of preparing for [&hellip
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young pregnant woman enjoying life outdoors in summer

When you’re pregnant, people are just nicer to you. They hold doors, offer to cook for you, and give up seats. Among all the nice things you received while you were pregnant, there were likely some gestures that were nicer than others. Hear some stories of kindness from fellow mamas! [ A friend] walked with [&hellip
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winter maternity style essentials

Baby, it’s cold outside! Well, except when you’re pregnant. Winter pregnancy is a blessing and a curse. Between the freezing temperature outside and the sometimes overheated feeling on the inside, it can be difficult to find the right balance. Especially a balance that fits your growing belly. Check out these winter-pregnancy maternity-style essentials. Leggings Let’s [&hellip
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7 things you need to know

One of my favorite things about newborn babies is the cute, teeny clothes we can dress them in. We had piles of puppy dog sleepers and dinosaur onesies for my sonband ladybugs, ruffles, and kitties for my daughter. Retailers know we moms like to dress our babies up in the cutest of cute; that’s why [&hellip
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5 thanksgiving pregnancy announcement ideas

Thanksgiving is so close, I can almost smell the turkey now … and the mashed potatoes, and the gravy, and the green bean casserole. (Hey, a pregnant girl has to eat!) Of course, the best thing about Thanksgiving is the time you spend with your family and friends, celebrating the joys of life and the blessings of the year.

If this year’s blessing happens to be a bun in the proverbial oven, Thanksgiving can also be a great time to announce your pregnancy to the world: you’re already counting your blessings, your family is gathered together, and you can top off your announcement with a celebratory slice of pumpkin pie for good measure (while your family toasts the happy news with a glass of wine – sorry, ladies, you’ll have to wait until next Thanksgiving for that). …
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plastic surgery nightmares

When your bread and butter is your face, it’s easy to get sucked into the black hole of plastic surgery. While many celebrities opt for a subtle nip, tuck, or enlargement to help them keep up with the Kardashians (literally and figuratively), there are some who go completely overboard, transforming well-loved faces into utter nightmares. [&hellip
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pregnancy cravings pickles and ice cream

The trite stereotype of a pregnant lady standing in her kitchen at midnight, scraping ice cream out of a carton with a pickle may not be too far from the truth for some women. Pregnancy cravings run the gamut from normal and healthy (watermelon for me with my son) to the unusual and … not-so-healthy [&hellip
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celebrity parenting fails

There’s no rule book for parenting — no guidelines or user’s manual for how to parent a child. We’re all doing the best we can, but sometimes, fails happen — even when you’re part of the rich and famous crowd! Here are 6 times when celebrity parenting made us cringe. Prince William’s Seat Belt Snafu [&hellip
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