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Banana Bread Granola Bars

Friday, May 29th, 2015 by from EverydayFamily Eats

I’m always on the hunt for a nutritious “on the go” snack that my son will eat – and that I enjoy too. He’s a big fan of banana bread, so I came up with the idea of a granola bar that captured all of the same flavors.

And there is much to love about these bars. They are dairy- and egg-free. They come together in less than ...

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Unicorns, Tortilla Chips, and Samuel L. Jackson: Check Out These Crazy Pregnancy Dreams

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

You face so many changes when you're pregnant that can have you feeling excited, nervous, and every other emotion in between. With changes to your body, your routine, and your sleep schedule, it's no wonder your mind races even when you're sleeping.

As if sleep isn't hard enough to come by when you're pregnant, it can be hard trying to ...

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Confession Time: 10 Things Moms Do for Sleep

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by from My Mom is Awesome

I've decided that the thing people say to you when you have a newborn, about not sleeping again for 18 years is entirely true.

I'll admit, it took me some time to come to this realization. When I was in the throes of dude-the-sun-is-down-you're-not-an-owl-you're-a-baby newborn hood I imagined this future life where my toddler was on a ...

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Life Lessons: 10 Ways to Teach Kids Compassion

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by from Mom, Myself, & I

Parenting young children is often about teaching habits -- habits that allow them to take care of themselves well throughout their lives and to get along easily in the world: how to eat healthy, how to get dressed and brush their teeth, how to have good manners and take turns. And of course, asking them not to lick things, like the walls in ...

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We Need to Stop Telling Moms to “Bounce Back”

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

What's the first thing new moms hear after they've gone through working hard for nine months, delivering a baby, and recovering enough to, you know, go to the bathroom without very real pain?

Oh, that's right--

It's time to bounce back, ladies!

According to any celebrity magazine, one would think that all of us mothers in the ...

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by from Mom, Myself, & I

“I feel like I pushed you into it?” She says, not unkindly, from across the table. Her hair swiped perfectly behind one ear, her elbows braced on the table. She means business.

“Too late to change anything now,” Our friend steps in, noting my pause, my lack of response. “Besides, you’ll be great.” She nods as she says ...

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How to Help Your Quiet Child Shine

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

I was a quiet kid - a very, very quiet kid. I wasn't a fan of crowds, speaking up in class wasn't my thing during the early elementary years, and I didn't care if I was invited to the party or not. I had a best friend, and a few other friends, and I was just fine.

People called me "shy". This came up in school or during sports. I hated ...

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Lactation Bars: A Delicious Treat Any New Mom Will Love!

Monday, May 25th, 2015 by from EverydayFamily Eats

After each of my babies was born, I was so appreciative of friends who took the time to bake or cook for me and my family. To be able to sit down to a delicious meal -- that I didn’t have to cook! -- was the greatest gift I could ask for as a new (and very tired) mom.

And over the years, I’ve paid that kindness forward many times. ...

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Pregnancy Is The Only Time I’ve Felt Comfortable in My Body

Monday, May 25th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Jennifer Love Hewitt is the latest celebrity to talk about how great she feels being pregnant. And as miserable as I find pregnancy, I agree with how comfortable it can make you with your body. 

"I feel my best when I'm pregnant, which means I should probably have 18 children — it won’t happen — but I do feel good," the actress ...

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4 Easy Steps to a Creamsicle Cake

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 by from EverydayFamily Eats
This year, my daughter celebrated her 18th birthday and I wanted to make something special for her birthday cake. But, a busy mom needs needs something easy and delicious - am I right? Well this recipe can be put together in no time! I searched the internet and found a perfect recipe for an easy creamsicle cake. I had everything on hand and ...

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