Mom, Myself, & I

Moms do it all: supporting their kids at swim practice; shopping for nutritious meals; going to parent-teacher association meetings, and more. Squeezing in workouts is not easy! Rachel Tabbouche, a Health & Lifestyle Expert and the founder of UnderCover WaterWear and the UCFit line of easy, comfy, and versatile fitness and on-the-go wearables for ...

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Motherhood comes with sacrifice, there is no doubt about it. But while I once thought motherhood meant my life would be lost forever, a version of it I would never quite fully recognize again, these days, I am refusing to believe that motherhood means being miserable. Now that I'm a little older and wiser, I am reclaiming my life. And it ...

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When my husband, Jason, and I were on our honeymoon, we kept running into a sweet older couple at the beach, in line, on tours. The woman took to giving me marriage tips each time we saw each other. Hold his hand. Be nice to his mom. Have lots of sex. On our last night, I wondered if we’d see each other again when she appeared behind me. She ...

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For a long time, I thought motherhood meant being miserable. No, truly. Partly because I started having kids before I think I was truly "grown up" (I was pregnant my senior year of college) and partly because I am part of a millennial generation raising kids in a completely different way, many of us merging our work and personal lives in ways ...

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In the beginning, everything is just like in the movies. He smiles, you smile, and the fireworks fly. He's romantic. He checks in to see how you're doing but not so much that you're feeling suffocated. He asks you questions and really listens. He surprises you with your favorite ice cream when you're having a bad day. You're sure this is it. ...

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When I asked my husband what he feels he's given up since having children, he got very reflective and serious for a minute. "Well, I guess it's hard to say," he replied, looking off into the distance with a dreamy look on his face. "They have just given us so much, it's hard to even think what we have had to give up." Awwwww. ...

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Diets don’t work, there’s always an end date, and when you’re on a diet you are depriving yourself of something. With the rise of obesity, heart disease, cancer, allergies, and other diseases, now is the time to take clean eating seriously. One of the most important things you can do for you and your family is to eat foods that are going to ...

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Call it experiencing feelings of inadequacy. Call it the Mommy Wars. Call it whatever you want to, but there's a huge amount of pressure on moms. The media tells us we should feel nothing but love for our children every second of every day. The baby and toddler books tell us everything depends on breastfeeding or getting enough tummy time or ...

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The topic of female friendship--especially its ebb and flow--absolutely fascinates me. I'm not the only one. In 2013, editors Jessica Smock and Stephanie Spengler exploded onto the book scene with an anthology filled from cover to cover with poignant essays about friendship. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the golden were all delved into. Readers ...

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"Do you want to hold her?" "Um ... no, it's okay. I don't want to drop her!" I said, hoping I hadn't offended my cousin, who had just given birth to her second child. I had stopped by to visit on my way to the airport, after a business trip. I was 28 years old, single, and pursuing a fulfilling career in public relations and marketing. ...

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