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I Said I Would Never Baby Wear… I Was Wrong

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

I remember when babywearing started becoming really mainstream a few years before I had kids -- around 2009 or so. At least that's when I started seeing more and more tiny toddlers looking down on me from their mother's back. It freaked me out a little, I'll be honest. It seemed like the baby equivalent of the toddler backpack leash.

Lazy ...

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You Won’t Believe What This Group Is Saying About C-Section Moms

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 by from Buzzworthy Bulletins

When you think c-section, do you think "lazy"? Now, before you come to my front door with pitchforks and torches, I  do not think that women who get c-sections are lazy. I would never say or think such a thing. In fact, there are very few people that actually think that. And when I say few, I mean apparently 333 people think that.

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My 6 Pregnancy Wardrobe Essentials

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly
I can't believe my pregnancy is almost over -- already! I am entering the final stretch of my last pregnancy, and it has been quite an interesting ride. This pregnancy has not only been different in how I feel, but the way my bump is growing, and how I am showing has been quite different this time around, as well. It wasn't something I had ...

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10 Things to Do with Kids this Spring

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 by from My Mom is Awesome

Spring break starts Thursday.

SPRING BREAK STARTS THURSDAY!

So far, I've got an appointment with my chiropractor and a conference call scheduled for that day.

Thank goodness I have a post to write to inspire me to do better! For those of you who need some mostly unplugged, way fun spring break (or any break) ideas, here are a ...

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5 Fit Moms To Follow On Instagram

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

I admit that I am an Instagram addict. While I'm not so skilled at the photog skills myself, I love scrolling through everyone else's pictures and "mini" blogs.

I love how Instagram has something for everyone -- food, digital scrapbooks for our kids, home decor, like-minded groups -- and one of my favorite ways to use Instagram is for ...

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10 Tips to Tackle Your Spring Cleaning!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 by from Thrifty Mom's Two Cents

Now that spring is officially here (ignoring the fact that my entire yard is still covered in that cold white stuff!), many of us start to think about spring cleaning! It's time to get rid of all of that winter dirt, to clean our windows, and to put the screens in so that we can (hopefully) begin to open them up and let the fresh air ...

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5 Surprising Benefits of Laughing Gas For Labor

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

When it comes to options for pain relief during labor, women in the United States have the choice of medications, an epidural, or natural coping techniques. 

But there is one more option that we don't hear a lot about these days:

Laughing gas. 

Laughing gas was used for labor in the past -- it was first introduced in the ...

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If Your Kids are Going to Mindlessly Watch TV, They Can at Least Tune in Here…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by from Buzzworthy Bulletins

I'm just going to start off with a question: What are your rules about the TV? Do you have a certain amount of hours that the TV can be turned on? Are there channels that are absolutely not allowed to be watched? (My mom has blocked channels because she thinks they're straight-up stupid.) Does your child have to sit at least five feet away from ...

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10 Ways Dads Can Help First-Year Mothers

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

We talk about the mothers a lot, during a baby's first year. We offer advice, how-to's, and stories.

What about the dads? Life changes for fathers too, and the first year is just as important for them as it is for mothers. It is just as important for the baby, that Dad is involved.

How can fathers help their partners, mothers of ...

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How to Help Your Kids Cope With Failure

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

Kids face a lot of disappointment, even during the toddler years! In fact, many parents are surprised to find that their mellow little babies suddenly turn into not-so-mellow perfectionists that are full of big feelings, who seem to fall apart for no good reason. Many kids have difficulty coping with failure (a fallen block tower is a failure ...

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