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Congratulations on your pregnancy! It's an exciting time full of a lot of changes ahead, but you'll be amazing. Whether you're single and pregnant by choice or circumstance, there is no reason you can't love this journey and take the time to pamper yourself for the next 40 weeks.

Pampering yourself during pregnancy is something I think all pregnant mamas should make time for! It's good for your body, and your body is doing a lot right now. Growing humans is no joke!

So, single ...

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When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I remember my husband (ever so thoughtfully, I should add) commenting on how he thought I must be faking my morning sickness. 

"I mean, really," he said. "It has to be all in your head. No one can puke that much." 

I responded by promptly throwing up on his shoes. 

Yes, my husband really was that rude, and, yes, I really was that sick, but luckily, he did get a little more thoughtful with my next pregnancies. Actually, I take ...

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Fall Science Experiments

When the cooler weather arrives, I just want to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot tea and a good book. As a mom of three very active little boys, this is not ever possible. Instead of going stir crazy in the house with them this fall, I have stalked Pinterest on more than one occasion and found some pretty fun fall science experiments. They have been learning about exploding ghosts, floating apples, and more. Here are the details:

Have you ever microwaved marshmallow Peeps? The ...

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When I hear the term "maternal mortality," I assume that the term is being used in reference to describing birthing conditions in either the time of the Dark Ages or in underdeveloped and impoverished countries. 

Turns out both of those assumptions are not quite correct.

In an interview with EverydayFamily, Michael Rosenblatt, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., said that "we tend, in the US, to think that maternal mortality is a ...

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In the postpartum stage of parenthood, your days are filled with pleas of"Why is he still crying?", diaper changes, doctor's appointments, and a whole lot of missed sleep. It is no easy stage of parenting, as you're getting your footing and learning about this new person, and all that stress and extra stuff can have a real effect on the relationship with your partner.

If you're looking for ways to keep your relationship with your partner sexy and healthy after welcoming a new baby into ...

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brotherhood

When I think about all of the things I love about raising my boys, the top of that list for sure is their brotherhood.

The idea that these three dudes will get to grow up together and not kill each other in the process as lifelong besties brings tears to my eyes.

I know sometimes they hate on each other hardcore, but that doesn't mean I can't keep hope alive and make them be brothers even when they don't really want to.

They will thank me one day, for sure.

10 ...

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Christmas is just around the corner, and everyone is probably starting to think about the holiday and all the festive fun that comes with it. One of the common traditions these days is the very popular "Elf on the Shelf" idea. It brings a cute (well, I personally think they're creepy) Elf into your house that you get to do daily fun things with (like hide him in funny places). He's used to help keep your children in the spirit, and he's said to bring the happenings back to Santa -- that's ...

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Subscription Based Grocery Services

In a perfect world, I would pretty much buy everything online. Seriously. To be able to sit in my jammies/yoga pants and do all of my grocery shopping online and then watch it magically appear at my front door would be utopia. It would be even better if I didn't have to actually think about what I need -- if somehow the website knew what products I loved and could figure out when I was about to run out so they could just deliver it to me right in the nick of time.

Of course I want all ...

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I once saw a mom who was heavily pregnant (I'm talking probably eight-months pregnant) with her fourth child teetering around on sky-high heels. 

Holding my own baby as I watched her in fascination, I both marveled at her ability to walk in heels that I probably couldn't handle even without a bowling ball attached to my front side, feared for her safety, and wondered, "What on earth is she trying to prove?"

On one hand, I fully understand the power of a good high heel. Nothing ...

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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

When Prince George was born in 2011, the world waited with baited breath for the first glimpse at the future King of England. Then, they collectively gasped when the title royal ...

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