Family Blogs

In the journey towards postpartum fitness, I've become slightly obsessed with following #fitmoms on Instagram.

Instead of making me feel discouraged or frustrated about my own still-doughy postpartum body, I find these moms to be real, encouraging, and inspirational. Here are a few of my favorite tips from some of the lovely ladies I ...

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If I didn’t know better, I’d think my gym was segregated. The treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes are full of women. The bench press, free weights, and weight machines; no estrogen in sight, men only! Seriously! I was really curious to find out why we women tend to focus so much on cardio and neglect weight training. The most frequent answer ...

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Trying to get your toddler to eat can be a super frustrating time. One minute they'll eat anything you give them and the next second they only want to eat foods that are blue, or refuse to eat anything healthy at all.

You shouldn't have to worry though because there are some snacks that you can get your toddler to eat. Tried and trusted, ...

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This morning, I slipped on a pair of shoes that I haven't worn since last summer when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

As I walked to the mailbox, I marveled at how big the shoes were on my feet. Slip-sliding down the driveway, I recalled the distinct feeling of how tight the shoes were last year, my swollen feet spilling over the tops ...

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These are my daughter's Pinkies. She goes to bed with all of them every single night, and we have to have all of them. They're sisters, so they can’t be separated. It started as a stuffed puppy collection, actually, and I think Spot was the first one she accumulated.

From Spot, we added Brownie (a generic, brown dog), and then Oliver ...

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Create a life you love! June Saruwatari, author of Behind The Clutter: Truth.Love.Meaning.Purpose., believes these four simple words will help you let go of clutter permanently and transform the way you see your life, spaces, home, and stuff.

Truth. The truth goes deep. What is the truth of that one item? Truthfully, when was the last ...

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Parents say a lot of things to their kids. We chit chat, we ask questions, we make jokes, and we try to sneak in a few life lessons here and there ... but we never do know what will stick until it comes back to us at a later date.

A few months ago my daughter and I took a walk through the park, as we like to do when we can steal some ...

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Birth control is a hotly contested issue in America. 

For some, it's a no-brainer right that all women should have access to. Period. For others, it's a gray area that some feel they should not have to be a part of, as it goes against religious beliefs. And for even others, it's a medicine that comes with risks and side effects and ...

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Preparing for a new baby when you already have a child is a very different experience from being a first time mom. In the midst taking care of your other child(ren), attending OB appointments, and preparing the nursery, it's easy to overlook how your child(ren) may be feeling about the arrival of a sibling. With that in mind, I put together ...

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This week, we are welcoming summer with 90-degree temperatures in the D.C. metro area. With hot temperatures, I begin to worry if my little ones are cool enough, have enough sunscreen on, and are staying hydrated. Since a baby's temperature-regulating systems are not fully developed, they sweat less than adults. When the summer temperatures ...

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