Christina Montoya Fiedler

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles-based parenting writer, former publicist, dog lover, coffee drinker extraordinaire, and mom to an exuberant four-year-old boy. Follow her @cmf2009 and read her musings about being a stay at home mom on her blog, Mama to the Rescue.

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles-based parenting writer, former publicist, dog lover, coffee drinker extraordinaire, and mom to an exuberant four-year-old boy. Follow her @cmf2009 and read her musings about being a stay at home mom on her blog, Mama to the Rescue.

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I'm five months pregnant and heartburn is already causing me some major pain. In fact, I thought about replacing the Pez in my son's Pez dispenser with tums and carrying it around in my purse. That's how often I've been popping these tummy soothers.

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Water. It's not my favorite thing.

I know, I know. Our bodies are made of more than 60 percent of the stuff. It's good for our complexion and washing away toxins. It hydrates and gives life. But, I'm more of a diet coke, coffee, or iced tea person. Scratch that. I was that kind of person. Now that I'm pregnant with my second child, ...

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Whether it's a cover letter, resume, article or even just a very important email, we all need help with writing from time to time.

Even the best writers get stuck every now and again, and there's no shame in looking to outside resources for help in elevating our prose. Here are four great grammar friendly websites to help us makes ...

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It's funny that as I write this, I am procrastinating and looking online at everything other than this blank word document. Forty-five minutes just shot by as I pinned my favorite recipes, outfits and cute kitten pics on Pinterest. Hold on, someone just sent me a friend request. Okay. I'm back. Where were we? Yes, procrastination. It happens to ...

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At four-years-old my son is already a whiz with technology. He's a touch screen dynamo who can play Angry Birds with the best of them. His screen time is limited of course. He's still small. But we find ourselves giving in when we're in a sticky situation - waiting rooms, restaurants, drawn out family visits. We've all been there. You'll gladly ...

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Working from home can be isolating. Quickly comparing it to my pre-mom life as a publicist at a large agency, the differences are glaring. No more in person meetings, lunch dates, team building exercises, unexpected client pop-ins, and more. Now it's me, a cup of coffee, my cell, and my laptop. Don't get me wrong, I love working from home. It ...

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As moms, we all know how a small outing with your children can turn from fun to disaster in a matter of minutes. One minute you have a car full of smiling children and the next they're bickering or crying like babies – because, well, they are babies. But it happens and if you're like me, you use your smart phone like a lifeline in times of ...

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Working from home can definitely have its stressful moments. Many of my friends think that it must be a breeze - working from the comfort of my own living room with no dress code or boss breathing down my neck. Not so. What most of them don't know is that our workdays never end. While it's easy to stop work when leaving the office, those who ...

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My first pregnancy with my son was a breeze. My morning sickness was bearable and lasted exactly three months. My ankles did not swell until the final weeks. My skin was clear and my hair was shiny. I actually enjoyed being pregnant. Fast-forward to my pregnancy today, and everything has changed. I always knew, from research and from friends, ...

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I am a caffeine addict. I have been since college and things have only gotten worse since becoming a mom. I feel like the two go hand in hand as you strive to keep up with daily life, and fight to move forward despite a desperate lack of sleep. But, now that I am pregnant again, I had to significantly cut down my intake. ...

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