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Post Partum Ballet

People always ask me how I do it all, I have three kids now, a job, another job...then another job, and then I also do a lot of volunteering and crazy things like build a chair for my daughter and make my own lavender oil. I also am at some points religious about exercise and then also sometimes indulgent in whatever I want to eat...hence at the moment of writing this post I still have a belly where if I'm not paying attention, it could be 1st trimester. My core muscles are strong but I have fairly large babies and I do put on a good amount of weight during my pregnancies and my core gets pretty wrecked each time...

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What to Get for a Pregnant Friend

Hey mamas! This 2017 holiday season I'm participating in a gift guide with some fellow minded moms. My gift guide is aptly titled "What to Get for a Pregnant Friend". This a topic near and dear to my heart because I have often been on the receiving end of great gifts that I would not have thought of and also because while I don't always want to spend my OWN money on something, it's entirely different when someone asks me what they can buy for me! A gift for a new mom can be a great way to introduce them to something they have not known about before and wouldn't have thought of. Here are a few things to help...

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I never thought I would be that mom

First of all, a funny little note: my girls are of course Moana crazy these days and the other day, my 6 year old goes "Mom... I wish...." and I quickly finished her sandwich, i.e. sentence (lol, tell me if you got that reference) I said "that you could be the perfect daughter?" She rolled her eyes at me. Anyways, back to my blog post - there was a distinct time at swimming class two weeks ago when I realized I had become the epitome of "that mom" that I had always looked down on. You know, the ones who seemed so annoyed by their child talking to them, their lack of care for those around them, and the way...

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Product Review: Ergobaby Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier - camping with a newborn - camping trip essentials

I was given an Ergo to test out and post a review and it couldn't have come at a better time! i'm 3 children deep and my old carriers didn't make it to this third baby, I had given them away. I have always been an ergo fan though as my sister had one of the first gen ergos and she introduced me to the ergo. Babywearing is something I love because it allows you to bond with your baby and to be hands free. Having been both a working and a SAHM at various points, I felt that the bonding I acheived through babywearing allowed me to feel closer to my children if even I had to have them...

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Prepping and recovering from pregnancy and labor

New moms are often confused, scared, and just don't know what to make of the state of affairs under the belt when they go into labor. You hear horror stories and...well, ladies, sometimes the stories do have some truth to them. What happens below the belt during labor can be much more than you would have anticipated. Having been through three labors and having witnessed two natural births of plus 9 pounders, I'm here to give you the run down on the topic.  When you are going through labor, you are dilating your cervix and the contractions are pushing the baby down the birth canal. As this happens, it causes the head of the baby to crown and the whole...

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