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Mom and Baby Boot Camp

The best way to break up the monotony of a workout is to include your baby! With the recent British release of physical activity guidelines for children under five, we are looking at ways to give our babies and...

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Mommy First

Took the morning off work for me. Shock! Dropped my toddler son at daycare and came home to write. Horrors! Happily danced around the house with music blaring like a teenager. Guilt! Guilt! Guilt! Since becoming a...

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Moms and Tattoos...Trendy or Trashy?

By: Tara Weng When it comes to tattoos in general, nearly everyone has an opinion. But when it comes to moms and tattoos it seems to take on a whole new meaning. “If done discretely and tastefully, they can be...

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The Single-Mom Survival Guide: 5 Ways...

I remember driving in circles at 2 a.m. one hellish night many years ago after a long night of inconsolable tears and on and off fevers. I was beyond exhausted, having just worked an eight hour day beginning at 6 a.m.,...

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Pinkalicious The Musical

It was time to take my daughter to her first live theatre production. She is three and a half, and I’m sure that by this age my son had already been a few times. You know what they say about the second child… The...

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Outdoor Safety

Kids should take advantage of the summer months to be active. Riding tricycles and bikes is as much a part of summer as ice cream and running through the sprinkler. It’s our responsibility as parents to protect our...

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Zombie Moms: Not Just for Newborns

The huge on-line success of the book “Go the F**k to Sleep” is due mainly to one thing: Every single parent in the world has uttered these words, either in their inside or outside voice.  From the string of...

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Be Sun Smart

While most of us love the hot, sunny days, we have become increasingly aware of the perils associated with spending too much time outdoors. Children are at particular risk, racking up between fifty and eighty percent...

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Mommy brain down the drain

I have this theory about the phenomenon known as mommy brain. When my son was conceived, not only did he get half my genetic makeup (lucky, lucky boy), he also stole more than his fair share of my precious brain cells...

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What the Classes and Cows don't tell...

As my husband and I prepare for baby number two, we are once again faced with the decision of whether to breastfeed or formula feed. While weighing the pros and cons of both and ultimately deciding “Breast is Best,”...

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Recovering after Birth

The human body has the ability to heal itself. In today’s society, we tend to work against the natural healing of our bodies. Poor posture, sedentary lifestyles, overuse of medications and returning to activity before...

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Busy all day and yet nothing ever done

3:30 am (Ahh... the 24 hour clock of parenthood) Get up to nurse 7 week old baby. He falls asleep mid-feed. Change his diaper to wake him up. Good Gandhi he didn't like THAT. Resume nursing. Put baby...

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