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Preeclampsia Awareness

Preeclampsia Awareness

How much do you know about preeclampsia? Today I am sharing with you a very special guest post on the subject from a fellow blogger mama who knows firsthand about preeclampsia. Thank you so much to Sarah from Finnegan and The Hughes: I woke up one morning and knew something was wrong. It was only 5 days after my second child was born so I wasn’t surprised to be feeling exhausted, but this seemed different.   I … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, Body After Baby, Charity, Health, Maternity, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

Healthy, Fit, Happy Mom Fitness DVD Series

Healthy, Fit, Happy Mom Fitness DVD Series

As a Mom, I always put my children’s needs ahead of mine and I’m sure many moms out there are the same way. But when it comes to your personal health, us moms need to take care of ourselves in order to do a good job of taking care of the children who depend on us. That means eating right and exercising. I received the Health, Fit, Happy Mom Fitness DVD Series which makes sticking to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Shower, Body After Baby, Exercise, Gift Ideas, Health, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have, Mommy Gifts, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Video

It’s Never Too Early to Start Fighting Arthritis Pain

It’s Never Too Early to Start Fighting Arthritis Pain

I’m only in my mid-30s, but I have the beginning signs of arthritis in my foot and ankle. Nearly every woman in my family develops arthritis eventually, so I used to think joint pain and stiffness was inevitable as I aged. I recently discovered that arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. One in every five adults has arthritis; that’s 50 million people in the US. 27 million Americans have osteoarthritis, the most common … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Body After Baby, Charity, Events, Exercise, Featured, Health, News, Socially Conscious, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Issues

Tips to Fight the “Food Fits” with Guest Blogger Joey Fortman of Real Mom Media

Tips to Fight the “Food Fits” with Guest Blogger Joey Fortman of Real Mom Media

Now that kids are back to school and life is in full force it’s totally time to get down to business with the meals. I try as hard as possible to keep my son healthy, especially since I grew up battling the bulge. It’s not always an easy task to get your kids to really and truly understand the value of health and eating well! And if your house is like mine, you’re always fighting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Body After Baby, Feeding, Food, Guest Writers, Health, Mommy Blogs, Nutrition, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Tips, Uncategorized

Butter up Mama! Mama Mio’s deliciously rich creams for your growing pregnancy

Butter up Mama! Mama Mio’s deliciously rich creams for your growing pregnancy

When I found out I was pregnant (with my first child!) I was OVER THE MOON. Then (with total vanity) I screamed “Please heaven above, NO stretch marks!” Pregnancy is a huge blessing, particularly if you’ve been waiting awhile like my hubby and I have. But no matter how many books you read, horror stories you hear, tips you pick up from your friends or family, one can’t be fully prepared for the major changes to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Body After Baby, Breast Cancer Awareness, Featured, Gift Ideas, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have, Mommy Gifts, Pregnancy, Shower Gifts, Uncategorized

Fashion for Less: DeNiZEN Jeans from Levi’s

Fashion for Less: DeNiZEN Jeans from Levi’s

When I was growing up, jeans were “play clothes.” Years later, my jeans are among the most expensive items in my closet.  I definitely don’t want to fingerpaint with my kids in $100+ designer jeans. If you’re looking for fashionable jeans that are inexpensive enough to play in, I highly recommend DeNiZEN Jeans from Levi’s (sold exclusively at Target stores). DeNiZEN prices range from $17.99 to $29.99, which makes them affordable for most families and inexpensive … Read entire article »

Filed under: Body After Baby, Fashion, Featured, Hip Find

From Left to Write Book Club Day: In Stitches by Anthony Youn

From Left to Write Book Club Day: In Stitches by Anthony Youn

As I read plastic surgeon Anthony Youn’s memoir In Stitches, I empathized with Youn’s feelings of isolation and awkwardness as a teen. I admired his work ethic and respected all of the hours of studying and sleeplessness that Youn endured to become a surgeon. But one thing disturbed me: Youn’s own description of himself as an ugly duckling who needed plastic surgery in order to correct his own jaw. In Youn’s mind, the surgery was transforming. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Body After Baby, Books, Featured

Trudie Styler’s Weight Loss Yoga

Trudie Styler’s Weight Loss Yoga

After having three kids in 5 years my body is far from what it used to be. I was always the fit, under 110 lb girl. Not anymore. Now I have all that excess baby weight that I have been trying like crazy to lose. Diets help minimally as they help me lose weight but not the flab. Most exercise videos don’t keep my attention after a week or two, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Body After Baby, DVD, Exercise, Featured, Momma Gotta Have

Shapewear Solutions: Yummie Tummie Review

Shapewear Solutions: Yummie Tummie Review

 While only good old fashioned exercise and a healthy diet will get you looking as fabulous as the model pictured here, the right shapewear can make you look slimmer and sleeker. Many celebs (like Katie Holmes and Beyonce) have been caught by the paparazzi wearing Spanx. Oprah’s a fan of shapewear line- Yummie Tummie. Unlike Spanx, Yummie Tummie shapewear is designed to be seen. I recently had the chance to try the Yummie Tummie Tank pictured here. There are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Body After Baby, Fashion

New Exercise DVD Roundup: Win 6 New Fitness DVDs

New Exercise DVD Roundup: Win 6 New Fitness DVDs

If you enjoy group fitness classes but don’t want to pay pricey gym membership fees, exercise DVDs are an inexpensive and effective way to feel the burn. Most fitness DVDs sell for under $20, so they are a cheap way to exercise in your own home. I received a bunch of newly-released fitness DVD titles to test. I’ve been working out to them for a few weeks, and I’ve also lent my review copies to a fit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Body After Baby, Contests, DVD, Exercise, Health, Uncategorized