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5 Things You Learn in the Fourth Trimester

You read all of the books. Okay, you read a few of the books and some articles on a website or three. You went to all of your doctor’s appointments, spoke with parent friends, received a lot of awesome gear and things at your baby shower, and then welcomed your little bundle of joy into […]

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5 Gift Ideas for the Expectant Mom

When a woman finds out she’s pregnant, the people in her life often get just as excited as mom-to-be. This excitement often translates to loved ones and friends buying presents and things for the baby, even before or after the baby shower. Celebrating the new baby is a wonderful thing, but it’s also important to […]

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5 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

You finally decided to take that vacation that you have so deserved for a long time. You took your time, picked a great destination and the right time to go, booked the whole thing and then found out that you’re pregnant. Or maybe you’ve decided to take a “babymoon” and enjoy a nice trip before […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on Baby Essentials

Babies are expensive. There are so many things that you have to get to be prepared for your new arrival and even after they are here the day-to-day costs of having an infant can be daunting for even the most financially assured of parents. However, with a little bit of planning and some smart shopping […]

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How to Have the Baby Shower Right for You

It’s one of the questions that pregnant ladies hear most often after they find out what they are having: have you thought about your baby shower? Traditionally the job of close friends or family members, planning a baby shower usually isn’t the mom-to-be’s job. However, just because she isn’t in charge of planning or hosting […]

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Chill Mama: 5 Ways to Relax During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time. You’re growing a brand new human being, you get to do some cool shopping, and everyone is excited for you. Sounds awesome, right? It definitely is, but pregnancy is not all excitement, shopping, and adventure. What many women don’t realize as they embark on the pregnancy journey is that for […]

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Baby Essentials: The Best Things to Buy While Expecting

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in life, but it can also be one of the most confusing. From the moment you find out you’re pregnant and even beyond the moment you bring your bundle home, you’re overwhelmed with choices and options about what to buy. From decisions about disposable or […]

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Grief and Joy: Being a Mom After Losing My Mom

My mother was a force of nature. She was only 17-years-old when she married my father, somehow convincing her parents that it was a good idea to let a girl barely out of high school marry a barely 20-year-old man due to go to Vietnam soon after. My mother was the sort of woman who was […]

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A Survival Guide to Your First Pregnancy: The Partner Edition

Finding out that you as a couple are pregnant is undoubtedly one of the best and scariest moments of your life. You begin to ask yourself all sorts of questions like, “Will I be good as a parent?” and “Who should I tell?” However, it’s important to know that the second that line appears on […]

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