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Five Pregnancy Nausea Tips

We all know each woman, and therefore each pregnancy, is unique and different, but perhaps the most common “side effect” of pregnancy (especially in the early months) is nausea. I am most definitely feeling sicker this pregnancy compared to my last. I’m just starting my second trimester now, so I’m slowly feeling better, but it’s certainly been …

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Charting Basal Body Temperatures

I write this post in the sense of having a conversation with a girlfriend- a girlfriend who is starting to think about trying for a baby. I want to make that clear. Charting your basal body temperature is, quite possibly, the most non-invasive, low commitment way to determine your body’s cycle to increase your odds …

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How to Handle An Unplanned C-Section

Let’s talk about an unplanned c-section. The birth of your child is extremely personal and unique- and yet, somehow, very much the same. The CDC says that in 2013, Cesarean sections accounted for 32.7% of all births in the United States. That’s a lot- approximately 1.2 million, give or take. Talk to any mom, seasoned …

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Cute Pregnancy Announcements

Who doesn’t love a good “We’re Expecting!” announcement? They can be hysterical, heart warming, or just plain cute, but they all have one thing in common: making everyone so emotional! Whether it’s your first or your fifth baby, we’ve rounded up some cute pregnancy announcements that would be fun to duplicate! All you need for …

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5 Ways to Wear Your Non-Maternity Clothes Longer

Are you pregnant? Congratulations! If you’ve already started shopping for maternity clothes, you know that they can be pretty expensive—especially since you’ll only be wearing them for a few months. Luckily, there are several tricks that can help you wear non-maternity clothes longer into your pregnancy. Here are five of them: 1. Buy looser tops. Since …

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What To Say To Get A Toddler Excited About A New Sibling

Having another baby is so exciting, but with a toddler around, parents understandably worry about how the toddler will take to their new brother/sister. When my daughter was 14 months, I fell pregnant with my son. They are exactly two years apart, and so we did quite a few things to ensure that my daughter …

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What To REALLY Expect When You’re A Parent

I’m sure there’s been a time in your life when you feel like everyone around you is expecting. I’m going through that at the moment. Two of the ladies I know are becoming first time mommies next month, so they’re in that sweet we’re-so-happy-we-have-no-idea-what’s-about-to-hit-us phase. You know the one. As always, you get asked what …

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Bringing Home Baby Essentials – WGN-TV in Chicago

Today I headed back to WGN-TV in Chicago to do a great “Bringing Home Baby” segment and you know what? We didn’t mention the royal baby even once! That is self-control at its finest! 🙂 Products featured in the segment… Bringing Baby Home You can’t leave the hospital without a car seat. It’s important to …

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15 Cute Nursery Ideas

Decorating my son’s nursery was one of the highlights of my pregnancy. It was so much fun organizing, brainstorming, creating, and gathering together ideas. I was so happy with the finished product. Because I love all things nursery so much, today I’ve gathered together 15 cute nursery ideas. Enjoy! I love the beautiful simplicity, clean lines, and …

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