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Get in Shape Gift Ideas at DICK’S Sporting Goods

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After having our last baby, baby number five, in September I am ready to get in shape. I need to lose those extra pounds once and for all. With the New Year comes new fitness goals and I'm thankful Christmas is right around the corner so I can give all of my get in shape gift ideas to my husband on my Christmas list! I know so many mamas that are working hard to get in shape after baby and I've partnered with DICK'S Sporting Goods to tell you all … [Read more...]

Better Snacks for Pregnant Women and Nursing Moms #MotherNurture

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This is a sponsored post. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #MotherNurture When I first learned I was pregnant with my oldest son I immediately changed my eating habits. It was the easiest transition ever for me to a healthy diet. I knew what went into my body would also be nourishing my unborn baby. It's been harder, as life has changed over the years, with each pregnancy since. That's why I love … [Read more...]

Have a Safe, Simple and Smart Period with GladRags

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After recently making the change to cloth pads, I've been excited to try some various brands. It's like cloth diapers: you want to see which brand and style fits the best, works the best and who has the cute prints! lol But seriously, it's really been a change that I am happy to have made. It took me a while to make the switch but I don't regret it at all. It's a safer period, it's simple and it's the smart and green way to do what we do … [Read more...]

Making healthy choices with Help from Walgreens and Balance Rewards

Healthy Choices with Walgreens #Shop #BalanceRewards

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias Having had three kids in the past four years, I've been pretty busy with life. I know that I haven't focused on getting in shape or being as healthy as I need to be. Now I am determined to make changes. I am going to make healthy choices in life and even with very little time, I'm going to make small changes … [Read more...]

Working on My After Baby Body with Knocked Up Fitness

Knocked-Up Fitness and After Baby Body

You all know I've have three kids in the span of the last four years. My darling husband and I planned it that way. Between each pregnancy I didn't really make time to get in shape. Now that I know we are done having babies, it's hit me hard that I really have a long way to go in order to get back in shape. With three little ones running around and keeping me busy, it's not easy but I'm determined to work on my after baby body and I started with … [Read more...]

Finally Made the Change to Cloth Menstrual Pads with Pink Lemonade

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It's something I've been wanting to do for a while but I've been scared. I was one of those, dare I say it....tampon users! Ekkk!! I had been wanting to go green in the area of my periods and postpartum bleeding but I just wasn't sure about it. Honestly, it kinda grossed me out. But, when I really thought about it, it wasn't must different that removing a bloody tampon and wrapping it in something, right? Well, other than the awesome fact that … [Read more...]

A Look Into the Placenta Encapsulation Process

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Disclosure: This post contains pictures of the placenta before, during and after encapsulation. Some of these pictures do contain blood. Due to the graphic nature of the pictures, this post is reserved for mature audiences only. Thank you to Cate from Trusted Women Doula Care for this amazing guest post. I asked Cate for information on the placenta encapsulation process so I could write an information post. This was the process Cate sent to me … [Read more...]

Why I Chose Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation is something that’s been talked about more and more in recent months. I heard about it in the fall (2013) when I was pregnant with Annie. My first thoughts? I thought it sounded disgusting, as I am sure many people think. BUT, the more I learned about it, the more it sounded right for me and the more it made sense for women to take advantage of the effects of placenta encapsulation. When thinking about my postpartum … [Read more...]

I’ll be Getting My Shape Back After Baby with Wink Shapewear #WonderlandOfBabies

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Knowing that this is my last baby I am determined to really get back in shape after she arrives. I am tired of feeling like an overweight, rolly polly mom. I want to get my "groove" back and feel good again. I want to spend time on ME again and make sure I look good for my husband. Now, don't get me wrong, he's not putting that in my head, he loves me the way I am...but I believe that my confidence will be higher if I feel better about how I look … [Read more...]