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Part I: Natalie Bodenhamer Of Hello Day Shares Her Fitness Tips For Moms

Last week I sat down (on the phone) with Natalie Bodenhamer, the woman behind hello day blog. I've followed her blog and Instagram for a while and really enjoy the positive, yet real, tone she sets....
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The Ultimate Sunscreen Guide

If you were being kind, you’d describe my skin as “fair”...usually I refer to it as “pasty.” Either way you describe it, I’ve become a SPF fanatic because more than 30 minutes in the...
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Huge News For Users Of Similac Formula

Ask and you shall receive. The maker of Similac have announced that it will start selling a non-GMO version of its baby formula. According to The New York Times, the company will first start selling...
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Calling All Baby Bees! Burt’s Bees Announces Baby Bee Photo Contest

It's not easy finding a line of clean beauty products for our little ones that's both affordable and formulated using high quality ingredients, which is why we're always stockpiling Burt's Bees Baby. Because a...

10 Yummy Gluten Free & Vegan BBQ Side Dishes You Have To Try

After a winter that would not end, it’s finally feeling like the beginning of summer in eastern Washington. We went to our first BBQ of the season last week, so let the rejoicing (and...

Sick of Making the Same Old Lunch? 6 Yummy Toddler-Approved Lunch Ideas

Have you made your toddler a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for the past five days in a row? Change up the lunchtime routine with these six yummy, and toddler lunch treats! 1.Cut it out: Maybe you...
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Eating Healthy As A Family – You Can Do It!

Sometimes enlisting the family to help is half the battle when it comes to eating healthy. Here are five great tips to help get your family on the road to healthy eating! 1. Get input. Get...
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The Worst And Best Countries To Be A Mother

Motherhood is not easy. Under any circumstance being a mother is so hard and exhausting -- even in a place like the United States, the land of opportunity. How do we know this? Well, Save The...
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STUDY: No Link Between MMR Vaccine And Autism

Vaccinations have been on every parent's mind lately due to the suggestion that vaccines, particularly the MMR vaccine, could increase the risk of autism in children. However, a new study published in the Journal...
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The Dangers Of Soda And What Parents Should Be Giving Kids

Parents rejoice! After years of pressuring fast food giants to stop marketing sugary sodas to children Burger King has announced that it will be removing all soda pop products as a default option from...
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The Exercises You Should Never Do While Pregnant

The shock of seeing model Sarah Stage’s very tiny 8.5 month baby bump - and her abs this close to her due date - has caused quite the stir in terms of pre-natal health...
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I’m Pregnant, Now What? | Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

This is the fourth installment in a series dedicated to informing you, a newly pregnant mom. When I first discovered I was pregnant I was overwhelmed by the amount of information and opinions about everything...
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Could There Be A Cure For SIDS?

SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, is a terrifying thought for any new parent. It's the leading cause of death for one-month to one-year-olds, and there's no clear cut explanation as to why or...
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YUM: One Week Of Tasty Affordable Meals

One of the constant challenges I face is the question, “What should we eat?” I love food, and mostly love cooking, but eating healthfully on a graduate student budget isn’t easy. And now that...

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Pasta Night: Spaghetti & Zucchini Noodles With Bacon

There's something about food that always has the power to bring everyone together. Whether it's because it tastes delicious or we're all gathered around...