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January 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Balancing life, mommyhood, work, kids, and actually getting your figure back, keeping it and looking great!



Being a mom and balancing life, work, kids, oh and actually working out to get your figure back and feel good about yourself?!  Really…is that even possible?  Of course…but not without discipline, deep breaths, and knowing that after babies, your life is changed forever.  Forget about your former schedule, quiet time in the gym, seeing friends after work…life is changed, but all for the better in my book.

 

My kids have always worked out with me, since they were 2 weeks…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on January 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Do You Have Car Seat Questions???

Hi Moms!

Do you have questions about car seats and car seat installation?

Beginning on February 1, 2011, the Regional Trauma Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center will host a monthly car seat fitting station. We will work with members of the NJ State Police, to show parents and caregivers the correct way to install a car seat, and to ensure that we are all using the right car seat for our kids.

The events will be held on the First Tuesday of each month from…

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Added by Molly B on January 25, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

Don't feel like making dinner? Then don't. Five time and money savers that will free up your evening.

As a busy Mom the last thing I want to do some days is be in the kitchen cooking for hours. I started looking for ways to save myself time and energy. I’ve found some that work well and I’m always on the lookout for additional ones. Here are the ones that have worked best for me.

1. Buy family sized packages or bulk sized packages of meat. Divide it into smaller packages as soon as you get home…

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Added by Valerie Gray on January 17, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Parenting On a Diet

Have you ever noticed that we tend to go on diet after diet after diet to try and look our best? What are the things that seem to be the exact same in each one? Usually it has something to do with getting rid of something that is not good for you. Not to long ago… Continue

Added by Brandi Best on January 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hyperemesis-mess: When Puking Turns Ugly

Before I was pregnant, I ate well. Lean meats--no red meat, greens, whole wheat bread, fruits, and dairy. I never drank coffee...and rarely had alcohol. My diet was very pregnancy friendly.

Now?

At 29 weeks pregnant, I live on cheese, fruit, ensure, cheese doodles, certain…

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Added by Laura Hernandez on January 11, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Run Like a Mother?

January brings all sorts of resolutions doesn't it? Many of us have pledged to get back in to shape. I have. I've been running twice a week and going to a fitness class one other day but this comes after a long, lazy break. Today, I was reminded of a post I wrote this summer when I was just trying to get my pre-baby body back. I hope maybe it can inspire some of you to do the same.

 

 

I have never called myself a runner. In 1999…

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Added by Cristie Ritz King on January 11, 2011 at 10:13am — 2 Comments

Postpartum Anxiety... My Crisis of the Soul

My 1st child was born in September 2004.  Having a baby was fully my choice; at age 31, I was ready.  Pregnant, I chose to leave my PhD program and find a job instead; in preparation for the baby's arrival, an incoming salary seemed more sensible than accruing more student loans.  Believe me, I was more excited to be a mom than any book I had read or research paper I composed. …

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Added by Brenda Milouchev on January 3, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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