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September 2011 Blog Posts (6)

We are officially Team Pink, and it's exciting (and nervewrecking?)!

So months ago (if not years ago), if you asked me, I would say I someday would want a daughter in my life.  Having had my son first, my husband and I lately were thinking, "Hey, he's been easy, why rock the boat?  Two boys would be great -- they could be best friends, share clothes and toys, and be mirror images of each other." Plus, I was a tad-worried -- admittedly -- that I would go crazy buying clothes like hair bows, pink dresses, and a million "girlie" things.  I saw myself devouring…

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Added by Alix Hayes on September 28, 2011 at 1:13am — 2 Comments

5 Tips to Feel Better About Yourself This Fall

I adore The Mommyologist {What!? You don't know who she is!? Gasp! You better check her out right away!}. Mary, a.k.a. "The Mommyologist," is a fellow blogger who is well known for her Mom Sexy revolution. Mary posts daily Mom Sexy boosts on her Facebook page, and recently one of them really struck a chord with me. She wrote:…

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Added by Chrissy Fleming on September 23, 2011 at 7:17pm — 3 Comments

Tips For Easing Homework and Schoolwork Anxiety

Back to school means back to schoolwork and homework. The start of another school year can often be overwhelming for both children and parents. Making the transition from a carefree summer to a structured school routine proves difficult for everyone. The combination of more complex academic topics and additional hours of homework can lead to anxiety for children of any age. This fall I sent my youngest off to kindergarten and my oldest to the 4th grade. Since the day they stepped off the bus…

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Added by Sheila Hill on September 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

It feels like I ate a Thanksgiving dinner every day!

I cannot explain how FULL I get after every meal!

It's so uncomfortable -- most of the time, even when I eat a small-ish (OK, or 'smaller than normal for me') lunch or dinner.  

I know I'm only about 20 weeks along, but I feel like I'm 7-months pregnant after I eat!  (And when we eat late, i.e. after 13-month-old Dylan goes down for a later bedtime, it's even worse...having to try to sleep when you feel like you just ate a 5-course meal is not easy.)

Case in…

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Added by Alix Hayes on September 16, 2011 at 11:36pm — No Comments

2nd Time Around, and Some Early and Strong KICKS!

So it’s been “flutters” and butterfly kicks for weeks if almost 2 months now (I swear I've been feeling 'something' since about 12 weeks)…but this past week I’ve noticed the kicks and movements for Baby #2 feel a bit different. They’re definitely stronger, which makes sense because at around this week (Week 18) the baby’s bones are starting to harden.

Even if it's the second time around, it’s still so exciting!  I’m actually trying to put my hand on my belly…

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Added by Alix Hayes on September 10, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Combat the Chaos of Back-to-School Time

Who doesn't love this time of year? Back-to-school signifies many things: The start of a new {school} year, cool new supplies, some trendy clothes and brand new shoes, backpacks, lunchboxes and more. It's also a hectic time for parents. Everyone is working out the kinks in the schedules, getting kids started with activities and, personally, sometimes I feel like all I do is write checks! There are ways to simplify and start of the year with fewer hiccups. Here’s how:

 

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Added by Stacey Crew on September 6, 2011 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

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