Maternity Swimwear: A Marriage of Style and Comfort by Kristen Hurst {Guest Post}

There was a time during my first pregnancy that maternity swim wear was relegated to a swath of dull and unflattering colors, a one-size-fits all mentality, where suits were a function over form design. This need not be the case anymore. As a matter of fact, today’s modern maternity swimwear is comfortable, cute and for under $100, very cost-effective.

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Something’s Gotta Give by Jen Novotny {Guest Post}

My wonderful sister-in-law, Jen, wrote this post for us today! She writes over at On The Night You Were Born, she has three beautiful girls, and she’s super awesome. Show her some love for me! :) 

Long before we had three kids, I remember saying to my cousin (who’s like my sister), “I have what I think must be the perfect job situation — I work part-time, my kids aren’t even home when I work, and yet I still can’t find time for some things. Other moms work full-time, and still have to cook and clean and do laundry and all the same things that I do. How on earth would I do it all if I had to work full-time when I can’t even do it all now working part-time! Something would have to give, but I don’t know what!”

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Stress Management for Busy Moms by Nicole Connolly, PhD {Guest Post}

I’m happy to welcome Nicole Connolly, PhD, today to talk about reducing stress in light of Mental Health Awareness Month. I must say, motherhood has brought me more stress than anything else has! ;) Thank you for being here, Nicole!

If you are like the typical mom, you are on the go from the moment your feet hit the ground.  Between family, work, and household demands, stress can begin to accumulate quickly, with little time left over to manage it.

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10 Low-Cost Mood Boosters by Pauline Wiles {Guest Post}

PaulineWilesToday, I’m happy to introduce you to author Pauline Wiles! Pauline writes articles on lifestyle and organizing and when she offered to write a post about low-cost mood boosters, I was excited to read her ideas. Enjoy!

For the days when you’re feeling just a little bit blue, taking action before your mood sinks further can be really helpful. But that doesn’t mean buying shoes or feasting on chocolate cake. Below are some calorie-free, low-cost options for lifting your spirits.

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