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Tips for Dealing with Soaring Childcare Costs

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Tips for Dealing with Soaring Childcare Costs

Being a mom is hard enough, but when you add the soaring costs of childcare, it can feel downright impossible these days. Childcare costs are now the largest monthly expense throughout the country, surpassing even the cost of housing. 

As daycare expenses continue to rise, it's important for moms to know about available resources that could make things a bit easier for you and your family. To help, we've put together this guide highlighting the most widely accessible programs and resources...

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Post-Partum Workouts for New Moms in Need of Some “Me-Time”

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Post-Partum Workouts for New Moms in Need of Some “Me-Time”

If you just came home with your newborn and haven’t even been able to find time for a shower, you’re not alone. Making time for yourself can seem like a luxury when you’re responsible for taking care of another life. Ask for support from a family member or friend and do something for yourself by scheduling post-partum fitness into your day.

Getting active helps fight post-partum depression and manage stress, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Take this first step to prioritize your physical, emotional, and mental well-being...

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20 Things To Do Before Your Due Date to Make Life Easier Once Baby is Home

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20 Things To Do Before Your Due Date to Make Life Easier Once Baby is Home

As your due date approaches, no matter how much you’ve prepared, it always seems like there is more to do. Now is a great time to tackle any last to-dos because once that little one is in your arms, you’ll be taking on a ton of new responsibilities caring for them. So, before it gets to those days when even taking a shower feels like a victory, let’s get started. We’ve put together a list of the top 20 “to-dos” to complete before you head to the hospital. Checking these off will make your life much easier when you get home with that little cutie...

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Safe Ways to Combat Sickness + Navigate the Medicine Aisle While Pregnant

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Safe Ways to Combat Sickness + Navigate the Medicine Aisle While Pregnant

Doing everything you can to stay healthy but still end up sick while pregnant? It’s never fun feeling under the weather, especially when you’re carrying another life inside of you. But you aren’t alone; this happens to a lot of women. Changes in your immune system can make you more susceptible to illness. 

Not only do you need to suffer through the symptoms, but you also need to figure out what medications or remedies are safe. While it is always important to consult with your doctor, especially with high-risk pregnancies, there are some general guidelines you can follow. So, next time you are in the pharmacy, you will have a better handle navigating the medicine aisle and getting on the path to recovery sooner...

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Making Sense of Prenatal Vitamins: The Essential Nutrients You Need

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Making Sense of Prenatal Vitamins: The Essential Nutrients You Need

Growing a life inside of you is a lot harder than it looks, and nutrients play a significant role in the process. Eating healthy is key, but sometimes your body needs an extra boost to get all the minerals essential to your baby's development. This is where prenatal vitamins come in.

But, how do you figure out which prenatal vitamins are best? With so many on the market, it can be overwhelming. We're here to break it all down so you know what minerals and daily doses to look for when checking your bottle's label...

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