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Potty Training My Toddler Made Me Jealous of Other Potty Trained Tots

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I never really compared Lovie to other children when she was smaller. In hindsight, I think I didn’t compare because I didn’t have to—Lovie was ahead with a lot of milestones.  Instead of realizing that’s why I didn’t really compare, I told myself I was just so enamored with finally being a mom that... Read more

Breastfeeding at the Office: How I Made It Work

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It's hard to believe my baby girl, Julia, is 3 months old today. I thoroughly enjoyed the 12 weeks that I had off from work to stay home with her, but our wallets would simply not allow us to live on my husband's income alone, so as of yesterday, I am officially a working mother. ... Read more

9 Quotes on Motherhood to Celebrate Michelle Obama’s 49th Birthday!

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Happy Birthday to the Mom-in-Chief, Michelle Obama! We  wanted to wish the First Lady a Happy Birthday from all of us here at The Bump and in order to do so, we rounded up nine of her most electrifying, heartfelt quotes on motherhood. Here's to the next 49! Plus, more from The Bump: Read more

Beyonce Dishes On Her New Role as a Working Mom

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Today is basically the best day of my life. Curious as to why? Well, my girl Beyonce is dishing on her high profile career, her work and her favorite role, mommy to baby beauty Blue Ivy Carter. A day that involves writing B is single-handedly the best day E-V-E-R. As we all know, Bey keeps... Read more

Clean Your Home in Under 30 Minutes With This No-Fuss Guide!

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Moms (and mamas-to-be!) we know that cleaning isn't exactly high on your priority list these days, what with a baby (or baby-on-board) to take care of, your partner to spend time with, a job to be on time for, pets and family members to look after and the rest of life's crazy needs to be... Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby’s Caregiver

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It's the holidays! Which means (for me) lots of cookies, time away from work, visiting family and some big meals. It also means making a holiday gift shopping list for the friends and family and neighbors in my life. This year, though, there's someone special that I want to be sure to thank: my son's... Read more

How I Knew I Wanted to Quit My Job and Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

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"I will ALWAYS want to work full-time!  I'll NEVER stay at home with children!" Yep. I said that prior to children. And now?  I'm eating my words. Recently, my husband and I made the very significant decision that I would be quitting my job after having baby number two due at the end of December.... Read more

Easy (and Kid-Friendly!), Chicken Weeknight Meals

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As the primary meal-maker in my family, I love meals that are easy to prepare. Meals that are time-consuming to prepare usually only get made on the weekends. Weeknights are for easy meals! Today, I'll share some of my go-to favorites. Maybe they'll suit your family as well! The big thing that I like about many... Read more

A Working Mom’s Morning Routine

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I'm still pretty new at this whole mom thing, but one thing that I've learned so far is that mornings will forever be a bit more chaotic. If I thought that getting to work on time was challenging before our baby was born, then this is a whole new hurdle to jump over. I have... Read more

The Hangry Monster — The Real Cause of Most Toddler Meltdowns

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Picking up my three-year-old daughter, Lovie, from school at 3:30 like I do every day, I peeked into the window of her room and saw her sitting right in front of her teacher who read from a book. One of her classmates saw me and feverishly started pointing in my direction while nudging Lovie. She... Read more