• 10+ Playground Exercises for Mom

    Finding the time to workout is a huge challenge for most moms. Time for working out often comes at the expense of much needed down time- either when the children are sleeping or during your precious evening hours after work. What if instead of sacrificing this personal time, you could squeeze in a workout while also hanging out with the family?... read more

  • 10 Backyard Water Activities On A Budget

    Do you have a free day and want something new and fun to do with your child?  Why not stay at home and enjoy some backyard water fun?  Water play is such a great way to entertain your youngster.  It is a wonderful hands-on experience that can keep them occupied for hours... read more

  • DIY Homemade Sunscreen

    The skin is your body’s largest organ. It protects you and you have to take good care of it.  You may not be aware of just how important it is to know exactly what you are putting on your skin day after day. Sunscreen, which is supposed to protect your skin, may actually be poisoning you... read more

  • How To Make The Perfect Summer Clam Bake

    Warm weather, sunshine, long days and cool nights. Summertime is here! You’ve dusted off the patio furniture and fired up the grill. Now, you just need something to make for dinner. If you’re looking for something other than hot dogs and burgers for your cookout this weekend, we’ve got the best recipe that screams summertime... read more

  • Milk Options & Alternatives Beyond Babyhood

    A huge part of transitioning your child from an infant to a toddler diet is changing their source of milk. In our society many people are surprised to find out that a healthy child doesn’t actually need milk (gasp!). There are many children, and adults alike whose bodies are actually unable to process the lactose in milk as well as many who have chosen a dietary lifestyle that milk doesn’t fit into... read more

  • Prenatal Genetic Screening: Is It For You?

    The moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are bombarded with a wealth of information. And for many of us, several health related thoughts immediately flood our minds. Am I doing everything I can to create a “perfect” environment for my baby? Is the baby growing?... read more

How to: Become a Runner

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Ever see other moms running and thought to yourself, “I wish I could do that!” Well, we are here to tell you that anyone can become a runner. Sure, some people are born with more natural athletic abilities than others, but running is a sport that pretty much anyone can do. It can be learned. No matter your age, size, weight, height or level of fitness right now, you can teach yourself how to run. Maybe you’ve always wanted to complete a marathon, or perhaps even a 5k with some friends? Maybe you want to lose a few pounds? Maybe you just want to challenge yourself a bit, or just have a “hobby” that gives you a few minutes of alone time? Whatever the reason is, NOW is a great time to turn yourself into a runner.

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Scooters for the Whole Family

Scootering is a wonderful outdoor activity for both kids and adults during the summer months. Scooters are easy to pack into the car — unlike bikes which typically require a bike rack or some fancy maneuvering to fit them in the back of the car. Bring your scooter to a playgroup to ride with friends or to the grandparents’ to use on their long, smooth driveway! Take a family scoot to a local store or ice cream shop for a treat. The possibilities are endless! 

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How To Get Your Kids Excited About Homework

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One thing that kids will never ask for but definitely need is structure. Structure can come in many forms, but what it means with regard to not only getting your kids to complete their homework but to–gasp!–get excited about their homework is to establish a set of basic expectations or a routine. Structure helps children to not only feel safe and secure, but to also feel happy. And when your kids are happy–YOU are happy. Having happy kids also means that motivating them to do their homework becomes less of a chore and possibly even exciting.

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Classy Styles for Breastfeeding Moms: Lilac Clothing


Classy Styles for BFing Moms Lilac Clothing

Autumn has arrived and, whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding (or both), you may be looking for more weather-appropriate attire. Lilac Clothing has a beautiful Fall Line of clothing that really make you ready to step out into a crisp Autumn day. With Lilac’s large selection, there is sure to be something to suit each individual woman’s taste and style throughout all the different stages of her life.

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Fashionable Clothing for Nursing Moms

With an increased awareness around breastfeeding, more women are attempting to breastfeed their children than ever before. In fact, over the past month we’ve been doing our part to bring you articles, personal reflections and breastfeeding resources to bring awareness to the art of breastfeeding. And what would a Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign be without fashionable breastfeeding apparel?

We believe that a mother has a right to breastfeed whenever and wherever she wants. We believe she shouldn’t be limited to nursing in a bathroom or closet. And, we believe that she should be able to do it with a sense of style. Here are a few amazing brands that offer fashionable and functional clothing for nursing moms.

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Stroller Guide: Thule Urban Glide

If you are in the market for a new stroller and are looking for the perfect hybrid jogging and urban stroller, we have found it! The Thule Urban Glide is an all-around sports stroller that has a sleek and lightweight design that can be easily adapted to jogging on your favorite path, running errands or a leisurely day at the park. We know moms are all about multi-tasking and this stroller does the same. Why have two strollers that serve different purposes when you can have one that can do all the jobs you need?

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School Bus 101: A Parent’s Guide to Bus Riding

One of the hallmarks of school days is riding the school bus. Whether your child is riding the bus to and from school on a daily basis or just on the occasional field trip, riding the school bus for the first time can be both exciting and nerve wracking for kids and parents! Riding the school bus doesn’t have to be scary though! We are here to share some surefire ways to make your child’s bus riding experiences the best they can be!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Everyday Manners

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Everyone loves the child who says please before every request and thank you after it’s complete. But kids aren’t born knowing what’s polite and what isn’t.  One of your many jobs as a parent is to teach your children how to act in certain situations. In other words, you need to teach them some basic manners! Once your child is old enough to talk and observe the world around him or her, it’s time to start with the basics. Follow our guidelines and you’ll have the most polite kid on the block!

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Queen Mum: chic fashion from pregnancy to nursing

Queen Mum Chic fashion from pregnancy to nursing

Who says breastfeeding moms can’t also look chic?

Since August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month, we figured this would be the best time to showcase some amazing fashionable breastfeeding apparel. There is an increased awareness around breastfeeding, and there are more women wanting to try to breastfeed their children now; more than ever!

If you have been following Daily Mom, you know that breastfeeding is something we are passionate about, and we have been doing our part to raise awareness.  We believe in the right to breastfeed, the right to do it wherever and whenever desired, and the right to do it while still looking fashionable and incredible.

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Breastfeeding: Through The Eyes Of Fathers

Throughout the month, we have brought you many amazing stories about the triumphs and tribulations of breastfeeding. You have seen inside the very heart and soul of the breastfeeding journeys of some of the Daily Mom writers, as well as many of our inspirational readers. Obviously, you know where we stand on breastfeeding. It is an amazing and nourishing gift that we Mothers are able to provide for our children. However, it isn’t always easy.   Today, we share with you the other huge part of the breastfeeding equation: Fathers.  They can play such a pivotal role in breastfeeding. Just as a mother does, they experience the fear, excitement and stress all in their own way. Check out what some of our own “Daily Dads” had to say about their take on this amazing journey. Get a good laugh and some awesome tips for helping Dad cope with this adjustment!

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10 Tips To Make Your Cloth Diapers Last

Congratulations!  You’ve chosen to use cloth diapers.  Now all your friends and family members have proof that you’re a little crazy!  The truth is, cloth diapers have come a looooong way in recent years and are at least as easy to put on your wiggly worm child as disposables.  All you need now are these tips on how to properly care for and clean your cloth diapers.  With a little TLC, your cloth diapers can make it through several kids and may still even be re-sale worthy.  Check out these 10 tips on how to make your cloth diapers last for years and be sure to add your own ideas in the comments.

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Exclusively Pumping: Breastfeeding Through a Bottle

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For many moms breastfeeding is a dream come true. But for others, it’s a dream never realized. There are many situations that may arise that can prevent a mom from breastfeeding her baby. And, there are some moms who want their babies to have all of the amazing benefits of breast milk but who are simply not comfortable breastfeeding.  Luckily, there’s another option: exclusively pumping your breast milk and bottle feeding it to baby.  Read on for more information about how to be successful exclusively pumping!

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Breastfeeding in Style with Ripe Maternity

Breastfeeding in Style with Ripe Maternity

Who says breastfeeding moms can’t also be fashionistas? 

With an increased awareness around breastfeeding, more women are attempting to breastfeed their children than ever before. In fact, over the past month we’ve been doing our part to bring you articles, personal reflections and breastfeeding resources to bring awareness to the art of breastfeeding. And what would a Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign be without fashionable breastfeeding apparel? 

We believe that a mother has a right to breastfeed whenever and wherever she wants. We believe she shouldn’t be limited to nursing in a bathroom or closet. And, we believe that she should be able to do it with a sense of style. 

If you share any of those sentiments, stay tuned because for the next few days, we will be highlighting some of the most fashionable nursing collections in the industry. You don’t want to miss it!

Today, Ripe Maternity shows us how to fashionably go from maternity to nursing.

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