7 reasons the Dad Bod is in

Have you seen a twitter feed recently that proclaimed “The Beauty of the Dad Bod”? Did you have to do a double take? If you have never heard the phrase before – have a little fun and do an image search on Google for “Dad Bod”.

The first thing that comes up will likely be a man who once resembled Jay Gatsby, Howard Hughes, and Romeo. That’s right, Leonardo Decaprio himself put on a couple pounds and now has a paunch. Wherefore art thou Romeo? He went to the bar and had an extra beer and a bowl of pretzels to work on his physique.

That’s right, the current en vogue body, at least for some segment of the population, is one that doesn’t resemble Matthew McConaughey. In fact it probably looks more like… 

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Falling for Lourdes 2015

It’s no secret that we LOVE Lourdes, and every season we look forward to seeing what unique patterns and designs will be released. Known for their quirky and fun designs, you will love the natural fabrics and individual style that Lourdes’ offers. Meanwhile, your kids will “fall” in love with all of the colorful hand painted drawings that each piece illustrates.

Whether you’re looking for unique play outfits to keep your child warm during the school year or the perfect age-appropriate dress for a special occasion this winter, Lourdes 2015 Fall/Winter collection is now available with playful designs that are sure to become an instant favorite for you and your kids. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite outfits from the collection.

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Do-It-Herself Tween Girl Hair

Tween: the age between little girl and teenager.

Also, the age where your little girl no longer wants your help (or opinion) when styling her hair. Whether she’s following trends, following her fellow tween girls, or just following her own creative heart, your tween is ready to do her hair all on her own. If you have one or more of these girls in your home, here are some tips for your tween to tackle her own hair with minimum skill required.

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8 Ways to Take Time For Yourself When You Exclusively Breastfeed

When you’re a breastfeeding mother, it’s difficult to take time for yourself. Some breastfed babies don’t take bottles or pacifiers well, so you take the role of both for them. This means that as long as you breastfeed you can’t be more than a few minutes away from your baby, and this can get tiring. Baby comes first and sometimes mom gets neglected. It’s important to take time for yourself though. If you are recharged and rested you’re able to tackle everything life throws at you (sometimes literally if you have a toddler too!).

Here are some tips for spending time on yourself that work around your baby’s schedule.

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Hill Country Getaway: JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio


On the hunt for the perfect getaway for your family? Planning a trip to San Antonio and seeking a quiet resort away from the bustle of the city? Enjoy a secluded getaway at the luxurious JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Just 20 miles from the heart of the city, this gorgeous property is nestled in the rugged hills of the Texas Hill Country and offers a host of amenities and activities that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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7 Tips for Breastfeeding on Your Wedding Day

In an ideal world everything would happen in some kind of perfect order: Prince Charming appears, he whisks you off your feet, he asks you to marry him, you have your ideal wedding, you spend a few glorious child-free years enjoying each other’s company and embarking on exciting adventures together and, then, only then, do you decide to start popping out a kid or six. 

But who lives in an ideal world? Very rarely do things happen in that perfect order we had envisioned. You may even find yourself planning on getting married just months after giving birth. Or better still… you could find yourself breastfeeding your little one while wondering how on earth you are ever going to pull off a wedding with a baby attached to your chest! Well we are here to tell you that it can be done. It is possible to be a stunning bride, have the wedding you have always dreamed of and nurse your child- all at the same time! If you or someone you know is planning on getting married while breastfeeding, here are a few tips to help you along the way.

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6 Tips and Tricks to Make Pumping at Work Easier

Let’s face it—pumping at work can be downright difficult. In between lugging your pump back and forth to work and getting semi-topless in a room next door to your boss, it’s no wonder that for many moms, the end of the maternity leave means the end of nursing. If you find yourself having a tough time, here are some tips and tricks that can help keep you a pump-at-work mama:  

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Hygienic Kitchen

Let’s face it- out of all the rooms in your home, your kitchen probably sees the most action. (Unless you happen to have a newly potty trained child.) Yet, sometimes it simply becomes overlooked. Sure, you do the dishes everyday and you make sure to wipe your cooktop off after meals, but do you ever dedicate some time to really get all up in your kitchen’s business? Instead of devoting a few hours to deep clean your kitchen from top to bottom, here’s the busy mom’s guide to keeping a hygienic kitchen- broken down into an easily managed weekly plan that can quickly become routine (+ a few of our favorite “tips and tricks” thrown in for good measure!)

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5 Ways to Raise Money for Your Kid’s School


This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all ours.

As a parent of school aged children, you are well aware that every year school’s run short on funds and have to raise money for things needed to educate your children. We hope you are involved in your child’s school. If you are not, consider getting involved with raising money for the school. Here are 5 Ways to Raise Money for Your Kid’s School to help get you started.

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8 Things Never to Say to Those Experiencing Infertility

When talking about infertility it’s important to tread lightly around those dealing with the issue first hand. You wouldn’t tell a friend or family member fighting cancer to just relax and their cancer will go away, right? Of course you wouldn’t! Infertility is a disease too and 15% of couples trying to conceive are experiencing infertility. Talking about infertility is not only risky to do, but it brings up the possibility of inadvertently offending or upsetting couples trying to conceive. 

Here are 8 things to try to avoid when talking to those experiencing infertility.

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NUX – Activewear Brands You Need to Know About

Do you ever feel inspired by getting dressed in the morning for an early sunrise jog? Does tossing on a zip up hoodie to run to the farmers market give you inspiration for your next vegan masterpiece? This next activewear brand we want to introduce you to believes that clothing shouldn’t just be something you wear, but something that inspires you to be better, reach higher, dig deeper. They believe that if they can positively affect just one life by selling a few pieces of great activewear, then they’ve done their job. We love that energy, so we’re excited to share with you our next favorite activewear brand!

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5 Hands-On Math Helps

For some children, math comes easily. For others, it is a bit more of a struggle. Why? Why do some children just “get it” when their teacher explains a new concept and others don’t? The trouble may lie in that word: concept. Children who are able to conceptualize new ideas quickly will naturally do better than those that don’t.

In preschool through elementary age, an easy way to bridge this conceptualizing gap is through the use of manipulatives—something concrete or tactile to hang ideas on before moving on to the pictoral representations or abstract concepts in the math book and worksheets. These 5 hands-on helpers can help your child bridge that gap.

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Breastfeeding in Style 2015

If you are a nursing mother you have likely realized that nothing you had sitting in your wardrobe seemed to work correctly or live up to the functional task of breastfeeding your baby. Babies aren’t always the most patient little diners and when you have a child who is ready for their “meal” the last thing you need is to be fussing and fidgeting while they are growing impatient. Not only are we showcasing clothing that is fantastic and functional but we have rounded up great nursing clothing that is also fashionable! At Daily Mom we love to share all the wonderful benefits of breastfeeding with our readers and what better time than during Breastfeeding Awareness Month. When you think of nursing attire does it conjure up visions of tasteless clothing? Let us assure you that after you read this, you will no longer feel that way! Fashionable and functional can certainly go hand in hand.

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