PinkBlush Maternity: Spring/Summer 2016

It’s not easy to be pregnant in the summer, but there’s nothing like some amazing new maternity clothing to help perk you right up! We’ve been big fans of PinkBlush Maternity for quite some time, and their latest spring/summer line is everything we’ve come to expect from this company: trendy, fashionable clothing at affordable prices. If you don’t want to break the bank buying maternity clothing this season, look no further than PinkBlush Maternity. 

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The Other Side of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Postpartum depression and anxiety are mood disorders that occur after a woman experiences childbirth. Anyone can experience postpartum depression or anxiety – it does not discriminate based on age or ethnicity. It is a hard disorder to pinpoint because there are several other variables in which people may think are the cause of the sudden change of mood, such as exhaustion and sleep deprivation, lifestyle change, possible issues with breastfeeding, and physical recovery.

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Being a Dog Mama – Keeping My Pup Fit and Healthy

This post brought to you by Iams. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Daily Mom.

Our family is one of health and fitness. I am a runner, a yogi, and an avid fitness lover. My husband is an active duty Marine, and fitness is in his daily regime. Frequently our family goes on runs, hikes, and bike rides together. I take my three daughters with me to workout groups and they sit in the jogging stroller on long runs. We love to be active and healthy, and our dog Pendleton is no exception to this. 

When my husband and I first adopted Pendleton we would take her to the dog park or the dog beach almost every weekend. I would come home during my lunch break during the week and take her on a long walk around the neighborhood or let her play in the field behind our apartment complex. As Pendleton got older and our family grew, our outings became less frequent but her love for the outdoors never ceased. But we stopped taking her on our long adventures out because she would become visibly weary, and we didn’t want to exhaust her. This continued for years until recently when we made the switch to Iams quality dog food.

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Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child AND You

It’s a time in a parent’s life that they look forward to and dread all at the same time – sending your child to school for the first time. Choosing the right preschool can sometimes feel like choosing the right college. There are tours, discussions of tuition, reviewing curriculums, and nerves about sending your baby into the big world. For your preschooler, there are many things to consider outside of your child gaining valuable knowledge and social skills. You want to be sure your child is safe, happy, and growing in their love of learning.

Walking into a tour for a preschool can be overwhelming if you aren’t prepared. There are several factors that go on behind the scenes in a preschool, and you want to be sure that you have a clear understanding of how the school is run and their goals for the children in their care. But with some basic knowledge in hand, you will be able to ask the right questions and get the information you need to make a good decision. With that in mind, here are some tips about how to choose the preschool that’s right for your child – and you. 

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How Many Foster Kids Can You Help?

When your work is about motivating and maximizing a child’s potential, you just may be on to something greater outside of the typical family unit. As a mother of three herself, Dr. Laura Jana considered the essential needs of foster children – going beyond food and shelter by providing toys, books, and school supplies; all the things taken for granted when a child has to leave the home suddenly and unexpectedly. Dr. Jana is particularly focused on collective impact, technology-driven innovations in health and education, social impact finance, and fostering cross-collaborations to improve the well-being of children, families and communities.

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Why You’ll Love Cruising on Regal Princess

If you are ready for a cruise ship experience like no other, you need to take a cruise on the next generation of cruise ships. The Regal Princess is luxurious and innovative, and with destinations all over the world, there is a cruise on a Regal Princess perfect for you. We cruised the Caribbean on this amazing ship and are so excited to share all the unbelievable features of the Regal Princess with you.

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Simple Tips for Birthday Party Etiquette

We’ve all seen it… that child who tries to “help” the birthday boy or girl unwrap their presents. The one who yells out that the cake is “gross,” or who throws a fit because he or she ends up on the losing team during a party game. The last thing you want is for YOUR child to ruin half of the party with their poor manners and bad attitude. Hopefully these tips will help you to avoid your child becoming THAT child after you drop them off.

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Being a Dog Mama- The Coolest Dog on the Block

This post brought to you by Iams. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Daily Mom.

The first time we met Pendleton we could tell she was a people person. In the meeting corral at the ASPCA, she stuck to the handler like a loyal friend, crawling into his lap for belly rubs. It didn’t take long after we got her home and settled for her to react the same way with us. Even now, almost 8 years later, she still will crawl into our laps whenever we are sitting on the floor as if she is a small shitzu instead of the 40 lb. German Shepard and Sharpei mix she is. 

Pendleton behaves the same way whenever guests come into our home. She greets unfamiliar faces (and familiar ones) as if they are the greatest things to walk this earth. She will sit down next to them, waiting to be pet. She will lay down at their feet, and follow them into every room. I tease that we “obviously ignore her” because she always seeks so much attention from those she doesn’t even know! She is the same way with those in our neighborhood. She will run up to neighbors as we walk by and she is well-loved by the neighborhood kids for her sweet nature. However, her favorite friends are the neighborhood dogs. Every person in our cul-de-sac has at least one dog, and most have two. If the families are outside we will often let the dogs play together in front of someone’s house. They run, they chase, they tumble. The past few months, however, my husband and I have noticed that Pendleton hasn’t been able to keep up as well as she used to. At first we thought it was her increasing age, but after we made the switch to Iams quality dog food we noticed a marked difference in her energy levels. 

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Benefits of Weightlifting for Women

Society has twisted the idea of what a beautiful woman should look like within the past 20-30 years. The mainstream fashion industry has formed a view that extremely skinny girls with no meat on their bones are the “most attractive”. Understand that our purpose is not to run down women who are naturally built with a small frame and are naturally thin no matter what they eat; rather the purpose of this article is to shed light on the benefits of weightlifting both mentally, hormonally, and physically. Within the past decade, the fitness explosion has allowed many women to embrace the idea that beauty can be found in strength. This has also led to many women discovering that the statement that lifting weights makes you bulky is a complete myth.

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Adventure Awaits in Gulf County Florida

This post brought to you by Visit Gulf County. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Daily Mom.

Are you looking for an adventure a little off the beaten path for your family this summer? Tired of overrun, overdeveloped destinations full of tacky tourist traps and chain restaurants? We love exploring the world with our kids. With each new experience, they learn about new parts of the world and they learn new skills and gain new interests. There are so many things that our natural world has to show our children, and our families can benefit in ways we don’t even expect when we just unplug, get away and get back to a simpler existence.

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The Emotional Journey of Breastfeeding

You hear it all the time. It shows up in your social media feeds in inspirational memes. Your mother-in-law’s eyes glisten just the tiniest bit as she recalls her early days of breastfeeding her now grown children. The young mother who sits beside you on the bench at the playground, painstakingly trying to get her fussy newborn to latch, tosses the words in your direction with a hint of exhaustion in her voice.

“Breastfeeding is an emotional journey.”

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The Green Scene Mom Awards: Kid Inspired-Mom Approved!

We love innovative and eco-friendly products. Anything that makes life a little easier while raising our little ones is a winner in our book, but a product that also proves to be environmentally safe should win an award. The Green Scene Mom Awards does just that by honoring family-focused products that promote eco-friendly lifestyles, sustainable living, and creative innovation. Products are submitted for the awards by each brand and evaluated by Mommy Scene for being eco-friendly, easy to use, and having an innovative design. 

Today we’ll feature a few of our favorites from this year’s winter awards. 

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Tackling Spring Style With Appaman

Spring has officially sprung which means that summer is just around the corner. All around the country trees have finally bloomed and flowers are gracing us with their presence. Clearly, it is time for your kids to shed a few layers. Less layers certainly makes dressing easier but it does mean that it may be time to freshen up their wardrobe. This season Appaman is here to help you bring your kids a little street cred with their high quality clothing and unmatched eye for children’s fashion.

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