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Katherine

Katherine lives in Kansas City with her husband, toddler, and 3 furry children. When she is not at home with her daughter, she is finishing up her Ph.D. in psychology or working on one of her multiple half-finished art projects. She loves ceramics, crafts, fitness, paper mache, and pretending to learn French and Spanish.

Clean Up Your Skin Routine

Clean Up Your Skin Routine

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, absorbing up to 5 lbs of makeup each year! Yes, you read that correctly! Everything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream directly–bypassing the kidneys, your bodies built in defense system for the harmful chemicals that may enter via our food. This is all the more reason that some skin care experts are recommending that we start paying more attention to our skin care routine. From your soap and exfoliants, to your lipstick and eyeliner, it’s time to lend a more critical eye to what goes on your skin and into your body. This article will focus on your basic skincare products–from soaps and toners to your anti-aging lotions, creams, and serums.

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Athleta: All Sport Activewear

If you are in need of activewear that works at the gym, the beach, and while out running errands, Athleta is your line. They offer fashionable options that you won’t want to change out of when your workout ends–and why should you? Throw a jacket or a sweater on over your tank or sports bra and get to knocking out your to-do list. We’re highlighting some outfits that show the versatility of their clothing for a variety of activities and styles.

#DMGETSFIT

Ready to Get Fit 2015? Throughout the next few months we’ll be posting regularly about fitness and nutrition. All of us here at Daily Mom will be right alongside you, taking steps to be healthier and offering each other encouragement. Be sure you keep up with our initiative for some great tips, recipes, ideas, activewear fashion, family fun activities, and inspiration on getting fit and being healthy. And remember–this is Daily Mom so we understand the responsibilities that come with having children and families as top priorities. We are here to help each other incorporate fitness and healthy choices into our everyday life.

Get involved with your fellow moms and keep us updated on your progress! Tag us with @dailymomtweets or @dailymomig and don’t forget our hashtag #dmgetsfit!

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Baby Monitor Guide: Summer Infant Sharp View HD

If you’ve been searching for a video monitor with the latest in HD technology, then the Summer Infant Sharp View HD system is for you! You get a crystal clear image–even at nighttime, plus the capability of zooming in on your little one by using your monitor for an even closer look. The monitoring system is customizable–with the option of adding cameras for the same child or multiple children, allowing you to switch between rooms, kids, and cameras with ease. Keep reading for more on all the great features included with the Sharp View HD system.

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Stroller Guide: Combi Fold N Go Double Stroller

When you go from one to two kids, one fact that eases your mind is that you already own most of the gear! One of the more difficult parts of the transition, however, comes when you start to imagine getting out and about with two. Luckily, double strollers were invented–allowing a safe way for parents to keep their kids contained and comfortable. With the Combi Fold N Go Double Stroller, getting around town with two young kids is easily managed. Keep reading for more stroller specs and reasons this might be the perfect solution to your traveling with two worries.

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Tea for Two: Best Teas for Breastfeeding

When you’re pregnant, you know how important it is to watch every little thing you put in your mouth and to be aware of things in your environment. Many women are shocked to find out that what they can ingest is still somewhat limited, however, if they choose to breastfeed following pregnancy. While you can go back to eating sushi, have an occasional drink, and take a few more medications that were off limits previously, you still need to watch what goes in your system and may come out in your milk. Herbal teas are great for soothing nerves, tummies, and a sore throat–but did you know there are many teas that help boost milk production and can even help a colicky baby? Continue reading for some tea ideas that are compatible with breastfeeding and even have extra benefits.

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What You Need To Know About Diastasis Recti

Would you believe that there is a condition that at least 30% of pregnant women and 66% of women with 2 or more kids have and yet most of them do not know about? Diastasis Recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles and the thinning of the connective tissue between them. This condition is not solely the result of pregnancy, but it’s quite common. This article will outline the basics of what every woman should know–before, during, and after pregnancy, about conditioning and rehabilitating their abdominal muscles for better function and (bonus!) to improve their appearance.

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Homemade Drinking Chocolate Recipe

When the temperature drops and more hours are spent indoors snuggled up under blankets, nothing beats a warm mug of drinking chocolate. Drinking chocolate, rather than cocoa, is the more grown up and richer version of a favorite childhood treat. Packaged and powdered drink mixes–move aside. Drinking chocolate makes a delectable gift, perfect for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or the holidays. However, we dare you to try this recipe and still want to give it away! 

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Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows

Making your own marshmallows may not seem like something worthwhile to do. A large bag of them is fairly cheap and most of the time you probably aren’t interested in specialty flavors or colors. Until….you decide one day to make them yourself. Your life is forever changed! Alright–this might be a bit of an overstatement, but making your own melt in your mouth fluffy marshmallows at home is a really fun activity that is also truly delicious. Plus, they are easily customizable to infuse with different flavors. Set aside some time this evening or weekend to give these a try!

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Ancient Grains Chocolate Love Crunch Granola

Ancient Grains Chocolate Love Crunch Granola

Granola is one of those foods that has just a few basic ingredients, but is so easily customizable to fit a variety of tastes and seasons. Granola sometimes gets a bad rap for having not enough nutritional benefit and for being overly sweetened. We think you’ll find this recipe to be a healthy balance of the two. This recipe has more protein with the addition of hemp seeds, nut butter, and chopped nuts. It also packs more of a nutritional punch with the addition of the millet, quinoa, and cacao nibs

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The Benefits of Bone Broth

Have you been introduced yet to the new “health trend,” a cup of bone broth a day? Don’t roll your eyes quite yet! This trend has a lot of substance (and followers) behind it. You know that almost nothing beats a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup when you’re sick—right? Well, the benefits of that homemade broth on its own has super health benefits that can not only restore you back to health, but help prevent illness, improve your skin, hair, and nails, digestion, reduce allergies, and some have suggested it might even help reduce cellulite! Read on for an easy bone broth recipe and to find out more about the benefits of bone broth.

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9 Things To Do After You’re Due

If you’ve ever waited for your due date to come and then watched it go by with no sign of baby, you know how frustrating it can be. All the phone calls, e-mails, and text messages checking in with “any signs of baby?”, though well meaning, certainly don’t help. You may even start to think that you are never going to have this baby! Fear not. Here are some great ideas of things to do to help take your mind off your impending labor and delivery and help you to enjoy your last moments before meeting your little bundle.

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15 Things You Aren’t Eating But Should

15 things you should be eating

It seems that there is an ever-growing list of “super foods.”  These super foods are foods that purportedly have magical powers that will enhance our health and lives forever! While it can be easy to exaggerate the health benefits of some foods, it is true that there are a number of them that, simply put, are nutritional power houses. As the saying goes, you are what you eat! So why not make sure that you’re eating some of the healthiest foods we (currently) know about. Behold our list of 15 foods you may know about, but need to start eating NOW.

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OXO Sprout: Stylish Dining For Babies And Tots

OXO Sprout Stylish dining for babies and tots

OXO is well known for their award winning cooking, cleaning, storage, and laundry products. However, they also make some amazing feeding, bathing, and child seating products that are both as innovative as they are stylish. OXO has purposefully designed this chair to easily fit at any standard size table and to adjust as your child grows! Keep reading for more on the gorgeous features of the OXO Sprout Chair.

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Stroller Guide: Urbini Avi Jogger

Are you in the market for a jogging stroller that has loads of extra features, but won’t break the bank? If so, the Urbini Avi Jogger is the jogging stroller for you. This jogger has all of the fancy features that some of the high-end joggers have, but at a fraction of the price. However, even with the lower price, there are no sacrifices to be made on safety or style! The Urbini Avi Jogger has everything you’re looking for in a single stroller/jogger.

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Let it Snow! Make Your Own Snowflakes

Make Your Own Snowflakes

Cutting out snowflakes can be deceptively difficult. It is hard to get the right shape and design without looking like a kindergarten art project (though real kindergartener art is always cute, of course!). With this tutorial, you’ll be on your way to creating snowflakes that actually look worthy of hanging in your windows, on a Christmas tree, or displayed on your mantle. If you’re feeling extra creative, make some miniature sized ones to use as card tags for your gifts this year! Keep reading for a photo tutorial on how to make perfect snowflake cut-outs.

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