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Kristen

Kristen lives in Alabama with her handsome hubby and sweet son. Happily, she left behind the life of a Washington D.C. attorney to be a stay at home mama in the south. Her days are filled with writing, photography, and dance parties with her son. On a mission to use her life to love God and love others, you will also find her fiercely working on the many causes near and dear to her heart. She gets it all done thanks to Jesus, chai tea, dark chocolate, and wine.

Don’t Miss Daily Mom at the JPMA Baby Show 2017

This week in Anaheim, California, the best brands for all things baby are gathering for the JPMA Baby Show. It is so exciting to see all the new products and innovations happening in the world of prenatal and baby care and everyone who is anyone in the baby world will be there. If you have never heard of the JPMA Baby Show, that’s because it is brand new. This huge event, happening May 9-13th, is a first for the JPMA. Curious? Want to know who the JPMA is and what will happen at this event? Daily Mom will be coming to you LIVE from the show. We’ve got you covered with all that information and more. 

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2017 Baby Show Preview with Mima

There’s a seriously cool event about to happen in Anaheim, California: the JPMA Baby Show 2017! This world class trade show features the best of the best when it comes to products for families. This show combines an educational conference, trade show, and consumer day. The JPMA Baby Show runs May 9th-13th. Like most trade shows, it is for industry insiders, but on May 13th there is a consumer day at the show! If you are in the Anaheim area, come check it out for yourself on May 13th.

We have some amazing brands that we will feature from the show. 2,000 to 3,000 attendees will be there, and our Managing Editor, Elena, is one of them. Elena is going to go live on Daily Mom’s Facebook from the JPMA Baby Show next week. Elena will have a special Facebook live event with the cool people from Mima, and we hope you will join us to check out their strollers and car seats and ask questions. In the meantime, here is a preview of what Mima is all about so you can get excited about what they will present at the JPMA Baby Show.

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2017 Baby Show Preview with DadWare

There’s a seriously cool event about to happen in Anaheim, California: the JPMA Baby Show 2017! This world class trade show features the best of the best when it comes to products for families. This show combines an educational conference, trade show, and consumer day. The JPMA Baby Show runs May 9th-13th. Like most trade shows, it is for industry insiders, but on May 13th there is a consumer day at the show! If you are in the Anaheim area, come check it out for yourself on May 13th.

We have some amazing brands that we will feature from the show. 2,000 to 3,000 attendees will be there, and our Managing Editor, Elena, is one of them. Elena is going to go live on Daily Mom’s Facebook from the JPMA Baby Show next week. Elena will have a special Facebook live event with the cool people from DadWare, and we hope you will join us to check out their shirts and gowns and ask questions. In the meantime, here is a preview of what DadWare is all about so you can get excited about what they will present at the JPMA Baby Show.

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2017 Baby Show Preview with Clek

There’s a seriously cool event about to happen in Anaheim, California: the JPMA Baby Show 2017! This world class trade show features the best of the best when it comes to products for families. This show combines an educational conference, trade show, and consumer day. The JPMA Baby Show runs May 9-13th. Like most trade shows, it is for industry insiders, but on May 13th there is a consumer day at the show! If you are in the Anaheim area, come check it out for yourself on May 13th.

We have some amazing brands that we will feature from the show. 2,000 to 3,000 attendees will be there, and our Managing Editor Elena, is one of them. Elena is going to go live on Daily Mom’s Facebook from the JPMA Baby Show next week. Elena will have a special Facebook live event with the cool people from Clek, and we hope you will join us to check out the seats and ask questions. In the meantime, here is a preview of what Clek is all about so you can get excited about what they will present at the JPMA Baby Show.

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11 Tips to Prepare Dad for a New Baby

You’re expecting. Congratulations! Even though you are the only person in your relationship that is physically pregnant, your partner is expecting too. Having a baby for the first time brings a lot of unknowns for both of you. Don’t forget about Daddy when you are preparing for life with baby. Dads should be parents with moms, 50-50. While Mama may get all the attention with her growing baby belly, here are 11 tips to prepare Dad for a new baby.

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Gifts Teachers Will Actually Love

The end of the school year is upon us. Before you grab your kids and run off on summer vacation, it is time to take a moment to show some love to the teachers who have been pouring so much into your children all school year long. Teachers are such a huge part of our kids’ lives. It is bittersweet to move on at the end of the year to the next grade. You are sad to say goodbye to the teachers your child has grown to love, but excited to get to know the new teachers in the fall. Each teacher shares a little piece of his or her heart with your children, and your children carry that through the rest of their lives. To show your love and gratitude this year, think outside the box when it comes to teacher appreciation gifts. Here are a few gifts we’ve gathered that teachers will actually love.

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Feed Your Brain in 15 Minutes A Day

You’re curious. You have always loved learning. Being a mom, especially to a demanding baby, can be mind numbing. Some days you go all day without an adult conversation, you watch more TV than you want, and you’re embarrassed about how much time you spend scrolling through social media feeds because all the baby wants to do is nurse. We’ve all been there. What happened to the woman who read interesting books and was always expanding her world view? Now all you think about is how much sleep you are not getting and you talk about poop more than you ever thought possible. Your brain feels like mush. It turns out there is a solution to “mom brain” that only requires a smart phone and 15 minutes a day. If you could continue learning and boost your brain power with your phone instead of letting social media suck the life out of you, wouldn’t you do it? 

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Dynacraft Wheels for Your Princess and Prince: Enter the #PrincessWeek Giveaway

If you are ready for a royally good time this spring, you need to get your princesses and princes out of the house, enjoying the sunshine and beautiful days. Turn off the screens and set out on adventures to far away lands where your kids rule (and burn off all that extra energy while using their imaginations). At Daily Mom, one of our favorite brands for bikes and ride-ons is Dynacraft. Dynacraft has an amazing selection for boys and girls in a wide age range. If you are looking for something for your son, we’ve got the coolest bike around to tell you about. If your daughter needs a sweet new ride, Dynacraft is celebrating all little princesses with a wonderful giveaway that we are excited to share with you as well.

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The Flexible Family Budget: Adjusting Spending Habits as Your Children Grow

If you are raising a family you won’t need to be told how expensive it can be, with seemingly constant demands on your cash for the various things they need and activities they want to do. Their needs change as they get older and your family budget needs to reflect that fact and keep pace with the changes. Here is a look at how to adjust your family budget and plan for future needs. There are some tips on how to slash monthly costs, plus a sensible and necessary suggestion to try and predict future financial requirements.

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Relief for a Family of Allergy Sufferers

We are proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about how to #BeGreater with #SensimistAtCVS. All opinions expressed are our own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.

Seasonal and environmental allergies affect so many people all year long. You may end up snotty and coughing in the spring with everything outside blooming. Pet allergies can cause suffering all the time, as can allergies to dust and other stuff that hides in your home. Over 50 million Americans suffer from these kinds of allergies every year, and while we all experience allergies differently, we can all relate to the suffering that comes with the signs and symptoms involved. You are not alone. Here is the story of my family and how our different allergies affect us and how we learned to fight back and deal with the annoying symptoms.

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Owning a Bunny Beyond Easter

Every spring when Easter rolls around, many families decide to surprise their children with more than some chocolate and trinkets in their Easter baskets. A lot of children will wake up on Easter morning to find their very own, real life Easter bunny as a gift. Each year a lot of rabbits are purchased as Easter gifts and sadly, those rabbits are soon forgotten. It is estimated that 80 percent of bunnies purchased on Easter are abandoned. This is incredibly sad. Bringing a bunny into your family isn’t something to take lightly. Bunnies are not just fun for Easter. They require a big commitment and a lot of care. If you take on rabbit ownership with the responsibility it requires, a rabbit can be an amazing new furry family member.

Before you stop by the pet store on Easter weekend, here’s what you need to know about owning a bunny beyond Easter.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Seasonal Allergies

We are proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about how to #BeGreater with #SensimistAtCVS. All opinions expressed are our own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.

Seasonal allergies cause suffering far and wide every spring and into the summer. So many of us suffer from symptoms like itchy eyes, a stuffed up nose, sneezing, headaches from sinus pressure, and more. Do you know what causes these symptoms? Can you tell the difference between allergies and the common cold? Are there ways to prevent allergy symptoms from ruining your life, and most importantly, is there a simple treatment that can actually help? We have everything you have ever wanted to know about seasonal allergies right here.

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A Makeover to Take Back Your Master Bedroom

The master bedroom easily becomes the family bedroom in today’s families. As moms, we may feel like our bedroom is set up for everyone but us. The kids are always in there, whether for middle of the night snuggles or some quiet time reading a book in the afternoon. Your master bath converts into a playroom the minute you need to do your makeup and hair. Is your husband’s idea of master bedroom decor his dirty clothes all over the room? Meanwhile, your vision for your bedroom is a peaceful oasis in the midst of the chaos in the rest of your home, but with many things in a mom’s life, your wants come last. Take back the master bedroom with a makeover from Lush Decor!

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Predicting Preterm Birth

This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

One common worry that haunts mothers throughout pregnancy is what will happen if the baby is born too soon. Premature birth (birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy) is frighteningly common. Premature birth is on the rise in the United States and globally is the leading cause of death for newborns. Besides the nightmare scenario of losing your baby to prematurity, premature babies face other risks such as health problems and delays like trouble breathing, jaundice, cerebral palsy, and/or intellectual delays. If you are currently expecting, predicting your risk for premature birth is now possible and we’re excited to share this news with you today.

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10 Tips to Power Your Active Lifestyle

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of INIT bars. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you giving yourself the fuel you need to get through your active days? You get the kids ready for school, you hit the gym, run errands, pick the kids up, and start the rounds in the afternoon of activities. On the weekends your family likes to take on adventures like hiking, swimming, biking, and more. No sitting around in front of the TV for you! Despite your best efforts to stay healthy and keep up with everything, you often feel low in energy and aren’t sure why. You may just need to adjust your lifestyle a little bit to power your active lifestyle naturally. You can fuel your body to take on anything. Here are 10 tips to help you take on anything you desire.

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