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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.

Predicting Preterm Birth

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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

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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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Fuel Your Passions with Skillshare

Our Daily Mom team is full of incredible, intelligent women who love being creative and love to learn new ways to express ourselves and to improve our skills. We are writers, photographers, designers, and entrepreneurs in addition to our full time and favorite role as moms. When you have a lot on your plate like we do, it may seem impossible to continuing learning and try new things. Who has time to get your normal responsibilities handled, find childcare, and make it to a class somewhere when you want to learn or sharpen your skills in areas like photography, business, social media, writing, and more? We sure don’t. So when we found out about Skillshare and realized we could take courses in all the areas that interest us in a few minutes during the day, we jumped at the chance. You can enrich your mind and add new skills to your resume without finding a babysitter, and for a price anyone can afford.

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Naturally Inspired To Care for Yourself

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As moms, we usually put ourselves last. Our kids and husbands get the best of us. We just don’t take care of our bodies like we should. It seems like too much trouble, too much effort. Does this scenario sound familiar? You scour the Internet to find the best in all natural and organic personal care products for your sweet babies, but when it comes time for yourself, you just grab whatever is on sale with no regard for your own body. The baby’s bath time is gentle and nourishing. Your shower is full of skin drying chemicals. You don’t have to live that way. On a recent trip to our favorite Target, we were naturally inspired to afford ourselves the same kind of natural, healthy soaps and body washes we demand for our kids.

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Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

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We live in our kitchens. Your family may spend more time in the kitchen than any other room. We cook at home more and more, whether in an effort to save money or to eat healthier. Cooking is wonderful, but it is actually more hazardous than anyone realizes. According to the NFPA, cooking causes almost half (48%) of reported home fires and (45%) home fire injuries, one of every five (22%) home fire deaths, and one-sixth (17%) of the direct property damage from home fires. Follow these helpful tips to prevent cooking fires and the disaster that can result from these fires.

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How to Avoid Mold Mishaps in the Most Expensive Rooms of Your Home

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Homeownership is a wonderful thing, but it is a huge responsibility. Home maintenance is never ending. There are some problems you need to prevent at all costs, and one of those problems is mold. Mold, a fungi that can grow inside and outside, doesn’t just silently destroy your home, it puts everyone in your home at risk for serious health problems. If mold gets deep enough, you could end up having to evacuate your home completely while it is removed and portions of your home are repaired or rebuilt. Prevent mold with these tips, and avoid a lot of heartache, inconvenience, and money spent.

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What you need to know if your child has a rare disease

If your child was recently diagnosed with a rare disease, it may feel like you are alone, but there is a community of parents just like you ready to support you and share their experiences. Even though your child’s diagnosis is rare, there are others who are walking ahead of you on this road. These rare disease families continue to pave the way for those newly diagnosed with their selfless advocacy. One such advocate, Victoria Delano, reached out to Daily Mom to share her thoughts on what it is like to have a child with a rare disease. 

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How To Save Money On Designer Prescription Glasses

If you wear glasses, whether just for reading or all the time so you can actually see your kids clearly, you know how painful buying new glasses can be. The pressure from the salesperson, the high cost of the designer frames you desire, and the long wait for your chosen glasses to come in are enough to make anyone crazy. If you are in the market for new prescription glasses (eyeglasses or sunglasses), you now can save money and actually feel happy with the process of buying your glasses.

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Give The Gift of Reading with BookRoo

Give The Gift of Reading with Bookroo
From day one, we should be reading to our children. Reading unlocks the doors to so many wonderful things in life. Reading out loud to your babies is important for brain development. Read to kids early and often as it helps with language development, literacy, social skills, and more. We all want the best for our kids and we know reading is the key to so much success later on in life. With the ever growing competition for our children’s attention from technology, how do we keep our kids interested in books? Everyone should see reading as a gift because that is truly what it is. What is better than snuggling up with your sweet kiddo with a good book, excited to see how the story ends together? If you want to instill that love of literature in your young children, Bookroo wants to help, and they even have a special discount just for Daily Mom readers. 

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Why Moms Need To Drink Coffee

Moms love coffee. It is no secret. It is the lifeblood of motherhood, especially in the morning. If we had a dollar for every meme we’ve seen about parenting and the necessity of coffee, we would have a lot more money and we’d probably spend it on more coffee. You may be concerned about your caffeine habit. You may want to quit coffee altogether. However, there are some compelling reasons to keep on drinking your latte in the morning. Don’t throw out that Starbucks gold card just yet. Mom’s need to drink coffee!

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Help Others Without Writing A Check

The world can be a sad and scary place. Every time we open up our computers or turn on our televisions, there is another tragedy taking place before our eyes. The gravity and magnitude of the problems are overwhelming. We can and should grieve about the sadness in the world but after the initial shock or grief passes, discouragement comes along and tells us there is nothing we can do to make the world less crappy. We turn away and move on with our day. You hear people asking for help all the time. Support this cause or that. The need can leave you feeling weary, especially if you don’t have any extra money to give to worthy causes. Budgets are incredibly tight for most American families. However, there is always something you can do, every single day, to make the world a better place. You can help others without writing a check. Here is how…

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Helping Kids Understand the Death of a Pet

If you are a pet owner, you will have to deal with the inevitable pain of losing your pet someday. 60 percent of Americans today are pet owners so many of us have to go through this. Whether your pet dies from old age, illness or an accident, it is a very difficult time. This difficult time can be made even more challenging when you have children. For most children, losing a pet will be their first experience with death. It is sad, so terribly sad to see your children miss their beloved furry sibling. However, you can use this life experience to teach your children about life and death, emotions, grief and healing. Your family can get through the loss of a pet together by being honest and honoring your deceased pet in a way that helps everyone move on.

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Atlanta – A Southern Family Destination

At Daily Mom, we are obsessed with travel. While we do travel without our kids sometimes, we are always looking for the best places to go with our kids. Traveling as a family is the best. You get to take on new experiences as you explore a city together. The memories we make while traveling with our kids are precious. If you are ready for your next family friendly getaway, Atlanta needs to be on your list! This city in the south provides a very fulfilling family vacation that is packed with activities and delicious food. Plan for a long weekend here and know that you will head home, reluctantly, after taking in Atlanta as a family.

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What to Do When You Can’t Pick a Candidate

Everyone is in an uproar over who will be the next President of the United States. Seriously, people are freaking out. We are supposed to get behind a candidate and defend them to the death because we are supposed to believe that the next President is the person who will fix the things that we believe are broken. Our destiny is in the hands of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, right? Wrong. Those two don’t control the destiny of our country and they most certainly don’t control the destiny of you and your family. Change doesn’t come down from the top. True change, change that matters, grows from the ground up. Big change is rooted in small beginnings like a seed before it grows into a tree. 

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10 Parenting Lessons To Learn from The Walking Dead

Raise your hand if you love The Walking Dead! We are big fans here at Daily Mom. We’ve been watching for years. For many of us, our love for The Walking Dead began before our children were even born. What makes this show so excellent isn’t the gross zombies and special effects, it is the character development. We learn lessons right along with the characters. As they change, we change and we take away new things to think about after every episode. They might be surviving a zombie apocalypse but we are surviving parenthood and some days, that feels like the same thing. Spoiler Alert! If you aren’t caught up through Season 6, please don’t read this. With Season 7 premiering, we thought we would bring you 10 parenting lessons from The Walking Dead.

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