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Stephanie

Stephanie is a military wife, currently residing in New York, and mama of two exceptionally curious kiddos - a rugged pint-size princess and a toddling Evel Knievel-in-training - and one sweet, easy going baby boy. When she isn't exploring the family's newest dwellings, running trails, farmers' markets, and playgrounds, she spends her down time working from home, feverishly correcting "textspeak" in her college students' essays as an adjunct English instructor for a local community college. Her passion for writing and photography can be found at Stephanie High Photography on facebook

Win It: Pregnancy Package: Melody Lane, Belli Skincare, & Cake Maternity

Pregnancy got you down? Fatigue, hormone-related breakouts, weight gain, and ill-fitting clothing… the list goes on for every expecting mama. The days can be rough, but we have something that can make those days a lot brighter: a pregnancy gift package featuring beautiful maternity fashion, skin care essentials, and undergarments that seamlessly fit throughout all of your body’s changes. We are loving everything this package has to offer from Melody Lane, Belli Skincare, and Cake Maternity!

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Win It: Personalized Gift Set from I See Me!

As parents, we know that reading is an integral part of learning for a child. Not only does reading have the highest influence on language development, but it also opens your child’s imagination to a whole world of possibilities. What’s even better is when your child actually becomes the main character of their own reading adventures, which is why we love i See Me! personalized children’s books!

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Zika Virus: What you need to know

By now, the Zika virus’ threat to pregnant women is no secret. It’s been blasted across our news media outlets, discussed in depth on social media, and largely covered by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention for months now — raising eyebrows and causing a bit of panic every time the CDC raises its alert level, most recently to the highest level of concern. We’ve been told of the devastating effects of the virus in Brazil and warned immensely about its transmission to the United States. With summer looming, warmer weather, humid conditions, and the annual reappearance of the mosquito, the fear of the unknown has pregnant women everywhere asking their doctors, “Should I be worried?”

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Win It: Gift Basket of Summer Care and Toys by Dolphin Organics

Bring in the summer with a gift basket of fun! We all know how long the summer days can be once school is out; days spent in the hot sun, or stuck inside, bored on the couch. What wouldn’t be better than winning a gift basket of toys perfect for indoor and outdoor play, plus an organic line of children’s skin care and hair care to help wash away the day’s sweat and dirt before bed? Check out our giveaway for a chance to win this amazing basket loaded with Dolphin Organics, and also featuring fun games and toys from Expect Natural.

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What I wish I had known when I put my career on hold for my kids

“Now, is not my time. Now, is their time.”

Those are the words that I have rehearsed over and over. Words that at times, I struggle to adhere to, to even desire. Some days I am able to fully convince myself that those words couldn’t be more true, yet I still struggle with an inner dialogue that says time is passing me by.

It wasn’t always that way. I worked for the first 9 months after my first child was born. I had always heard that dropping them off with the sitter would get easier, but it never did. When I finally got the chance to scale back my work hours to part-time, then part-time from home, I jumped on it. I was so excited to finally be a stay at home mom, thinking I could finally have it all.

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Black and White Fashion for the Modern Mom by Loyal Hana

Gone are the days of oversized mumu dresses and baggy sweatpants. Maternity fashion has evolved into some of the most desirable, high-quality, and comfortable clothing in the fashion world, giving new modern moms the opportunity to expand upon their personal style… and not just their waistline. While we love bright colors and fun patterns when it comes to accessorizing the bump, there’s something to be said about the timeless beauty and instant touch of chic that a classic black and white color combo has to offer — not to mention an aesthetic that simply doesn’t go out of style. If you’re going to spend your hard earned money on maternity fashion, why not choose something that can remain a staple in your closet throughout your pregnancy and beyond?

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Gear Guide: BOB Revolution Flex and BOB B-Safe 35 by Britax Travel System

If you’re an active parent, love the outdoors, or enjoy a morning run or evening stroll, you are probably well aware of the BOB brand of strollers. The BOB has long been the most coveted stroller company of active moms and dads everywhere, so coveted that resale value on a used BOB is high — and BOB owners know exactly why. Known for their ability to travel all sorts of terrain, easy transition from a light jog to a fast sprint without skipping a beat (or turning a wheel), and offering baby and child a relaxing and safe journey with a suspension system and cushioning like no other, the BOB line of strollers and trailers have been crucial to keeping parents active and children experiencing the natural world around them.

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Babyhome Air Bassinet

Having a safe place to lay your baby to sleep is a top concern for all new parents. As we shop, we look for products featuring light fabrics, flat surfaces, and breathable sides, ensuring the safest of sleep environments for our littlest bundles of joy. It’s also why we are spotlighting the Babyhome Air Bassinet! With its impeccable design and functionality, it’s a must-have for every baby registry. 

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Win It: First Response Football Package

Calling all football fans! Did you know that the home city of each year’s Super Bowl champs sees a surge in birth rates 9 months later? First Response, our go-to for anything from vitamins to trying to conceive to pregnancy, has put together a celebratory package, Broncos style of course, to help aide in the baby boom about to take place this year. But don’t worry if you’re not a Broncos fan; the winner chooses their football package!

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7 Ways to Prevent the Stress of being a WAHM

It’s been said to be the best of both worlds — being able to work from home while also being home with your children each day. In fact, the option is so popular that Pinterest has hundreds of “work from home” pins geared towards moms; not to mention the explosive boom of multi-level marketing companies popping up ALL over social media. If you dare to go on Facebook, you’ll mostly find another invite to an online party or a newsfeed full of your friends earnestly trying to bring in some form of income all while staying at home with their children. To be able to make money from the comfort of your own home while raising your children each day has become the “ideal” situation, and while it certainly has its perks, there are many obstacles to overcome to make the new venture worth your sanity and time. To help you navigate the home office stress-free, we’ve come up with the 7 best ways to prevent the stress of being a work at home mom. 

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Win It: Ubbi

Spring is in the air and we’re keeping things fresh! From snacks to diapers, our favorite brand of fun, modern, and functional baby products has you covered for keeping the air and your home clean and odor-free. Ubbi is making spring bright this giveaway, with adorable spill-proof snack containers and brightly colored diaper pails!

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