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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

Car Seat Guide: Britax Advocate Convertible Car Seat

If you’re on the hunt for on-the-go protection for your infant, pint-sized little one, or bright-eyed preschooler, we’ve got the seat that not only boasts superior safety ratings, but is also designed to meet the needs of infant, child and parent alike with superior function and incredible feasibility. The Britax Advocate Convertible car seat is a must on the long list of safety must-haves and overall peace of mind while transporting your most important cargo.

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Healthy Homemade On-The-Go Snacks

We’ve all been there before — your daughter has gymnastics, you’re running late (naturally), the youngest is all of a sudden starving and the last thing you want to do is swing through the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant. Having snacks at home, pre-prepared for on-the-go moments like these can be life savers when in a pinch, leaving your child satiated and you feeling guilt-free. What’s even better? Knowing each healthy ingredient that went into your child’s snack. Oh, by the way, they are SO good, you’ll gobble them up too! 

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Becoming Involved in Your Child’s Learning

When it comes to back to school, parents are probably the most excited: let’s be honest, we’re in dire need of some time to ourselves by the end of summer and somewhat of a normal routine. When the time comes though, we place a lot of trust and faith in our schools and teachers each year, and often don’t realize how much of an impact we as parents have on our child’s learning, or just how many opportunities we have to become involved in our child’s learning. The truth is, parent involvement has more of an impact on the overall child’s well-being than that of the teacher they see every day. Here’s why and how.

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10 Habits of Fit and Healthy Moms


They are everywhere: moms that run, moms that strength train, moms that say no to artificial ingredients, and moms that say yes to health. It’s a trend that seems to be gaining national attention, with popular hashtag #fitmom bolstering over 4 million posts on Instagram to date, moms are setting out to maintain and inspire healthy lifestyles for not only their children, but for other moms too, documenting every sweaty selfie and spinach salad along the way. Find out what habits are created and maintained daily by fit and healthy moms to build a consistent lifestyle for themselves and their families, and not just a temporary change.

#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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4 Hidden Dangers to Watch Out for This Summer

Time spent outdoors this summer, and especially as we head into the slightly cooler months of fall, can make the best childhood memories — family hikes, camping trips, and trail explorations. However, they can also make for some pretty itchy–possibly poo-filled — situations that while yes, they too will be memorable, they may not be the childhood memories you’re hoping for. Learn how to spot and prevent common natural dangers in your woods and waters to keep outdoor childhood memories pleasant!

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Mommy Moments: Getting Fit During Deployment Changed My Life

There are times in our lives that define us. Moments that either pass us by leaving us feeling defeated, or moments where we are forced to grow and strengthen ourselves. As a mother, those moments seem to come almost daily as we are faced with decisions that leave lasting marks on the littlest humans we love so dearly. With such a huge task on our hands, we are often left to use our own experiences, hoping they will provide our children with the tools we gained in our own moments of success, or strife, so that they may be equipped to handle their own challenges when they arise.

#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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5 Inexpensive and Effective Items for Building Your At-Home Gym

5 inexpensive and effective items for building an at home gym

Gym memberships have their perks — numerous machines, gadgets, and fitness pros promising to shape and mold your body into its best form ever — but they also have their cons —  high fees, for one. Add to that the number of machines you probably have no idea how to use, even after quite a few hours of study from your favorite corner treadmill, and no matter what, you still haven’t worked up the guts to go try one of them out. But, what if you could get a great workout from your own home without the fees or the slight feelings of apprehension? What if you could master some of the gizmos and gadgets that once looked somewhat foreign? To get you started, here are five inexpensive, but completely effective, items for building your own at-home gym.

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Tabata With Your Toddler

Tabata with Your Toddler

Time is of the essence when you are a mom of a tiny, toddling on-the-go human that doesn’t quite yet understand the simple bliss of just sitting still for one moment. Getting in a workout, let alone getting dressed for the day, almost seems like an impossible task on the daily to do underneath the loads of laundry and mounds of dirty dishes. Discovering new and exciting ways to interact and play with your child, while accomplishing some of those daily to do’s are a great way to not only cross off the tasks on your list faster, but also help your child grow and develop into a fabulous, well-adjusted, and in this case, a very fit little one. A beginner’s tabata style workout with your toddler is the perfect way to leave you both glistening in sweat and full of giggles.

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Best Free Apps for the Fitness-Minded Mom

With just the swipe of your finger, a personal trainer awaits to help get you into tip-top shape! It sounds like a dream for busy moms with maybe too little time or too little extra funds to spend at the gym each day, but thanks to technology, the prospect of having a free personal trainer working with you twenty-four-seven and an at-home gym are now within a thumb’s reach. Read on for a list of the five best FREE fitness apps that range in not only ability, but also flexibility, strength, flavor and endurance.

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5 Ways to Find & Maintain Your Fitness Motivation

You’ve likely heard the saying, “summer bodies are made in the winter,” and while the saying is fairly accurate, what they fail to mention is that those coveted beach curves are also maintained throughout every. other. season. Like most of us this winter, you may have vowed to start now on a path to a healthier lifestyle, one which will give you confidence when soaking up the sun this summer. So, you took the first step getting fit, but after the high of that decision quickly wears off – Girl Scout cookies, anyone? — how do you make this decision a lifestyle rather than a momentary dream that quickly gets washed away by real life – babies that don’t sleep through the night, dinners that don’t make themselves, and time that just never seems to stop ticking? Read on for five simple changes you can make today to find – and keep – your motivation to meet your fitness goals by summer…and throughout every other season, for that matter.

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