July 12, 2014

Help your baby LOVE tummy time: Our top tips

By / Baby Massage, core strength, tummy time / Add comment

Time to mix it up, mamas! I know you’ve had “flat on the back, flat on the back, flat on the back” drilled into your brains like mad by your pediatrician and by safe-sleep blogs everywhere, but be careful not to mistake all this “flat on the back” talk for an admonition that your baby should never be on his tummy! In fact, tummy time during the awake hours is super-important for development of your baby’s gross and fine motor skills.

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June 28, 2014

Neon gym picks & tips for working out in the third trimester

By Amanda Saiontz Gluck / Exercise, Exercise During Pregnancy, Pregnancy, pregnancy / Add comment

This week we're sharing a great post from Amanda Saiontz Gluck, a.k.a. the Fashionable Hostess, who's keeping it real with fun colors and motivational tips for your pregnancy workout. Mama Seeds yoga and Pilates videos are the perfect complement to your gym / class days, and we've got you covered when restoration is what the body needs and wants. Thanks, Amanda, for sharing your secrets!

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June 20, 2014

Prenatal Pilates Videos

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You know what’s hard to find? A Pilates class specifically geared for pregnant women. And there are some good reasons for that—Pilates is very core intensive, and it happens to be really easy to strain and damage the abdominal muscles during pregnancy. Sit ups are taboo. Double leg lifts are a no-go. A too-loose pelvis can make scissoring the legs a really bad idea. All these conditions (and the unknown) can scare off your local instructors. So what’s a core-loving mama to do?

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June 14, 2014

How to prepare for a trip (with babies or toddlers…or without!)

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A few months ago I wrote a post on some of my best tips for traveling with toddlers. I mentioned that I almost never check a bag. Whoa—that got a reaction! Friends wanted to know (right now) how that was possible. Especially with kids! So I’m here to tell you, mamas, it is possible. I have been on quite a few trips that lasted three weeks to a month, and even then I've managed to only bring my carry-on luggage. You can do it too! This is a two-part post: the first part focuses on the preparation, and the next will focus on fitting it all into one bag. After all, successful packing is two parts editing and one part space planning.

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