Pregnancy Tests: newly redesigned First Response Early Detection

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for First Response. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

The moment you find out you’re pregnant is probably a moment you’ll always remember. Maybe you even took a photo of the positive pregnancy test, a memento to store in the baby book. I have pictures of both of my positive pregnancy tests!

The first time I got pregnant, it just took one test. It was very clearly positive, but I was also about

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Pregnant? Join Mattel & Get Paid

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Are you pregnant? Whether it’s your first or not, come join other expecting moms in a private online community to discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood, as well as advise Mattel about their toys and games! How cool, right?!

Mattel is relying on these Moms to help them gain a greater understanding of the lifestyle and needs of their consumers as it relates back to the world of play… and they’re opening up this invitation to YOU.

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Pregnancy and back pain

Pregnancy and Back Pain


Pregnancy Awareness Month: #NurtureMom Twitter Party

Did you know May is Pregnancy Awareness Month? They’ve been celebrating motherhood and pregnancy all month long, including some awesome twitter parties each week! I’m thrilled to be jumping on board for the final twitter party of this month for Nurture Week!

We do everything we can do protect and take care of our little ones, right? We nurture them 24/7! But do we stop often enough to nurture ourselves? After the birth of my first it took me FAR too long to realize that my

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What is Cord Blood Banking?

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Cord Blood Registry. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

I was aware of cord blood banking when I had my children, but it definitely wasn’t something talked about often and certainly not something my doctor ever brought up. It seemed “new” (4 years ago), expensive, and unknown. Today? I regret not banking their cord blood. I wish I had looked into it more and I wish there had been more information given to me.

So I’m

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Holiday Gifts for Mom: Envie de Fraises

I remember when I was pregnant I dreaded shopping for maternity clothes. We have very few local stores that carry any and most were frumpy and ugly. I ended up wearing larger sizes of a lot of non-maternity clothes or shopping online just TRYING to find something cute. The same goes for nursing clothes… when you’re breastfeeding, your daily wardrobe needs to be thought out. Can I easily nurse in this? What if I’m out in public? And stylish nursing clothes were also impossible to find. So when Envie de Fraises offered to send

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How to REALLY know you’re pregnant

I don’t know if you guys remember the story of when I discovered I was pregnant with Rebecca, baby #2. We were going to start trying in the next month or two so she surprised us just a little bit early! I was late so I took a pregnancy test… just one of those cheapies that show two lines or a plus or something. Of course it was super light and I could not tell for the life of me if I was actually pregnant or not. It wasn’t like it was with

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