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Workout Wednesday - Awesome Abs: Tips For Getting Back Your Pre-Baby Body

After I gave birth, there were parts of my body that bounced right back to normal. But, my stomach just didn’t want to recover. My wardrobe consisted of baggy t-shirts and sweatpants, because I didn’t have the time or willpower to get back my abs. It got to the point that I was very uncomfortable with my own body, and that’s when I decided to change things. These four tips helped me recover my pre-baby abs, and can help you too. Simple exercises get the job done You don’t need a personal trainer or a fancy machine to build your...

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How to Handle Baby Biting

Hi readers! I’m Natalie, writer and mom of two. I am so excited to join The 16 Minute Club’s new blog, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you. My pudgy breastfed baby, Jackson, is 8 months old and looks like he subsists on whipping cream. You would never know he was once “failing to thrive.” Breastfeeding has certainly had its ups and downs. Like most moms, I spend my days wavering between maternal bliss and horrification at some of the realities of motherhood. After my first child, I was sure I had things figured out. I just...

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Mom Monday: Nursing a Teething Baby

Ouch! You worked so hard to breastfeed your sweet baby. You met with the lactation consultant and spent hours practicing until it was nothing less than magical (hopefully!). But now baby is biting and it hurts. Biting may lead to making you believe now is the time to wean, but let me reassure you, you don’t have to make the switch to the bottle if you don’t want to. Many moms before you and me continued to successfully breastfeed and overcome the biting attempts. If your baby is properly nursing, he shouldn’t be able to bite you as his tongue...

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Workout Wednesday: Workout Tips When You Have A Needy Newborn

No infant is easy to look after. Sure, some are more demanding than others. But there’s no such thing as an easy baby. Doing simple tasks become incredibly difficult when you have a baby in the picture. That’s why working out seems almost impossible. Here are a few tips to help you find the time to exercise, no matter how needy your baby is. Work around your nursing schedule After only a few days of motherhood, you probably realize that life revolves around your baby’s schedule. In order to find time to exercise, you need to plan it around your...

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Breastfeeding Hands-Free

With my first baby, I stayed home for 6 months and had few responsibilities besides housekeeping. But things are different now, and spending half my day as a human milk cow isn’t possible. When Jacks was three weeks old, I was standing at the stove, crying over fried rice, and wishing we hadn’t moved so far away from friends and family. I struggled to maintain my sanity as I attempted to balance time with his big sister, homeschooling, working from home, housekeeping, a garden, and an infant who nursed almost constantly. I only had two hands and not enough hours...

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