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The Joys of Motherhood


Motherhood is the biggest blessing in life. The joy it brings on a daily basis is amazing. Yes, there may be times when you just want to rip your hair out, but the good will always outweigh the bad. You’ll know a love like no other, and the love you’ll receive in return is the best feeling in the world. Here’s a few examples of just how joyful being a mom is. Image Source Seeing Them Laugh One of the best feelings in the world is your baby’s first laugh. That huge grin they give you just fills you with so much love. From there on out, it’ll be hard to get them to stop. Even as the progress into young adults, being able to have that bond and share a laugh and a joke with your child is priceless. You’ll have inside jokes that nobody else will know, and … read more

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How To Decide On Essential Product Purchases When You’re A Mom-To-Be

mom to be When you’re about to become a mom, there’s so much that you have to get used to for the first time. And it can be exhausting. Not only the idea of being pregnant itself, because that can be draining on both your mind and body, but the actual process of getting everything ready too. Because there’s just so much that you need to do. And how are you supposed to decide on what you need to buy? Although you know you need everything from a car seat and stroller to bottles and a crib, how are you meant to decide on which one is the right one for your family? Let’s take a look at some of your options. Ask Your Mom Always start with your mom. Now there are many factors that go into make a range of decisions, especially when it comes to choosing things for your … read more

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Things To Consider Before Shifting to a New Neighborhood

here are many reasons why you would want to shift to a new neighborhood. You might need a bigger space, or a more affordable place. It’s common for people to shift, it is believed that an average person moves 11.4 times in his lifetime. This is a huge number, and most of the moving happens in the youth and is due to work purposes. People move when they are on a lookout for a better future. But, what is it that one should consider when moving to a new place? Let’s find out: The Crime Rate While America is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, crimes are still common in some of the states. None of us want to live in an area where theft or other such crimes are common, which is why you should first check out the crime rate before you shift to a … read more

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Online or In Stores? Which do you prefer?

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Its that time of year again. We will be starting to shop for the holidays (if we haven’t already!) and the madness will ensue. Stores will be filled with people, sales, and so many gift lists that we won’t know what to do with ourselves. Oh the joys! As a Thrifty Mom, I am always trying to decide whether it is best to shop online or in stores. Will I save money just sitting at home on a computer and not wasting my gas (or dealing with the stress of PEOPLE!) Or will I only score those amazing deals by actually stepping foot into stores to shop. In the end, I think online wins out for me. Its not that I save THAT much more money online because in reality I probably don’t. But I save my sanity, my gas, and I can do it more secretively than I can … read more

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How to Stay Active While Pregnant


Photo Credit When you are pregnant, you may feel that exercising is that last thing you want to be doing. But being active is something that you should be trying to do on a daily basis, and around half an hour of physical activity is what you want to aim for. Even the little things can make a difference such as walking to the shops instead of driving. If you are not a naturally active person, you should aim to build this up exercise over time. Check out these tips on how to stay active while pregnant for more inspiration. Make it Interesting Exercising is supposed to be fun, so you could turn it into a social event simply by going for a walk with a good friend. Alternatively, you could join a fitness class for pregnant women so the workout has been designed for you and all your need … read more

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