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3 Quick & easy breakfast recipes perfect for busy moms

I think it's safe to say that when you have children--whether babies or teenagers--it's as difficult, if not more so, to feed yourself healthy and nutritious meals as it is to feed them. In the early days of motherhood, I would often forget to eat all day and come early evening (you know, during the newborn witching hour), I would be famished and had no energy at all. So I came up with some recipes I now turn to regularly to make it all a bit easier.

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Second baby showers: The taboo you didn't know about

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Growing up, everyone had a baby shower, usually for every pregnancy, and they were a big deal. I didn't realize until I was an adult, that this isn't the norm. Most of America only has showers for the first baby and sometimes a sprinkle (a scaled down shower) for the second baby. Here are some ways to avoid the awkwardness if you choose to have a second baby shower.

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Couple turns pregnancy announcement into horror film + 20 creative ways to announce your baby bump

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Pregnancy could be pretty terrifying, but have you ever heard of a scary baby announcement? Expecting parents Judy and Gavin Holt produced a horror film to share the news, and it's pretty genius. Grab the popcorn, check out this hilarioius pregnancy announcement, and get inspired by twenty more ways to let others know you're expecting. 

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She lost 200 lbs. & you HAVE TO SEE what she looks like now

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Nothing is more inspiring than seeing a person make a decision to change her way of life to lose weight and lead a healthy lifestyle. This is what happened to Daniela "Dani" Franco. The 24-year-old, who hails from Argentina, revealed to me how she managed to lose more than 200 pounds and it's really an amazing story. Take a look at her inspiring journey, which may even make you want to change your life and start on a similar one too!

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10 Adorable & unique baby shower ideas

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Once one of your crew gets pregnant, there tends to be a neverending parade of pregnancies and babies to follow. That means lots of celebrations, but after a dozen baby showers where you play the purse game and wrap each other in toilet paper, the whole thing tends to get a little old. Here are ten unique ideas to make a baby shower extra special.

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Get ready for baby #2 with these 11 brilliant consejos

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I was a picture of preparedness. The crib was purchased and put together, all of the baby clothes were organized and the nursery was decorated before I hit the 22-week mark. Now, pregnant with my second and glaringly aware of the unpredictability of labor, the fallability of due dates, and just how all-consuming those first few weeks with a newborn are, I'm determined to not waste any time. Of course, this a lot tougher when I have a three-year-old.

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8 Tech gadgets your kids should have for back to school

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From new backpacks and trendy clothes to that lengthy required supplies list, you're probably knee deep in back-to-school purchases that at times may seem rather excessive, but try not to be too quick to brush off what may seem like outlandish requests from your kiddos. There are actually quite a few tech gadgets out there that can help your kids be safer, more prepared and more efficient in the new school year. 

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10 Beautiful bilingual baby names we love

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Picking a baby name is tough to begin with. But for Latinas, we must factor in our parents' and grandparents' ability to pronounce our child's name. I mean, my grandmother is fluent in English and Spanish and I still can't imagine names like Asher and Avery rolling off her tongue so easily (sorry, Nana!). Check out my top picks for boys and girls, perfect for our bilingual world.

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10 Pictures of your kids that should NEVER EVER go on social media

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Social media encourages us to document every moment of our lives and share it with the world. For parents, this often means posting snaps of our kids and sharing them everywehre. But could we potentially be setting them up for embarrassment or even jeopardizing their physical safety or emotional well-being? Here are 10 tips on the types of photos you should reconsider sharing online.

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Get your kids interested in playing sports with these 10 easy tips

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We've all heard how important it is for our kids to play sports: they promote values and they keep them healthy. But let's be honest, motivating them to exercise isn't always easy since lots of children would much rather sit in front of the TV playing video games or spend hours on tablets or smartphones. So what can we do to change that?

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