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10 Tips from real moms about caring for your newborn

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As first-time moms, we try to prepare our best to welcome our precious newborn. Between birthing classes, pregnancy books and unwarranted advice from friends and family, it could be easy to believe you have it all figured out. The issue is that life is amazing at throwing us curveballs--especially when it comes to motherhood. New mom to twins, Zoe Saldana shared one useful tip to get back into shape. Saldana encourages moms to go hiking with your baby. It's a great way to incorporate fitness while enjoying quality time with your baby. Luckily, the MamásLatinas editorial staff has even more genuine parenting consejos to make life with your newborn easier. Breathe easy and get ready to enjoy first-time mommy-hood like a pro. 

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6 Easy bathroom updates anyone can do

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The bathroom is arguably one of the rooms in a home that becomes the biggest eyesore when it's in need of an update. Unfortunately, bathroom renovations are notoriously time-consuming and budget-busting, which means outdated bathrooms tend to stick around longer than most people would like. But, there are actually quite a few things you can do to instantly update your bathrooms on the cheap. Keep reading to find out some of our favorites.

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6 Ways to lose weight effortlessly

It's hard out there for a busy mom. If you've been wanting to shed a few unwanted pounds, but you simply don't have any extra time in your day to hit the gym, complete a workout DVD or attend a weight loss meeting, trying to figure out where to start can seem an impossible task. However, it's actually possible to drop a few pounds here and there without making any major changes. 

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12 Powerful detoxing foods that will help you lose weight fast!

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A healthy body starts with a clean foundation. Detoxification gives you just that: a clean system that is ready to absorb powerful nutrients from foods and eradicate cancerous and disease-causing compounds. Here we give you 12 food items that cleanse your system, boost your metabolism, nourish your body and strengthen your immunity.  

Click through the gallery below and learn about the foods that will help you detox and lose weight fast!

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6 Reasons you should go for baby #2

Somehow, deciding whether to have a second baby seems harder than deciding to do it the first time around. For the past two years, my husband and I have been waffling back and forth over the subject. We never planned on having two, but now that our son is smack in the middle of toddlerhood, we're thinking having two might have its benefits. Here's why:

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5 Ways to make you bedroom an oasis

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My husband and I just purchased our very first house and moved in this past weekend, and though our over 100-year-old fixer upper requires lots of updates, I'm currently attempting to figure out how to make it feel like "home" white they're completed. For me, that means transforming it into a place I want to relax in--particularly our most-used rooms, one of which is the bedroom. 

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5 Great ideas to keep your kid's lunches yummy & healthy!

A lot of parents--especially those who've seen the horrid state of so many cafeteria lunches or those who have picky children--start off the brown bag lunches with a bang. But, as the weeks pass by and preparing lunches becomes more of a chore they start to notice that their child is rejecting some of the items they've lovingly chosen and prepared, it can be easy to lose steam.

Here are some tips to help you keep your kids' school lunches inspired, healthy and fun, all year long.

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7 Baby products you can still use for toddlers

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Wait! Don't bag up that baby gear just yet. Over the course of the past two and a half years, I've retired--packed up, donated, sold and shared--so much stuff that I used regularly when my son was a baby, but simply can't use any more. Now that he seems a lot more like a kid, and a lot less like a baby, I can only vaguely remember needing things like teething rings, infant seats and stroller bunting. But surprisingly, even though he walks, talks, runs, eats and sleeps much like a big boy, I've found that there are actually some amazing products that we've been using regularly since infancy, and still use today.

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10 Breastfeeding tips & tricks from real moms

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Pobrecita Zoe Saldana! The actress and new mom to twins, took to Twitter in the hopes of rallying some support and getting some tips on how to survive the discomforts of early breastfeeding. Though totally worthwhile, the first couple of months of breastfeeding kind of suck. I can't even imagine doing it with two babies at once. Zoe apparently has been having some difficulties and is dealing with sore breasts. Here's what she said on Twitter:

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20 Creative ways to announce your pregnancy

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Showing your positive pregnancy test or ultrasound may be popular ways to announce your pregnancy, but there are tons of unique and creative ways to reveal the baby news. Besides, we only get a limited number of times to reveal such big news. The way a couple announces pregnancy does say a lot about them. Why not sure your true self while honoring your growing baby bump? 

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