Goldfish Swim School

*sponsored post* Everybody in the pool – and that means baby too! Goldfish Swim School has two Philadelphia-area locations, Fort Washington and Mount Laurel, and offers swim classes for children starting as early as 4 months of age. The Mini Classes (for children between 4 and 35 months, along with a parent) offer top-quality swim […]

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Insider's Guide to Maternity Leave

  Filled with fresh, curated insights, The Insider’s Guide to Maternity Leave book offers the best advice on maternity leave in one place: real stories from working moms who want you to know what they didn’t, and expert advice and resources to help you prepare for the unexpected at work.   Update: The book debuted […]

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Real Mom Moment Dancing While Baking

  After my first “Real Mom Moment” post  or (shall I say rant) on mom guilt, I felt it was only fair to write about my wonderful morning with my daughter. I had plans to go outside but the weather was rainy and cold so I decided spur of the moment to bake. Now, let […]

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Prenatal Exercise Classes in Philadelphia

Whether it’s walking, running, prenatal yoga, or baby boot camp, there is an excellent range of prenatal exercise classes in Philadelphia for expectant moms:   UPDATED   Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes by Greater Philadelphia County Philadelphia County Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes Montgomery County Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes Bucks County Prenatal Yoga and […]

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Real Mom Moment Mom Guilt

Picture courtesy of Gina Marie Photography Instead of internalizing some of the frustrations about being a mom or discounting my feelings, I will be sharing my stories as an open diary of sorts under “Real Mom Moments”.   Mom Guilt is Real. My daughter woke up no less than 3 times last night. She is […]

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babys-choice-philly-baby-bump

What do you do when your new baby refuses a bottle and you don’t want to spend money on another expensive starter set? The Baby’s Choice Bottle Bundle is one solution from Abby and Hallie, the Philadelphia-based co-founders of the Baby’s Choice brand. The Bottle Bundle lets your little one try out some of the […]

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Philly Baby Bump Lessons From First Year As A Mom

On my daughter’s first birthday, my husband and I celebrated with a cupcake and champagne. Not the pinterest worthy event I had in my mind when I was pregnant but a very fitting way to commemorate making it through our first year of baby. Out of all the lessons that I have learned from this […]

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when-raising-a-toddler-gets-tough

Raising a toddler is much tougher than I expected. Parenting as a whole is a lot more difficult than I ever anticipated – and I only have one child! I went to bed tired last night and woke up this morning even MORE tired. It doesn’t matter if I got to bed at 9pm or […]

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My First Year as a Mompreneur

Last year, I resigned from my comfortable and well paying corporate job to become a stay-at-home mom turned “mompreneur”. Which really means I take care of my daughter during the day and am an entrepreneur in the evenings, early mornings, and occasionally nap time.  My first year as a mompreneur has been full of ups […]

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philly-birth-stories-2

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! I can’t imagine anything more powerful, complex, and profound as giving birth (especially to your first child!). I love reading birth stories and want to start a “Philly Birth Stories” series where I highlight all the different childbirth experiences of Philly moms. Whether you only answer one question or […]

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