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Post-Partum Playlist

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At 7 weeks post-partum, it’s time to face facts. Even though I follow ANMJ’s tips for camouflaging my post-baby pooch as much as I can, the truth of the matter is that I’m going to have to integrate some exercise into the daily blur of living with a newborn if I want to banish the bulge for good.
Now that I have my doctor’s blessing, I’m slowly beginning to reacquaint myself with the gym. Motivation is often hard to find between breastfeeding, diaper changing, napping, eating and pretending to keep my house clean, so I’ve been working on a play list to get the proper juices flowing when I’m on the treadmill.

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At Home Work-Out Options For Moms Whose Kids Barely Nap

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My only chance of accomplishing my half-hearted “think about maybe getting in shape” resolution lies in a workout that I can do at home. And it must fit into either the small slice of time between R going down for his short little nap and P waking up to nurse…or the 30 minutes immediately after my husband gets home from work (any later and I’m too tired).

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Goodbye, 2010! Looking Forward to a Year of Style (amongst the chaos)

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Being a huge New Year’s geek (seriously – it’s my very favorite holiday), I always like to take some time at the start of a new year to reflect. Now that I’m a parent, it’s both harder to find that time, but more important that I do. Ironic, no? My single biggest goal for 2011 is to be a more mindful parent. To be present, in the moment. To not be distracted by worry, or all the stuff that creeps into our lives. I can’t believe how fast these three years have flown past…and already I can see the little boy my baby is becoming. I want to enjoy every moment I can, with both of my boys.

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How to Wear Plaid Part 1 – Holiday Style

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Sure, to many of us, plaid smells a lot like teen spirt, but plaid made a strong showing in 2010 and those tenacious tartans are here to stay a bit. How can hip moms play this trend without looking either too young, too old or too ahem. . . rustic? Our four part series on styling plaid for moms will feature plaid pairings from ANMJ contributors, starting with a cheery daytime look I’ve been sporting this holiday season.

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Reader Question: How To Rock Red Lipstick For the Holidays (or any day)

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This question is probably geared toward Scotti, since she is the make up guru. I would like to wear red lipstick for Christmas. My guy saw it on an actress in a movie we were watching and said “You would look good in red lipstick” Hint taken! Spice it up already.
What colors are best? And I’d like to do nail polish, too? Obviously they can’t match, (Can they?!?!?!) but should I go bright red on the nails, too?
I’m not going to be spending beau-coup bucks on either item since it will probably get busted out for Christmas and NYE and then pushed to the back of the drawer.

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