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Happy Hump Day! How has your week been going? This week has seriously got me like:

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Obviously, we all love our kids. They are beautiful, lovable gifts and the sun rises and sets with them and all that. However, they are also serious, all-consuming, time-suckers! If you catch me in the morning, you'll find a mom full of grand plans and maybe even a sprinkle of energy, but by 3 pm you'll most likely find a blob, sort of resembling me, being smothered on the couch, still trying to finish her morning coffee. It's amazing how...

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Hey Mamas,

If you've been to Stroller Strides lately, chances are you've met the awesome Windsor Lineback and her adorable blondie, Hillan! She just welcomed the equally gorgeous Windsor Kate at the end of June, and somehow she's already managing to get out of the house with both of them, looking fantastic! I loved learning more about her and finding out how she's been handling motherhood times two.

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I don't know about you guys, but I've had enough of all of this rain. I know it's important and all that, but it's really gotten in the way of our pool, beach and amusement park plans over the last few weeks. We've spent a lot of time in the house, and I'm not gonna lie, many hours on screens. Here are some great activities to keep your kids active, learning and having a great time, even when you can't escape the house!

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It's a basic truth of parenthood: Kids are freakin' expensive! After our third child was born, we realized that between twice weekly trips to the grocery store, preschool tuition, doctors visits, and too many Target clearance binges, we were spending more than we were earning. It was time to make a budget! Once we committed to it, creating a budget was actually quite simple and painless. If we can do it, so can...

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After kids, date nights are a bit of a crap shoot. It's tough to keep the romance alive amidst all of the sleepless nights, diaper changes and spit up, not to mention how terrifying it is to leave your child with a sitter for the first time. However, taking the time to connect, even if you don't leave the house, is more important than ever.

In a study conducted by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, W. Bradford...

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Before I had three children, and the exhaustion that comes along with them, I was an avid reader. These days I can count on one hand the number of books I read in a year. Five pages in, you'll usually find me passed out, or I may start awake when I drop the book that I was holding onto my face. If I'm going to get through a whole book in less than three months, it's gotta hold my attention. Here's a list of eighteen books that do just...

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Happy Summer! I hope you're relaxing by the pool with a cold drink in your hand, not stressing out about packing everything you need for summer vacation like I am. However, if you are stressing about that first beach vacation with kids, you've come to the right place.

Check out the guide below for all of my family beach vacation must-haves, as well as what to leave at home:

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Happy July, Mamas! I can't believe it's almost time for fireworks already! This month I had the privilege of interviewing Jenna Miles whom many of you know as one of our newest Stroller Strides instructors. She is such an accomplished woman. Not only is she a Licensed Professional Counselor, but she became an instructor while pregnant with her second child! Talk about motivating! Read on to learn more about what makes this inspirational mama...

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Summer is officially here! Richmond is an amazing city, full of things to do all summer long. From parks to pools to outdoor concerts, there is something for every interest. Look at all the summer activities we've collected below and start planning your family fun today!

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Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer! For me, summer brings back memories of barbecues with my grandpa's barbecue chicken, sliced, home grown tomatoes and corn on the cob. I love how fresh, local produce is so easy to come by this time of year. It is the perfect time to fall in love with vegetables! If you have a picky eater or if you yourself have a vegetable or two that you won't eat, I challenge you to try...

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Ah, the family summer vacation! Traveling with kids is certainly an adventure. At times it can be wonderful. There is nothing like seeing the world through the curious eyes of a child. However, sometime after that second bathroom stop and first meltdown, that wonder begins to fade. We've put together a collection of travel hacks to simplify your trip and hopefully create a more pleasant environment for everyone.

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Good morning, ladies! Father's Day is just over a week away. If you're looking for a sweet gift for those special men in your life, look no further. We've got some fun and creative gift ideas that they are sure to love!

  • Classic Framed Keepsake: These gifts are especially great for a guy's first Father's Day as a dad or grandfather....
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