What to Expect When You’re Expecting is on your bookshelf. You’ve leafed through Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. You’ve even devoured The Happiest Baby on the Block. But what other books should you check out as a parent-to-be or new parent? Well, there are lots of awesome new pregnancy (and beyond!) books out there now that are fresh, fun, ground-breaking, helpful — and some are downright hilarious. Consider these required reading, whether you’re newly knocked up (congrats!), about to pop a baby out (go you!), or have an itty bitty at home already (it’s fun, right?!). Part helpful, part essential,…

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Ever been told that you’re “too sensitive” or “too emotional” or that you need “real facts to support a feeling” at work? Yeah, you’re not alone. Amy Stanton (founder of Stanton & Co, a company built to promote female athletes) and Catherine Connors (former EIC of Babble.com) wrote a entire book — The Feminine Revolution — on how to take 21 feminine traits that are perceived as weak and reframe them as powerful tools that should be embraced rather than maligned. To, which we say, HELL YEAH. Below, Amy and Catherine (who we love so much that we’re having them on…

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  A copy of Enjoy Time: Stop Rushing, Get More Done by Catherine Blyth landed here at Fit Bottomed Zen HQ, and we are obsessed with it. So much so that we booked the author as a guest on our podcast (ep coming up in 2019!) and immediately asked if we could share a few research-based tips from the book on the site. Thankfully, she said yes! Blythe pulled together theories and research in behavioral studies and psychology to drill deep down into why we procrastinate — and practical ways that we can curb it. Tackling Procrastination by Catherine Blyth There are five reasons…

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