Fact: I (Jenn) am not a pregnant vegan. But we know that we have pregnant readers who are (or who like to eat vegan meals regularly), which is exactly why we’re sharing this excerpt from the book Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy. The book shows vegan moms-to-be everything they need to know regarding keeping themselves and their babies strong and healthy through all three trimesters. Read on for how much protein to eat and the best vegan sources to get it when pregnant. Really great info if you are vegan — or just looking to eat more plant-based! How Much Protein…

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In general, sports can be AWESOME for kids — especially young girls. I know for myself (and Kristen!), being active in athletics when we were younger gave us confidence, built inner and outer strength, and helped us to form friendships and support networks that existed far off the courts we were playing on. But — there is a darker side to some sports. A side that puts too much pressure on winning and/or maintaining a certain body weight or shape. Sometimes, there’s a focus on both of those things — which is a toxic and scary combination, especially when you’re…

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At the time of this writing, I am happy to say that I am officially in my third trimester with twins! And, if I thought I was tired or uncomfortable before, well, that ain’t nothing compared to measuring well over full-term with — hopefully — still weeks to go! While some days I’ve had decent energy, other days I’ve been WIPED. And, really, each and every day being on my feet for any extended period of time (say, more than 10 minutes) has been uncomfortable. So, as you’d expect, workouts have continued to ramp way, way down and are highly…

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My twin pregnancy has been REAL. Real tough. Real fun. Real long (even though it’s actually really shorter than my last one). And, really, really something. Because I’m so, so grateful to be carrying two babies (as I’m writing this, I’m currently past week 30). And it’s special. But, man, a twin pregnancy is not for the faint of heart. Here are 13 things only moms pregnant with twins will understand … No shirt will ever be long enough to cover the bump, it seems. via GIPHY No built-in belly band has enough stretch in it. via GIPHY The silliness…

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When you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby into the world, it’s easy to focus on what the newest member of your family will need. From the diapers to the bottles to the clothes to the cute nursery design — it can actually be pretty fun to nest. And I have been doing a lot of that (see here). But, if there’s one thing I learned last time (besides this, of course), it’s that you don’t just want to be ready to bring that new person home; you also need to be as stocked up as you can be…

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I’m almost too nervous to type it in case we’re forgetting something major, but — aside from buying a minivan and investing in a double jogging stroller — I think we are pretty set up for the twin girls to arrive! My husband and I have spent the last couple of months turning what was a tiny playroom into the nursery, and I gotta say, that I’m very pleased with how it turned out. It’s cozy and functional, but we squeezed all of the most-important things in there! There were a few things that we knew were a MUST from…

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My whole family has summer vibes going right now. Not only are we excitedly expecting twins this summer (!), but after a long winter, the promise of regular pool time, sunshine, and in-season watermelon is giving us serious heart eyes. via GIPHY Because the summer weather is here. It’s finally here! via GIPHY And here are some new finds that are pairing SUPER well with sunshine — for the whole fam. My Audio Pets Splash Everything is better with good tunes, and these wireless Bluetooth speakers aren’t just adorable and kid-friendly — they’re also waterproof! Meaning you can take them…

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When you’re pregnant with a single baby, the second trimester rocks. Usually the morning sickness is gone, you get some of your energy back, you sleep pretty well, and you’re rocking a cute little bump that is fun to watch grow — but isn’t so large that you can’t get out of a chair without help or that you can’t paint your own toenails. Let me just tell that you that my experience with carrying twins in the second trimester is a bit, er, different. First of all, my morning sickness didn’t completely go away until week 16 — and…

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As we head into the unofficial start of summer (yay!), well, here’s a peek at what my family looks like during those warmer months. via GIPHY But also, we have some important information for all the mamas to know. And it’s serious. Because even though water and summer is super fun, water is really serious. In fact, for kids from ages one to four years old, it’s the no. 1 cause of death. One of the best way to help prevent it is by making sure your kids know the basics of water safety — and not just the older…

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Oh, hello, there. You’re looking good. Some might say … fresh. Which is perfect for today’s giveaway because it’s all about the freshness. And the convenience. And the healthiness. And the tastiness! That’s right, today’s birthday giveaway (get them all here) is for a whole month of HelloFresh! In case you’re not familiar with HelloFresh, let us give you the deets: It’s America’s most popular meal-delivery kit with a variety of plans and recipes (with ingredients) that are delivered straight to your door. There are tons of ways to customize your plans — from the number of people it feeds…

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