This post is sponsored by Protiva. For our sponsored post policy, click here. The last time I was pregnant, nutrition was super important for me. After all, what you eat helps support every amazing thing your body is doing — not to mention that your nutritional needs change once you’re growing a human in your belly. So, seeing that this time I’m carrying twins — oh, man — I am super aware that my nutrition needs to be top-notch right now. And! Nutrition is not only important during pregnancy. Recovering from childbirth and the physical demands of breastfeeding are no joke — and…

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I got a LOT of good advice about childbirth before having my daughter — I read the books, I talked to my best mom friends, I watched videos, I took a parenting class with my husband, I had a birth plan, I read the articles. Heck, I even visualized the birth. But, like anything, there’s nothing like experience to help you really GET it. And while I went a little hardcore into the physical preparation part of it all, there’s one piece of advice that I didn’t take to heart as much as I should have. In fact, I thought…

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I’ve always heard that your second pregnancy and preparing your second baby is SO much different that your first one. And now, I’m living that. Granted, things are a bit different preparing for twins — as it’s double the gear and double the change — but, still, I’ve been so much more chill than I was last time. And now that I’m out of the first trimester and feeling better, the time is FLYING. It’s funny, too, because I’m just as excited as I was the first time and there’s still a lot to do — it’s just that you…

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So many incredible and amazing things happen when you’re pregnant. via GIPHY Then there are the not-so great ones. via GIPHY And, then, there are the downright WTF-is-happening ones. via GIPHY We’ll go ahead and put not-being-able-to-pee-at-night in the WTF-is-happening category because it happened to me around week 10 (thankfully it only lasted a week), and, holy cow, it was something. via GIPHY It was really hard for me to find any resources online about it (because you know my husband and I were Googling “I’m pregnant and can’t pee 10 weeks” at 2 a.m.), so I wanted to share…

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“I get plenty of pampering.” –said no mom ever Which is exactly why we’re sharing seven new products we recently received for review that’ll help you to get your pamper on whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned mama. 1. Eden’s Garden Salt Soaks There’s nothing like a good bath to get your relax on, and we recently got to try these blends that include Epsom and sea salts with essential oils. Not only do they smell heavenly, but they feel heavenly. And if you’ve got sore muscles, bonus! The Epsom salts totally help with that. 2. Boob Design…

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The first trimester of pregnancy can be ROUGH. (Like, so rough we had to pull together our fave GIFs to honor that “special” time.) But, as I’m currently learning, the first trimester is even harder when you already have a little one (or two) to care for. I mean, I have an almost 4-year-old daughter who’s pretty manageable most days — and I have been wiped. So, pregnant moms of multiple kids, especially those who are toddlers and younger? I salute you, bad-ass mamas. Now that I’m officially in the second trimester and finally starting to feel a little better…

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