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Amanda Prater
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Building a business while raising babies? Its all about finding the right balance... #worklifebalance #mompreneur

  Work Smarter Not Harder: Balancing Babies and Business Working from home is no easy feat. If you’ve ever tried to juggle growing a business while taking care of a baby then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Someone, somewhere, told us we could…

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Work-Life Balance: the foreign language we all wish we knew. Here's how to make it all work! #worklife #balance

Work Life Balance: How does she do it? Overwhelmed. Underappreciated. Exhausted. Overcommitted. Chicken-with-her-head-cut-off. Busy. Stressed. Is this how you feel? Mama, you need to find work life balance. Do you ever think there’s too much to do and not…

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After our divorce, I never thought we'd be able to get along well enough to co-parent. #coparenting #divorce

Why I Thought I Couldn’t Co-Parent (And Why I Was Wrong) After a divorce with children, many of us are left wondering “I thought I got divorced to escape this madness?” With all the yelling, arguing, ranting and raving, manipulating, hating each other and…

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Divorce and Children - It's not about you! #divorce #coparenting

Divorce and Children: Get Over Yourself Stop fighting over time, stop putting all your focus on counting days, stop disrespecting the other parent’s time. Just stop it. Your child loves both of his parents, and he wants to spend quality time with both of…

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Sharing My Daughter: The Hardest Thing I Had to Learn as a Divorced Mom #coparenting #sharedparenting #stepmom

The Hardest Thing I Had to Learn as a Divorced Mom Divorce is hard. Divorce with kids is harder. Getting divorced with kids and trying to fix the relationship to a point where you can co-parent because you want to do what’s best for the kids? That’s the…

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Are stepparents "real" parents? The Harsh Realities of Stepparenting #stepmom #stepparent

7 Harsh Realities of Stepparenting The Most Offensive Thing my Mother-In-Law Ever Said My mother-in-law is a wonderful, caring, nurturing woman. She would give you the shirt off her back in a heartbeat. To boot, she’s never met a stranger – can you…

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The Top 20 Pregnancy Movies for When You Have Babies on the Brain #pregnancy #babybrain #netflix #amazonvideo

The Top 20 Baby & Pregnancy Movies Available on Netflix or Amazon Video If you’ve read my about page, you know I’m a total Netflix addict! And when I was pregnant and forced to take it easy, the TV and I became pretty close. Ha! But when it comes to live…

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Think before you speak! 50 comments that never should have been said to pregnant women! #pregnancy #dontsayit

50 Things NOT to Say to Pregnant Women When you’re pregnant, you’re stressed. Your mind is going a mile a minute and tripping on its own shoe laces. In my experience, “Mommy brain” is a very real phenomenon. You’re constantly thinking (and worrying) about…

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Morning sickness got you down? Try these 7 Best Morning Sickness Nausea Remedies! #morningsickness #pregnant

Morning Sickness Sucks (In case you didn’t already know.) When I was pregnant last year I had the worst morning sickness. It was so bad – all day, everyday – until about the 5th month. Every day at work I would sit on the phones while simultaneously…

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Having a baby? Check out these 32 Fun & Creative Pregnancy Announcements and shout it to the world! #pregnancy

32 Fun & Creative Pregnancy Announcements As many of you may know, we just welcomed our second bundle of joy – K2 – last August. When I was pregnant, it felt like all of my friends were, too. I guess when you have something on your mind you see it…
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