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    Whether you’re trying to lose weight, get strong, or just want to feel better, there’s one healthy habit most moms are missing. Even when you’re working out consistently and watching what you eat, skimping on sleep can derail all your good intentions.

    Yes, it's true. Sleep is the one thing all humans need to survive, and it can be the answer to lasting good health. Perhaps you remember it from your pre-kids days? It’s that activity that lasted beyond six in the morning on the weekend. 

    In case you need convincing that sleep should be a priority for you, here are four reasons sleep is so vital, as well as practical tips on getting more -- and better -- sleep.

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    For parents, spending one-on-one time with kids is important, especially when other siblings are in the picture. And teaching them that they're valued and respected? Well, that's always the goal. But now it seems that one dad's mission to spend some quality time with his 3-year-old daughter has completely backfired. The latest viral video of a dad going on a first date with his daughter has caused an uproar online, and some viewers are even calling the video "creepy."

    There goes the Internet again, judging parents for just about everything! Take a look for yourself:

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    Fitness guru Jillian Michaels has made a household name for herself over the last 10 years by training contestants towards their weight-loss goals on NBC's The Biggest Loser, but she recently decided to walk away from the hit show. The 40-year-old mom of two doesn't have any bad blood with the show, and wants fans to know she hasn't gotten too big for her britches.

    "I don't want fans to think I feel like I'm too big for the show or that I'm seeking greener pastures. I'm so grateful to the show and so sad to leave," she said. However, she also mentioned "some fundamental differences [with Loser's producers] that have existed for a while." Namely, the way she has increasingly been portrayed in recent seasons, and how that image has been affecting her young family.

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    If you're nursing a newborn, sex may be the last thing on your mind ... still, though, if you and your hubby end up raring to get it on during some rare interlude when the little tyke is asleep, a very important question may crop up: Can you get pregnant while breastfeeding?

    Oh that. Yes, let us talk about the possibilities ...

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    Nothing can prepare you for the day your daughter tells you she doesn’t love you. Since before she was born, I did everything I could to avoid this day. I gave her a beautiful name, breastfed her, and continue to give her all of the love, attention, and cuddles she desires.

    I thought maybe some day (maybe when she’s 14 or 15), we’d get into a tiff. And she’d get so angry with me because I wouldn’t let her pierce her naval. 

    “It’s my body!” she’d scream at me with tears in her eyes. She’d turn on her heels and run to her room feeling defeated and full of anger.

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    Ask any breastfeeding mom why nursing rocks, and she'll tell you "have boobs, will travel." So when it comes to taking a family vacation, a breastfeeding mama should have it all covered, right? Well, for the most part, yes! But if you're going to be taking an airplane somewhere, and you're going to be nursing a baby while traveling, there are a few things you need to do beforehand.

    Been too busy packing up the whole family for your next trip to really pay attention to what you'll need to do to breastfeed on an airplane? Don't worry, the experts have you covered.

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    Once your child starts to lose their baby teeth, they most likely expect visits from the Tooth Fairy. And instead of just leaving a little tooth under their pillow, they may go to great lengths to ensure that Tooth Fairy leaves them something special. By great lengths, we mean they'll pour their sweet hearts into penning a note, which can give mom and dad a good laugh.

    Here, we rounded up 11 of the best notes kids have left for the Tooth Fairy.

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    We all know that hindsight is 20/20, and you pretty much need to learn every life lesson for yourself. But what if you could go back and tell your pre-parenthood self what you'd learned ... what would you say? Here are 25 pieces of advice my friends would pass on ... 

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    To My Family of Three,

    During the past two years, we've gotten quite comfortable with one another. We have our routines, rotations, and habits; and we still always manage to have special one-on-one time with each other respectively. It's nice. And although it can seem a bit chaotic at times, each night, we wind down, just the three of us, in a relaxed and intimate way. There's milk, water, books, dancing, kisses, walks, whatever. Our little trio. It's our life now. And for 1/3 of the group, the only life she knows.

    In a few months, we will no longer be a trio but instead a foursome. And although this new member of the club is very much welcome, it seems only right to take a moment to say goodbye to what we have now. To pay homage to our family of three.

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    Kailyn Lowry is one super strong woman, but there are some things even she can't handle. She's a New York Times bestseller with Pride Over Pity, a workout fiend, crunchy mom of two, and recently announced that she's going back to school with a full load of classes.

    But even with all that on her plate, there's still one thing this Teen Mom 2 star is struggling to come to terms with, and it's something most mamas can elate to. She cannot handle how fast her 4-year-old son Isaac is growing up.

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