The Best Modest Swimsuits for Moms of 2017

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Great list of websites that sell fashionable modest swimsuit and swimwear for moms and teens who value modesty during the summer poolside. Tankinis, One-Pieces, Halter tops, tanks, boy shorts, swim skirts and more are available in great colors and styles.

Looking for the best modest swimsuits of 2017 that are great for moms? Here are four great online stores that sell modest swimsuits that are still very chic! I live in Austin, Texas, so that means swimsuit season starts in April. No joke. It can get up to 100 degrees toward the end of April, which means there’s nothing else to do to beat the heat but put on your swimsuit, take the kids to the pool, and jump in. However, for the past three summers, I have either been pregnant or nursing for more than half the time, which makes it hard to justify buying a new suit. This summer will be the first one where I can wear a non-maternity ...

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The Sweaty Realities of a Summer Pregnancy & 10 Reasons It Rocks Anyway

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Oh this is SUCH a funny (but real) list of the pros and cons of a summer pregnancy! I'll have to keep these in mind when we think about getting pregnant.

I was born the end of July 1988. Whenever I would ask my mother about my birth, she'd tell me, "It was the hottest summer on record, and I was pregnant with you." Combine that with the fact that my mother had Gestational diabetes and that I was born past my due date at a whopping 10lbs 13oz, and you can imagine that my mother was miserable. Oh, and we did not have central air or even window air conditioning units in our home (in fact we didn't for about 15 years after my birth!) So, when I found out I was pregnant, and my due date would be July 26, my mother had to laugh at me. Because, unlike her, I would be pregnant ...

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My Successful Induced VBAC – Emily’s Birth Story

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Successful VBAC Induced Birth Story

Last week we welcomed our fourth child into the Fagan home via a successful induced VBAC. I hadn't planned on being induced, via the doctor breaking my waters, but neither did I think my daughter would have very low amniotic fluid at her 40 week doctor's appointment. Her birth story is different than my others (read my son's VBAC birth story and my twin daughters' scheduled C-section birth story), but I am grateful that everything went great and my baby and I are healthy and home. We were able to go home on my 27th birthday. The Condensed Successful Induced VBAC Birth Story Monday, July 27, 2015 9:00 am - 40 week 1 day doctor's ...

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8 Ways You Can Help a New Mom

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Hello awesome What's Up Fagans? readers! My name is Chelsea and I blog at Life With My Littles. Talking about pregnancy and babies is one of my favorite things to do, and I am excited to share these ways to help a new mom today to celebrate Katelyn having her baby! Speaking as a mom who has had two babies, it can take a bit to adjust to having a newborn around the house. Not just getting back into a routine, but taking care of a new person, taking care of yourself, and trying to stay on top of chores at home. After both of my babies were born, I had a few people come over and help me more than I think they knew. Even just ...

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What Pregnancy is Really Like and What You Should Expect

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I love her explanation of what being pregnant actually feels like! And knowing what to expect when your expecting and dealing with a pregnancy is so helpful!!

When I first became pregnant, I was married, in love, but also young and unsure. I wondered what I should expect when expecting.  What the heck was this pregnancy going to do to my life? How was I going to handle it? Would I get sick? Would I get gestational diabetes? Would I carry to full-term? Would I be super uncomfortable the whole time? How would my body change? Would I get stretch marks and varicose veins? Would I still be able to attend school full-time while pregnant? Every time I have seen that positive sign on the pregnancy test, there has been fear mixed with joy, especially after I had a miscarriage. Because, one of ...

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How to Gift Proper Prenatal Care and a Safe Birth

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Help a woman receive the prenatal care they need by donating to Kangu!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central and Kangu. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Getting proper prenatal medical care when you are pregnant is pretty important. A lot of things can go wrong during a pregnancy that can threaten the life of the baby or the mother, many of which can be prevented with proper monitoring and care throughout your pregnancy. However, in some places in the world, mothers cannot afford, or do not have the means, to get the proper prenatal and postnatal care they need in order to have a safe birth. We need to be aware of those who can't, and ...

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I bought a Mom swimsuit and it wasn’t because I had given up

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Yes! I love all her reasons to rock a "mom swimsuit!"

Maybe I should chalk it up to poor customer service, but the saleswoman's remarks still echo inside my head, though uttered over a year ago. She saw me coming up to the register holding a simple, black, one-piece swimsuit, and frowned at me, and said, "Oh, you've given up. You're getting the Mom swimsuit. You don't need to give up. You're a young, attractive woman. We have a lot of more flattering suits that will be much better for you." She then proceeded to show me suits in the catalog  that were less boring, and more attractive with their patterns and bright colors. But, I kindly declined, and bought the "mom swimsuit" but it ...

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Staying Dry While Exercising – Poise Microliner

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Love Poise Microliners! Takes care of my light blatter leakage issues when exercising. Oh! Oh, and you can get a FREE Sample right now! #ad

Thank you Poise and Linqia for sponsoring today's post and keeping me confident as I run. I laughed at my friend a little bit when she was telling me that while exercising she sometimes had Light Bladder Leakage problems, especially since giving birth. But, then my other girlfriends all chimed in that yeah, after their deliveries they had this issue too! Little did I know at the time that they were right. After my Vaginal Delivery after a Cesarean (VBAC) to a 9.5 lb, sunny-side up, baby boy, I too would have a little issue with this while exercising and after. Thank goodness for Poise Microliners! These shockingly thin and ...

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Breastfeeding hurts!: Uncovering 11 Breastfeeding Myths and Lies

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Here are eleven common lies of breastfeeding and the truth from everyday nursing moms. This is the reality of breastfeeding. whatsufpagans.com

I breastfeed my children. I breastfed my twins for 13 months. Currently I am exclusively breastfeeding my 10 month old son and plan to continue nursing him for several months still to come. And I love it! I think breastfeeding is better than formula (though I am not anti-formula at all. I supplemented my twins with formula), and love the close bond it allows with my children. I also love not having to deal with bottles! I hate bottles (said the women who supplemented twins without a dishwasher)! However, I didn't always love breastfeeding. Breastfeeding hurts! And it's awkward at times. I struggled through the first several ...

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Losing Your Hair Postpartum? 16 Tricks to Lessen the Shedding

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Ha. Funny post about dealing with postpartum hair loss! Great tips for what to do about this common post-pregnancy shedding.

It has begun.  My son just turned three months old and already I have begun the lovely postpartum phase of rapid hair loss, and much sooner than I experienced it postpartum after my twin pregnancy, at about four or five months postpartum. In case you aren't clear what postpartum hair loss is, or it's been a while since you've experienced postpartum hair loss for yourself, the following statements should help clarify it. Postpartum Hair loss Postpartum hair loss means needing to clean out your hairbrush/comb at least every day, but more likely, with every stroke. Postpartum hair loss is having hair tumble weeds blow across your ...

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My First 5k!

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My friend Tanya came into town this past weekend so we could run our first 5k race - the Color in Motion 5k at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  It was a lot of fun, getting colored, and pushing each other to jog the whole thing, and jog the whole thing we did!  The pace may have been relatively slow, but both of us felt accomplished since we didn't give up and walk.  It's especially good as neither one of us is in top notch shape... yet! Before   After We ran the 5k (though it was actually 3.2 miles) "race" in 40 minutes and 20 seconds. The frustrating thing about the race though was that it wasn't a race. Ha. The majority ...

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