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Friday Five

5 great links to take you into the weekend.

Friday Five

This week finds me nearly 30 weeks pregnant and welcoming the third trimester with stacks of books on birthing and breastfeeding teetering on my nightstand. Speaking of childbirth, I've been loving my Bradley Method class with Tanya Wills and Amy Goldstein and encourage all you curious moms-to-be to check them out here. Who knows how this birth will go?! But one thing's for sure, I can't wait to meet this little baby! Hope all you pregnant mamas are feeling well.

Here are a few fun reads and links I stumbled upon this week. Happy Friday!

Have you joined the subscription box craze yet? Now might be the time! Stitch Fix just launched maternity options.

Afraid to ditch the swaddle? I hear there is promise of sleep on the other side!

One celeb fights for equal opportunity diaper duty (yes, please!).

On my wish list: everything from this new line.

Oh, and maybe a pair of these made-to-order beauties with a matching pair for Baby!

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    Is the BabyBjörn portable travel crib worth it?

    100% unequivocally yes.

    I have this weird brown birthmark on the bottom of my right foot near my pinkie toe and my mother always said, "That means you'll never stay still. You'll travel everywhere." (She's full of interesting superstitions like that.) I'm not sure if it was a self-fulfilling prophecy or what but I've always had a love for travel, and before we had a child (in those glorious pre-pandemic times), my husband and I traveled all over Europe, did two road trips across different parts of the United States and even flew all the way around the world to visit my family in the Philippines.

    I had this weird idea that I had to get all my traveling in before I became a mom. Because once you become a mom, you just become content sitting at home with the kids, right?

    Eh, wrong.

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    It’s science: Vacations make your kids happy long after they’re over

    Whether you're planning a quick trip to the lake or flying the fam to a resort, the results are the same: A happier, more connected family.

    Whether you're looking for hotels or a rental home for a safe family getaway, or just punching in your credit card number to reserve a spot in a campground a couple of states over, the cost of vacation plans can make a mom wince. And while price is definitely something to consider when planning a family vacation, science suggests we should consider these trips—and their benefits—priceless.

    Research indicates that family vacations are essential. They make our, kids (and us) happier and build bonds and memories.

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    Cameron Diaz on having a baby at 47: 'You really have to work hard for it'

    "The only pressure for me now is I have to live to be, like, 107, you know? No pressure!"

    This is the decade that saw the face of first-time motherhood change. The number of first-time mamas under 30 is shrinking, while more and more women are becoming moms after 40.

    Cameron Diaz is one of them. The actress and businesswoman, now 48, became a mom in January at the age of 47. In a new episode of Naomi Campbell's YouTube series, No Filter, Diaz opens up about what it's like to become a mom in your fourth decade.

    "A lot of people do it the other way around ... they get married [and] have a family in their youth," says Diaz."I'm kind of doing it in the second half of my life."

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