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STEAM Holiday Gift Ideas: Sphero BOLT & Sphero Mini Review

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STEAM Holiday Gift Ideas: Sphero BOLT & Sphero Mini Review
This post was sponsored by Sphero as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. We were excited to experience the Sphero products and some of the best STEAM holiday gift ideas this year! Our Sphero BOLT and Sphero Mini Review will show you why it […]

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Christmas Wish List Ideas You Can Count On!

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Christmas Wish List Ideas You Can Count On!
I’ve talked a lot recently about how this is such a busy time of year for us. With fall sports and dance keeping us busy before the holiday season, sometimes it creeps up on me. The kids both also celebrate birthdays in November and December so there’s a lot going on but when it comes […]

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Elf on the Shelf Letter: Printable Arrival & Goodbye Letters

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Elf on the Shelf Letter: Printable Arrival & Goodbye Letters
It’s that time again! Time for your family’s friendly elf to arrive! Some choose to let him or her arrive on Thanksgiving night, while others wait until the first week of December. Generally, the elf comes during the night after you put your Christmas tree (which would be crazy at our house since that’s usually […]

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Easy Ways to Enjoy the Holidays at Home

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Easy Ways to Enjoy the Holidays at Home
The holiday season is in full swing and while it’s one of my favorite times of the year, it can also be one of the most stressful times of the year. There are so many places to go and people to see. Everyone seems to be out and about too. We’ve been trying to slow […]

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7 Easy Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

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7 Easy Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
There are a lot of things I love about winter, especially the holiday season. But there are also things that I find challenging. As the days get shorter, the festivities end, and the colder weather sets in, the winter blues tend to settle in. But there are some easy ways to beat the winter blues no […]

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Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era

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Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era
Breastfeeding my oldest son, TJ proved to be quite a challenge in the very beginning due to an undiagnosed tongue tie and a lack of professional support. Looking back, I find it a little surprising that I held on for so long, in so much pain, without giving up. I know that my husband’s unwavering […]

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Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

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Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
We make pork carnitas in our house at least a couple of times every month. My boys love the shredded pork in quesadillas, in tacos, with eggs at breakfast, and my oldest has decided he now loves nachos. I have been following a recipe I got from Serious Eats faithfully and it’s been amazing every […]

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My Journey to Fitness: Mary Ellen’s Story

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My Journey to Fitness: Mary Ellen’s Story
Mama Say What?! Mama Mary Ellen shared her Journey to Fitness with me. She is very inspiring and very relatable to my journey to fitness! Over two years ago, a co-worker of mine told me about a new fitness program that she was going to try called the 21 Day Fix and encouraged me to […]

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Matador Mini Pocket and 2.0 Blankets

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Matador Mini Pocket and 2.0 Blankets
I first discovered this brand when cruising the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City this summer. I watched a video that promoted many of their products and I immediately thought, “what great products for parents!” They make backpacks, hip packs, blankets, wet bags, and more that can be scrunched and folded down into […]

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Simple #LighttheWorld Family Home Evening

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Simple #LighttheWorld Family Home Evening
I was really wanting to do a Family Home Evening to introduce #lighttheWorld this year for Christmas.  Each week has such good themes, but I think there is something to darkness, that I really wanted my kids to understand. Honestly, my kids and most people don’t experience darkness all that much. I have a daughter […]

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How to Fix a Fever: Children, fevers and how to fix them!

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How to Fix a Fever:  Children, fevers and how to fix them!
How can you fix a fever?  What to eat, when to worry?  Why DO fevers get worse at night?  Plus, vomiting, low-grade fevers in children.  This post has all the info on fevers! 1327   Children’s fever can’t be cured, but it does have remedies to make your baby, toddler or kid feel better. Fever […]

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Grain Mills: Which one is best?

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Grain Mills: Which one is best?
Picking a grain mill can be a hard task.  Today I will compare the Nutrimill Harvest with the Nutrimill Classic.  Share why you might consider a grain mill, how I use mine and which one I liked better!   In 2009 I made the choice to start making bread for my family. I knew that […]

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Bosch Deals

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Bosch Deals
Although the Cyber Monday deal is over — there are still GREAT deals to be had on Bosch mixers, especially if you would like some accessories when you purchase. You can get the Bosch mixer, plus attachments at a great price: You can get the Nutrimill Artiste plus, some of my favorite attachments is an […]

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Christmas pudding muffins with spiced rum frosting

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Christmas pudding muffins with spiced rum frosting
These beautiful Christmas pudding muffins are a gorgeous, festive treat to get you in the Christmas spirit, with plenty of fruit in the light, flavourful sponge, and a delicious spiced rum flavour to the creamy frosting. They’re wonderfully fruity and just a little bit naughty – adaptedslighty from a recipe sent in by the amazing […]

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Spiced Christmas cupcakes with marzipan frosting

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Spiced Christmas cupcakes with marzipan frosting
Twas the night before a coffee morning and all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except Emily, who was stirring cake batter furiously while rifling through the spice cupboards in a panic. Yep, I somehow thought it was a good idea to volunteer to make four boxes of Christmas cupcakes. These spiced Christmas […]

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Turkey, stuffing and bacon festive slice – better than Greggs

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Turkey, stuffing and bacon festive slice – better than Greggs
If you’re reading this from outside of the UK, you may not have heard of high street bakery chain, Greggs. It’s not an upmarket joint, it’s baked fast food, but one of the pastry snacks they make caught my eye and I decided to see if I could recreate it. This is my take on […]

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Jaffa cake cupcakes

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Jaffa cake cupcakes
I love jaffa cakes – and today’s cupcakes are a celebration of the humble jaffa cake – chocolate sponge topped with a layer of orange jelly and sealed in by a generous slather of rich chocolate ganache. The recipe is one I’ve adapted slightly over the years from one sent in by the wonderful Jenny of […]

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Pregnancy // Bravado Nursing Bras

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Pregnancy // Bravado Nursing Bras
I had my first Bravado bra experience during H-Bear’s pregnancy, and I have to admit that I continued to wear… The post Pregnancy // Bravado Nursing Bras appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Lovely Things // Miffy at John Lewis

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Lovely Things // Miffy at John Lewis
I turn 37 weeks on Sunday, which means I’ll be full-term and Bun could arrive at any point from now… The post Lovely Things // Miffy at John Lewis appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Pregnancy // Why I’m planning another home birth

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Pregnancy // Why I’m planning another home birth
Giving birth to H-Bear in a pool at home was one of the most empowering moments of my life. And… The post Pregnancy // Why I’m planning another home birth appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Siblings // November 2018

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Siblings // November 2018
Well, this is almost certainly the final Siblings Project post featuring two children… next month (unless she is extremely overdue)… The post Siblings // November 2018 appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Baking a Bun // 38 weeks pregnant

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Baking a Bun // 38 weeks pregnant
Monday 19th November 2018 So 38 weeks! Wow! According to my app, Bun is the size of a Pomeranian dog… The post Baking a Bun // 38 weeks pregnant appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Children’s Thanksgiving Books Focused on Gratitude

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Children’s Thanksgiving Books Focused on Gratitude
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. In the most generic terms, it revolves around family, gratitude, and eating, which pretty much sums up my favorite things in life. However, when it comes to sharing stories about Thanksgiving, it’s hard to find books that are historically accurate, especially considering the “First Thanksgiving” never happened as […]

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Tiny Changes To Earth

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Tiny Changes To Earth
I feel the need to start this story off with a lyric from one my favorite bands. The song is called “Head Rolls Off”. It’s written by Frightened Rabbit. It goes like this: You can mark my words, I’ll make tiny changes to earth And while I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to earth Tiny […]

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The Daycare Biter

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The Daycare Biter
Hi Amy, I have been following you and your family since I got pregnant with my daughter and I stumbled upon your Pregnancy Calendar. I feel like I’ve read darn near everything you’ve written (jeez I hope that doesn’t come off as creepy- your blog & advice column just provided a welcome distraction while I […]

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DIY Turkey Sock Puppets for Thanksgiving

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DIY Turkey Sock Puppets for Thanksgiving
We’ve all made sock puppets but have you ever made a Turkey Sock Puppet? It’s not that hard and it would be a great way to entertain little ones before and during the big Thanksgiving dinner.  Just imagine little turkey sock heads peeking around the corner asking if the pizza is ordered yet…. Supplies needed […]

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Post-Birth Surgery

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Post-Birth Surgery
After Lou was born, I had the usual pains and bleeding associated with birth. However, my bleeding stopped before I even left the hospital. The midwife told me this was likely due to how I was letting her nurse around the clock, and that we were doing a great job at helping me heal up […]

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My Chronic Illness and My Only Child

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My Chronic Illness and My Only Child
Along my chronic illness parenting journey, I’ve learned some things I didn’t expect: like that I wish I would have gotten an epidural sooner while in labor, and that I would have used formula from the start instead of my painful and ultimately failed breastfeeding events. These lessons are somewhat controversial, but I wholeheartedly believe […]

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Monthly Meal Prep – Feeding our Family of 6 as Simply as Possible

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Monthly Meal Prep – Feeding our Family of 6 as Simply as Possible
One of the most difficult parts of being a larger family is planning what we are all going to eat. Now that there are 6 of us, we have to be a lot more intentional about planning our meals ahead. This summer, I started a new meal prep process that has simplified the dinner rush […]

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How to forgive yourself — as a mom.

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How to forgive yourself — as a mom.
“You are extremely hard on yourself,” people have told me again and again throughout my life. Growing up in a traditional Chinese-American upbringing, I’ve internalized a lot of the Tiger Mom expectations my mother set to show up as more than perfect: I was supposed to get straight A+’s, rather than just A’s; to never make […]

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