This challenge is no longer open to new participants…join us next time! Do you feel like you’re just barely hanging on with your high need baby, toddler or preschooler? Do you constantly feel frustrated, overwhelmed, or even resentful toward your child? Do you feel like you’re parenting from the trenches, rather than really ENJOYING your […]
Does your baby have trouble with everyday transitions, like getting dressed, going into the car seat, or having his diaper changed? Or does your toddler or preschooler (or older child) have a meltdown every time you ask her to brush her teeth, turn off the TV or put away her toys? This is extremely common […]
Could we be getting closer to a treatment or cure for colic? I was interviewed recently for a Huffington Post article, Science Has Maybe Found a Way to Help Colicky Babies (Please, Fingers Crossed). The article reviewed a brand new study in the journal, Pediatrics, that looked at Lactobacillus Reuteri (aka probiotics) as a possible […]
If you’ve been around this site for a while, you’ll probably know that the #1 swing I have always recommended is the Fisher Price Cradle ‘n Swing. When Sammy was small enough to use a swing (10.5 years ago!), we bought a second hand Fisher Price Aquarium cradle swing for him to sleep in. […]
I get a ton of requests to do product reviews on the blog….at least a few each week. And yet I only do 3-4 each year. This is because I’m only interested in reviewing products that are extremely relevant and potentially really helpful to parents of fussy babies. This means that when I agree to […]
THANK YOU TO CHESAPEAKE BAY CANDLE FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN! SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE! God created us with the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the world around us. Our 5 senses work together to tell our brain what is happening to us and […]
We live in a super small house and it seems that every Christmas I struggle to keep the boys’ presents a surprise! So I asked a bunch of Happy Home Fairy followers to give me their best Christmas present hiding spots. Here are 12 amazing ideas that I am excited to try this year! Neighbor’s […]
THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS SITE AND MY FAMILY! SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE. FAVORITE Christmas tradition is our Shepherd On the Search! Do you know about this?! It is the Christ-centered (WAY less creepy) version of the Elf on the Shelf. You can read all about it […]
As I went through my most recent C-section with Zion, I could not stop thinking about how I wanted to write a blog post sharing practical details about the surgery, what to expect pre- and post-op, and an insider’s encouragement/tips. I know how nervous I was to have one with our firstborn, so my goal […]
Inside: Worried your child may have anxiety? Use this anxiety in children symptoms checklist. One of my children was recently diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and I didn’t see it coming. I knew my child struggled in certain situations, but I didn’t think she had anxiety. That day we got home from the doctor’s office […]
Inside: With books about becoming a big sister, it’s important to strike a balance of touching on challenges but also pointing out the fun parts. Here are the most positive, heartwarming big sister books that your child will love. Becoming a big sister is a pretty big deal. Especially if you happen to be just […]
“Your greatest contribution to the universe may not be something you do, but someone you raise.” – Author unknown Dear fellow mom on Mother’s Day, The work of parenting is hard, and still we show up and give our kids the best of ourselves every day – no matter if we’re bone tired, battling a […]
Inside: If you want to make a new mom feel special, skip the flowers and give her one of these meaningful new mom gifts that will stand the test of time. Bonus: These gifts for new moms are actually for her – NOT for the baby. Newborns need a lot of stuff. Onesies, diapers and […]
Hey mamas! Welcome to the twenty-fourth post in my Honest Birth series! I’m excited to share another real mama’s birth story, because I think it’s so important to share our childbirth experiences with each other. My goal with this series is to provide a place for women to share their birth stories without holding anything back, […]
Dear Mama, This one’s for you. You who may have given up on herself. You who may feel overwhelmed. You who may feel unappreciated. You who may be struggling. This post is for you. I give you permission to do the following: To want to improve yourself. For the last few years, you’ve been making […]
This post contains affiliate links. This year we’ve decided we’re putting our feet down. Every year our kids get way too many toys, play with them for a few weeks, and then they get stuffed in the closet never to see the light of day again. It’s frustrating, creates clutter, and is a big waste […]
This post contains affiliate links. The week after we got back from my husband’s medical school graduation, I took a pregnancy test and found out we were going to have another baby. We were happy with the two kids we had, had just moved to Texas and bought our first house, and were not planning […]
I’ve experienced a lot of things in my life that have changed me, but nothing has changed me as deeply as motherhood. From the day I found out I was pregnant with my first baby to the day I die, motherhood will always be molding me, shaping me, teaching me. There are hundreds (probably thousands) of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!.
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!.
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!.
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!.
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!.
1. Sleep when you can. Lie in, go to bed early, have naps. Sometimes spend the whole day in bed. Sleeping. And if you think “oh I better get up now!”. Don’t. Sleep. And then sleep some more. 2. Rather than seeing going to a supermarket as a boring chore. Treat every visit like an adventure. Peruse […]
As a family one of our favourite treats is a cheeky little McDonald’s. Whilst I usually take the children along with me for a visit, recently I was asked to go the McDonald’s in Star City to check out some of the things available that can make my life a bit easier as a Mum. […]
One of my favourite seasons of the year is winter. I’m not a huge fan of summer and running around after the kids sweating in a swimming costume. I’m more suited to snuggling under a huge couch blanket and watching something on Netflix with the kids. It seems each year I get more and more […]