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A gorgeous Mother’s Day craft kids can make that is incredibly simple, this DIY Pressed Flower Candle Craft is both practical and beautiful.

DIY Pressed Flower Craft Nearly every time my daughter plays in the backyard, she brings me a handful of pretty flowers that she’s picked just for me. I also find them in her pockets all of the time when doing laundry! And it’s not just her: my daycare kids are always picking a flower or two to give to their moms at pick up time. It’s so sweet and thoughtful (and believe me, it barely makes a dent in the backyard flower population). While thinking of an easy Mother’s Day craft that my daycare kids could bring home to their parents, I thought it would be fun to do something incorporate pressed flowers – and these DIY candles seemed perfect!...

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My love of flattering, green maxi dresses began when I was pregnant with Adeline – not only is my favourite colour green but chasing after 2 toddlers with a baby bump was hard enough without my pants or shirt were cutting into my waist

I’m sure you know the feeling! Check out my favourite postpartum at-home exercise programs, from the first time you work out after giving birth to upping your overall strength! If I’m honest my maternity clothes from my first pregnancy didn’t fit quite the same in my third pregnancy – my clothes were more worn, my bump showed quicker and was bigger than the first time. And losing the baby weight is harder and harder each time. I’m less about impulsive buys with my clothes because my body fluctuates between pregnancy and postpartum and working out each year. I could burn through a lot of cash buying clothes for each stage of motherhood but I’m more frugal than that – and...

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A Night on the Frontlines During a Pandemic

“You have to stand six feet away.” It was the first time I had ever said that to a patient, and I didn’t enjoy it. My partner for the shift, Talia, and I were standing in a parking lot beside the ambulance. We had responded to this patient’s 911 call in order to provide him with care. Telling him to stand back seemed contrary to that mission, but distance was part of our new working conditions. “The thermometer goes under your tongue—” “—Make sure it’s all the way in the back of your mouth—” “—Tell him to put it under his tongue.” English was not a language the patient spoke, so his teenage son was translating. The adolescent was thin...

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My Favorite Baby Clothes Brands (& Discount Codes!)

Hey guys! I’ve gotten a lot of questions recently about favorite baby clothes brands – I know I’ve been so bad about linking Ollie’s outfits!! So compiling a whole list of my favorites and even requested a few unique discount codes for you guys to use from 15-20% off for most of these brands. Keep scrolling for my favorites! Honey Babe Clothing 20% OFF WITH CODE: CHRISTINE20 Pin It CAMEL HOODIE & JOGGERS (20% OFF WITH CODE: CHRISTINE20) This shop makes their baby clothes entirely by bamboo which makes the material super soft and comfortable (which we appreciate more than ever now that he’s so mobile!) I have this set with the little joggers and hoodie for him in multiple...

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Revive & refresh: 4 Alternative spring cleaning ideas for a happier home

Advertisement feature This blog post contains affiliate links The arrival of spring is a great time to transform your home by undertaking a big spring clean. Cleaning the living space has recently become an extremely popular self-care activity as people have discovered just how much a tidy space can boost productivity and increase how positive and happy they are feeling. A recent YouGov poll shows that 49% of people are tidying and cleaning their homes more now than ever before. By taking the time to look after your living environment, you can easily maintain the space where you spend the majority of your time and make sure that it is your favorite place to be. So, I’ve put together these 4 spring...

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