Kid Approved Turkey Patty Recipe

Sometimes I feel like all I do is try and come up with healthy and nutritious meals for my son. And at his current stage (14 months), one day he likes something and the next he doesn’t. If it’s an “no” kind of day, he does this obnoxious thing where he sticks his tongue out and lets the food roll off. To his credit, some of the concoctions I put together are not the tastiest… you can’t win them all! But this one was a keeper, Max even enjoyed these patties on two separate occasions #momwin. I will definitely be making these 7 ingredient turkey patties again!

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Things the Pediatrician Told Me That Made Me Laugh…

Then cry and question everything I’m doing as a parent.

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6 Easy Ways to Save Money Without Clipping Coupons

I like the idea of coupons but in reality they suck! I never have them when I need them, I have enough crap in my bag there’s no way I want to carry a stack of little pieces of paper. And, when I do have them, I ALWAYS forget about them. So millennial me found an easier way to save money without even thinking about it.

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Heads Up Graphic Designers: 5 Things it Took Me a Decade to Learn

A Computer Hobby Turned Into a Graphic Design Career

Early on in your college career, you are expected to pick a major that will become your career… for the rest of your life. But that’s not real life, that’s just pressure to keep you focused. Real life has so many different paths and unknowns that shape your career and you as a person. In the first 10 years of my career, I had my share of successes and failures, sprinkled in self-doubt. My path to becoming a graphic designer started as a hobby and evolved into my career.

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3 Household Appliances for the Busy Mom Who Doesn’t Have Time to Pee

As a new mom, I found a few time saving household upgrades that help save me time everyday. They are clutch.

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20 things to consider when choosing a daycare for your most valuable possession in the entire world

My son started daycare at 3 months old and due to the high demand in our area, we had to select a daycare months before he was born. Now he is a year old and I have learned a lot about leaving my most valuable possession with “perfect strangers”.

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Does castor oil really work to induce labor?

I tried it, and the answer is… yes and no.

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Sleep Training

For me, sleep training was like a bad word. It meant I was exhausted and have had enough.  Once I reached that point, I had read the “Go the F*ck to Sleep” book to Max about 1000 times. We had established a very lengthy singing, bouncing, rocking routine, and I learned how to become a ninja – transferring him from my arms to the crib and sneaking out of the room without creaking a single floor board. I knew sleep training was in Max’s near future but I kept putting it off until he was healthy, no ear infection or congestion. But let’s get real, it’s cold season and he’s in daycare full time, he’s not going to be cold free until April! So I decided after his tubes it would be sleep train boot camp in our house.

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To: My Valentine

Rather I should say, To: My Son’s Friend’s Parents

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Finally, tubes at 9 months

Prior to getting tubes, our life looked something like this… At three months, my son started daycare full time and his immune system started working in overdrive. He was exposed to new germs and as expected, he picked up his first cold almost immediately. His first cold turned into his first ear infection and just a couple months later he was working on his fifth or sixth ear infection, I lost count.

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