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These egg-free, dairy-free turkey meatballs are the perfect finger food for young eaters! Flora is a huge fan at 12 months and gobbles them up. They are moist, full of protein and veggies and they freeze well making them great for last-minute meals!  How to make them Making these turkey meatballs is really easy – […]

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Oh, how long I’ve been waiting to write a travel post about PARIS! It’s been nearly 2 months since I visited the city of lights for the first time, and most certainly not the last. Even in the pouring rain it was EVERYTHING I dreamed of and more. It left me craving another trip and […]

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In this series we share birth stories of all kinds from mothers around the globe — with the hope that they inspire, educate and inform expecting mothers. Interested in sharing your birth story? Email us at info@themamanotes.com . You can read more birth stories here.  Mama – Morgan Baby- Cooper John Location- Santa Rosa, CA Birthdate […]

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Today I’m really EXCITED to kick off my January organizational challenge. I’m a habitual hoarder, I collect SO much stuff, I’m messy by nature and I’ve decided that 2019 is the year that I get our home and life organized. I quickly realized this was NOT going to happen overnight or during our holiday break. […]

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Just a little late…..my sweet baby girl’s official 12 month update. What an amazing year it’s been watching this ‘chill baby’ develop and grow into the happiest, calm, sweet and funny big babe (refuse to call her a toddler yet). She’s taught me so much about motherhood and life and continues to challenge and uplift […]

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When you’re pregnant you’re either in the glowing skin camp or the complete opposite. Pregnancy hormones can create havoc with your skin, but thankfully today Frances Thrasher, founder of the organic, oil-based skincare line, Kindred Skincare is here to share her tips for how to get the best skin while you’re pregnant!  ….and more of our […]

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Oh, what a year! I think 2018 has been one of the most challenging of my personal life and career. It’s been full of highs (watching Flora grow and Piper become an amazing big sister, finally getting to experience the magic of Paris, working with some incredible brand partners) and lows (postpartum anxiety, having a […]

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These little holiday treat crackers are so easy to make – they don’t actually ‘pop’ like the ones you buy in the store do – but making them allows you to customize what’s inside! Use these for small gifts, place settings or stocking stuffers!  If you’re looking for more holiday ideas……Frozen Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Oreo […]

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The other night I asked for ideas on Instagram for Christmas Brunch and I don’t think I’ve ever had so many responses! So many of the same ideas: french toast bake, egg stratas, cinnamon rolls, monkey bread or bagel bars. Also some great other ideas I included below that were suggested. Someone also pointed me […]

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These brownies are so easy and festive! And perfect to bake with your kids. They couldn’t be easier! Just one of the many ways I love to incorporate our Vitality essential oils into recipes- see more ideas here!  All you need is:  -Box of your favorite brownie mix -Peppermint oil or extract (We use Young […]

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We’ve had ‘calm down bottles’ in Piper’s bedroom for about a year. I made them with water bottles and added food coloring, oil & sparkles and she goes and shakes them when she needs some quiet alone time. They have worked pretty well at calming her down but I needed to replace them a while […]

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