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    How Do I Make a Quick Easy Meal with a Child

    Saying it is an easy meal maybe relative.  I find it harder and harder to cook while entertaining a child.  But I am trying to get better and more consistent feeding my family on a regular basis when I can.  So I do have some go to meals that take about 20-25 minutes total to make. They are not always the most healthy meals, but they taste good!     This meal is called the Sausage, Pasta, Tomato Thing.  It can be made in many different ways. But here is how I make it.       I like this meal because I can entertain my child as I make…

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    How I Got Around in My Wheelchair

    Getting around in my wheelchair was better and harder than I thought. I was grateful that I finally had some mobility. Getting around with my walker was tough because my ribs hurt so much and my leg felt so heavy. (To hear the whole story, go to my podcast, episode 4) Being able to wheel around was nice and I could finally hold my child. The hardest part in the wheelchair was always being in the seated position. I don’t normally sit for long periods of time so this was a challenge for me. Nothing made me feel comfortable. No matter what position or how I angled myself, everything was…

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    How I Make Baby Food

    My original goal was to start my son on solids at 4 months. And our pediatrician also wanted us to start around 4 months. However, when I broke my leg, everything took a little longer to get started. So at 5 months old we started. The first food that I started with was spinach. I wanted greens to be my son’s first experience with food, hoping that this will not make him a picky eater. Only time will tell! As of now, I make all my own baby food and this is how I made the spinach. I filled my pot with water below the steamer and had it boil.…

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    How I Make My Son’s Bottles

    I first started using bottles around when my son was one month old.  I started  using Dr. Browns bottles. These were hard for me to use as there were so many parts to just make a bottle.  There is a straw and a cap for the straw.  When you are tired at night, it is hard to do all these steps to make a bottle. So I moved on to use the Advent glass bottles.   I like using glass bottles even though they are heavier.  I am not worried about dropping them or them breaking as they are very sturdy.  You might be too afraid that they would break and not…

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    How I Organize My Son’s Closet

    Here is what my son’s closet looks like .  As he had such a large closet we wanted to make sure that we used it!  So we decided to put all his clothes in the closet.         One of my favorite finds was the dividers for the clothes.  Before our baby arrived we already had lots of clothes of all different sizes.  I loved having them divided by these markers.       This meant a lot of hangers.  So I bought hangers that had the top part that could swivel back and forth and there would be lots of room for all his clothes.    …