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CMPA, Motherhood

Motherhood // 11 things no one tells you about being an Allergy Parent

For those of you visiting Make, Do & Push! for the first time, my youngest (H-Bear) suffers from Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) and also has a soya allergy. We’ve been living in the land of allergies for over two years now, and it has become the norm in our household, so I thought I’d put together a post about being an ‘Allergy Parent’ for those of you in the same boat – I’m sure you will relate, and for those of you starting your journey, I  ...

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CMPA, Motherhood, Reflux

Reflux + CMPA // Why it’s absolutely normal to grieve

H-Bear turns two in just over two weeks time, and I have to admit that I’m only just starting to mentally process the first year of his life. I feel like I lost the Baby Days with him. That I was cheated out of them. That Silent Reflux stole them from me. I put up walls and blocked out memories to try and cope. To try and grasp some light in the wilderness. To try and convince myself that it wasn’t all bad. But, when all your baby does is scream 24/7. When you’re suffering  ...

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CMPA, Recipe

Recipe // Dairy and Soya Free Rock Cakes

I love rock cakes. They are probably my ultimate nostalgic food; they remind me so much of my childhood. We used to roller skate along to the cafe near the Peace Statue in Hove at the weekend, no matter what time of year, and stop off for a hot chocolate and rock cake. I remember being bitterly cold after a blustery ride along the seafront, and being so thankful for the hot chocolate cup warming my little hands… We also used to make them ALL the time – so after talking about  ...

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CMPA, Recipe

Recipe // Dairy, Soya & Gluten Free Macaroons #EasyFamilyCookbook

Baking is one of our favourite family activities, so when Ella’s Kitchen sent us their brand new The Easy Family Cookbook, we eagerly thumbed our way through the pages in search of something delicious to recreate. There are SO many yummy looking recipes, from breakfasts, all the way through to big family feasts! Time hasn’t been in great supply over the past few weeks with a fair few family emergencies, work commitments and tons of exciting adventures… so when I stumbled  ...

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CMPA, Recipe

Recipe // Dairy and Soya Free Gingerbread Flowers

We have a play date today with one of Busby’s friends from school and her sister. They both suffer from CMPA like H-Bear, so I always relish the challenge to create something new and yummy for our play dates that everyone can eat. This week I decided to make gingerbread flowers because I thought it would be a lovely afternoon activity for Busby and I to do while H-Bear napped… Well, she was more than happy to eat the dough and decorate, but the rest was left up to me –  ...

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