Maria Smith is one of the newest contributors at LifeDoneWell
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Meet Maria Smith | One Perfectly Imperfect Contributor

LifeDoneWell is thrilled to introduce you to a new contributing writer, Maria Smith. Maria is married with 4 kids, aged 13 to 8. In her pre-baby life, she was a TV producer at shows such The Oprah Winfrey Show and ESPN’s Sportscenter. A graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago, Maria was a four year Division I basketball player. She was an Academic All-American among winning…

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4 Veggie-Centric Cookbooks for Every Kitchen

I have already shared some of my favorite veggie forward classic cookbooks and honestly, they are all part of my most used cookbooks. But recently I have discovered four new veggie-centric cookbooks that are amazing! Besides having great recipes and guides in them, all four cookbooks are just beautiful. I am not a vegetarian, but I love vegetables. I grow vegetables and I love finding new…

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Instant Pot Turkey Turmeric Stir Fry
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Instant Pot Turkey Turmeric Stir Fry Recipe

This Instant Pot Turkey Turmeric Stir Fry Recipe is full of flavor thanks to turmeric and coco aminos. It comes together in just 20 minutes! I am just loving the instant pot these days. With crazy days, it is great to have a simple solution to dinner without worrying about take out and compromising on having delicious real food. The instant pot has been a…

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pumkin bake
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20 Savory Pumpkin Recipes

There’s more to pumpkin than spiced lattes and pumpkin bread. Pumpkin works wonderfully in savory dishes like pastas, main courses, soups and salads. It’s amazing how versatile they are!  You can also use pumpkin in so many savory pumpkin recipes. Perfect for lunch, dinner or side dishes, pumpkin can be used in so many ways besides sweet desserts. Enjoy these savory pumpkin recipes all fall…

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20 Delicious Must Try Apple Recipes for Fall

It’s apple picking season and that means fresh, crunchy apples are aplenty! Besides enjoying a delicious apple for a snack, I love to use them as my star ingredient in so many amazing apple recipes. There is such a variety of apples, so be sure to choose the right one for each recipe. From breakfast to dessert to drinks and salads, you will be surprised…

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The Go-To Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Is it even fall if you don’t make a loaf of Pumpkin Bread? This is our go-to pumpkin bread recipe that we make quite often, every fall from September to Thanksgiving it seems!  It’s like comfort food to us! With real ingredients like pumpkin and warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, you are going to want to keep a loaf of Pumpkin Bread nearby. …

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Do you feel surrounded by kids during this pandemic?
in Home, Kids & Family, That's Life

5 Tips for Pandemic Parenting That Will Give You Hope

Pandemic parenting is hard. Really, really hard. It’s difficult for parents with kids of all ages. We have had to give up control in some areas, while being thrust the control over other things. I’m here to tell you that we can do hard things. We got this.   The impact of COVID-19 on parents around the world has been stark. Many students have traded…

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5 Easy Comfort Food Recipes from the Heart

There’s nothing better than comfort food. It is, by definition, comforting. It tastes like home and all the memories that conjures up. Whether you need a pick me up or a way to celebrate, easy comfort food recipes can be a fantastic go-to. What do you think of when you think of comfort food? Is it the apple pie your grandma made? Or the special German…

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