About Me

Hey, I’m not kidding when I say Mama Bear does it all! I’m Michelle (AKA Mama Bear). I own two blogs: Mama Bear Said So , a positivity blog (with an emphasis on helping heal depression through positive thinking and positive life choices) and Mama Bear Tried It, a product review blog. I’m also a freelance writer, […]

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KEEP Collective

Coming Soon – all the latest news and designs from KEEP Collective!

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Travel

One of my absolute favorite things to do is travel, so I’ve decided that from here on out, I’m going to take you, my readers with me when I travel! Check back to see what fun places I’ve discovered.

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Latest Posts

Product Review: ThinkFun Yoga Card Game

April 13, 2016 | No Comments

Click on the photo to order your own deck of Yoga Cards from Amazon.  There’s no denying that yoga has some amazing health benefits. It helps relieve stress, aches, pains, improves flexibility, adds muscle, helps with bone health and there are dozens of other health benefits. And almost all of us need to be more […]

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Fave Product Fridays: “Goddesses Never Age” by Christiane Northrup

April 8, 2016 | No Comments

I don’t think there’s any other subject that inspires such dread in our culture as aging. We spend millions trying to stop it, or at least stall it, for as long as possible. Look through any women’s magazine and you’ll find page after page of ads and articles for creams, serums, cosmetics, products and even […]

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Summates Patio Chair Cover

April 8, 2016 | No Comments

If you live anywhere in central Ohio, you’re aware that we had a horrendous wind storm Saturday night. We lost power for several hours, and there were reports that there were sustained winds of 35-40 mph. The wind was so strong, it actually moved our patio umbrella several inches and it’s weighted down! And yet […]

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TriNova Plastic and Trim Restorer

April 8, 2016 | No Comments

I’m not always the best about maintaining my car, cosmetically speaking. I do all the maintenance and get my oil changed on time and all that, but after 10 years, my car is in serious need of detailing. The sun has faded a lot of the plastic surfaces like the dash and door panels and […]

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Favorite Product Friday: Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light

April 1, 2016 | No Comments

For the last couple of years, I’ve used coconut oil as a moisturizer most of the time. I have sensitive skin and a lot of moisturizers tend to make my skin break out or they’re too oily. I loved coconut oil but sometimes it’s a bit messy to use. Argan oil has really gained in […]

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Fotojet Photo Design Website Review

March 24, 2016 | No Comments

I’ve never done this before, but I’m reviewing a photo design website called Fotojet. Fotojet is an online art designer that allows you to create collages, social media graphics, photo posters and other designs using your own photos. It has over 700 templates to help you get started. Here are a couple of designs that […]

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Phytopia Tranquility Essential Oil

March 23, 2016 | No Comments

I often use essential oils around the house and in my beauty regimen. I have sensitivities and allergies, so using a lot of chemicals to clean or freshen the air isn’t really a good option for me. They’re great to use as perfumes, air fresheners, cleansers, antiseptic, sleep aids – the list goes on and […]

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Product Review: Counter Top Torch (and creme brulee recipe!)

March 16, 2016 | No Comments

As you may know by now, I’m a bit obsessed with French cuisine and every once in awhile I even dip my toe in the waters and try a recipe or two. I hadn’t tried creme brulee before because I didn’t have a torch and didn’t trust trying to make it using my oven’s broiler. […]

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Keysmart Key Storage System

March 8, 2016 | No Comments

Note: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review but was not compensated. Click on the photo to get Keysmart for yourself. Keysmart works basically like a Swiss Army Knife to keep your keys organized. It works very well with house keys and car keys that don’t have […]

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Weiss CZ earrings

March 8, 2016 | No Comments

You can click on the photo to order your own earrings! I’m not a diamond girl. Anybody that knows me can probably tell that within a few minutes of meeting me. I don’t spend a fortune on clothes and jewelry because my tastes change frequently and because I don’t see the point. Name brands don’t […]

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