Between work, raising a family, after-school practices and everything else, lets face it, their isn’t a lot of time leftover for mom. I often feel like I am racing against time and their aren’t enough hours left in the day. Have you ever felt the mom guilt for taking “you” time on the evenings or weekends to go get that massage? How about go to the gym on a semi regular basis? Heck, even locking the door while using the restroom?! I have…and it sucks.
The alarm sounds at 5 am. The first order of business is trying to get out of bed without waking the sleeping toddler snoring at your side. If you are able to maneuver out of bed, carefully removing the foot from over your head while keeping her asleep, the morning has high hopes of going smoothly. If the beast awakens you just move into survival mode and hope to make it through the morning with minimal meltdowns. Most mornings begin with a few minutes stretches or exercise, breakfast preparations, smoothie making, lunches (if you failed to make them the night before) and most importantly coffee! DON’T FORGET THE COFFEE!
Let’s face it! Generally kids don’t like the green stuff. Yet children need important vitamins and nutrients found in a medley of fresh vegetables. Many parents are incorporating salads multiple times a week while pleading with children to “just try a bite!” Sound familiar? Is there really any secrets to helping them consume more vegetables?
In our house I believe we have tried every no-spill drinking gadget known to man. Over the years I have started to become a little more specific about the sippy cup brands I will buy because frankly I’m sick of wasting money and I am concerned about what my girls are drinking out of day to day. I’ve been searching for the best sippy cups and it seems to have been an uphill battle.
We love our slow cooker meals and they are a huge help on busy nights. When I sit down to do our planning each month I have a few go-to slow cooker meals my family really enjoys. They are simple, no frills, kid-friendly crockpot ideas and easy prep for us during the busy work week.