Sunday, December 8, 2019

Aint Nobody Got Time

I know we pride ourselves on being the best Moms we can be, making healthy, nutritious and made-from-scratch meals for our family, but you know what?  

Aint nobody got time for that!  

I'm currently working full-time, I've got a kiddo at home whose running here and there with school activities, practices and homework so between keeping the laundry done, the house clean and making sure we have decent meals I decided to make my life easier. 

Here's an food that is prepared and just takes a few minutes to be ready.  Time is precious people and unless you LOVE spending all of your time in the kitchen then this post may not be for you!

My girls and I made pizza this weekend!  

I bought the dough at Trader Joe's.  I'ts already made, just needed to let it sit out for 30 minutes before rolling it out.  The girls helped me add pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni and olives and our favorite garlic seasoning.  Took about 5 minutes then popped it into the oven for about 10 minutes.  

See that?  Family togetherness plus food my girls will actually eat.

Make time work for you.  
Family time is important so find ways to eat well, save time and get the family involved.

Here's a few other yummy ideas you can make with the family in no time at all!  

And hey, cereal night is still a thing...just sayin...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Reclaim Your Holidays! Tip Two

Tip 2

If you are on any social media sites like Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest, then you are already being inundated with all of the holiday events available in your local area.

 In Utah we have The Festival of Trees, a great event and all proceeds go to a good cause.  There's sledding events, Christmas parties, cookie exchange parties, holiday markets, gift exchanges, new movie releases, concerts, the kid's performances and the list goes on and on and on.

Guess what?  You don't have to attend ALL of them.

When choosing your holiday events keep the following things in mind.
What is most important to me?  Family?  Friends?  Is this something that will make my holiday special or more stressful?   Just choose a few and make your best effort to attend and if you decide to stay home, then stay home with no guilt!

I recently took a class that taught the art of saying "NO".  We actually practiced saying the word with other people!  It was quite empowering.  Learning to connect the word with how it makes you feel when you say it made me realize how many times I agree to doing things I can't or don't want to because I don't want to hurt other's feelings.  Many times we agree to things we shouldn't and then we attend with half a heart, wondering why we agreed to come in the first place.  Own your "NO" and own it without guilt.  Say "YES" to events and requests only if it is a "HELL YES".

Enjoy this season and reclaim the beautiful spirit of the holidays.