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Walking into Wednesday feeling exhausted. Thinking there should be a support group for mommas with toddlers who don’t like or apparently don’t need to sleep 😭 • • • Despite my exhaustion, I thought I would share 3 tips that I practice daily to keep myself mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy. • • 1. Quite time/devotional time spent in Gods word multiple times a day. This has been a game changer for me after reading “Emotional Healthy Spirituality” by Peter Scazzero. Our church has been going through this book and it has helped me re-focus my perspective and keeps me aligned with Gods word throughout the day which helps me have more peace and calmness despite the busyness around me (among many many other things). 2. I always make time to prep my meals and pack lunches and snacks for work. Fueling my body with nutritious foods is key. I consume >64 ounces of water a day to keep my kidneys functioning like they should. I eat at least 5-6 servings of veggies a day and I take stretching breaks throughout the day at work to help get my body moving (I work a desk job for the most part). 3. Prioritize, I slow down a lot more lately and put up boundaries for how much I can accomplish. I used to have a hard time saying no but now I understand how vital it is to keeping my sanity and spending quality time with my family. I pick and choose the things that HAVE to be done and leave the rest for another day. This helps me slow down and spend time reading countless books with Sullivan and making time for Chris and I to enjoy each others company or watch TV after we put Sullivan to bed. • • • So for any exhausted mommas out there, these are some things that have been keeping me positive and thankful and mentally sane 🤣
Favorite thing to do on weekend trips? Find cutesy spots with delicious baked goods and yummy coffee 😍 Much needed get out of town weekend with good friends and beautiful hiking. This momma feels thankful and refreshed. • • P.S. this banana nut bread was so delish.
One of my least favorite excuses in the book 😭 we have so so so many easy, quick, and affordable ways to get in vegetables and make healthier food choices in this day and age (for example: frozen veggies, pasta made out of veggies, low sodium canned goods, salad kits, pre-cut fruits and veggies, etc.) I could go on forever. Having easy options on hand is key when you are low on time but still need to create healthy habits to reach your wellness goals. Love this example from @nutritionist.elissa what are you best shortcuts to making quick meals??
Tried to give Chris a kiss but Sullivan wanted one instead 🤷♀️ photo credit @annasamsphotography
@honestlytori inspired me to whip up some individual egg bakes. I modified with what I had on hand and made this in about 35 minutes (10 minute prep and 25 minute cook time). Stuffed with kale and green pepper ✔️ So quick I was able to make this while Sullivan was AWAKE 🤣 I entertained him with some kitchen cooking utensils haha. Chers to starting our days off right this week with grab and go egg muffins. Thanks for the inspiration @honestlytori
On the menu tonight (for both baby and adults) is corn and pea fritters. Added a tiny bit of Parmesan cheese (instead of salt - watch the sodium for these little babies kidneys!) and whipped these up real quick. Perfect for #babyledweaning and a fun way to get veggies in for fussy eaters (recipe modified but this is the basic recipe we https://www.myfussyeater.com/pea-sweetcorn-fritters/)