However, in the meantime...
Hello, all my faithful readers! Can you believe we're already half way through the month of August? I certainly cannot. And although Fall is my absolute favourite season, I feel as if I have not gotten enough Summer sun yet! So after some discussion with my husband, I've decided to take a short vacation from blogging for a few weeks to spend more time with my little family--but I hope you come back when I resume posting new content in the second week of September!
However, in the meantime...
Picture this. It’s a sweltering August day—the air stagnant with humidity—and your child comes zooming up to you with bright red cheeks, sweaty brow, and a few hungry neighbourhood kids trailing behind. It’s snack time. They’re famished. After all, the kids have been nonstop running and climbing trees for the past two hours. So you retreat to the freezer and retrieve your childhood favourite “Mr. Freezes.” The kids gladly accept the treats and are on their way again. Then no less than thirty minutes later, they’re back. They’re hungry. And, they’re grumpier than before. You glance up at and turn from the clock in defeat--how can there still be two hours before dinnertime?!
Does this scenario sound familiar? If so, keep reading. If not, still keep reading… there’s a delicious recipe headed your way! Here’s three reasons why you should make homemade popsicles today:
A thought struck me like a barreling locomotive last Saturday on a Thomas the Tank Engine train ride— this is my toddler's last summer being two. Okay, okay, I know you're all thinking, "Obviously, Erin!" I just never realized how fast my child’s life seemingly speeds by compared to my own. Year to year I feel like pretty much the same person. Yes, I’ve matured, learned new things, and gained a wrinkle or two. But for the most part, I’m still the same old me.
Liam, on the other hand, grows faster than you can snatch up dropped food to beat the 5-second rule. From the moment he wakes, the adventure of nonstop learning and blissful playing begins. This is my boy's only summer to be two. Maybe you've shared similar thoughts.
It’s been one of those weeks. One where your to-do list screams at you to stay inside, tackle new blog content, catch up on laundry, and reorganize the pantry for the hundredth time. But even more so, it’s been a week where your heart nudges you to hug your child a little closer, soak in extra rays of sun, enjoy the fullness of everyday moments, and be still with God.
Today is the first of July, which means a few things: it’s Canada Day over here, Beyond the Dinner Table just celebrated it’s 6-month anniversary(!), and we’re already half way through 2016! This also means it’s time to pull out those S.M.A.R.T.Y. goals and check on your progress towards achieving them. Whether it’s big or small, I hope you are feeling encouraged by your progress. However, I know some of you are feeling a little disappointed, and perhaps others have given up on goal-setting completely. But whether you’re feeling fantastic or frustrated about them — remember why you once wrote the goals. I’m guessing at one time you believed a certain goal was a priority, and the outcome of achieving it was truly valuable to you. If a specific goal is no longer important to you — throw it out! On the other hand, if you want to make that goal a reality, keep reading!
Hello, I'm Erin – a Registered Dietitian, loving wife, mommy of one, and self-proclaimed foodie. Welcome to my blog where I hope to inspire others to make nutrition, health, family and faith more than just good intentions.
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