This last week has been a bit crazy at our house. Seeing as it was “March Break” and I don’t have any school-age children yet, I covered a few more shifts at work — which meant I had to be more on my game with the whole meal planning and going-to-bed-on-time thing. And man, I don’t know how you full-time working moms do it… and still look like you have had eight hours of sleep! However, those crazier-than-usual work weeks always get the wheels turning and me thinking on how to simplify my life whether that’s our meals or just organization in general. It also means the first day off I’m busy catching up on loads of laundry and cleaning — and more importantly, spending time with my little guy, Liam. Thankfully, he’s still a good sport when it comes to chores and helping mom in the kitchen! Here’s the delicious chocolate crackle we made yesterday…
We finished the day with a playdate with the neighbours, some tasty baked fish for supper, FaceTiming with Nana & Papa, and stories out of his favourite storybook bible. All in all, it was a successful day off!
Anyway — without further ado, here are a few articles I enjoyed this month:
Links About Food:
• 5 Steps for Screen-Free Mealtimes: “Eating with distractions prevents from listening to our bodies. That’s why kids who are not trusted around food will likely grow into adults who have trouble understanding when they are really hungry or comfortably full.”
• 7 Flavor-Boosting Tips for Healthy Eating: “If you don’t think whole foods taste good, I’d venture to guess that you a) haven’t given them a chance or b) just aren’t cooking them properly. Today, in honor of savoring the flavor of eating right for National Nutrition Month, I’d like to help fix that, so I’m sharing my favorite tips for creating whole, plant-based meals that are bursting with delicious flavor.”
Let me know what you think! What's your favourite way to spend a day off? Check out one of the links above, and let's continue the discussion — or share a favourite article from this past month below!
• She Got More Likes Than I Did: “But the truth is, behind those photos, real life happens. And it’s not always pretty or perfect In fact, those same women we think have it all together or get the most “likes,” probably struggle with deep hidden hurts and the constant unmet need to feel accepted and wanted. To feel loved and treasured, instead of set aside and rejected. To feel we’re enough, instead of inadequate. I’m one of those women. Maybe you are, too. But what comfort it brings to read Paul’s words to God’s people in today’s key verse: “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes” (Ephesians 1:4).”
• Netflix of All Comfort: “It takes training and time, but God’s Word asks us to stop running elsewhere for comfort and to run to Him instead. When we’re feeling stressed, angry, or anxious, we have a choice. We can look to a screen to numb us but be forced to remember the hurt once the credits start to roll. Or we can run toward the God of All Comfort. Asking Him to meet our needs in anxious moments.”
Links About Family & Fun:
Links About Faith:
• 10 Creative Ways to Celebrate Easter: “What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Easter?… As parents, though, we want Easter to be more than Easter baskets—much more! Here are 10 ideas that will help you celebrate its real meaning…”
• Daily Organization Essentials: “As a wife, mother, and work-at-home creative, I know staying organized is essential. An organized day leads to an organized week, which leads to an organized life.”
• How To Dye Easter Eggs Naturally With Everyday Ingredients: “After experimenting with everything from lemon peels and carrots to raspberries and grape juice, I’ve narrowed down my list to a few ingredients that consistently yield beautiful, vibrant colors. You’ll find them [here] along with the specific recipes I used.”
Hello, I'm Erin – a follower of Christ, wife, mama of two, and registered dietitian. Welcome to my blog where I write about intentional motherhood, intuitive eating, inspired discipleship, and whatever else I feel like!
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