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Im in love with chocolate… No… Addicted is the word. So I have been making this healthy chocolate “shake” to keep it healthy and keep me happy. It has protein, Omega 3s, and is vitamin rich. I drink it down just as fast as I would an ice cream shake! The brewers yeast and flax seed are found in many lactation recipes and are known to boost lactation! Yay, happy and healthy mama AND baby 😉
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup milk
Couple handfuls of ice
2 tblsp of cocao
1 tsp of ground flax seed
2 tsp of brewers yeast.
1-2 tsp of honey
Throw all ingredients in the blender and blend well.
If you try it let me know if you think it’s yum or yuck. Thanks for stopping in!
Hi, I have been MIA in my blog, just been a little overwhelmed with this whole holiday season. Putting up decorations taking them down, putting up more, knowing they have to come down. These things shouldn’t make me feel overwhelmed I know. My anxiety has been high and maybe a touch of postpartum depression creeped up on me. I am in the holiday spirit now but I know I don’t have to do much besides get everyone ready and out the door on Christmas. Although for the first time in my life I am thinking of just getting a fake tree next year, we haven’t even fully decorated our real tree we got and it’s so dead and there are pine needles everywhere… Like I don’t have enough dog hair and dust hanging around! Also to add to my own disappointments I just decided to work off of discoveryk12 with Evan for his pre-k work because it was too much for me to look up stuff for him to do everyday. I kinda went on a Mom teacher strike and knew I needed to get back at it. So really I am not disappointed in myself, I made a needed comprise and am getting caught up. I am trying to be the best mom I can be. I am proud of myself and every other mom struggling through whatever, whether you feel overwhelmed, depressed, or both get up and try to be your best and that makes you a good mom! If you feel too down or overwhelmed get help! Stay strong mama’s and have a Merry Christmas!
It’s great being a stay at home mom. I don’t have to wonder if my kids are being taken care of during the day while I’m out making money. I do all the work and get paid in sticky kisses. This is true… But it’s not all rainbows and unicorns… Not even close.
Confession number one… sometimes I just wanna get away. When your surrounded by kids all. the. time. You are bound to have days were it feels like those little bundles you love so much have too much energy and too much excitement and if they could just contain it just a little and keep their voice down and stop running everywhere that you just might be able to stay sane. Some days I wanna throw in the towel and declare “I’m outta here!” I often say “I NEED a vacation!” Do I get to throw in the towel for the day? No, not most days. Do I get as many vacations as I need for working 24-7 under the direct management of my lil’ munchkins? No where near. In fact my breaks as of right now always consist of my youngest tagging along with me. She nurses and won’t take a bottle. She needs me always. Does this usually bother me, no. It is a beautiful thing. Do I have my off days where I wish I could do something just me or just me and my husband and it make me a little sad I can’t? Absolutely.
Confession number two… I wish I could contribute more! I have not worked a regular job for years. I have good reason. It is as much for good childcare than I can earn. Also it should just be reason enough that I want to be home with my kids (99% of the time). I have had little jobs here and there that I done for awhile. I’d go to work while my husband was home. That did not leave me with much time with my husband, which is not much already because of his job alone. It just didn’t feel right. Iv tried other ways of earning money from home but haven’t found anything successful for me. I still long to earn my own money and help pay the bills.
Confession number three… I don’t wanna take all my kids out! My oldest is four. Him and his two year old brother do not usually go to the store or out to eat in restaurants with me or my husband. To clarify I do not eat in restaurants either, drive thrus are my friends. Me and my husband avoid juggling all kids in public places like it is the plague. When we do we have chaos and leave exhausted. Me or my husband might take one of the boys everyone else is staying home but we much rather go to a park with them all.. The park is good!
I have to admit im not totally against some cute matching pj’s for the whole family. Especially for Christmas! Buttt… I would also have to admit it’s pretty corny
While looking through parents magazine, this way too early of a morning, I ran across this ad
and asked my husband if we should get some matching pj’s? He told me it was “the definition of corny”. I told him he was the definition of corny! Ha
I might just have to do a surprise order of some cute matching pj’s for the five of us and make! I found cute ones on Etsy too!
Like this one
Or this one
I like that last one the most. The dog don’t have one but I would not buy one for my dog anyways. She is a bad bad dog! What do you think? Would you do it?? I think I should while everyone besides my husband anyways would. Or I could wait till all my kids are all deeply embarrassed to wear the matching pj’s then take lots of pictures! I could use them when I need them to do something and they don’t want too, I could just threaten to show all their friends the pictures. I bet that would get things done. Lol.
I think I will do both, make now a then pics. Now that would be cute, and I will still have embarrassing pics when they get older! Win, win! This is gonna be more fun than I originally thought!
So, I’m dying to get out with the kids and enjoy the sunshine before the winter comes and its just too cold then to really get out much and enjoy the great outdoors. Here is some great ideas for some outside Fall fun.
Fall color wheel/ Scavenger Hunt I think this is a great idea! It’d be fun and educational for the kids. You just need to get out search for some different colored leaves, pinecones, acorns, ect. and make a cute little color wheel with it all! The kids will enjoy both walking around search for different colors as well as sorting them and putting them on the wheel!
A Leaf Labrith!! This is the cutest idea! I just love it. There is not quite enough leaves on the ground just yet but I will definitely be enjoying this one with the kids asap!!
Go camping! A few tips if your kids are pretty young like mine… Don’t plan a huge trip, a night close to home will suffice and if weather turns bad or someone is feeling bad you can just pack up and go home and all will be okay. Of course keep a close eye on them around camp fires. Keep them busy! walking, running, hiking and scavenger hunts and the other ideas above would be great to do while camping as well! If you feel your kids might settle down easier with a movie at night then download a movie to your phone, many movies come with digital copies that you can do this with so check you movie collection!
Go to a corn maze or pumpkin patch or apple orchard, or all! we are planning on hitting up a corn maze one weekend this month!
This week we are working on the fall theme. I think I will do this theme most of October with the last week being a Halloween theme! I really liked what we done today! We made a tree with twenty fall colored leaves, we count the leaves, labeled them and put them on the tree in order! I d