Life, Motherhood

Don’t Forget to Take Care of You, Too!

It’s been over a week since my last post; its been too long, I know. However it has been much needed I was reading a post over on Quirky Workin’ Mom’s about putting yourself in timeout from the world of social media and other toxic areas in your life. Taking a timeout and giving yourself a time to relax, reboot, & get things done! I wanted to just take a few days off to begin with but then another day got added then another, it was quite nice to take that time off!
I was able to have family time with my husband who was off work for the last couple of weeks due to switching to a new job, which he started on Monday. I spent more time with my boys even though they were never in one place for more than a couple of minutes, enjoyed me giving a little extra time to them anyways. And finally I found time for myself! After weeks of rolling through this season of sickness, stress, anxiety, & all the rest of 2020 I needed some sort of me time.
It should have been a no brainer to start taking care of me but when you are a mom who takes care of kids, the house, most of the bills, the car, the cooking, the cleaning, remembering trash day, taking kids to school or doctors appointments (most online), making sure the animals get fed/watered, and so much more it can be so easy to forget to take care of well YOU!
To combat the sort of funk I have fallen into I have started a new diet that really is more of a healthier eating style controlling portion sizes and replacing a lot of unhealthy choices with better ones. When the days are nicer I opt to walk to the bus stop to pick up my oldest rather than take the car & even get in some extra walking before sometimes if its a really nice day. I usually will have my almost 9 month old with me so weather needs to be baby friendly to go for a walk outside. If a walk outside isn’t possible that day I will do my best to get inside chores done; cleaning the house mostly. Getting up and moving around helps out a lot with moods and how you are feeling.
I think that a lot of people have been in a funk lately with COVID and just 2020 in general. Giving myself time to get more things done and also take a break has been a nice change to my normal day of chaos. I will admit I have been so used to not posting it would have been easier to continue that but I enjoy writing too much to give it up so soon! I will also admit I have been battling against the faceless enemy of anxiety & depression that come to visit me from time to time. Taking time for myself has also been a great way to help with those feelings as well.
I guess the moral of the story I am writing to you about is that every person at some point needs to give themselves time that is reserved just for them and them ONLY! If you are always taking time for everyone else in your life giving your self and time to person after person you are going to get worn out physically & mentally. You need to STOP and smell the roses or rather take that deep breath and evaluate what it is that you need instead of what everyone else is needing. You may not be able to take a whole lot of time but a little bit of time for yourself goes a long way! It gives you a chance to relax and unwind. You just need to figure out what YOU time looks like for you & your needs!
There’s still going to be time for all of the others in your life who need you but only if you give yourself a break once in a while! Don’t be afraid to pamper yourself a little more and find that special time for you and YOU only!

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Life, Meal Time

Add a Twist to Your Holiday Feast with Raddish Kids

Every year as the holiday arrive so do the guests and those guests usually want food and holiday treats of all sorts. Depending on your traditions that could be a lot of food and that takes a lot of time to prepare and then get it all done. The whole ordeal is very overwhelming speaking from my own personal experience. This years festivities may be a bit different but you still have to eat! Why not give your self a bit of a break this year; let someone else cook for you or with you perhaps. Invite Raddish Kids in for the holiday season as a great way to hand down a family tradition of cooking fun meals for the holidays while giving you a bit of a break from some of the cooking. If your kids are like mine who actually want to help mom or dad out in the kitchen then give Raddish Kids a chance to help make memories this holiday season.
Their monthly box full of fun unique recipes and kitchen activities is a great way to celebrate the holidays and pass down fun traditions along the way to future generations! Not every meal has to be cooked by just you the head chef in the household whoever I may be talking to, you know who you are! Tis the season to give around my area; giving my kids more lessons in the kitchen on how to cook during the holidays is a great way to prepare them for a day when they can do it all themselves. I mean a mom can dream can’t she? Maybe it’s just wishful thinking to not have to be the main cook in our household and that someday the time and effort I as a parent invested in my kids to learn new skills including how to cook food properly will not have been for nothing.

In case you missed my previous posts about Raddish Kids and who they are check out this link right HERE (Raddish Kids Review) to learn more about them. For now I will quickly brush up on them as I introduce one of Raddish Kids upcoming boxes for this holiday season that you should definitely see for yourself!

Raddish Kids

Raddish Kids is a monthly subscription cooking kit box for kids. It ships out every month with a different theme for each box. Each kit comes with: 3 Recipe Cards, A Quality Kitchen Tool, A Creative Kitchen Project, Monthly Collectibles, 3 Culinary Skill Lessons, & A Complete Grocery List. Also check out their website for a Fun Bonus each month with Bonus Bites! There are tons of options to add on at checkout especially if you have multiple children who want to participate. The per month rate starts at $24 per kit plus taxes & if you opted to add on for siblings. You can check out all of the different rates on there site which tend to end up saving you money depending on what frequency you choose from ( monthly, every 6 months, or every 12 months).

November 2020 Theme Sneak Peek

A sneak peek at November 2020’s kit has a fun theme based around a traditional holiday celebrated mainly in the US “Thanksgiving“. Let “Gourmet Gobble” take over for your Thanksgiving Feast or maybe as a special meal that will be sure to make fun memories to remember. Perhaps a new tradition all together! Put a twist on a traditional holiday meal with:

  • Thanksgiving Vegetable Trio; taking traditional veggie sides and transforming them into something new, fun, & best of all delicious!
  • Baked Mac & Cheese; giving an upgrade to a classic holiday side.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars; up the competition on the desert game with a fun new desert that is sure to be a keeper for years to come.

Sound like a fun family tradition?
Be sure to purchase your kit by November 20th 2020 to receive this fun cooking kit that will be sure to make a lasting impression on your guests stomachs that will have them begging for the recipes! Raddish Kids; whisking together memories one recipe at a time!


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