Sunday, May 24, 2020

What's for Dinner: May 24 - May 30

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Person Grilling Hamburger Patties | Photo by Zac Cain via Unsplash


When I woke up this morning, I had a very short to-do list. Our 2yo has shown a renewed interest in potty training, so I've devoted a good amount of my time this weekend to that. I've dedicated another chunk of my time to our 5yo, who's feeling overshadowed.

So, really... I only wanted to tackle two things today -- make another set of face masks for the kids and write this blog post. I finished the masks but have had to push off this post until now. I wish I were able to carve out time to blog earlier in the day, but such is the life of a mom, right?

I have a bit of gas left in the tank, so let's get to it. Keep reading to see what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Tidbits

Sharing what I'm loving right now, family/life happenings, favorite finds, and whatever else pops into my head.

Green Frog Standing on Grey Surface | Photo by Austin Santaniello Bucholtz via Unsplash


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This is going to sound strange. But I'm looking forward to the long weekend. Even during this time when the weekdays run right into the weekends and back again. While our days blend together and everything seems the same from day to day... I'm grateful to have an extra day to juggle one less thing.

Maybe the kids will even let us sleep in this weekend.

(A mom can dream.)

Before we roll into the weekend, here's a new batch of Tidbits for you to read at your leisure.

Enjoy!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

What's for Dinner: May 17 - May 23

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Fairy House | Taste As You Go

Blogging for me involves peaks and valleys. I go through periods when the words flow out of my fingers without issue. Then I go through periods when finding the motivation to write is just as hard as finding the words.

I'm trudging through a valley right now. My mind has been so focused elsewhere that it's been a struggle sticking to my blogging schedule. At first, I skipped a recipe post and rearranged the schedule to make me feel better about skipping it. Then I skipped another recipe post and rearranged the schedule again. Then I skipped my official recap of my 40 Before 40 project.

And just like that... I'm pouring my effort into keeping our weekly menu plans on track so I'm publishing something.

When I woke up this morning, I felt motivated. I planned to write while enjoying my morning coffee. But then I remembered I had to make face masks for the kids because we're going out in public tomorrow. (The masks we do have are way too big for their faces.)

Goodbye, blogging time. Hello, sewing time.

Then I had to take care of something for work. Then the kids needed lunch. I sat down to write after the kids went up for their naps and realized I hadn't showered yet. Then I needed to prep tonight's dinner. As I was doing that, I noticed the vegetables for Friday night's pizza were starting to grow soft... so I had to prep those, too. Then the kids came down because they were so not going to nap... And here we are.

I'm determined to publish this post, so let's not waste any more time. Keep reading to see what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Sunday, May 10, 2020

What's for Dinner: May 10 - May 16

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

White and Pink Flowering Plant | Photo by Leonardo Wong via Unsplash


Mother's Day is a bittersweet holiday for me. The last Mother's Day I celebrated with my mom was in 2002, weeks before I graduated from college and only months before she passed away. Since then, there's been a hole in my heart that grows a bit when Mother's Day rolls around.

But now I'm a mom, and this is my fifth Mother's Day. These past five years have been the most challenging and most fulfilling of my life. I'm discovering strengths I never knew I had. I'm learning how to cut out the noise and be the kind of mother *I* want to be.

And I'm learning how to be accepting of unconditional love.

In honor of Mother's Day and my birthday tomorrow, I'm being granted a two-night break from cooking. Keep reading to see what I've planned for dinner at our house this week (and head to Instagram to see how my Mother's Day has gone so far).