At the risk of sounding whiney, I am going to confess that we’ve just had a couple of crazy weeks and I am worn out! Without going into great detail, my kids have done that thing where one gets the whole crew sick, and we are finally *well*…until the next day the other one gets something else. It’s totally a little kid thing, but for whatever reason I feel like I’ve been running on fumes this go around.
I am not sure what exactly made this round of sickness + craziness so overwhelming but I always know I’ve got to get a handle on the crazy when I have a mountain of laundry waiting for me and toys are left like minefields all around the house.
When this happens, I find it harder and harder to stick to my ideals about eating healthy. I am way more tempted to eat out and not have to do another single dish and then I totally regret it.
I forced myself to meal plan and shop on Sunday (wahoo!), but that’s pretty much the only part of our life that isn’t in chaos.
So I am declaring tomorrow my “get back things in order day” and I am literally giddy about the prospect of getting the house back together and marking things off my to do list.
Any other moms out there find sanity in this?!?
I read the The Happiness Dare by Jennifer Dukes Lee and it was such a fantastic read and was one of those books you still think about months later. I highly recommend it! I took her happiness style quiz and found that first off I am a “relator” (not really a shocker there) but secondly I am “do-er,” I like to get things done. For whatever reason, that totally surprised me, but my husband was like that’s why every Saturday you are energized by the ginormous to do list you’ve created. Bless him! Wait, it’s not the norm to get excited about chores?!
Just to clarify. I am actually a terrible housekeeper (hence the need for all the lists) but nothing makes me feel more accomplished than freshly mopped floors and ALL the clothes in their drawers. The problem is that then my kids have to eat…
I am sharing with you my favorite breakfast/ go to snack to have on hand when life gets busy.
I adapted these from the ambitious kitchen and we love them. There’s a lot of two ingredient banana cookies floating around Pinterest, and all I’ve got to say is why have two ingredients when you could have six and it really tastes good?!
These are super cheap if you don’t need gluten-free oats or soy free chocolate chips. We use regular oats but buy the dairy free and soy free chocolate chips due to my soy allergy. My favorite brand is Enjoy Life, and they are on sale right now! You can also keep you eye out for them to go on sale at Kroger every once in a while.
- 2 bannanas mashed
- 2 cups of oats
- 1/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Mash the bananas and mix in the oats.
- Mix in the remaining ingredients.
- Using a cookie scoop drop them onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
- Cook for 9 minutes.
- Let cool.
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