All in all, this was a surprisingly productive week. Surprising, because I had a few unexpected hoops thrown at me, but I managed to keep from tripping on them. Woo Hoo! And if you look at all my dinner plates, you'll notice a lot more colour in them when compared to last week's dinners! I tried to really up the ante on fruit and vegetables this week. The more nutrition the kids eat when they're young, the better equipped they'll be as adults. And although both of them don't love my dinners all the time, just being exposed to the flavours and foods is training them to be good eaters with an adventurous palate. I always try to put something on the plate that they'll enjoy- even, like in the halibut meal, it was only the peas and corn that passed approval from my second son.
I finished my last class of my Diploma in Personal Nutrition, and now aside for the final exam I have a month off until my next begins. Both boys had their soccer games, I managed to keep my river valley walking commitment, I actually did the paper filing from my kitchen counter, and even managed to surprise the kids with a doubled recipe of their favorite muffins. I worked in my #testkitchen- a couple of recipes for my cookbook, too. Like I said, surprisingly productive.
I actually did the muffins and some apple crumble on a soccer night because I had the oven on at the right temperature and the kids have been begging me to bake. I had some sad apples to cook and enough over ripe bananas too. Doubled their muffins, because I don't like baking. I left a few out on the counter and found space to freeze the rest flat in a ziplock.
The boys provided breakfast in bed for me on Mothers Day, which was pretty nice. They gave me a heaping portion of fruit with my toast and yogurt, and a nice big cup of coffee, and left me alone to enjoy some moments of peace.
What did your week look like? Did you accomplish something that's been bugging you for a while? My nemesis is paper clutter. I'm so glad to have just put it away.
If you're in Canada, I hope you're enjoying the long weekend! Have a wonderful week, friends.
Moms, this is for you. I asked a few groups of people on facebook to describe their moms in 1 word, and this poster covers all the words I was given. I think they got it so right. The larger words were the ones that were repeated most often.
Today is the day to celebrate all YOU do, and all your mothers have done for you. It's not an easy job being a mom, but for me, nothing is more rewarding. Our roles change as our children age, but we'll always be a mother, even when our children become parents themselves, or sadly, taken from us too soon . We'll always have a mom, even after they've passed away. Is there any other role so enduring?
Please share this with the special mothers in your life! I had it printed and framed for my local moms. To save it to your computer, right click on the image and choose "save image as". You could print it and frame it, as I have. You can turn it into a poster, our use it as your desktop wallpaper. You can email it to your mothers, or post it on their facebook walls. Whatever you choose to do with it, I hope it helps make you and your moms feel super special and appreciated, because moms are awesome.
Happy Mother's Day, moms. You deserve all the celebration you get, and more.