Guys. Might I be the last blogger on earth to write about my love for Trader Joe’s? Perhaps. But still! Let’s dig into this. Given our family’s penchant for tearing through dozens of pieces of fresh fruit in hours (hours! Once my three kids ate eight–EIGHT–nectarines in four hours.), I always like to plan a …
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It marks almost a month since I stirred up a giant shitstorm with some commentary I made on one certain pink and gold sequin lunchbox. In what will heretofore be known as #LunchBoxGate, I (unintentionally, but gratefully) started a conversation about the importance of messaging to our young girls, and in turn, that spurred multiple discussions on what exactly it means to help our kids lead healthy lives.
Let’s talk things that grow from the earth–specifically, fruits and vegetables. And now let’s talk kids–specifically, young kids. These are two things that traditionally do not go together all that well, or easily… until now. Today I’ve got the most delicious recipe–a healthy after-school snacks for kids that (GASP) they will actually love! Perfect for getting together those two aforementioned groups. 😉
Like many women these days, I’ve lived several professional lives by this point in my life. I’m 37 and have had a “normal,” corporate job; I’ve done the stay-at-home mom thing; and now I’m doing the work-from-home thing. But in every role I’ve held, I’ve found successful women around me. And I’ve learned some important lessons from them.
I am one of those people who, when the mood strikes to do something, must do it. Like NOW. This goes for many things–writing; eating leftover Publix birthday cake straight out of the fridge; and apparently decluttering and organizing. So a couple weeks ago I did what everyone else in America is doing right now–I went straight up Marie Kondo on my closet.
If there is one guaranteed way to make my kids stop in their tracks–whatever they’re doing, however far from me, in whatever location in the entire Milky Way–and find their way to me to demand my immediate attention, it is to have me sit down and attempt to work. So when one has to be productive in short, intense bursts, you’ve got to make your workspace just right.
It’s hard for me to be too deliberate about New Years’s resolutions and all, what with the general and total lack of control I feel in my life (JOKE! …Kind of.), but when I get down to brass tacks I start to realize that I am in dire need of improvement in certain areas of my life–namely organization–and what better time to start pretending I’m someone else than at the start of the new year… amiright?!