Yin Mom, Yang Mom

Category: Organization, Home Keeping, & Design

Pinterest Weekend Wrap-Up

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During the school year, I have my kids primarily at my house during the weekends. It’s a bit of an unconventional set up, my ex and I share 50/50 custody, rather than the traditional; all week at moms, weekends with dad. I end up at dad’s house once or twice during the work-week as well…

Smooshing Some Dough

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In an effort to increase that loving feeling that is just so needed in this complicated world, I’ve been spending more time lately doing crafty stuff with the kids, for two reasons: 1. Cold weekends are a huge catalyst for cabin fever, (kids bouncing off walls, making mischief). Crafts contain the mess to one room,…

The Practice of Setting Goals and Achieving Them

I am self employed.  Often times, when I tell people I work from home, I hear the same question “how do you stay motivated?”, and the truth is, it IS really hard to self motivate when you don’t have coworkers to keep you on point.  The television is there, the breakfast dishes, the bed, the…

Meal Planning – Kid Food!

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Today is my Brookie’s 5th birthday!  Most people would say 5 years flew by, but I think it felt like 5 years.  Brooke is a beautiful fairy sprite, and I am completely head over heels in love with her.  She came into this world and completely turned mine upside down.  Being her mom has taught…

Meal planning – Food Bliss Week

I’m a little late in the game this week due to a very busy Thursday and Friday.  But, the plan goes on!  I’m really looking forward to the food I’m planning to make this coming week.  I’m still going strong on my dairy-free diet, and I really don’t miss it at all.  It’s funny how…

Meal Planning – Back to Reality

I’m back in the saddle!  We’re off to Trader Joe’s for groceries today, because the toy-buying frenzy that is Stop and Shop has got to stop.  I got into the habit of letting my kids pick out a small toy every time we go to the store, and it’s getting really old.  They’re starting to…

Meal Planning – OK I Did It.

So I did it, we will eat again!  Basically I changed it up a tiny bit.  One of the major problems was that the sophisticated recipes I was making were making my kids, especially Brooke, gag.  I would be exhausted from the arduous process of following a recipe after a long day of work, with…

Food, you got me again.

For the last couple of weeks I’ve really been off the wagon with my über strict meal planning stuff, and the reason?  It was über strict.  Rules were made to be broken, right? That’s not the whole reason though.  I was also adjusting to a new work schedule.  I recently took on a lot more work than…

Meal Planning – OK, Got It.

Here’s the calendar for the rest of this week.  I’ll have to go shopping tomorrow night after work, which really stinks (I’ll be tired and grouchy), and means we’ll have a really late dinner.  I have to say I did start feeling a little burned out on all this organization and predictability, I’m glad I…

Meal Planning – Off the Wagon

Well, it was bound to happen eventually, but it’s ok.  It’s been a busy time with Easter, plus a sudden massive increase in my workload, which is wonderful, so I can’t complain.  I will get back on track though, hopefully tonight, so I’ll post as soon as I have the calendar updated.  Until then, have…