Taco tuesday! fish taco edition. confession: i love fish tacos. i’ve been game planning this for awhile. second confession: cheats & shortcuts involved.
base: cabbage slaw with a cilantro dressing (mix, it’s tuesday, & i’m already tired).
meat: white fish with chili powder and seasoning salt. pan fried in olive oil.
topping: avocado, tomato, jalapeño.
drizzle: my secret homemade chipotle sauce.
top: cilantro, fried onion.
squeeze: fresh lime.
dev gave me several thumbs up during this meal. & i needed something spicy after teaching with no heat & a very cold evening run. #lowcarb#tacotuesday#fishtacos#bowleat#healthylifestyle#healthyrecipes#healthynotbland#workingmom#fitmom#runner#somelikeithot#eatthisnotthat
I s****d at being a mom today. not all day, but i definitely had a moment i regret. "am i really cut out for this?" it seems i wonder that every sunday, tuesday, wednesday, friday and saturday around 1-2pm. nap time the days i have both boys home with me. .
trying to get two boys to nap, at the same time, in the same room, is nearly impossible. i know this, and yet, every day, i seem to think it will happen. i’m holding on to that strand of hope that they actually will nap at the same time. my golden hour. .
today, was especially bad. james we really tired, but sebastian, not so much. i left james alone in his room while i entertained the baby for a few more minutes to get him ready to nap, so i could have that magical hour to myself. i need that hour. .
after about 20 minutes, i snuck back into their room to not only find james not napping as i had hoped, but that his bed was soaked… he had taken his brother’s bottle i left in there and dumped it all over his bed. .
you guys, i lost my shit. i yelled. i threw the sheets off the bed. grabbed fresh ones, quickly made the bed, while still yelling.
he cried. i cried. i left the room shaking. i was disgusted at myself. but i had had it. the exhaustion of always having something to clean up, a baby to chase and keep out of something, a nagging whining toddler. the milk on the bed was the straw that broke this camel’s back. .
today, both boys did nap. but i felt guilty about how i freaked out. i just wanted to wake james up and hug him. tell him i really loved him and that god just messed up and gave him the wrong mom. i prayed. i cried. .
then, i got to chat on the phone with a sweet friend who made me feel a bit better. i didn’t dare tell her what a terrible mother i was, but she made me feel kind.
james woke up, i got off the phone, and hugged him. looked him in the eye, apologized for yelling at him. asked him if he’d forgive me. he said, with his wrinkled brow and crooked smile, “yes mommy, i’ll forgive you. you dumped my bucket, but i love you”. .
i’m so far from a perfect mom, but so thankful to have the gift of forgiveness.
☝️this! i've been under the gun at work the last few days and the old habits are creeping back in...fast food runs and mindless eating. working on making good food choices, staying away from comfort foods and munching on snacks. i'm also govingnmyself a little breathing room if i make a mistake. one bad meal doesn't mean i need to jump of the deep end and say to heck with it. #purposefulliving#nottodaysatan
i have never, well before the last year in a half or so shared a pic of one of my belly rolls ... intentionally 😆 i haven’t ever felt so confident as to share my imperfections! ☺️ .
nobody is perfect and i share because i am always a work in progress, just like most of you! i want to pay this confidence forward to as many ppl as i can ❤️ because i know that what i have been doing works!
if you are like me (like i was) ....you are tired of not feeling comfortable in your own skin or sick of those self defeating thoughts!! .
i would like to invite you to have a convo with me. a simple chat about your goals to see if i have something to recommend! right now is the best time to start planning for the new year! don’t wait until 2019 to figure something out! 🌈🙌🏻💜 .
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Homemade granola has become a weekly staple in our house & i recently realized i should be using my oils (🤦🏼♀️ thanks @herbs_oils !) i wanted to share the recipe in case someone else would enjoy it. 😋
2 1/2 tblsp. maple syrup or honey
2 1/2 tblsp. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 coconut oil
2 - 4 drops (based on preference) doterra's on guard essential oil
2 1/2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
1 c. sliced almonds
1. heat oven to 325 degrees. place parchment paper in a 13 x 9 baking pan.
2. whisk maple syrup (or honey), brown sugar, vanilla, & salt together in large bowl, then whisk in oil & on guard essential oil. fold in oats & almonds until thoroughly coated.
3. transfer oat mixture to prepared pan on parchment paper & spread across into thin, even layer. using stiff metal spatula, compress oat mixture until very compact. bake until lightly browned, 30-35 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking.
4. remove granola from oven & let cool on wire rack. break cooled granola into pieces of desired size & transfer to container of choice.
I received this book as part of a baby shower gift for my son. the first time i read it, i was crying laughing. i couldn’t even read it out loud to my husband because i couldn’t breathe!
as a little joke, i’ve always kept it on the shelf in my son’s room, what’s he harm; he can’t read.
until he could read.
he brought this out last night for a bedtime story. i told him to take it to daddy. daddy actually read it to him, substituting with the word fox. the boy was not fooled. then we had to explain how that’s a very naughty word and never to say it.
anyway, if your first grader comes home with a particularly nasty new word, they may have learned it from my kid. #parenting#kids#gothefucktosleep#bedtimestory#storybook#workingmom#readtoyourkids#read#reading www.totsandtails.life
I had such a great time at my first @minneapolisbloggers workshop today! 👩🏽💻😍
my friend @candidlylindsey and i got to meet soo many amazing local bloggers, including these two fashion boss b***s @classycleanchic and @_lomeyer_ 🤗
i'm glad to be officially a part of this minneapolis blogging community, and can't wait to attend more workshops in the future. 🤩