Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Dinnertime Struggle- How Do You Hero?

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I feel like everything in my life is on a scale. Very rarely does it all balance out, but when it does the angels sing, I swear. It kind of goes like this- very on top of this blog, very on top of working out, very good about getting out everyday after school...BUT then...not so good about having a home cooked dinner on the table every night, not so good about getting to bed on time because I stay up way too late trying to grab some "me time" once everyone is down. These are all interchangeable but it's VERY rare that all things are perfectly managed at once. Something's got to give, right? And lately it's been the dinnertime thing. By the time we do school pickup, I entertain Olive, get the boys snacking, start homework, it's often easier to just grab quick stuff and do a smorgasbord type meal. That's fine for some days, but chicken nuggets or frozen pizza plus some random veggies every night for the kids does not make me feel happy. 

Growing up I have some wonderful memories of the meals both my Mom and Grandma would cook. And it wasn't necessarily about the food (although sometimes it was- English muffin pizzas can't be beat), but it was about being together around the table. So I try to remind myself that when Mom guilt creeps in- at least we're sitting down to eat together pretty often! That's a HUGE deal to me, and something that I want to make sure we try our best to work towards as the kids get bigger and we all get busier.

But the key for us right now is EASY. I love to cook, but in this season of our lives we need quick and simple meals during the week. 

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