Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Unprocessed 2014

...I fell off the healthy eating wagon, and I fell hard.  I needed a catalyst to get me back into the routine of making good choices, but I hate the word "diet".  Somehow I stumbled across the October Unprocessed Challenge by Eating Rules (dot) com.  So... I signed the pledge.  Today, October 1st - is day one.

For what it's worth, I'm not making my whole family do this challenge... but since I do the majority of the grocery shopping and the cooking - things are bound to rub off on them a little (I hope).

I have no delusions that I will be perfect this month, but I'm going to count all steps in the right direction, victories.  And I plan to learn, along the way.  I'm committing to one month.

If you're interested, click the above logo for the challenge website to find out all the "rules", and there are also links to recipes and other resources.  Basically - if you can't make it in your own kitchen (or if "someone with reasonable kitchen skills" can't make it in their home kitchen), don't eat it.  (So far the only major exception to the rules that I am choosing to make - is that I'm not giving up milk.)

Day 1 Menu

Breakfast

  • Iced coffee with milk
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Grapes

Snack 
  • Peach
Lunch
  • Tuna
  • Greek Yogurt + Berries
  • Seltzer Water
Dinner
  • (Left over) homemade vegetable stew



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Making New Friends...

...at the boys' new school, there are...



children with food allergies

children with physical disabilities

children of other races

children of other religions...



...to say, that all of this makes me happy and relieved and excited,

would be an understatement.



oh gosh... just re-read that... I'm not happy that any child has an allergy or disability... I'm happy that they are welcomed and cared for at this center... I'm happy that my two boys they will be playing and learning right alongside children that may or may not be just like them... and may or may not have similar backgrounds...

Monday, September 29, 2014

new beginnings...

the boys started at their new "school" (i.e. daycare), today.

three cheers to new beginnings (again...)?

why?

because no daycare is going to be perfect...
there's no place that is going to do things exactly "like home"...

but...

call it a gut feeling... or instinct...
or a laundry list of things that were concerning...
whatever...

but this momma needs to feel know the boys are safe.

that's what it comes down to...
safe (and happy).

so today...
a new beginning...

started out with tears from both boys...
at drop off, by Dadda...

and a forgotten stuffed cat, that I had to deliver...
making me late to work...

a rocky monday start.

but a new beginning...