Have you noticed all the advertisements lately on all the “Real Foods” and “Pure” or “Natural” Foods by the big brands?
I don’t watch too much tv, except when I get the rare opportunity to sit down and actually watch my fave shows — cooking shows, of course, oh and Luther on Netflix. So good. — but the amount of food advertisements since the New Year for just plain junk food is unbelievable.
Kellogg’s recently had a commercial about their new cereal called Nourish. They showed beautiful coconuts, bright red raspberries, cranberries, and fresh almonds. Talking about raspberries, coconut, nuts, seeds, and real food – the number of ingredients listed on this deceptively “healthy” cereal box should make you ass run as far away from that box as fast as you can.
Think you’re eating healthy?
Check out the ingredients for this cereal claiming to be healthy::
You are looking for some simple ways to get your kids on board the healthy eating train? Check out my top 10 tips on how to get your kids in the kitchen and excited about eating more fruits and veggies.
Adding in shredded carrots, zucchini, chopped bell peppers, or spinach bumps up the veggie goodness without having to chomp on salads all day long.
Take your kids grocery shopping or, even better, to your local farmers market. Have them pick out one veggie and let them help prep it. Chop, saute, shred, depending on the age of your little one. Most kids love helping mom and dad and get them interacting with the food. Really include her in the process, and she’ll gain respect for the food and learning how to cook – which to me, is one of the most essential life skills you can teach your kiddo.
Feel like a short-order cook? Catering to picky...
Are you feeling bogged down by your daily to-do’s?
And after committing 100% to all your responsibilities (kids, family, work, chores, errands), you feel depleted and have nothing left for yourself to give??
If you answered yes, you’re definitely not alone, Valued Tribe.
We just started our awesome new online support group for women called the Inner Workings Movement and the conversation is already getting real.
The thing that keeps coming up is self-care and how to find balance in the chaos and still try and get in “me” time.
Whether it be solo parenting, busy work schedule, moving, sports commitments, or whatever.
Can you relate?
If so, try using a few of these next time you’re in emergency depleted mode. ;)
SIMPLE SELF CARE TIPS FOR WHEN SHIZ IS HITTING THE FAN
BE GRATEFUL – It’s soooo hard to be thankful for something when you’re going through a sh*tty time. If there’s one...
We all do it, waiting for permission from somebody or something so we can start our lives.
I’ll do that when…
When I lose the baby fat
When my husband lets me
When I get a better job
When I make x dollars a month
When my mom accepts me
The thing is, what are you waiting for?
My bigger question — who are you seeking permission from and how can we shift that to get YOU settled into YOUR life?
Here’s some questions to get you thinking about how other people’s expectations might be holding you back —
Where have you been?
How are you?
Sounds like Adele.
Nope. It’s me, Shauna.
I’ve been on a long break — two months, to be exact.
My family and I had a huge scare right before Christmas, and I closed up like a clam on the seashore.
My husband got into a huge car accident and totaled his truck going 55+ mph – slamming right into the back of a sudden stopped few cars ahead of him in the fast lane. It came out of nowhere, and he didn’t have time to react. Other than to put up his arms to protect his face.
I got the call from him on December 16. I was putting my little guy down for a nap.
And my worst fears were on the other line.
He was freaking out.
I couldn’t really understand him with all the gibberish. Just that he was worried about the car in front of him. His truck was trashed.
Something about the hospital.
Dealing with his crash and health.
The car insurance company.
The rental car company.
It was a...
A letter to YOU when you feel like they’re not doing enough.
This post has been a long time coming.
It just took a big car accident and lots of time off to realize what I’d needed to say for a long time.
For so many years, I’ve been a people pleaser. A spunky, enthusiastic chick that didn’t have a problem telling people what I thought, but always felt like I needed to cater to people.
Then I launched a healthy eating blog in 2013 while I was about to birth my third kid. At the hospital literally about to have a baby, I was creating a digital cookbook and a website to help people eat more veggies.
I got asked to guest blog here and there for things that interested me (food!). Who wouldn’t say no? More exposure right?
But I never really thought about how it would affect my brand and who I was. Or in the next few years. I felt like I got labeled by something that wasn’t exactly true.
The truth be told, we eat dairy. And have pizza sometimes. And,...
What do you do when shiz hits the fan?
Recently, my husband and I have been fighting like cats and dogs.
Everyday, it’s something new.
The boys, money, and the building permits (oh my!), and instead of clutching each other even tighter, we seem to get into yelling matches of who is doing more, who’s not doing a thing, and how we’re not being taken care of.
We’ve had to transition a lot these past six months.
We ripped our roots from living in the Bay Area to move closer to the property, and we just expected things to be easy and everything with our property to be a “simple” process. Ha! It’s been anything but.
The problem is that starting a new life and replanting roots...
Healthy Living Tips
Can’t remember the last time you took 5 or 10 minutes out of your day to breathe, do something nice for yourself or make yourself feel special?
Then, this is for YOU!
Last Christmas my husband got into a huge pileup on the freeway and completely totaled his truck.
It was my worst nightmare.
You can read the whole story here.
It was a total wake up call.
Not only to cherish my family every single day and try to be more present.
But, to start taking care of me.
I realized at that moment when I received the call from my husband that I was just speeding through life, not appreciating anything, and most importantly, I realized that I didn’t even know who I was anymore.
Before kids, husbands, and 24-7 responsibility, I remember my self-care being a thing I did weekly. No exceptions.
Every Sunday, I’d deep clean and condition my hair, give myself a foot bath and face mask and just really sit and enjoy pampering myself.
It was an hour or so routine that...
2018 has officially kicked my a*s!
With the flu making its way around all five of us, trips to the ER, visits to the doc, migraines, forgotten birthday (oh sorry husband!) plus the daily oh shit schedules from school, work, and errands, and on top of all of that, MOVING 2 hours away!?
UGH Talk about stress!
How about you? ;)
Do you get caught up in the “shoulds” or how things are supposed to be, that you rarely take the time to see just how far you’ve come? Like it’s just not enough?
What happens if we stop to actually see how much we do?
Check this out (and this doesn’t even include all the daily minutia of butts, teeth, laundry, lunches, and on and on).
Since my hubby’s big car accident I’ve ~