It has now been a month since our move and I think things are finally settling down. For the first time ever, I feel like my son is finally getting comfortable and into a routine. This is the first week that we have not started and ended the day with TV. And oh, what a difference it has made! I used to have a rule that he could not watch TV or play on the iPad until after he had lunch and taken a good nap, unless circumstances were less than desirable (poor night’s sleep for me, a busy morning or an emotional day). I have noticed that since I have reinstated this rule, my son has become much more interactive and creative. He has made so much progress this week alone! For example, I have been trying to work with him to use a fork and spoon while eating. I even relegated him to the high chair with a tray so it would be easier to use one. But yesterday, my son asked for a fork to use with his lunch, and he forked grapes a hot dog slices all by himself!!!
AND my son finished his very first craft this week as well! It is so hard to get him to sit still and be interested in a craft. Everytime at the library for storytime he would get upset, refuse to sit down and a tantrum would inevitably ensue. But, again, yesterday he made a parrot out of construction paper. He was a little upset at first because the “white” (glue) was on it, but once I explained that it would be covered up he seemed to be okay.
I am so excited to see what new things my son will discover and learn in the weeks to follow!
I feel like for one of the first times ever, I am able to make my dreams happen. I have wanted to create a monetizing website for my health blog for a couple years now. Over time I had gotten more interested and more serious about blogging and discovered that this free blog platform does not allow the tools that I need to make money with it. Unfortunately to be able to create a website like that takes money to start and build it, which I did not have at the time. But now, I have been able to kickstart my dream and start creating a website that allows me to make money through it! How exciting! Now my most needed resource is Time! Hahaha! So be on the lookout, it’s going to take me time to work on it and have it up and running. But I can’t wait to share it with you all!
The basis of the website will be very similar with this blog. I want it to be a place where people can go to when they want to make a healthy change in their lives, whether it be overall healthy living, diet change, eliminating harsh chemicals in your home and exercise. I want to be the person that people can go to for encouragement and advice. I also want to introduce ways to improve your health at home by offering membership to a wellness company for better household products, supplements and essential oils; and by offering my services to build meal plans and recipes for those needing help starting an extreme diet change. All these things I’ve had to implement and undergo in my own household and I know how challenging it can be on your own. And lastly, I want to make these changes as simple as possible. As a mother of two little ones, I do not have the time or energy or money to bake a complicated gluten-free dish. Does this sound like something you would be interested in using as a resource? I sure hope so! I feel like this is extremely relevant in our time. So many people are tired of being sick, just barely getting by with their health and tired of being told to take drugs and hope for the best. I know I was!
Something else I’ve been kicking around is possibly starting a mom-blog about my healthy living and just my day to day experiences with my children. What I want them to learn and how I went about it. Would anyone be interested in that? I know mom-blogs are a dime a dozen these days. But I’m starting to feel like I have so much inside of me that I want to share that I need another outlet to let it all out. Do you think that would be something worth investing my time and energy into?
An Epic Pinterest Fail
And finally, my EPIC pinterest fail! I usually try to gauge how complicated and involved a recipe looks by the type of ingredients needed, process of cooking and approximately how long it takes. This time I was so taken by the fact that I could finally eat chicken pot pie that I brushed off how involved this might be. This was my first time using tapioca starch/flour. I like to keep ingredients simple but I decided to branch out a little bit this time. After half a week due to missing ingredients and length and involvement of prepping . . . I finally finished it. The author failed to mention dish size (which I later found in comments after the fact) and grossly misled the cooking time. Ugh. Needless to say, I probably will not make it again until the kids are in school or moved out!
After tasting, I do think that this recipe is worth revisiting later down the road. I really do like having the sensation of a crust! ❤ ❤ ❤ I’ve never had chicken pot pie from scratch and this is so refreshing! So maybe in . . . 5 or 10 years I’ll make it again! Bahaha!