5 Simple Protein Shake Recipes


I have a protein shake every morning for breakfast.  I can quickly make one right before heading out the door for work, and I know I am getting the nutrients I need.  I mentioned in my Self-Care for Busy Mamas post how replacing just one meal a day with a protein shake is a great way to start your journey to a healthier you.  I wanted to share how I make my shakes and a few of my favorite recipes.

Self-Care for Busy Mamas



Self-care is so so important, and I really realized this after becoming a mama.  Most of the time we mamas let ourselves become last priority, and don’t take care of ourselves like we should.  We get overwhelmed and exhausted which can lead to us becoming irritable and unpleasant to be around.  We need to make sure we are taking care of ourselves so that we can better take care of our families.

Morning Routine


Summer has been so busy, and lately I have felt a little behind and unorganized.  Recently one of my goals has been to start a new morning routine.  Starting the day off right and not in a rush makes all the difference for me.  My goal is to have a simple morning routine that I enjoy and look forward to.  I love getting up before everyone else and enjoying a little peace and quiet to start the day.

Farm Fresh


For Mother’s Day, my husband built me a vegetable garden.  I had mentioned to him a while back that I wanted a vegetable garden.  I thought it was so sweet that he remembered that conversation and did this for me.  I am so excited about this new project.  Gardening is a stress relief for me, and of course I look forward to teaching my daughter, Ellie, all about it.  

Book Recommendations


I love to read, and I’ve always thought that I just didn’t have enough time for it.   I recently cut back the TV watching to only one or two nights a week.  After making that small change, I have found that I have a lot more time for other things, including reading.  I also downloaded the Audible app (Audible Membership), and listen to books while I’m cleaning around the house or on my commute to work. So, I wanted to share some of my favorites that I have been reading lately.