I am first and foremost a mother of 3 extraordinary children. We are expecting our 4th May 2013! I strive to live an eco-conscious lifestyle and I thrive in the outdoors. My ultimate goal is to one day live in a small sustainable community, where the little things in life are once again celebrated! It's time we all slowed down a bit and stop letting life pass us by.
Being a Mommy- the hardest but most rewarding job on the planet. Even though there can be times of struggle with long. tiring and what seem to be thankless days-at the end I can scoop up each one of my "babies" and cuddle them and know why I do this everyday! On a regular basis there is not enough time to truly take care of me.The one thing I struggle with the most, is eating. When the kids are in bed I often remember I have not eaten all day. I am constantly providing for everyone else's needs.I am here by myself most days until after the kids are in bed. Things definitely get hectic around here.Not eating is a bad habit that has got to go! As Moms we need to be taking better care of ourselves. It is important that we fuel our bodies with healthy foods to keep us enegized and on the go. Today the baby was asleep, the boys with their Dad and I actually had time to sit down and have some lunch! Special occasion for me guys! The grocery store had great organic produce yesterday so, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite things to eat during the spring and summer-its delicious-
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Other great things to add if you have them around - Grilled chicken breast ( perfect use for leftovers), Pine Nuts, Walnuts, Almonds or whatever else may tickle your fancy!
This is a quick and easy salad that even the busiest of moms can manage to throw together. It is healthy and low fat, if you go easy on the goat cheese and other extras :) I sure did enjoy it for lunch today! Remember- we may rarely get any time for us, but if we don't take care of ourselves who will be the ones caring for our kids?