I’ve been monitoring the chatter about New Year’s resolutions over the last few weeks. There’s a lot of really noble ones about things like turning over a healthy new leaf and spending more quality time with the family. But mine isn’t like that. Mine is to spend more time on me, doing things that bring me joy. Selfish? Nope. Over the last few years I’ve come to learn that I am a better mom if I give myself a break. Working at home and maintaining a household is no easy feat and causes stress and loads of mom guilt. This year I vow to lose the guilt (sometimes that can feel like losing 10 pounds) and do more things that I enjoy! I’ve partnered with Pique Tea to share why I think every mom should put herself first (if not first, at least not last all the time!). Tea time has never been so fulfilling!
I have been an avid watcher of Food Network for as long as I can remember. I go through phases where I love to cook for the family. I’ll try out new recipes and spend a few hours prepping and stirring over the stove. But other times, I just want to throw something in the microwave and be done. What I really love, however, is to watch other people cook, or read about it. I don’t get much time to read but when Jessica Tom’s new book, Food Whore, landed on my desk, I stopped everything and read it. And it was delicious.
Tell me I’m not the only one who gains, like, 15 pounds over the holidays? I mean, you go to people’s homes and you HAVE to eat what they are serving. You don’t want to be rude, right? Sure, I’ll try your deep-fried turkey. Yes, I’ll eat every holiday cookie you put out on your table. That is what a good guest does. So I’ve decided I’ll keep my party appetizers healthy this year. But just because they are better for you, doesn’t mean they are any less delicious. Here’s how to put out a pretty party spread, to please your guests, and not get you blamed for causing love handles.
Summer water. That is an affectionate nickname for rose and I really do love a glass on a hot summer afternoon. But wine and I really don’t mix well. We’ve learned how to make our relationship work, though. Thank goodness. That would have been a tough break up. Who would I have turned to? Moonshine?
Compensation was provided by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn via Mode Media