Back to School Tips for Busy Mornings

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, silly, not Christmas. It’s time to send those munchkins back to school and get everyone on a consistent routine again! This means busy mornings and even busier evenings balancing homework, after school activities, and sports. Oh yeah, and dinner at some point. This year I am sending two of my kiddos off to school which means twice the lunch packing, twice the homework, and twice the amount of paperwork coming in and out of the house 5 days a week. I find that the best defense is a good offense. Uh, I mean… careful planning and organization will help your family transition back to the school schedule smoothly. Continue reading “Back to School Tips for Busy Mornings”

What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 4 (+ a smoothie recipe)

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Like most parents, I always have an idealized vision of summer vacation in my head at the end of every school year. A few moments of silence to sip my coffee in the morning while the kids sleep in, lazy days filled with swimming and play dates with friends, and warm evenings lounging on the patio watching the sun go down form the picture of a well spent summer in my imagination. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 4 (+ a smoothie recipe)”

Morning Mango Smoothie

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Mornings can be hectic. Even though we are in summer now and don’t have to rush out the door at dark-o’clock for school, there are still things that need to be done. The dog needs to go out, dishwasher needs to be emptied, 3 little munchkins need to be fed, and we need to get ready for the day whether we are running errands or the kids are off to dance camp. Husband, on the other hand, is still off to work every morning. There is no “summer break” in adulthood.

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Banana Bread Smoothie

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This smoothie is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

I’ve never been a huge fan of baking. It requires more precise measuring than cooking where everything is entirely up to your personal preferences. I’m mean, sure, I’ll bake muffins like these Monday Morning Muffins if it’ll let me sleep in a few extra minutes, but I’m not the mom who’s constantly baking cookies and cakes. Some of that has to do with my disdain for refined sugar and butter, but I digress.

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Tropical Rehydration Spinach Smoothie

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Getting her hydration on. Poor thing, I should have put her in shorts for school.

I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but here in North Texas, it’s been hot! We are barely into spring and yet our daytime highs are pushing 90° F every day. We are well on our way to the summer when it’s “hotter than a jalapeño’s armpit.” Don’t blame me for that one. I heard it from my old southern chiropractor.

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