Posts Tagged‘mommy’

Paleo / Whole30 Egg Roll In A Bowl

Paleo Egg Roll in a bowl

I love Asian food- Pho, Fried Rice, anything wrapped in a wonton- basically anything that can be paired with Soy Sauce or Wasabi is my friend. However, after adopting a mostly clean and Paleo lifestyle, and especially during a Whole30 cycle, wontons, rice, and soy are a no-go.  I’ve been working on this recipe for a while and have finally perfected it! Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl is the best part of the egg roll, anway- all the flavorful filling! The secret to this recipe is the Fish Sauce! Fish sauce adds a little saltiness and a whole lot of flavor to any dish, just be careful to not add to much! I like to fry my cabbage a little longer than others, the coconut aminos will create a nice char on the outer crust of the leaves if you let them sit undisturbed for about 2 minutes at the end of cooking.   If you’re interested in checking out the rest of the meals we’ve eaten during our Whole30 Journey, check out my Whole30 Recipe Roundup!   Products used in this recipe: Red Boat Premium Fish Sauce Coconut Secret Organic Raw Aminos /a> Kadoya Brand Sesame Oil Joyce Chen 21-9972, Classic Series 4-Piece Carbon-Steel Wok Set If you liked this post, you should check out my Facebook Page The Hungry Mommy, Instagram @the_hungry_mommy, and Pinterest The Hungry Mommy This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you make a purchase using this link…

Confessions From An Organized Mom

Organized Mom

I saw this article today, “Confessions from a Messy Mom” , and it inspired me to take stock in my current situation of organizational crisis. Nothing about having a messy or disorganized house, car, or meal is appealing to me. I understand that some people are perfectly happy to be messy and I’m perfectly happy for them. For me, things are a little different. In order for my mind to turn off at night, for me to be able to get a full day or work in, for me to be able to enjoy time with my children, I NEED to be organized. I need our house, our cars, our closets, our lives to be organized. I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that I will never be a laid back, go with the flow mom because the only way my laundry list of tasks that need to be completed each day finds itself neatly thrown into my recycling bin each night is with total organization of my life. I have multiple friends whose New Year’s Resolutions are to get and stay more organized in 2016. They want to know what my strategies for keeping organized while working, building a house, and wrangling the babies. I’m working on creating an in depth how-to guide for moms looking to get a little more organized but for now, these are some of my absolute must-knows when it comes to organizing your life: The simplest solution is almost always the best solution Keep…

Knocking Out Common Breast Cancer Myths

Breast Cancer myths

  Knocking Out Common Breast Cancer Myths I recently completed the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk in support of breast cancer awareness. Throughout the 3 days, 60 miles, and hundreds of people encountered, I was surprised to hear a couple breast cancer myths discussed as if they were factual.  In fact, in our internet driven society, I am surprised that there are still so many myths about breast cancer at all much less in a setting where so many have been personally affected by the disease.  So, in an effort to discredit some popular myths and help spread awareness, I will list some breast cancer myths: Myth: Finding a lump in your breast always leads to breast cancer. Truth: If you discover a persistent lump in your breast or notice any changes in breast tissue, go talk to your doctor.   Though it is important for all women to have consistent self-checks, remember that only a small percentage of lumps will lead to a breast cancer diagnosis. Knowledge is power and you won’t know to ask your doctor about a concerning change if you aren’t performing these checks! Myth: Breast implants can increase your breast cancer risk. Truth: According to modern research, women with breast implants are at no greater risk of getting breast cancer. However, standard mammograms don’t always work as well after implants, so additional X-rays are sometimes needed to more fully examine breast tissue. If you’re considering plastic surgery, be sure to consider Scottsdale AZ breast augmentation for the…

Toddlers: 15 Ridiculous Notions Mine Know to be True

Toddler facts

I have to tell you, I’m in a constant state of confusion with my children:     One day we are potty-trained, the next day we are pooping in the hallway.     One day we eat chicken nuggets, the next day we throw ourselves on the ground at the sight of protein.     One day we LOVE gold glitter shoes, the next day our feet physically cannot be bound by those torture devices. The list goes on. I know that children go through phases and stages and LEEPS and all those things but it seems that lately the only constant is that confusion abounds in this house. I’m pretty sure that they compare notes to make sure all levels of absurdity are handled by at least one of them on a given day. I decided to sit down for a moment and try to peer inside their little toddler reasoning to understand the constant tantrums, fights, and frustration of these two little people. These 15 truths are what seem to be governing their toddler decision-making, and my life, at the moment. 15 Undeniable Truths- as interpreted from the actions of my toddlers: If my sibling is playing with a toy, that toy is the most desirable thing on Earth. Even if said toy has been lodged under the treadmill, forgotten, for over a month. If Mommy is on the phone, she’s not really talking to someone else on the other end; she’s inviting you to grab that phone out…

Why Old Friends are the Best Friends

old friend

They say that if you keep a friend for 7 years, you have a friend for life. In that case, I’m lucky enough to have a handful of lifelong friends. I just got back from the most revitalizing girl’s weekend with one of my oldest friends. We were in Charleston and got to see a lot of great sites and eat a lot of great food but the best part of the whole weekend was just spending good, quality time with her. We always pick up where we left off but this trip was different: it was the first time since becoming adults we’ve been alone without other friends, our husbands, or kids and it was just what this mommy’s soul needed. I have some newer friends that I adore, but old friends are just so special. First, a little blast from the past: Below are my top 11 reasons why old friends are the best friends: They know what you’re thinking by the look on your face                 You can tell what is going through their heads without one word; their facial expressions say it all. This becomes especially handy in public spaces where saying what’s actually running through your heads wouldn’t be socially acceptable. They know the history                 There’s no wasted time explaining the backstory or history of a situation you’re discussing. If you tell them your cousin’s best friend’s sister is buying a home they know exactly who you’re talking about and which neighborhood she’s probably…

17 Super Compelling Reasons to NOT Text and Drive

reasons to not text and drive

I would think that by now there would be no controversy over texting and driving but, based on the fact that I have been nearly hit by drivers who are obviously texting while driving on two separate occasions in the past 24 hours, I feel the need to put down in text how absolutely wreck less (or wreck-causing) the practice is…The fact that I’m actually putting time and energy into writing about why one shouldn’t text and drive is in itself supremely annoying. Whatever: here is a definitive, no holds barred, all-encompassing list of reasons to NOT text and drive: You could kill yourself You could kill the people in your vehicle You could kill other innocent people who have the unfortunate fate of being on the road at the same time you are You could misspell something in your text, changing the meaning or context your text and come across as creepy or offensive. Autocorrect isn’t as easy to catch when you’re flying down the interstate at 80MPH In 46 states texting while driving is ILLEGAL You could miss out on the awesome song on the radio You could miss your musical cue, “ohhhh we’re halfway there..” You could run over a dog You could run over a person You could hit a deer You could hit a construction worker You could hit a curb with your brand new rims You could miss your exit You could run into inanimate objects like grocery carts or traffic cones You could look…

How to Curb Holiday Weight Gain

So, here’s the skinny on holiday weight gain: it sucks! Last year, I was fresh off of having a baby when the holidays rolled around. I’d lost 25lbs and only had 15 to go to be at pre-baby weight. By the time the holidays were over I had gained TWELVE of the 25 I’d lost. I started the New Year thoroughly ticked at myself for having lost all semblance of self-control for nearly two months and I’m determined to not let that happen again this year. If you’re like me and in need of a little extra accountability to curb holiday weight gain, I’ve even made a little cheat sheet for you!   If you liked this post you should check out my Facebook The Stylish Mommy and Instagram @the_stylish_mommy

4 Reasons I’m Not Outraged that Social Media is “Fake”

Social Media Fake TEXT

I know that a every single person uses social media for different reasons. I understand that our motives for posting certain things and leaving out others are all over the board ranging from wanting to feel accepted to a deep rooted craving for attention. With all the recent outrage going on about social media being “fake” and “unrealistic”, I’ve tried to become outraged. I’ve tried to see where all of the outrage is even coming from. I’ve tried to be mad at people I follow for “lying” to me in the way they portray their lives. I’ve tried to find outrage inside me because I KNOW that you DID NOT wake up like that. I know that you sometimes kind of think your kids are jerks. I know that you don’t love every single meal that your mother-in-law cooks for you. I know that sometimes you absolutely hate being single. I know that sometimes you fantasize about telling your boss exactly what you think and never coming back. The problem is this: I’m not outraged. Not even a little bit. I truly AM NOT upset by all the editing and “lies” that I am encountered with on social media every day: here’s why: 1. Your social media posts are about you, not your followers When you upload a perfectly filtered and edited picture or post to social media, you’re doing that for yourself. You’re doing it for your own need to be liked or wanted or accepted, and if you’re…

5 Things Your Grieving Friend Wants You to Know

what your grieving friend wants you to know

Before last year, I couldn’t say that I know much about the grief process. Unfortunately, our family was rocked by multiple deaths during the last half of 2014, and we became accustomed to the awkwardness that comes with navigating work and your social circle while you are in the throes of tragedy. No one knows what to do, what to say, or how to act around you, so they don’t do anything. During the first few weeks of my husband’s sister, Erin, being missing, SO many people wanted to know what they could do to help…but we were in such a fog of sleep deprivation and emotional overload that we really had no idea what to say to our friends. There’s no handbook for these things, and no one is sure what to do or how to help- even when they really, really want to. These are the things I wish I had been able to tell everyone who wanted to help but didn’t know how: 1.I DO want to talk about it                 I want to tell you how much I miss the person I lost. I want to tell you that this feels like nothing I could have ever imagined and I’m not sure how I’m ever going to get over it. I want to wallow in this for a while, and I want you to be comfortable with letting me do that. I’m sorry if it makes you uncomfortable and you don’t know what to say, but…

The Organized Girl’s Guide to The Perfect Hospital Bag

Perfect Hospital Bag

Alright, you guys know I love a good checklist. I’ve had multiple girlfriends request the checklist to end all checklists for packing the perfect hospital bag for them and their soon-to-be little bundles of joy. I can promise you that you will want to pack SO MUCH MORE than is on this list: don’t. You won’t ever take a hair dryer out of your suitcase but you (or your adoring hubby) will still have to drag it out of the hospital eventually. The hospital will have EVERYTHING that baby NEEDS while in the hospital- diapers, wipes, swaddle blankets, etc. The only things you need to bring for baby will be comfort items you have picked out for them. For Momma: Cute headbands– The only way I kept myself sane waiting for my children to make their grand entrances was by messing with my hair. I had planned inductions but I still truly believed that my water would spontaneously break and I would be rushed to the hospital, making it without a second to spare. Because of this, I spent most of the last month of my pregnancy curling my hair. I DID NOT want to be on day 3 of a blowout when I went into labor (#firstworldproblems). Anyway, even if you haven’t had time to do your hair, a cute and comfortable elastic headband will take your mind off your hair and back onto the baby about to make you a momma! Headband 1 Headband 2 Makeup– Generally, labor is…