Self-Care for Busy Moms

"How much self-care time do you get?" is a question I ask all of my new clients, which usually prompts a snicker. It's also something I check in on every once in a while, or if I get the sense the client may be having a tough time. Here's the thing- I ask about it, but up until recently I really didn't understand what self-care meant to me.  Last week was a super busy week for me and I didn't get time to meal plan or prep. As I was unlocking the door to the studio one early morning, I realized I was feeling stressed and off because I didn't get my self-care time.

It occurred to me that until that moment, I didn't realize this task was my self-care.

I tell moms that self-care doesn't have to be a massage or a weekly pedicure, it can be as simple as going to the store alone. In my case, self-care is weekly meal planning and prepping which I usually do surrounded by kids or during naptime.

So today I'm going to share with you some recipes I've recently cooked and added to my weekly regime. Today is focused on breakfast, because I'm out of the house and I want to make things easy for the people who have to deal with my kids in the morning ;) I'll tackle other meals later.

Also, I challenge you to explore what self-care means to you.

Yes, There's a sticker on my dining room table...

Yes, There's a sticker on my dining room table...

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Cinnamon Crunch Butternut Squash Muffins:

**I substituted almond milk for regular, unsweetened applesauce for the oil, and I used vanilla extract instead of orange.

I'm really terrible about remembering to pin things and I usually don't follow the ingredients to a T, so I'm not posting the egg muffins today. I'm on a hunt for the recipe.

The day before, I roasted a couple of bags of mixed potatoes (purple, red, etc.) for dinner. Those were made with olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper and cooked at 425 degrees for about 45 minutes. I had a bunch leftover so I threw them in a cast iron with some sausage and a little oil and heated it up. Once I got a nice crunch on them, I put them in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes. While I did that, I soft scrambled about 4 eggs. I topped the potatoes with the egg and grated some Fontina cheese over the top. Back in the oven for 5-8 minutes, until cheese was melted. SO GOOD!

Here's one I made this week!

**I used raspberries and almond, vanilla, chia granola clusters.