Maximus: Month 5

Where does the time go? I swear a minute ago he was a scrunched up old man looking little baby and now here he is. FIVE MONTHS. I’m pretty sure I’ll say that every month because eight years later I still say it about Sophia.

Max went on his first real vacation this month and lets just say I’m still exhausted and needing sleep. Someone is pretty particular on where they sleep and refused to sleep in the pack and play. Instead he chose to sleep on top of me for 8 nights straight. By the end of vacation I wasn’t sure if my body hurt from skiing or because I had only slept in one position the entire time.

Each month I notice more and more how much he is turning into this little person. His personality is starting to take shape and he’s reached some big milestones! This month he learned to roll from back to tummy and discovered his toes and making bubbles with his mouth. His laugh comes from deep in his tummy and if you can get it out of him it will literally make anyone melt. Baby food he is starting to like more! He loves sweet potatoes and most of the veggies (except peas lol) he’s tried, but he isn’t sure about fruits. Our nanny got him to eat some banana but thats about it. He is still very serious most of the time and getting easier and more fun by the day. Except with sleep. Sleep is still not happening. Finding a routine that fits our family has been hard but I think we are finally getting that down, now just to keep it consistent. We currently think he is getting about four teeth so that could be part of it.

Max Loves:

His brother and sister, his toes, rolling every where, midnight feedings, putting anything and everything in his mouth, blowing bubbles, watching mommy workout, sweet potatoes.

Max Hates:

Being contained for two long, still having to wait for anything longer than 30 seconds, sleeping through the night, fruit baby food (I’m actually shocked about this!)

Maximus, thank you for giving us another month of wet kisses, late nights, and lots of laughs. Your family loves you so much.

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Food Friday: Cauliflower Fried Rice

I’m excited about this post for multiple reasons. Part of what I want to teach my Selfish Mom clients is the important of making sure we take care of ourselves each day. That includes nutrition! I know there are so many nights where I cook multiple meals and by the time I’m finished I’m exhausted, HANGRY, or maybe worse I’m not even hungry because I’ve picked and snacked on everyone else’s food. This took my about 10 minutes. I didn’t have to be super hands on. Besides cracking an egg you can do this with one hand…I know because I had Max on my hip. 🙂

I’ve tried this recipe about 20 times and I think THINK I’ve finally perfected it with some of my own twists and short cuts. It was amazing and this will 100% be put in my rotation for easy lunches or super fast dinners.

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My first tip is to buy pre riced cauliflower. I think my attempt to be a “Pinterest” gal always gets the best of me and I can never quite get this step down. No shame in my game and hey I just saved myself some serious heartache AND time! 

*This recipe is for one serving only but super easy to duplicate if you need to!*

What you need: 

1 Cup of riced Cauliflower

1/2 Cup of mixed frozen veggies (I had green beans, peas, corn, and carrots)

Braggs Aminos

1 Egg

Salt & Pepper to taste

Sriracha (optional)

Sesame Oil

(I added about 1/4 cup of shrimp to add protein but you can add whatever you want at the end or nothing at all)

  1. Heat pan or wok with 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil. When pan is hot add cauliflower and veggies. Season with Salt and Pepper. Cook stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes. While you wait whisk an egg in a separate small bowl and set aside.
  2. Give the veggies a little squirt of Braggs Aminos and give a quick stir to mix and move veggies to the outside of the pan along the edges.
  3. Take the whisked egg and slowly pour on the side with out veggies and scramble quick. (Might need two hands on this one)
  4. Once egg is scrambled mix with cauliflower rice and veggies and pour into bowl
  5. Add your protein of choice on top. I always like to add in some Sriracha because I think the world is a better place because of it 🙂

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Mommas so easy am I right? I’ll be honest this has not been my favorite in the past but by cutting some corners and making this super easy it was so good! OMGeee am I becoming a good cook?! I dunno but I do know I feel good about making something different, something healthy, and just knowing that makes me feel good about my selfish self 🙂

Love to hear your thoughts when you try it! Hope your having an amazing Friday, stay warm!

xoxo 

Rachael 

 

The Selfish Mom Movement

Y’all we did it! We made it to 2018! Can I get an A-M-E-N?!

Every year I come up with a motto for myself and a special word to help me through the year when it brings difficult situations.

Of course I pray. I pray a lot actually. But when words start popping up all over my life and vocabulary I feel this is Gods way of shoving some things in my face that maybe I need to work on for the year. Last year it was an unplanned pregnancy and the word FLOW. This year he’s got plans on me digging waaaay deep and he’s asked me to focus on PEACE and WORTHINESS.

I’m pushing myself through a detox. An emotional detox. Even more specific a judgement detox. An opportunity to release my self limiting beliefs and really reach the goals I have for myself this year.

For years I’ve thought I’m not worthy of the success I know I want. I’m a mom. My time should strictly be devoted to my children. In return I’m not sure my children have experienced the best of me. Over the last couple months my heart has been called to peruse a Selfish Moms Movement. I can’t shake it, I know it’s what I’m being called to do and I’m devoting 2018 to making it happen.

If you are interested in:

  • Finding your worth
  • Exploring opportunities
  • Finding your importance and roles outside of motherhood
  • Get a little selfish 😜
  • And be inspired and empowered by other mommas out there

…then this is the group for you all! So happy to share this FREE community.

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e group is a private – NO BOYS allowed- Safe community. I'm just getting it started but I'm ready to share it with the world NOW! To join this amazing community go HERE!

Excited for the first step in 2018!

Xoxo< strong>Rachael