It's time for another "Meal of the Month" edition post.
Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole
For those of us who steer clear of meat, we vegetarians looooove this recipe! To join in, the kids can help cut veggies and sprinkle spices. Everyone can have their own job, and, by the end, you've all worked together to make a masterpiece!
El Salvadoran Pupusas
This El Salvadoran classic is to-die-for!! The kids will have lots of fun with this one by mixing ingredients, chopping veggies, and making the dough.
This treat is SO fun to make, and it is absolutely delicious! I made this for everyone at my tenth birthday party, and it was a hit. Kids love it! (And adults;) The best part is shaking all the ingredients together in a bag; the kids have a blast!
I can't wait to make all these fun recipes with my family! It makes dinner that much more special. Tag @tcmobilemommy while baking your casserole, cooking up those pupusas, and shaking your puppy chow!
Hi, moms and dads!
May 4 Star Wars Day
May 4 is "Star Wars Day." That's right! You and your family better get the popcorn and blankets out for a marathon; it's gonna be a long one! This fun day can be celebrated by dressing up as your favorite characters, settling in for a marathon, or playing with Star Wars legos and other games. May the fourth be with you!!
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Let's celebrate it by learning about the significance of this day, dressing up for the holiday, playing traditional Mexican music, dancing, and making fajitas and guacamole!
May 10 Mother's Day
OF COURSE we will be celebrating the best holiday of the year cherishing our smart, strong, and hardworking mothers! Fun activities for this day include making a scrapbook for Mom, going for a family hike, cooking/baking with Mom, booking classes and trips to do together, painting together, doing a family photoshoot, recollecting the best memories with Mom, and so much more! You could even set up a session with Twin Cities Mobile Mommy for Mom;)
May 12 International Nurse Day
International Nurses Day is an international day observed around the world on May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. Nightingale founded modern nursing during the Crimean War in the early 1850s by organizing the care of soldiers with exceptional training and managing techniques. Go Florence! Now more than ever we need to make sure we thank our nurses for their long hours and hard work on the front lines of this illness. We can celebrate these hard-working men and women by writing them thank you cards, learning about the human body, and taking care of the nurses in our lives.
May 25 Memorial Day
Many of us look forward to Memorial Day for the epic sales, backyard barbecues, and boozy summer cocktails, but it's also fun to remember what the holiday is truly about: honoring the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Before you get the grill fired up for your family's afternoon party, you could brush up on American history, listen to a veteran's story, or write letters to soldiers and their families.
Make the most of all this extra time, and spend it celebrating holidays with your family at home! Tag @tcmobilemommy while watching your Star Wars marathon, enjoying your delicious Cinco de Mayo fajitas, enjoying Mother's Day brunch, writing your nurse's thank you card, and chatting at your Memorial Day BBQ!
Hi sweet friends!
I get it....this beautifully chaotic world of ours can feel magical and also messy all at the same time. From household responsibilities, to commitment with friends & relatives, to events, to emotionally processing information, to running errands, to projects, to maintaining relationships, to rending to our OWN needs...and more...we house a lot of thoughts in our mind and it often feels like our "plate is full."
Follow the prompts below with the corresponding templates mentioned. Downloads are below.
A = Automate. What on this list can you set up on a recurring basis?
Ex: carpool, date night, babysitter, mow the lawn, pay a bill, call a relative, etc.
D = Delegate. What items on this list can you delegate to someone else?
Ex: Laundry folding goes to the oldest child, Organizing goes to TC Mobile Mommy, Washing the Dishes goes to the spouse, Planning the family reunion goes to the Cousin, etc.
E= Eliminate. What items on this list can you cross off and eliminate that does not bring you joy, causes overwhelm, is not the best time/season to prioritize, or may cost extra money/time?
Ex: repairing the shed, organizing the garage, replacing the trim, sorting through family photos.
Tips: Starting with a task that takes the shortest amount of time helps knock out the projects & fills your cup! OR starting with the tasks that bring you the MOST joy is a great way to work through your To-Do list. Of course, time sensitive tasks are also ones to consider sooner than later to eliminate anxiety or stress later on.
The "Success Jar" is my way of doing the Ta-Da list.
Any time I knock out a task or have a proud moment, I write it down on a slip of paper and put it in my success jar! Then at the end of the year, or sometimes every month, I'll take out the slips and read through all the awesome things I did!! I often forget how many small amazing moments I had, or the big incredible accomplishments I successfully did (or didn't succeed in but attempted).
If companies can do a "year in review" for their employees, why wouldn't we take some time to recognize OURSELVES? This is especially helpful if working through mental obstacles, setting high expectations for a project with multiple steps, if you experience low-points in your life, if you're wanting to create this for other household members, or if you want a more visual way of seeing you truly wonderful you are and how all you do has an impact.
Download and print the below templates to reference for the above activity
I'm PROUD OF YOU!
Remember to give yourself more grace.....and praise :)
Cuz you're doing a wonderful job!