Hi friends, here’s a look at our week!
These boys sure know how to make a mama FEEL SPECIAL. Homemade gifts, homemade breakfast- including a mug of broth, in a new mug that says, “good broth will resurrect the dead.” Plus my favorite (not at all paleo) perfume, and these stunning flowers that have lasted all week, reminding me of their love every time I look at them!
Do you ever have moments in life where you look around and just feel OVERWHELMING GRATITUDE? Like when Finn says, “Wesley, I’ll read you your bedtime story! You wanna sit on my lap?” Heart melted.
Speaking of sappy-gushy-goodness… I am so incredibly in love with this man, and immensely thankful for his love, respect and partnership. The way he listens to me and supports me is more than I could ask for. Being with someone for over thirteen years doesn’t always come easy, but it is simply wonderful! Okay, gushing over – you may safely read on…
You know we’re not Paleo-perfectionists, right? While celebrating Mother’s Day and Wesley’s birthday lately we have been enjoying eating out, and definitely don’t ignore OUR paleo template when we do! We make the best choices we can, seek out places that serve local food, have dedicated gluten-free fryers, lots of veggies, and ENJOY our time spent together as a family, even if it isn’t at home. Feta and Spinach omelets from Silver Diner (one of our local favorites), and a burger with butter lettuce, caramelized onions, and brie + sweet potato waffle fries from Del Ray.
Inspired by nature for this WOD (check out our beautiful flowering bush in the background!) I went with pink for the WODgear sox and From Thick to Thin Apparell tank and pants. I’m working the log, and Cole is warming up for bench. Love working out with this kid!
Speaking of pink… medium rare steak on salad for the win! And summertime grilling and smoking season for the mega-win. By the way, our Asian Vinaigrette is so simple to make and goes good on EVERYTHING.
Congrats to Our Friends
We’ve loved The Granilla Bar for a while now, but their new products (and our old favorite Dark Chocolate Honey) are amazing (we get them at One Stop Paleo Shop!).
Beaver Bites (not made with Beaver, people, it’s the creator’s last name) are egg white protein-based bars with super clean ingredients. They go great with a beef-protein chocolate shake from MH Naturals (the only meat-based protein drink I’ve thought tasted good!) for breakfast!
And the boys crazy-devoured Wild Zora Bars (especially the Cheesy flavor!). This lamb flavor is nightshade-free but all are meat and veggie jerky-style bites (a great softer texture). Perfect for Paleo-kids and adults! (get a coupon below)
Our other newest find is Paleo Meals to Go – freeze dried food meal in a bag. It’s non-perishable so it travels well, ships well and will be no problem for TSA. The boys each called dibs on the “not oatmeal” breakfast pouches, and we are STOKED about the Beef Stew! Seriously, you just add water, and the ingredients are as good as it gets! (get a coupon below!)
Events & Announcements
Whiffletree Farm Tour with the Paleo Parents
Bring clothes and shoes for tromping around, a picnic lunch if you’d like, and a cooler in case you want to take home any goods from the farm (and trust us, you’ll want to).
—-> RSVP to Whiffletree Farm Tour here!
Let’s all show this great company some love! Help them reach their goal and fund their production run of Paleo baking mixes, like brownies and cookies!
And if you have never funded a Kickstarter before, take a look at how it works. You pledge a dollar amount to support the company and get some goodies in return!
As the mom of three boys, I’m not much of a softie… but this video GOT ME. People always ask how I “do it all,” and the truth is that I have a supportive partner and a great team. But I’ve learned to love the chaos of life with three boys, and get through it JUST LIKE THIS —-> Moms Empower Us.
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH: “Take a glimpse at the cover of most magazines and you’ll see several headlines promoting tips and tricks that will help you eat less and weigh less. What is this obsession with encouraging woman to be less?” —> 13 Ways Women Can be More, Not Less.
If you know a parent who gives SODA to their child, please (politely) share this with them —> 10 Reasons to Keep Kids Off Soda.
Your Favorite FRUITY Recipes
Mango Snack Balls