I’m away from home for a few days at a conference. I fly back from Boston on Sunday, just in time to spend Mother’s Day with my family. I won’t get breakfast in bed, but I’m hoping to completely get out of doing laundry that day. Living the dream!
I miss my husband, kids, and dog (in that order…probably) when I’m away, but I think it’s good for me to work, and good for them to see me work. I used to be an accountant with a Large Accounting Firm, and then with a Fortune 500 company. I “retired” when our fourth child was a baby, and I spent the next ten years as “only” a mom.
I know what I do to raise my kids and run my household is important, but I didn’t always feel like I was important. I didn’t take care of myself like I should.
Part of what I do now to take care of myself, as well as my family, is to focus on putting what I think is the best possible food in our bodies. We’ve experimented with eating mostly-vegan (that is a heck of a lot of vegetable chopping!) and we try to eat as fresh as possible as often as possible.
For the packaged food I do buy, I want it to be excellent. I think Cascadian Farm makes excellent food.
Though I’m not home to make sure my kids are doing their chores and washing behind their ears and wearing pants, I do know I’ve left them with good food. Cascadian Farm cereals and snack bars are in the pantry, so I can bask in some Good-Mom glory. I left the good stuff!
I won’t be home until Mother’s Day, but while I’m gone, what they’ll eat is one less thing I have to worry about. Like if the dog will ever get walked. And about the pants situation.
To keep in touch with my kids, we’ll talk on the phone a little, but mostly we’ll text and send messages through social media. I’ll be sending them my #MomSelfie pictures so they can see what I’m up to.
Here’s me now in the hotel room. —–>
Cascadian Farm sent me a great big box of awesome, containing full-sized boxes of cereal and granola bars, and some great CF swag, like a canvas tote and a water bottle. They are sponsoring the same awesomeness for one of y’all.
Here’s what one winner will receive:
- Cascadian Farm Buzz Crunch Honey Almond cereal,
- Oats & Honey Crunchy bars and
- both flavors of the Chewy Bars with organic pea protein.
- Cascadian Farm swag, including water bottle, notebook, tote bag and other goodies.
- Samples of Happy Baby Organic Baby Food Greek Yogurt
Leave a comment below and I’ll use random.org to select a winner on May 11. US only please! Answer this question: Will you sleep late on Mother’s Day?
Cascadian Farm sent me product hoping I would write about it. I was not required to post, or say anything specific, and all opinions are mine.
Not required, but take a second to follow Cascadian Farm on Facebook and Twitter. They make yummy stuff!
No sleeping in for me! We go to early service at church, so I will be out of bed by 7am so we can all be ready to go by 8.
Love Cascadian Farms!
Sharon Andrews says
Most likely not, going to church, then meeting my parents for lunch.
I’m hoping to sleep late and have breakfast in bed! 🙂
no sleeping in here either, We have Church too.
Kymberly Williams-Evans says
Why worry about the pants wearing? Let them run around naked. Heck, you’re states away living la vida selfie pics. Take full advantage!
Whoo hoo! Just found out that I am the winnah winnah of the Cascadian Farms prize package. Lay it on me babeeeee!