Nothing but Concerned
Apr. 6, 2013 5:21 am
Updated: Apr. 13, 2013 7:02 pm
I am a working mother. I am no different than many mammas out there so I know that my words are felt by many others. With a full-time career, I have found it very difficult to feed my children fully cooked traditional and nutritional meals that they deserve.
There are many reasons why this is a challenge. For one, I am a teacher and therefore do not make the type of paychecks that could afford the precious organic products that my babies deserve. Secondly, I have no time to create homemade meals with all the nutritional
value they require every night. I have spent my entire summers for the last couple of years developing plans to prepare myself for the upcoming year. I searched for easy to make recipes and prepared cheap menus that my family could afford on a weekly basis.
I spend the beginning of each school year implementing these plans and putting them into action but by mid-year, all plans have disappeared and I am striving to just survive the rest of the school year alive. Between tutoring, coaching a DI team (Destination
Imagination), baseball practices and games, and a gym membership (my desperate attempt for mommy time), I have lost my will to keep going on the cooking of a full course meal on a nightly basis. So my question here is this, how do you find the energy and time
to just keep pushing yourself on and making the right foods that my boys need? There are so many products to watch for that are so bad for human consumption that it feels nearly impossible to avoid. These products have literally been linked to ADHD and other
negative impairments that it seems like there is nothing more I can do. And, being a teacher, I know ADHD is being diagnosed more and more every year. My life feels like an obstacle course. How do I avoid bad products, create more time, and refill my energetic
spirit, all while taking care of my children and working a full-time job with a full-time schedule?