Updated: Feb 15, 2019
Welcome to the first of hopefully many posts! I'm sure you're wondering what a blog on a granola business website could possibly be about besides granola.
Parenting woes, joys, and advice... fun cooking ideas and recipes... delicious pairings with my Charlotte's Choice products... the ups and downs of starting a local business... life. Basically all the things that are on my mind constantly.
Sometimes life can be exhausting, sometimes it is inspiring and mesmerizing, other times you just need something fun to change the mood. It's all about creating wonderful memories with your family! In the moment, the bad times seem so much worse, but in the long run, the memories that really shine through are the memories of cooking something new, letting your kids help out (even if it means there will be twice as much to clean up afterwards), reading books together, exploring, playing games, snuggling.
In this day and age, with phones and tablets and Netflix and YouTube, it can be hard to break away and force yourself to be present with your kids, but that's what they will remember fondly when they get older. It's something I still need to work on, but starting out small is better than not trying. Spend 5 minutes reading a book together, play pretend with them, take the whole family for a walk before dinner... it adds up. You won't regret spending quality time with them, but you will regret not doing it.
This blog will tell stories about what it's like to be a parent, sometimes it's fun and your kids are doing cute or hilarious things, other times it's frustrating and you just want a break. I'll be sharing both perspectives while trying to keep the overall takeaway positive and uplifting. I want you to know that you are not alone in this parenting journey and that no matter what you're going through, it won't last forever. This applies to the bad moments, which can be reassuring. It also applies to the good moments, though, so be sure to cherish each one.