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Believe in Yourself, Mamas and Papas.

My Bella Sophia did all of the mixing herself. Those are her tiny hands.

Today, as with all days, I was speaking to someone about how lost I feel. My son is in a new school and a new house. He is struggling but so is my daughter and my son has loads of help. My daughter just has us. I hadn’t really thought about it before. I’m always running. I’m always worrying and the truth is, sometimes the best thing is just to breath. My children need me to be 100 percent and that means i had better find a way to recharge. How? When? That’s not allowed. Not in this day and age. Life is different than it used to be and women, parents are more isolated and expected to wear no less than ten hats, well while singing a happy tune. Our reality is distorted through Facebook and we no longer have the support systems that used to exist among families. We are evolving. However, right now we are in the ugly part. We are stressed, lonely and scared. Our children feel that. When you feel yourself start to get overwhelmed, know what helps you decompress and go there. You’re the only who can keep you going. Take care of you so you can go back and take care of those babies.

One of my favorite books is Romancing the Ordinary: A Year of Simple Splendor by: Sarah Ban Breathnach. It’s just a collection of short! essays that remind us everyday there is a magic you should stop and take note of.

Today, take care of the magic in you.

Quick Microwave cup brownie recipe for just you!

Taken from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking.

Author: Recipe adapted from Kirbiecraving.com
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (3 ¼ oz/90g) Nutella
  • 1 large egg* , gently whisked
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. In a large microwavable mug add the Nutella and egg* and whisk together.

  2. Add flour and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Microwave for roughly 45 seconds – 1 minute. (Cooking time will vary) Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t overflow or overcook.
  4. When the brownie is set and firm on top it is done. Let the brownie cool and minutes before serving
  5. Serve with some vanilla ice cream while it’s still warm.

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