Guilt. It’s a universal emotion amongst moms. Moms feel guilty for all sorts of things, whether we work or stay home and whether our aim is a household that looks as idyllic and balanced as Joanna Gaines’ or to just get through the day with our kids in one piece.
We tell ourselves if we were a better mom, the house would be clean, laundry folded and a home cooked dinner on the table every night... or a better mom would have a messier house because she’s so busy spending time playing with and reading to her kids... or maybe a better mom would have a clean house, played with kids and never be on her phone, with her friends or on Facebook. Mom guilt tends to be a no win situation because to meet our expectations as a mom, there are usually sacrifices somewhere else. And we can’t sacrifice what makes us “us” if we want to be the best moms we can be.
The reasons and degrees of guilt vary greatly from mom to mom. Personally, I think I feel a comparatively low amount of mom guilt, but then I fe...
Moms want to do the best they can when it comes to their family and nutrition. But with our busy lives and as complicated it can be to sort out the good from the bad, it’s challenging.
My family does not eat perfectly, but we’ve made some simple changes to improve healthy eating habits over the past several years. Before that, I was doing some things right. My kids have always loved their fruits and veggies and we mostly avoided soda. Yet, we were an on-the-go family that ate dinner from drive thrus once a week, and “center aisle” foods made up the majority of my grocery cart.
When I started the nutrition program that vastly improved our family’s habits almost five years ago, it made a good portion of our nutrition choices simple, quick, all-natural and extremely nutrient dense. And, I was exposed and more open to good information and clear recommendations on how to eat cleaner and more healthfully around those products.
As I started feeling better than ever and noticing how my family was...
I distinctly remember opening THE box nearly five years ago.
My best friend had asked me to start a nutrition program with her that she’d heard good things about. We’d tried several diet fads together, with little success. But, there was that little voice in my head asking “what if this one actually works?” I was a skeptic, but I also didn’t want my friend to get skinny without me.
She gave me the number of a woman to call who was an associate with a nutrition network marketing company. I half tuned out this friend of a friend who was telling me about the products and how much better I would feel. When my box came, I was turned off by the accompanying literature on how to earn money sharing it with others. I had worked in healthcare communications for 20 years. I was not interested in making money from a network marketing company. I tossed it all in the trash.
Long story short, the products worked. I was obsessed with how good I felt. I started doing some research, and I was impressed by...