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Weekend Adventures, Pre-teen Attitude and Meal Prep for the Week

Took the kids to Canada’s Wonderland last weekend on a whim, and took advantage of our season passes and the 19-degree fall weather. The day started off rocky with my pre-teen son being in a moooooood. But by the end, everyone pulled through and we finished the day strong with a few rides and funnel cakes!  We're excited to go back and experience Halloween Haunt in a few weeks! This coming week will be busy so I've pre-tracked some meals in my WW app to keep me on track.  A few things I prepped for easy grab-and-go meals: I made some WW Vegetable Soup. Baked some portobello mushrooms for a meatless main dish.  Made some hard-boiled eggs. Cooked some quinoa and chopped veggies to make some quick salads. Washed and chopped lettuce, cucumbers and peppers for easy meals and snacks. What's on your to-do list this week? On our favourite ride!

Weekend Recap: Mother's Day 2021

My daughter's plate (mine had more eggs and no toast)

Mother's Day in a pandemic is about the same as it was pre-pandemic....and I wouldn't have it any other way. From waking up and enjoying the first cup of coffee from the comfort of my bed, to hearing the kids making me a yummy breakfast, some traditions were just not meant to be broken or altered! 

We had our super amazing breakfast, then hubby went to bed (he had just come off a night shift and had to be back at work later that evening), and I had some quiet time which is always a bonus in my books. 

I can't say I did anything exciting during my time alone, but sometimes making a homemade detox tea and watching some HGTV are all I need to relax and unwind. What's in my detox tea you ask? Well usually it's just some hot water, fresh lemon juice, a chunk of fresh ginger, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper OR a small dollop honey. But this time I nixed the cayenne and honey, and added a mint leaf. It didn't taste great (too strong with boiled water) so I'll save the mint leaves for cold water instead.

Quiet Time and Detox Tea After a Large Breakfast

In the afternoon I convinced the kids to go on a nature walk with me...I had to bribe them with hot chocolate from Starbucks. It worked, they indulged me in some family time and it felt so nice to get out of the house. I'm finding that now that I work from home, and we're in a lockdown, I never leave my house. I didn't realize how much I needed to get out! Anyone else feel that way?

My kiddos...they're growing way too fast!

We finished off the day with some homemade pan pizza (and wine for me). Sooo good, and now we're obsessed with making pizza! I am sure homemade pizza will now be a staple at our house from now on!

Who knew pizza baked in a cast iron skillet would be so tasty!?


How was your mother's day this year? Did you have to alter your traditions due to COVID-19?

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