Today was a really good mama day and blueberry cobbler had to happen. A day for the record books where I actually felt pretty sane. A day that I will look back on and remember. A day where I was so happy I was home all day with my girls. A day I felt like I made an amazing decision to be a stay-at-home mama.
A day complete with amazing 75 degree weather, tons of time outside, burgers on the grill, homemade blueberry cobbler, a playdate with great new friends, no boo-boos, no anxiety, no insane 2-year-old tantrums. A day with the windows open and watching a mama bird build a nest for her babies. A day that lead to an evening visit with my parents, margaritas, my mom giving the girls a bath and lots of laughs and giggles with Pappy.
Some days just feel amazing. That feeling that you are in the right place at the right time and there is no where else in the world you would want to be. A day full of gratitude and pinching yourself and soaking it all in because you know that tomorrow might not be as amazing. Tomorrow may come with a kiddo with a stomach ache or a broken window from the kids playing baseball outside or even a fight with your partner over all the housework that is not done. Tomorrow may be a rainy day and you end up letting the kids watch way too much TV. Tomorrow you may not feel like putting together Pinterest worthy crafts. Tomorrow you may feel lazy in the kitchen and just feed your kids cereal for dinner.
So, how can we be even more grateful for the really good mama days? Here are my top 5 tips:
1. Share your gratitude with others. Spend your really good days with other mamas and talk about what is making your amazing day so great. Tell your friends how much their company means to you and I bet they will return the compliment! Tell your kiddos too.
2. Remember that not all days are going to be as great. There are going to be not so great days and that is OK. The not so great days make the great days even better.
3. At the end of the day, write down what made the day a really good day. Journal about it. Remember the little details and try to recreate them. A gratitude journal is a great practice for stressed out mamas.
4. Spread the love to your kiddos and your spouse. Step it up a notch and make your hubby an amazing meal. Take your kiddos to the playground and stay just a little bit longer. Make the day even more memorable.
5. Do something amazing for a mama friend. Surprise her and bring her coffee. Send cards with a nice handwritten message inside.
Tomorrow is tomorrow. Soak in today and enjoy it. Make some blueberry cobbler while you're at it.
- 2 pints fresh or frozen blueberries, rinsed, drained
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup sorghum flour
- 3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, softened
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Generously schemer a 8x8-inch baking dish with butter or oil. Pour in the blueberries.
- Sprinkle a pinch or two of flour onto the blueberries and toss to coat.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the oats with the flour, coconut sugar and cinnamon. Using a fork, cut in the butter or oil until it resembles sugary coarse crumbs.
- Layer the crumbs over the blueberries. Bake in a preheated oven until bubbly – about 30 minutes.
- Serve warm, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, frozen yogurt, or your favorite non-dairy frozen dessert, if desired.