It’s a new year, and as cliché as it sounds, I can’t believe it is 2015. Time has flown. I took a few years off of blogging. Frankly, I was a bit burnt out. When I last wrote, was in June of 2011! I wasn't on Pinterest, I only had two kids, I was juggling two different work places, and we lived in our “old house.” Since then, Pinterest has changed the way we cook, create, and compete. I have a beautiful 12 year old girl, a spunky 10 year old girl, and a rowdy 2 ½ year old boy. In the last year, we have sold a house, lived in a rent house for 9 months, and are now living in the house we only dreamed we could have. I am working at one school full time as an instructional facilitator. This is a fancy word for working with teachers and curriculum. Although I miss working with kids in the classroom, I am lucky enough to work with a staff of dedicated people. In the last year, I completed college hours to become a school administrator. By my side in everything, my wonderful husband helps me to find balance and keep up with the daily whirlwind of family activities.
If anything, I am trying to find the joy in cooking again. Schedules dictate our life five days a week. The other two days seem to be spent getting ready for the next five days. This was all compounded with having a baby, the process of building, and going to school. We made it work, but we ate out a little too much, didn’t cook as healthy as I wanted to, and didn’t always have my act together to plan like I needed to plan out our meals.
So that brings me here. I am excited to start blogging again. I am going to focus on writing about what most families struggle with. I had found in talking with friends we struggle with how to eat clean, without processed foods, how to eat on a budget, and how to eat on a schedule when everyone is meeting themselves coming.
So I end the first post of the year, with no recipe, but with hopes that you ate your black-eyed peas! What recipes would you like to see here? What is it that you search for?
Looking forward to a great year, Kelli