WOW…First off, where did 2019 go?! Every year seems to fly by faster than the last and self reflecting always reminds me to try and live as presently as possible because time is so fleeting. This year was FULL of changes for our family and also me personally. We bought and flipped a house, I travelled more for work than I have ever before, we lost my Nana and Nick’s Grandmother, too. Nat and I started our podcast (which now feels like we’ve been doing forever), Brielle and Mila have grown and evolved in so many ways – their personalities shining more brightly than ever.
Personal Growth & Wellness
Okay, guys…as most of you know, we have a pretty strong vitamin regime in our household. With proper direction from my Naturopath and Doctor, I’ve implemented certain supplements that can be tricky to get in with a regular diet. Even though we are healthy eaters, we still lack certain nutrients and have gaps in food groups (hey there Friday pizza night)!
Let’s be honest, most of us aren’t getting the eight hours of sleep our doctors tells us to get each night. And even when we ARE getting eight hours…it may not be restful. As a society, we focus a lot of our attention as it relates to health on diet and exercise, but we often forget to count sleep as one of the most important aspects of our overall wellness.
Every single time I get together with a girlfriend and ask ‘how are you?!’ the first thing that typically comes out of her mouth is ‘I’m good. Busy. But good!’ I also say this far too often, but the truth is…we are all BUSY! We’re all trying to fit a thousand things into a 24 hour period, and the rat race of the day can make it super challenging to take care of ourselves and eat well. Sometimes I’ll be heading out to a meeting, starving, but completely forgot to meal prep and well…enter the drive-thru window. It’s always a bad idea, I always feel gross after making poor meal decisions, but yet, so many of us do this.
I‘ve been making these banana pops for roughly two months now, and the girls LOVE them! They are full of potassium and antioxidants, but they truly do taste like a treat (I love them too)! Don’t worry mamas’ – these are super easy to make and I can usually whip up a batch in about 15 minutes! You can switch up the toppings depending on your flavour preference; we always use a variety of toppings like coconut flakes, chopped peanuts, peanut butter, skor pieces, sprinkles, and more!