You know what can make you lose your mind? I’ll tell you, just in case you didn’t know.
Trying to homeschool a 6 year old while also occupying a 3 year old and a 12 month old…while also trying to maintain a clean house…while also working from home…while also trying to cook everything from scratch.
Yep. That might do it. It’s totally a guess though.
I’ve been on the road to real food now for 5+ years. And even knowing the right things to do, I still detour and end up lost and having to ask directions at a gas station.
But can I tell you something? I’m awful at reading maps – I even got Barry and I lost on our honeymoon because I couldn’t read the map. True story.
How I find the way to go is by messing up and finally figuring out what works for me.
Real food can be so hard, guys. I get that. I have kids and I homeschool. It’s easy to think, “Well, I can’t do that because I just don’t have the time to make real food.”
Like Ruth Soukup says, there is a difference between GRACE and EXCUSES. I can offer myself grace when I’ve had a hard day…but I can’t make excuses for the long haul.
How can you make real food work for you when it seems so hard? When it seems like there is NO time? When everything seems so time consuming and difficult? When you can’t figure out how to keep the dog off the couch?
Well, I can tell you what has finally worked for me and taken away the guilt, and the crazy mindedness (okay, so that part still remains).
My goal each day is to do TWO real food things. That’s it. Two.
Two is easy. Just about anyone can do two. And if I’m doing two per day on most days, then days when the poop hits the fan, I don’t feel bad.
Now, sometimes the two things you do will vary based on time. You can plan accordingly each day based on your schedule.
So, that’s my solution. That’s how I’m making real food work for this family without sacrificing all day with my kids and having a billion dishes each day to wash.
Do you want to join me in making two real food things per day? I would love to hear you chime in below or on Instagram! I usually post my daily food pictures so you can see what I’ve done – and so you can hold me accountable too. 🙂
You can use the hashtag #stacysrealfoodjourney to get ideas of what I cook daily and see how we’ve made it work for us.
How about it? Can you make two real food things per day?