Yay, It’s 5 minutes to Fryday mommy

I meet a lot of moms on a daily, most of whom know me through social media. I actually never thought that blogging could connect me to so many mommies, and that we have so much in common.  The single most intriguing question I get though is “HOW DO YOU DO IT”.  How do you keep it together? How are you and Engineer, a blogger, exercise on a daily and still have time for you family?

And to each mom, I always share my life lessons.

You don’t have to be a Superwoman

Perfectionism is totally overrated. I know this for a fact because I’ve tried it and failed, dismally. I crashed. So the sooner you let things go, the easier for you. So what if you didn’t do the dishes that afternoon. Is it a matter of life or death?

  • Take some time for yourself

You cannot pour from an empty cup. Self care makes exceptional moms. Parenting entails a whole lot more of giving than receiving so you really need to have some along time to recharge.

Simplify your life, accept help wherever possible

Kids grow so fast that you don’t want to waste time on things that don’t matter. I am currently learning  the art of time management. know what is important and what is not. Your kids will not remember how good you were at cleaning the house, they will instead remember how warm and homely the house was.

I will admit, it’s easier said than done sometimes, life is tough as a mom. I don’t always have it together. And yes, some days I fake it until I make it. Most days though, I feel like “I got this”. Take this Friday for instance.

    I arrived home from work at 5pm, I was so glad to finally relax after a long week. Alas, that was just wishful thing. I had an emergency meeting and so dialed in via skype. Superman had soccer practice and as soon as he arrived and told me how hungry he was. I put on his favourite movie  (that’s a way to buy time btw). Daddy was away and so I had to figure something out. While dialed in, I reached for a bag of McCain Spykos Fries from the freezer.  I mean they are so easy to make I even did it my heels. Just spread them on a baking tray and pop into the oven. My daughter arrived from choir to help with making the burgers. By the time I was done with my meeting, the fries were ready. I served the kids with home made burgers and the best chips ever (so they said). As I sat down, impressed with myself for pulling this off, I just thought “I don’t know what I would do without McCain”. For one, we had a healthier Spykos version. And secondly, in my kids eyes I definitely looked like a Supermom.
    McCain has come up with so many potato options that your Fridays will be covered with a lot variation. I can’t wait to try the Spicy Wedges. So mommy, own that Friday and #MakeItYours with McCain Potato range.
13 comments
  1. I agree with you we do not have to be perfect nor super women we have to use what is in hand to make life easier and those McCain products are a life saver.

  2. Glad you could make the most of your Friday and yes absolutely agree with making time for yourself!However little that time may be, we should strive to make the most of it.
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  3. These sound absolutely delicious and super easy to make! Such a life saver for us busy mamas!!

  4. Omg all of these look and sound amazing and they’re making me hungry!

    1. They really are yummy.

  5. Yum! I haven’t tried these but I will have to check them out ! We definitely have to simplify with sports and busy schedules. Thank you !!!!!

    1. Only a pleasure mommy, you will not regret it.

  6. My mom has been using Mc Cains for a very long time and it makes her weekends so much easier! They have great products

  7. Perfect meal for Fridays. We love McCains fries, less fat.

    1. Most definitely. They are so much more healthier

  8. Good Lord knows how many times I had to use frozen food to feed my children! I hate to admit it, but hubby travels a lot, a WHOLE LOT. He visits 7 countries, TWICE per year every year, I’m alone with the kids (and all the rest) most of the time. As you say, we can’t have everything under control all the time, but the tribe needs to be fed no matter what, and put to bed in a timely manner. So yes! healthy food most of the time, frozen fries for those emergency days 😉

    1. lol, I love your honesty. It gets really tough being a mommy, but you got this.

  9. We all need convenience at times and when they are as tasty as these look how can we resist! McCain are a great brand too, I like their 5% fat ones!

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