It Takes A Village

Wow. Just wow. Yesterday was long and downright awful.  Today has to be better!  Let’s just say there was a lot of baby (and mommy) crying, phone calls to dr/pharmacy/insurance, and stress.  Everything is more or less okay (no big worries), but having a colicky/heartburn baby isn’t easy… not that anyone said it would be.


As much as I don’t want to admit it, it takes a village to raise a child.  I’m a “do it myself” kinda’ gal, so asking for help sucks.  However, it still doesn’t suck as much as not getting help with you need it.  A lovely walk in the park with a friend got my through my morning, and having my dad help with Ethan at night and order take-out was a blessing.  (Kevin was traveling for work, and clearly the timing of his trip wasn’t wonderful.)


But enough whining and complaining, here is What I Ate Wednesday… except for the extra-dark chocolate I had that went unpictured.  Stress = Chocolate, am I right???  ha

Breakfast – oats with Barlean’s fish oil, MRM whey protein, and blackberries


Snack – almond butter on salt-free rice cake

almond butter

Lunch – turkey taco salad (I prepped turkey and veggies Sunday.)

turkey taco

Snack – Greek yogurt and 1/3 cup Kashi Crisp cereal


Dinner – steamed chicken and mixed veggies over rice and doused in soy sauce


Thank goodness for take-out!!!

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11 Responses to It Takes A Village

  1. Mmmm you just reminded me that I’m out of almond butter!! I’ll have to pick some up this afternoon 🙂 It’s perfect for a salty snack craving!

  2. cottercrunch says:

    oh ya it does! but you are doing it so well! you and the queen of the village. right? Keep it up mama!

  3. Bummer you’ve been having some super rough days lately! It definitely has to get better soon!

  4. I hope today is a better one! Don’t be afraid to ask for help – I’m always surprised at how many people are willing and can empathize when I need a hand.

  5. I hear ya on those days!!! I had a similar day (minus the stress of a baby) on Saturday and it was virtually impossible to pull myself out of it, but like you said thank goodness for take-out! Plus there’s always tomorrow 🙂

  6. Rice cakes are my go to snack. Hope today is better! 🙂

  7. Hope today’s going a bit better for you lady!

  8. Okay you seriously had me freaking out there with all the talk of doctors and insurance… and now I feel guilty because I’m pretty sure I put my mom through exactly the same thing with all my colics and stomach problems as a child. It gets better though! And I hope today is going better for you too <3

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