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Surviving off of caffeine

I’ve always been a working mom up until recently. This move to Atlanta inspired us to grab life by the horns and make it exactly what we want. Afterall, we only get to live once, right?

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#fueledbycoffee

I traded in my full time job (and salary) for a part time gig (or 2 or 3). I spend my mornings and some evenings when the kids are in bed teaching kids in China English with VIPKID school. You know the place. You’ve seen the ad on facebook. I have to be honest, at first I thought this company was a scam and figured I was donating my hours to the good people of China, but it has turned out to be a dream come true. Flexible hours, competitive pay, and I get to work from home and have the ability to devote my best self to my kids. If you’re a teacher looking for extra cash, a summer job, or maybe to take a break from the classroom, check this company out. I’m happy to help answer any questions you may have about the interview process or why VIPKID is a good fit for you. (iamglutenfreefl@gmail.com)

I spend the rest of my day writing articles about Life in Atlanta with Kids for care.com, focusing on rebuilding my family photography business here in the Newnan/Sharpsburg/Peachtree City area, and of course the best part-giving my best self to my family.

These busy days must start with coffee! My personal favorite is sipping a hot latte while the kids eat breakfast and we make plans for the day. #fueledbycoffee
If I’m in a rush (or looking to be healthier), I keep cold brew on hand and mix 1 cup coffee, 1 scoop vegan chocolate shakeology, ice, and 1/2 frozen banana in the blender and sip this protein, nutrient rich drink while on the go. High in protein, iron, and other important nutrients, this keeps me full and the extra caffeine gives me the buzz I need to get things done. Plus lets be honest, those lattes (loaded with whole milk and sugar) aren’t always so kind to my 30 something body.

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Now, working from home, sometimes I need to get out of my own house. For those days, Atlanta is the mecca for funky shops and restaurants and I love trying all the places around town. Coffee sipping and people watching- YES PLEASE! Check out a few of my favorite coffee shops in Atlanta for when you’ve got the kids in tow. These places are all designed for the convenience of your morning cup and the comfort of your crazy kids ❤

 

 

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Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

Prepping for the storm. Made a bunch of meals that are good cold that can sit in a color in case power goes out. We’re loaded with fresh fruits and veggies that can be eaten raw. Pantry is stocked with water, granola bars, applesauce, waters, shakeology, & canned good. No power is no reason to eat like crap.

oct_6941As the storm is blowing by, we are cleaning house, watching movies, and I just finished my beachbody workout. 30 minutes of dirty 30 to help keep my nerves in check. I love that 21 day fix has pushed me to clean up my diet and has helped me find balance. I don’t reach for food when I’m stressed. I breathe, hit play, and push through the emotions.

Email me for information if you’re interested in cleaning up your life 🙂

iamglutenfreefl@gmail.com

In the meantime, enjoy the recipes below.

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Black bean salsa

1 can black beans
1 cob of corn
1 pt diced tomatoes
sliced green onions
1 bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, diced finely
juice of 2 limes
cilantro

Serve with chips, on a salad, or as a side dish to grilled chicken.

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7 layer salad

* 1 cup romaine lettuce
* 1 Tbsp mayo
* 1 Tbsp grated parmesan
* 1 Tbsp bacon bits
* 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
* 1/2 cup peas
* green onions sprinkled on top
* grilled chicken (from earlier this week)

Fill your bowl with lettuce, smear the mayo across the top (you may need to toss the bowl), then layer all the ingredients.

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