Hola and happy Friday!  While I’m sure I could share a lot of favorite moments from the week, I honestly don’t have the brain power to type them all out.  I will say though that along with all the good, the week was exhausting.  But that’s expected since my mom left, and we don’t have an extra pair of hands to help out.  What does help is keeping things simple.  As much as I want to be at times, I’m not supermom/superwife, and honestly, I’m realizing there’s no need for me to be.  Simply doing the best I can is enough.

A few notable Friday favorite moments include…

Giving Kaiden a bath.  My mom was usually the one in charge of this task, but now that she’s gone, Vishnu and I tag teamed and did a pretty good job if I do say so myself.  As witnessed by Kaiden’s calm demeanor throughout. 🙂

Bath time

I made some delicious peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal balls.  No recipe.  No measurements.  They turned out pretty good.  Just oats, chia seeds, coconut flour, salt, peanut butter, honey, and chocolate chips.

When I walked into the kitchen at 10 pm, Vishnu told me to chill out.  We were both confused for very different reasons.  He didn’t understand why I was pulling out ingredients to make something that late at night instead of relaxing, and I didn’t understand why he wanted me to be hungry!

Peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal balls

After Kaiden’s two month visit, we treated ourselves to donuts.  Because shots.  Our little guy was a true champ and cried for literally a few minutes before falling asleep.  While I didn’t bawl, I teared up and probably made the nurse feel really bad.  Thank goodness both Vishnu and my sister were there.  It truly takes a village!

Dorite donuts

Vishnu’s off this weekend! YAYAYAYAYAYA!  We don’t have any major plans except brunch on Saturday.  We definitely need to soak up the good weather before it starts getting cold.  Don’t even want to think about it!  Brrrr…

And as always, here are a few of my favorite links from the week

Very fitting lessons and quotes for what our country (and the world) is currently going through

Only 8 weeks in, and I agree with almost all of these!

LOL!

Yes please

Great interview – “Habits of the mind far outweigh habits of the body. How you think is everything. Everything.”

Everything I would say to my own mom.  “I know that all mothers sacrifice themselves for their children, but immigrant mothers are unique in this way because their sacrifice has taken them across continents, away from their network of support, into unfamiliar lands and foreign values.”

As a food lover, I found this super interesting.

Brene Brown is one of my favorite people.  Everything she says/writes is pure gold.

Super interesting article about the power of our thoughts on how we metabolize what we eat.

Simple but true!

I’m determined to make these muffins this weekend

Things do get better in two week increments.  I can vouch for that!

And with that, have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

By Parita

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