This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
This week has been a doozy with four dentist appointments, school meetings, business calls, kids out of school, deadlines, and more… If there was a week where I needed a little “Mom Time Out” for my mental health, this would be the week!
This year I have been working on my mental health as well as my physical health. That means making good choices to begin with, but also giving myself grace and resetting when things get overwhelming.
I did not mean to schedule a 4 dentist appointments for one week and all the other things that ended up on my calendar… It just happened. Sometimes it doesn’t occur to me to look at all the days of the week when I am scheduling things for one day.
The hardest part of the week was for sure Tuesday when Jada had to have her teeth sealed & a small filling done to keep from forming a cavity. She did so good! That is right until we were just about done… Then she was DONE! What should have taken 5 minutes took 30 minutes with me having to lay on top of her to hold her down. It was pure torture for both her and myself. I hate seeing my baby girl upset and scared.
Our dentist is right next to Walmart which worked perfectly to make a quick stop after Jada’s appointment for to get her a stuffed unicorn for being so brave and to pick up some Celestial Seasonings Tea.
I have recently been giving myself a “Mom Time Out” when I am feeling overwhelmed, stressed or tired. I love drinking a hot cup of Celestials Seasoning Tea. My current favorites are Country Peach Passion, Honey Vanilla Chamomile, & Peppermint.
These teas are the perfect substitute for normal sugar-filled drinks. They are deliciously healthy and keep me on track for my health goals. Celestials Tea is very dedicated to sustainability and have stringless tea bags that come in recycled boxes. And you can’t beat the price. Totally in my mom budget!
My “Mom Time Out” consisted of a nice cup of Honey Vanilla Chamomile and Cinnamon Vanilla Oatmeal Bars which are easy to make and low in sugar.
CINNAMON VANILLA OATMEAL BARS
- 3/4 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla
- 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 Cups Instant Oatmeal
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 1/3 Cup Milk
Combine yogurt, egg, maple syrup, brown sugar, & vanilla in a medium bowl.
Stir in oatmeal, flour, salt, & cinnamon.
Stir in milk until just incorporated.
Bake at 350˚ F in a 9×9 dish for 20 minutes
These bars are so easy and go perfectly with a cup of hot Celestial Tea. My “Mom Time Out” always resets my head and my body. And I feel good that I am making healthy choices that keep me in-line with my goals.
Happy Mom Time Out,