Mommy Monday: Slowing Down & Showing Up, European Style

Mommy Monday: Slowing Down & Showing Up, European Style

I love Mondays because it is a fresh start. It is the day to kick off the week with the best foot forward and set the pace for the days that follow. Mondays tend to be my day off to just be a mommy. So today I am sharing a few simple activities (that I learned from the Europeans) that I am doing to slow down and show up.

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We are nuts for Pistachios...

We are nuts for Pistachios...

We are nuts for Pistachios at our house. They make a great salty, crunchy snack but they are also great to cook with. We are excited for the Old Town Clovis Farmer's Market Pistachio Party this week. So today the girls are sharing how to make a delicious Pistachio Pesto Pasta that looks fancy but is rather simple to throw together. As a bonus I am also sharing the recipe for a Pistachio Power Bar. Let us know if this is a recipe you might try.

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A new (out)look: a reintroduction of ChefShayna.com

A new (out)look: a reintroduction of ChefShayna.com

With everything, turn, turn, turn... With the start of a new Season, I am excited (and a bit nervous) to be relaunching my website. This time with a new sense of purpose and energy around the project. It is amazing how continuous nights of sleep & a perspective shift can bring some clarity & focus to a tired mama. Check out my first post back to see what & why I plan to share. I am excited to connect with you as I share on this journey of life.

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Salt dough ornaments

Salt dough ornaments

After years of working with children in the kitchen it is fun to share my experience with my girls at home in our own kitchen. It is crazy how I can have so much patience at YCA but find myself having to take a breath and consciously wait with my own girls. I have to remind myself to apply the same principals at home as I do at work which is to let the kids jump and work 100% hands on without trying to intervene or correct too much. Even if that means flour flies everywhere and dough is smashed into the granite. Everything can be cleaned and at the end of the day it's worth it if it means they are being empowered to explore and create in the kitchen. So for our project today, the girls are sharing how to make salt dough ornaments. 

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Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

It's Thursday... that means 1 more day until the weekend. Back in college, Thursday was our Friday night but now Thursday is still Thursday and for me, it is the toughest night of the week because my husband is at work pretty late. I threw together a quick blog post with one of my favorite slow cooker recipes so you can recreate it at home. What is your favorite slow cooker dish?

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