This week’s MOM BOSS is my sweet and beautiful friend Rachel! Read her amazing story about how a product changed her life, and she was able to turn around and change the lives of others!!!
Our products are most natural, none GMO and gluten free.
Our products are most natural, none GMO and gluten free.
Since going gluten free, and dairy free, and sugar free, and oat free…..you get the picture HAHA! My diet has changed a lot the past few months while learning the best way to deal with my autoimmune disease. And it can be a bit boring! Plus all of yall that like my recipes have been asking when I will have more. The truth is the majority of the stuff I eat, tastes ok, but not great haha. A few items I’ve tried making I thoughts were pretty decent and my husband disagreed greatly. I guess when you are on a very limited diet, your taste buds begin to change and things you wouldn’t like before, you enjoy now!
I did finally find a recipe I thought others would enjoy. It has become my staple in the mornings as I greatly need carbohydrates when I wake up, but finding some that fit my unique needs was very hard. Let’s just say these are so good that no one even knows they are healthy, gluten free, and super clean!! And don’t let the name scare you, they don’t taste like coconut to me at all!
Preheat oven to 35o Degrees. Mix the bananas and eggs in a blender until pureed. Pour them into a bowl and add the other ingredients. Spray a muffin pan with coconut oil and fill each 2/3 of the way full. Cook for approximately 25 minutes, unless you like your more crispy.
I store these in the freezer and take one out as I need it. Great breakfast for those busy mornings!!
As a Mom, many of us struggle with our perspective on if we are doing a good enough job. Lately that has been something that has been a BIG struggle for me. In the past, I always knew I was doing the best I could. I thought of myself as a great Mom who was able to handle so much. And then I got sick, and suddenly my normal was not the same anymore. That has been a big adjustment for me, and I think many people struggle with the same thing. Instead of doing the best we can, we compare ourselves to others and how they are doing better than us!
For each of us it’s different, but for me I see the energy other people have, or the fun things they go do. I get tired very easily, I get sick very easily, and keeping up has been such a struggle. I recently went out of town and the whole time I was there, I kept beating myself up that I couldn’t keep up. But the reality is we are all so different!!! We all have different strengths, we all have different struggles, we all have different hurdles we have to overcome. And its so very important to remember NOT to compare yourself to others. All that matters is YOU do the best you can, and remind yourself at the end of the day that you are doing the BEST you can….and that is OK!
As Moms it’s important to remember, we need to do the best we can and not worry about the rest! Your best is good enough, so stop comparing it to other’s. I know that is a reminder we all need. Keep up the great work Moms!!!
I get asked all the time “How Do I Create Leaders In My Business?” And the truth is, you have to first be a great leader to create one! Now, I don’t think of myself as a great leader. I think of myself as someone willing to work hard to hit my goals, and someone who will work hard to help others do the same!! I think the keyword is someone willing to work. Many times you find leaders who rely on others to do the work for them, but a GREAT leader has no problem getting down to work.
I come from a management background before working from home so I think that allows me to give a good opinion on what makes a good leader! But again, these are just my thoughts on what is needed to make a GREAT leader 😉
There is no exact script on what makes a GREAT leader. I think at the end of the day what truly matters is that you care about seeing other people succeed, and you try as hard as you can. That is my goal when being a leader, to keep trying and learning and be the best I can to help others!
I’m one of those people who likes my comfort zone. I don’t like change or new things. I like what I know and doing the same things each day. But over the last few months I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone in many big ways and It reminds me over and over how important it is not to settle!
Last week I flew on a plane for the first time. Crazy right?!?! But living on the east coast, anywhere I’ve gone we have always just driven! Flying on a plane was a new thing. I also went to Salt Lake City, for 4 nights without my family. Another very new thing!! The only time I’ve been away from my kids, was when I was having another kid haha. I was also going to meet people I’ve never seen in person, and get an award on stage. More new things that are GREAT, but still made me nervous!!
To start it all out, my health hasn’t been great the past few weeks. I get exhausted very easily, my stomach is super sensitive, and I catch any cold/bug that is within a mile of me! To make it even better, I got poison ivy 3 days before my trip!!! So of course there went a good night sleep when my neck was itching like crazy. In fact, I’m pretty sure the night before I left I only got maybe 2 hours of sleep. I was so nervous about all these new things, I worked myself up!! I was a hot mess….but I pushed through it!!!
Of course my first flight ever had to be the Atlanta Airport….that place is insane!!! We were running late and my husband dropped me at the wrong spot so I had to walk ages to find where to go. And then the self check in spot, I could not for the life of me figure out how to scan the email they sent me from my phone lol. I still couldn’t returning home either haha. Finally I gave up and asked for help. That airport might be crazy busy, but people were so kind in offering to help and direct me where to go. And luckily they have lots of signs! I’m a big fan of knowing exactly what I need to do so all those signs helped a ton.
Friends help too! My best friend knows how I am so she sent me a detailed list of what to do, where to go, and in what order haha. That really helped my nerves to feel more prepared. In fact, I was able to help someone else in the security line….they were surprised when I said it was my first flight haha. Once I was on the plane and we were in the air, I felt much better! It’s so crazy how the unknown can make you feel so sick! I discovered I am not a big fan of flying, especially the rocking parts, but I did it!!!
Of course me being me, I ended up super sick that night from all the nerves and lack of food, but 12 hours of sleep and some awesome friends checking and helping me made for a MUCH better next day!!! I struggled the whole time with stomach issues, exhaustion, and just going all day long…but it was worth it! My heart about beat out of my chest when it was time for my award, but it was worth it!!! I’m still exhausted three days after being back…but it was worth it!!!
Sometimes we get so stuck in our comfort zone, we avoid at all costs trying something new. This was a wonderful opportunity and I got THREE awards but I almost didn’t go because I was so nervous!! For many years I have just been a “mom” and use to putting everyone else before me, that I forget sometimes I do pretty great things and need to be celebrated haha. And I need to set an example for my kids by getting out of my comfort zone and remembering a few minutes of courage can change your life!
I know my job has changed my life, and made things a lot better for my family. But now I have the honor of turning around and helping other people do the same!! To me, that is truly amazing to know one small doze of courage is now helping so many other people. Years ago I was in drama class, chorus, on the school news…I actually enjoyed being the center of attention!! As an adult, I prefer my comfort zone and not having attention drawn to me. Getting awards made me nervous!!! But after, the emails/texts/messages of people who saw ME, just a normal Mom of 3 busy kids, reminded me that showing them I did this, encouraged them to know they could do the same.
Get out of your comfort zone…if not for yourself, then for those watching and looking for someone to inspire them!