Tag: food

Life :: Grocery Delivery with Wal-Mart

Life :: Grocery Delivery with Wal-Mart

I’ve finally taken the plunge and made an online grocery delivery. Something that I’ve been wanting to try ever since I’ve had Kaiden is grocery delivery. I’ve been a little wary because I like choosing my own produce. But you know how easy this makes […]

Life :: Holiday Baking

Life :: Holiday Baking

‘Tis the season for holiday baking! Gingerbread! Sugar cookies! All the yummy spices that are associated with Christmas. Last year I don’t think I did any baking. While I was more Christmas oriented, I wasn’t in the baking mood I don’t think. Although last year […]

Baby Bump :: Staying Healthy

Baby Bump :: Staying Healthy

In the whirlwind of postpartum and new baby, who has time to think about things like healthy habits?

I definitely didn’t think about it. It was probably easier in the first week, to be honest, because Andrew was still at home with me and he was doing all the cooking. He was also a bit like a mother hen, making sure that I was eating lots and eating healthy foods.

And then reality hits. Andrew headed back to work, and I was home during the day with a baby. A baby who was eating every 2-3 hours on demand, changing diapers just as often, and while he slept during the day it was pretty much always on me. Eating? Sleeping? Exercise? What were those concepts?

I admit, I know that I have it easier than most. Kaiden (now 3 months old) sleeps fairly consistently through the night. He typically has one big nap during the day and little cat naps throughout. My mom comes over to help out during the week, and runs errands with me to help out. And, for the most part, Kaiden is a happy baby. It also helps that he’s a little bit older and now in a little more of a routine.

But, regardless of how much sleep you get, and how easy your baby is, one thing is for certain. You definitely don’t have as much time in the day for yourself like you used to.

In the beginning, I was sleeping when the baby slept, especially at night. I’ve never been a morning person so when Kaiden went back to sleep in the morning, so did I. But that meant that I wasn’t eating breakfast. Sometimes, I didn’t eat lunch because he was crying or sleeping on me. Not ideal. I was eating dinner because Kaiden would sleep at that time and I’d be able to make it.

So, how do you manage to stay healthy? Well, it’s kind of crazy how your routines change and how you adapt. I’m so shocked at the fact that I’m actually turning into a morning person. If Kaiden gets up at 7am, I’m usually staying up when he goes back to sleep. It does drive me a little crazy with the fact that I’m up earlier now than I’ve ever gotten up for work before. I enjoy using that time before he wakes up for the day to have a cup of tea, and create better habits (more on my habits in a different post).

I’ve kind of rambled, so how do I try and stay healthy?

Meal Prep – I try and figure out what I want to make in advance because I don’t often get to the grocery store any more. Or, it’s a little harder for me to get there. Once September comes around, I’ll be more on top of this since I’ll be back home (not at the cottage) and in charge of cooking more meals again.

Vegetables – I try and make sure that I have some kind of vegetable at dinner time. Andrew and I are growing our own, but nothing but lettuce has really come in yet. I’m becoming a little more adventurous in my cooking as well, which is nice.

Equipment -I recently just purchased a rice cooker cheap at Wal-Mart and I love it! Makes it so easy and thought-free, so now I make rice as a side for most of my meals instead of potatoes or even pasta.

I’d say sleep and exercise, but those are a little harder to come by when you have a newborn. Eventually those will get added to my schedule. I’m planning to get back to Tai Chi in September, and riding shortly after so there’s some exercise! And luckily sleep has been pretty good to me too, but that might change when Kaiden starts teething.


Any tips or suggestions for getting back on the healthy wagon with kids? Let me know!

J x

Toronto :: Toronto Tea Festival

Toronto :: Toronto Tea Festival

The Toronto Tea Festival at the Toronto Reference Library, in Yorkville, back in January. It was a day of firsts for me! First time going to the Tea Festival, and first time going to the Reference library. Both places I was extremely excited to check out. […]

Life :: Routine Living

Life :: Routine Living

Routine. It’s something that I wanted to start doing more consistently in this new year, and so far, I’m doing great. Yes. It’s only 11 of days into the year, and I’m usually always pretty good the first week, but this feels different somehow? Maybe […]