This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Weeknights are busy!
Winter golf is in full swing and that I am spending even more time outside of the home. Which also means lots of early mornings and even later nights.
It can be difficult to keep track of everything that needs to be done (especially meal planning) but here are a few ways that I get it done.
Write it out: Plan like there is no tomorrow. I always have something going on; whether it’s work, a doctor’s appointment or a golf lesson. I always make a list of things that need to get accomplished daily. This way I keep track of my activities and I make sure that nothing gets forgotten. It’s not always easy, but I make it a point every week to sit down and plan my week on Sunday afternoons. That way I am not struggling day to day to remember what needs to be done.
Don’t compare yourself. Especially nowadays when you factor social media into everything, it’s so easy to compare yourself to those picture-perfect Instagram feeds or to your neighbors, people you work with, etc. No matter who you might be tempted to compare yourself with, you’re never seeing the whole picture. When you’re having one of those days, shut out the distraction and spend some one on one time with your babies.
Extra Hugs. Be that annoying over-affectionate mom. This time goes by so quickly. I remember like it was yesterday that I was sitting in the hospital awaiting the arrival of my now 13-year-old daughter. I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by. And now my Sarah is growing up just as fast. Don’t take these moments for granted. Get in as many hugs as possible, before you know it, they will be telling you they are too big for the extra affection. When you are ripping and running, it’s easy to forget what’s important.
Strive for perfection. Settle for excellence. The idea of a super-mom – one who doesn’t meltdown, meets all her work deadlines, never gets upset with her kids, has a perfect house, cooks every meal, and never forgets to brush her kids’ teeth before bed – she doesn’t exist! Every day is a balancing act and just like a marriage or any relationship, it’s ok to have hard times. They just make you stronger. The real super-moms are the ones that can admit when it’s hard and learn and grow from it, not pretend like their life is perfect or something that’s not real. It’s those lessons you learn from the failures that make you a super-mom.
After all, is said and done and I finally make it home in the evening, we still need to eat dinner, though if I can be honest, I don’t really feel like cooking a full meal.
Finding the perfect quick and tasty meal that my entire family will love has been no easy feat.
When it comes to preparing weeknight meals, I need something that will allow us to maximize our quality time together, and not have me standing over a hot stove for 45 minutes. Ling Ling Asian Foods has the perfect line of easy weeknight dinner recipes for the entire family will help you fit a hearty, tasty, nutritious dinner into your busy schedule every night.
Every item included here can be made in 30 minutes or less.
Ling Ling Asian Food provides great options that my everyone from my husband down to my picky toddler will enjoy. One of our favorites is the fried rice. Inspired by delicious friend rice dishes from Japan and China, these authentic recipes are expertly crafted and made with tender vegetables, delicious proteins and flavor infused rice.
Want to spice things up a bit? Pair the Vegetable fried rice with the well-known and well-loved Ling Ling Potstickers, and signature dipping sauce. The Chili Sauce Pork is absolutely tasty and I know you will enjoy it as much and my own family did.
Ling Ling Asian Food also offers authentic Asian style noodles infused with succulent proteins, sauces, and vegetables. You can choose from two varieties: Drunken Noodles and Yakisoba Noodles.
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