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How I occupy my ‘me time’ #SmartStash How I occupy my ‘me time’ #SmartStash
It’s no secret that I have a lot more time alone these days. Since my separation, I end up doing pretty much everything on... How I occupy my ‘me time’ #SmartStash

It’s no secret that I have a lot more time alone these days. Since my separation, I end up doing pretty much everything on my own on the days I don’t have my kids. It’s a strange feeling, for sure!

I have had to get into a whole new rhythm. It has taken me close to a year to figure out how to go from ‘full on’ parenting to ‘full off’ parenting. I fit workouts in on days I don’t have the kids whereas I’m strapped for time in all sorts of ways on days that I am in single mama mode. On days that I don’t have my munchkins, I wander around feeling pretty void for the first day and then I try and fill the rest of my time to the brim – mostly with exercise and catching up on work and attending events!

It’s my new normal. Something else that is my ‘new normal’ is going from cooking for FOUR to cooking for ONE about 50% of my days. For someone like me, who really only enjoys eating for the social aspect, cooking for just myself often becomes my last priority. Instead, I have become more of a snacker. I’ll eat little bites and bits here and there throughout the day but I ALWAYS fit in a guilty pleasure at the end of the evening.

My most recent guilty pleasure? The most delicious twist on the Smartfood popcorn we all grew up loving- GOUDA & CHIVE. Oh em gee.

I’ve been finding all sorts of reasons to treat myself to this popcorn.

“Wow- I had such a great workout today! I should have some Smartfood!”
“Mmm that was such a delicious salad for lunch. I should have some Smartfood!”
“Oh look- it’s raining! I should REALLY have some Smartfood!”

Or- “I’m putting together a cheese platter for dinner tonight…

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… it should for sure have Smartfood on it!”

It’s safe to say that it is dangerous having the new Gouda & Chive flavour of Smartfood hanging about the house.  Forget hiding it from my kids… I’ve had to start hiding it from MYSELF! (After the first bowlful, that is!).

What do you do with your ‘me time’? I’d love to hear in the comments! :)

This post is sponsored by Smartfood Canada as part of the Smartstash program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

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