Cooking While In Quarantine

I am not really sure what day of quarantine it is but I must say, I am beyond over it. Not that I do not enjoy the extra time with family because I do but being restricted to the house has not been good for us. We have all probably gained a minimum of five pounds and I am sure that is not the end of it.

I understand the severity of the disease, the impact it has had on families, (trust me, our family is feeling the direct effect) and how important it is to stay home. Please stay home so we can gain some sense of normalcy sooner than later.

Since being home, the place of comfort for me during this stressful time is the kitchen. I have had time to cook things I have not cooked in awhile as well as venture out to try new things via Pinterest and my Facebook family/friend’s recommendations.

I recently posted a question on Instagram and Facebook the other day asking everyone what they were cooking because I literally ran out of ideas. I had such a huge response that I decided to compile a list of the recommendations because I had a few people on Instagram requesting me to share what others commented. Below you will find the list of meal ideas as well as a few I tried my hand at in the kitchen.

Below you will find several pictures of the things I have cooked over the past few weeks.

Homemade french fries
Lemon pepper and buffalo wings
Oreo cookies and cream
Philly cheese stuffed peppers
Taco wonton with jalapeno pepper
Scallops in lemon butter

Have you been in the mood to cook more? If so, what are some things you have enjoyed cooking? Care to share? Comment below, I am always looking for new ideas.

Aging in Reverse

Since being in quarantine, I really have been focusing on my health. While researching, I stumbled upon this amazing company @maryruthorganics and decided to give these vegan collagen boosting gummies a try.
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body. It makes up 80% of our skin and works with elastin to help keep our skin elastic. It has been known to be the “glue” that holds our body together.
Collagen can help repair a leaky gut as well as improve the appearance of skin, hair and nails.
By the time this quarantine is over, I’m hoping to see the effects. I will keep you updated throughout the days and weeks to come.

vitamin #vitamins #maryruthpartner #healthylifestyle #collagenboosting #maryruthorganics #mommyblogger

Life Lessons

We are in a time of uncertainty and although, the reason behind it all is not the best, I have chosen to see the good in it.

Our daily habits dictate a lot about our lives. Each day, we are uncertain of what to expect, therefore we must remain positive and keep good energy for the unknown.

There are lessons attached with every part of life. One of the most important parts is understanding the lesson once it’s presented. Often times, rather than looking at the good in a situation, we look at the bad part overlooking the good or teaching within it.

Life often slows us down and allows us to realign with the morals we have set for ourselves and at this very moment, that is where we are.

Co-contributor M. Yancy

Mental Health Monday

As parents, it’s our responsibility to not only take care of our mental health to be the best we can be for ourselves and others, but also take care of our children’s mental health needs too.
Depression and anxiety have increased over time and our children are suffering. Our society has placed such high demands on children to excel academically and to perform at high levels in competitive sports.
With the high demands, it’s only natural for depression and anxiety to be on the rise… below, you will find ways to help support your child’s mental health that you can start today. Knowledge is power ❤️

Mental Health Monday

While it may not be a Monday, I had the best intention of getting this post up yesterday which would have been Monday.

How many of you can agree, no matter what you may have planned for yourself, things don’t always go as planned…

I’m in a phase in my life where my kid’s extracurricular events and social lives seem to be much more important than whatever I think I have going on.

While this is all new to me, I have learned to give myself something I never have been able to give before. You ask what that something is, it’s grace.

Grace to be able to forgive myself for posting this a day late. While some may freak at that lack of concern, it is quite freeing to me.

I have always been so strict with myself and feeling the need to dot every i and cross every t. The way life is set up right now, posting a day late is not so bad.

Before I go too far off on a tangent, I bring to you something that has been in the works for quite some time now…

Mental Health Monday.

I will be posting something in reference to mental health awareness whether it’s a statistic or an educational tool.
This is a journey that is very near and dear to my heart as I am an advocate for mental health awareness.

Many are not aware but my undergraduate degree is in Social Work with a minor in psychology and early childhood education. I hold a masters degree in Education and continue to be a lifelong learner in this thing we call life.

I’ve always been interested in why people do and think the way they do so this journey has been in the works for awhile now.
I hope to not only educate others but also help erase any stigmas that are out there in reference to mental health.


If you are interested in walking this journey with me, you can like my posts, comment how you connect to the posts, share any struggles you may have had and follow along for more.

For any bloggers, vloggers or individuals who have podcasts, I would love to collaborate. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!