Hillary Chybinski

Monday, August 03, 2015

Menu Plan Monday - 2015 Week 32

Welcome back to another weekly meal plan post. Each week, I share the real food dinners I am planning to make for my family throughout the week. It's real food, for real families. If you checked out last week's meal plan, we skipped the fritatta, but the Pork Tenderloin and the Sausage and Peppers were both winners!

Weekly Meal Plan Ideas - Real Food for Real Families

Friday, July 31, 2015

Are We Raising Tyrants? 5 Tips for Keeping Kids (and teens) Kind and Resilient

In our quest to keep our children happy, could we be turning them into tyrants? This thought crossed my mind the other day as I got a simple request for a bagel. That's fine - it was the semi-order to not cook it too much or make it too light, that got my thoughts churning (and my blood boiling a bit if I'm honest).

Parenting is hard, here are 5 ways you can help keep your kids kind and resilient from toddlerhood to the teen years.

I recently read a quote - and if it belongs to you - please comment because I would love to give you proper credit!
"There's a difference between tragedy and burnt toast." 
Ironic in light of the bagel conversation - right? But it's become the mantra of the summer in my parental development. I struggle with perfectionism, which makes me difficult for my family at times. I admit it, and it's something I work on (thank you Joy and Release). As I see perfectionist traits pop up in kids, I want them to remember this quote. I don't want to be a tyrant, nor do I want to raise them.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Using Color-Blocking In Your Wardrobe

Welcome back to another What I Wore post. Each week, I share real fashion tips and outfit ideas for real women. I'm a mom in my 40s, but the last thing you'll see me wearing is a mini skirt or mom jeans. This week, let's talk about color. Wearing high-contrasting shades can be a style challenge for some (like me). But it doesn't have to be difficult. With some basic knowledge, you can pair color blocks in a stylish way.
Stylish, Colorful Style Ideas for MidLife Women