Just When You Want to Konmari Your Kids Toys

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hi, guys! Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend if off to a wonderful start!

Our Quinn and Mumma day yesterday was pretty busy in the morning, but very low-key in the afternoon, which ended up being the perfect way to end our week – and start Mal’s school vacation! Quinn will go to school a few days, but we’re also planning some family adventures as well!

My morning started bright and early at 5:15 AM with Mal “pushing me into the bed.” Ok, well, there’s a story… a few months ago, I asked him to wake me up when his alarm went off, so I could go to an early morning workout at Iron Way. I’m not usually a heavy sleeper, but, apparently, that morning, Mal had some trouble waking me up. I must have had a strange dream or something because when I woke up, I was like, “what the F are you doing?” – totally forgetting that I had asked him to wake me up. Once I was actually awake, we had a good laugh about it, so now it’s a running joke on mornings when I get up for the gym. Anyway…

After the gym, I drank my celery juice (post coming soon), made an iced coffee protein shake with OWYN, and then ate a couple of rice cakes with Teddie peanut butter and banana slices on top.

Quinn and I hangout and dillydallied for the rest of the morning. At one point, he came out of his playroom wearing a set of plastic beads from Halloween. I actually made a joke to a former nutrition client that just when you want to Konmari your kids’ toys (aka purge), they decide its their favorite and play with it again. I literally mentioned this exact set of beads to her and, 48 hours later, he’s wearing them! Ha!

After a low-key morning, we headed to the dentist for Quinn’s 6-month check-up. He sat for his first-ever x-rays and was awesome during his cleaning, so the dentist said he could pick out THREE toys from her closet.

Quinn was psyched!

After the dentist, we headed straight to Goldfish for swim lessons. Quinn continues to make progress and swam even further in the pool by himself!

Back at home, I whipped up a random bowl of goodies for lunch. Even though I meal prepped this week, we didn’t have much in the fridge, so I improvised.

The end result was actually quite delicious and macro-balanced! 🙂

After lunch, Quinn and I took a trip to Trader Joe’s for some groceries. (Seriously, our food situation was pretty pathetic.) On the drive home, he looked really tired, but insisted that he didn’t need a nap.

Quinn had begged me all morning about playing “Plants Versus Zombies,” so I said he could play while we had some quiet time together. When he went to play it, our iPad was out of battery. I told him I would charge it and bring it to him when it was ready. Not even five two minutes later, he was fast asleep on the couch. Our busy morning totally exhausted him!

Question of the Day

What do you do with all of the random junky toys that your kids own? 

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  1. I am THAT Mom that when the kids are away, I go through the junky toys with a trash bag in my hand! I have no shame in doing this either! They’ve never even noticed they were gone. I am trying to teach them, though, that we can’t keep everything forever. When something breaks or is stained, etc, they see me get rid of it.

    1. Me too! I’m constantly throwing things away and just hoping Quinn doesn’t notice. You’re right, though, that they rarely ever do. Plus, so much of it really is JUNK!

  2. I will throw away some items after the initial fun is over. We just recently gave each of our girls a small box that they decorated to store their junky items. This is the place they store that stuff and will need to sort through and purge if it gets too full. We used the boxes from kiwi crate.

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