I’m just a regular mom, standing in front of the kitchen, asking it to love her.
Now I know that’s cheesy.
But this I know, being a mom, everyday is a battle. And it’s not a job for the weary.
With this blog, I want to reach out to all the moms out there, who, inundated by the perfect mom of ads, magazines, and social media, try to be all things and ends up depleted, exhausted, unhappy, depressed. In the search of being a perfect mom, we miss the fun of watching our kids grow, leaving our marriage and relationships unattended. And everything becomes an unending list to check off. We produce picture perfect homes, gleamingly clean kitchen, Instagram worthy food that we forget to celebrate little successes like finally cleaning that window you’ve been meaning to clean this whole summer, or getting your husband to fix the dripping sink, or your son fixing his bed on his own without nagging.
So yes, let’s all leave that perfect mom idea behind.
But really, preaching is the last thing I’d want to do. We all have different values and people choose to do what they do. But what I wanna give is permission. Permission to not be perfect. Permission to relax. And as my son always say, out of the babes mouth, “Relax Lang, Mom!
There’s never a better time for moms than now. With technology, and emerging belief system, we are coming out of our shell.
Let us make it easier for ourselves.
I advocate using technology in the kitchen, using slow cookers, oven, sous vide machine, and yes, even the old pressure cooker.
If you don’t have any of them consider investing in one, one by one. They are a good investment and can lessen your time in the kitchen. My absolute favorite is the slow cooker. It’s the opposite of pressure cooker, it cooks really slow. So why would you want a slow cooker if you want to spend less time in the kitchen?
If you’re a working mom, this is perfect for you. You can set it up in the morning and come home to a wonderfully smelling home with your dinner already cooked!
I love these Kyowa slow cookers because it has a detachable ceramic inner pot and glass cover. It heats up the entire pot completely because of the crockpot. Plus you can remove the ceramic and put it on the table to serve food directly. And for something as helpful in the kitchen, it’s pretty cheap at only P899 in Lazada.
My goal is to make this site into a place where you can read about easy meals and recipe, Do It Yourself -DIY projects, crafting with children, homeschooling, getting healthy, and homemaking encouragement, everything related to running your family easily. In short, this is a place where I share all my tips, tricks and everything I’m learning about making life easier for busy and not so busy moms.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to email me at april (at) relaxlangmom (dot) com. I’d love to hear from you!