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Recharging Ahead: 3 Simple Tips For Guilt Free Me-Time

I customized my coffee using Folgers®, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #MyIcedCafe

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My days are busy, from sun up to sun down there’s something that has to be done. With the kids out of school and summer in full swing it’s even harder for me to find moments during the day to just breathe. Some days it feels endless, endless messes, endless laundry and dishes and over time you find yourself more and more unhappy.

The key to being a fun and strong mom is also being a happy mom. Showing my daughters happiness and resilience so that they too can learn and grow in to happy, healthy adults.  Over time there’s some things I’ve learned and taking care of yourself is the best way to stay happy and be able to do it all for your family.

3 Simple Tips For Guilt Free Me-Time

  1. Keep It Simple – Whether it’s writing in a journal and enjoying a cup of coffee find those simple moments between the chaos for a moment for yourself. Allow yourself to recharge and connect with whatever it is that’s happening in your life. Indulge in things you might enjoy like your favorite dessert.
  2. Find A Hobby – Some people enjoy exercising, it’s quite a freeing time that’s really rewarding. Find something you really enjoy doing by yourself and start a few times a week.
  3. It Takes A Village – Grow a network of friends and neighbors. Allow your children time to play and sneak in those few moments for yourself. You might be able to get in a date night or two this summer with your husband!

Folgers iced coffee with cake chocolate doughnutsOne thing I am fond of is coffee. There’s something so simple and relaxing about having a few moments to enjoy an iced coffee. Folgers® is making iced coffee easier than ever with Folgers® Iced Café. Dessert goes great with coffee and mini chocolate donuts might be one of my favorite desserts. They’re small enough to just have one or two and not feel guilty and yet they’re delicious and just the right size. cake chocolate doughnuts

Chocolate Cake Donuts Recipe

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbps butter (melted)
  • vegetable oil for frying

ingredients cake chocolate donutsTo make in a bowl mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In another small bowl start with whisking the eggs, sugar, buttermilk, and melted butter to blend. Stir ingredients together until well blended. Then place in the refrigerator and chill until cold, at least 1 hour. preparing dough  cake chocolate doughnuts recipeTo make roll out donuts on a floured surface and heat your frying oil to 375 degrees. Place each donuts in the oil one at a time and flip when the cake becomes fluffy. Allow the donuts to cool for 5-10 minutes. fried cake chocolate doughnutsYou can always put on a chocolate or sugar glaze over top. I think they’re delicious just plain and make for the perfect me-moment. In fact pair them with Folgers® Iced Café for the perfect mini pick me up. Folgers iced coffee with cake chocolate doughnuts (4)I really like taking those simple moments for myself. Even if it’s only 15 minutes it’s just another way I take care of myself and take care of my family. iced coffee with cake chocolate doughnutsWhat I like best about Folgers® Iced Café  is that it’s portable and convenient and ready to take anywhere on the go. Just mix with milk and you’ve got a delicious cup of coffee. It’s easy and it makes it so easy to take a me-time moment.

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What are your favorite ways to enjoy simple me-time moments?

 

24 Comments

  1. Lauren on June 16, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Those cake donuts look amazing! Such a yummy recipe!



  2. lena on June 16, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I am all about the Me time – don’t get to do this often though



  3. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas on June 16, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Oh, that almighty village! It can be hard to establish, but it’s definitely worth trying. Once you have people you can trust to help you, that me time is actually possible!



  4. Melissa on June 16, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Great tips and those look delicious! Me time is essential for a happy mom!



  5. Kelly Hutchinson on June 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I never take time for myself, so this would make for a good break. I love chocolate and iced coffee together.



  6. Amy Desrosiers on June 16, 2015 at 9:53 am

    You just made me need an iced coffee! Man, that looks amazing!!



  7. dawn on June 16, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Super yummy! wow! I will have to try this.



  8. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations on June 16, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Thanks for these tips and those are super adorable. I love the cut-out!



  9. Sarah @ Must Have Mom on June 16, 2015 at 7:02 am

    These are awesome tips. With 4 kids I find “me time” so important.



  10. Vera Sweeney on June 15, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Me time is so important! I love to get away with a good book to read!



  11. Autumn @Mamachallenge on June 15, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Awesome tips! Thanks for sharing!



  12. Lori Felix on June 15, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    For my me-time moment I like to go for a walk. I love coffee so I can’t wait to try Folgers Iced cafe on these hot summer days.



  13. Mistee Dawn on June 15, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    These are such great tips. I wish I had more me-time. And those donuts look so good! Yum!



  14. Ann Bacciaglia on June 15, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    These are great tips for finding Mom time. I like to relax in a hot bath with a good book. It is a lot easier now that my kids are teenagers.



  15. Marcie W. on June 15, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I never feel guilty about enjoying me time since I always feel it is earned and well deserved. I can guarantee I would love it even more if I had one of your scrumptious cake donuts though.



  16. Aubrey on June 15, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    I’m not good at me time. My husband says I need to schedule it in more.



  17. Susan on June 15, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I try to have some me time, but it can be hard! The drink looks Amazon so very refreshing!



  18. Dee Mauser on June 15, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    My oldest daughter Danielle has been trying to talk me into taking zumba classes with her. It sounds like a lot of fun. Just wish I had the time!



  19. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos on June 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I’d love to cozy up to some quiet and that drink! I tend to grab a few minutes of TV time, no cartoons!



  20. Amber Edwards on June 15, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I take my “me” moments whenever they are available. Often times that means telling the hubby I need a few minutes, and I leave him in charge of the kids while I lock myself into the hot tub with a good book and something yummy to eat. So I can recharge.



  21. Danielle on June 15, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Days are definitely crazy around here. There’s always so much to be done and it’s great to get a little relaxation and me time, although it’s far and few between. That iced coffee looks so good. It would definitely be a nice treat for my me time.



  22. Kristin on June 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Wow…I love your idea of me time! I do take me time but not quite as well as you do!



  23. Robin Masshole mommy on June 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I am a major coffee junkie, too. I am going to try this for sure.



  24. Dawn on June 15, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    It DOES take a village! We should never feel bad about recharging our batteries.