This post is sponsored by Sam’s Club. We have been members of Sam’s Club for 10 years, the whole duration of our marriage! We love them.
My favorite way to get my kids to eat vegetables and fruit is to have it all washed and ready to eat in a bowl when they come home from school. They’re always looking for a snack to eat right when they get home so if they see these healthy snacks already on the table, they go right for it instead of opening the refrigerator to see what they can eat!
I got these snacks from Sam’s Club’s Club Pick-Up, we’ve been a Sam’s Club member every since we’ve been married and go there at least once a week. And they now offer this awesome service where you order online and go inside the store to the pick-up location and within minutes, an employee goes and grabs all your produce(if it’s not food, they’ll have it all ready to be picked-up already when you arrive), you check out right there and they open the garage so you can go right out! It’s so awesome! No need to go run around adding things in your cart, no need to stand in line at the cash register, no need to show your receipt when checking out by the exit door, I will be using this service all the time now. You have no idea how happy I get when something makes being a mom an easier job! You can find out more about the Club Pick-Up here. I am also having a giveaway for a free membership to Sam’s Club on my Instagram, so make sure to enter!
They’re offering an awesome deal right now where you get a $20 e-gift card and $20 in exclusive instant savings when you sign up for a $45 Savings Membership now. You can sign up using this link to get the $20 e-gift and $20 coupon book. Sam’s Club is cheaper than Costco, eh hem. 😉
this is the garage they opened for me to walk right out! That was my favorite part!
I’ve mentioned several weeks ago on Instagram that I become a mean mom and resent my husband when Thursdays come around, the day my YouTube videos are due(if you don’t follow me on there, you’re missing some good stuff :D), and I wish I could tell you that last Thursday was better, but it was not. Again came the very impatient, antsy, stressed out mom and I started resenting my husband again. “Psh, nice for you that you leave to go to work and for 8-9 hours all you have to worry about is yourself and what you need get done, huh? While I need to take care of everything else around the house, feed and entertain and take care of a toddler, WHILE I need to get MY stuff done but it never gets done because your needs and everyone else’s needs come first before mine!” I seriously get so angry, guys! Then as soon as I post my video, I am back to my happy self. I knew something’s gotta change but every week rolls around and the same thing happens.
So last Thursday, as I was dropping my daughter off at her piano lesson which is the same exact time my video is due(every week I always tell myself my video will be done before her piano so there’s so need to change her piano lesson time), I dropped her off late right after I published my video and realized I didn’t even write the description of the video! As I was backing out of the driveway, I got so angry. I yelled out loud, “Why can I not get done what I need to get done? Why can I never give my best at anything I do for myself?” and I started to cry out of frustration, all the weeks built up from not getting my video published on time, or editing in a rush and doing a crappy job because I ran out of time, the photos, the videos not as good, all the years built up of giving up my education and passions and hobbies, I was so angry and so frustrated. After all, I felt very strongly compelled to start my YouTube channel which is the reason why I started in the first place. Then I heard a soft voice in my head, “You will find success as if you are giving it your all. I will make it so that the outcome you receive will be as if you gave all your time, all your energy, and treated it as your #1 priority.” Then I felt a huge sense of calm and peace wash over me.
This Thursday was better. My video was not published at 4 pm like I try to every week. In fact, it’s not even posted yet. But I am not stressing that much. Because I know that if I put the most important things first, everything else will work itself out. Not just work out, but it will thrive. Every time we sacrifice something of ourselves for others, we will end up being given way more than whatever we just sacrificed by 100 fold.
What are some things you are sacrificing right now in order to put someone else first?