I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews (R Russell Patrick II joined us 10/13/13). 5 great-nephews & 6 great-nieces (Brooklyn Grace joined us 10/2/13). And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
Photo courtesy: Shutterstock/Wlad74
You may want to grab another coffee or some candy, but sugar and caffeine are probably the worst things for you. What you really need is protein. Sugar blocks the neurons that make you feel awake. Protein, on the other hand, will help you feel fuller longer so you don’t snack throughout the rest of the day.
Yummy things to snack on include:
Edamame – you can buy it frozen at the grocery store and just pop it in the microwave
Nuts – walnuts and almonds are great for a pick-me-up
A Hard Boiled Egg – it travels well
Greek yogurt – which has more protein than regular yogurt
Learn about other great afternoon snack ideas here.