Taking a #SmartSnack Break from Our “New Normal”

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The year before I met my husband, I moved seven times in one year.  If you don’t believe me, ask my parents.  My mother still remembers the number of stairs she climbed to my third floor apartment overlooking the Naval Academy.  Many years later, moving has lost its appeal!

We are living in a sea of moving boxes.  Our dining room has become a landing zone for unwanted items as well as “Daddy’s new office”.  It’s our “new normal” for now as we work on resumes, pack our house, and prepare for interviews.

In the midst of all the chaos, I’m also growing a human and raising one, too.  It’s really important to me that the one thing that doesn’t get lost in all this transition is good nutrition.

Ellie and I are grazers — one of our favorite afternoon snacks is sharing a piece of fruit.  Or in this case, diving into a cup of fruit.  I found these new Del Monte flavors on my last shopping trip and was intrigued.  Caramel and Vanilla & Spice speak to me!  The fact that they are sweetened with REAL sugar and not high fructose corn syrup makes it a guilt-free, healthy option for our family.  The fruit is still crisp inside and the flavor is more of a hint — you can still taste the sweetness of the fruit.  With just 60 calories, it’s a real treat for everyone {and it’s gluten-free!}.

No matter how crazy it gets around our house, gathering around the table to share meals & snack time is a great way to stay connected.

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  1. Hi Sara,
    I’ve been reading your posts and it sounds pretty much like my life. I googled last night football coaches wives and came across your blog. My husband is a College football coach and we are awaiting to see what is going to happen for next year. My husband is an assistant coach and his head coach was fired after the second game. We are already packing up our house. We are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. We have moved to 3 different states in the last 4 years. However, this is the first time that we may move due to being fired. We have 3 children. I am a former school teacher but was laid off last year (I was a last hired , so first to go). In all this madness, somehow I know God has a plan for us and it will all work out. I am sure it will with your family as well. I enjoyed reading your blog. I was looking for some insight. The last two jobs there were no “football wives or families”. So there hasn’t been anyone I can relate with. I will keep your family in my prayers.

    • Hi, Laura. I’m sorry you’re going through a rough patch, too. There is strength in numbers… you can join other coach’s wives if you’re on facebook. We have a private Sideline Club. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesidelineclub/ Hang in there!!


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