the crockpot

*Think it Thursday* and the crockpot

The crockpot is the reason my family eats. And I’m pretty good at using it. And when I say I’m pretty good I mean I generally remember to take 5 minutes to throw food in there in the morning. It’s one of my superpowers – if I can call it that with a straight face.

This summer we moved and were sort of camping out for about a month. A little time here, a little time there. We were in our new home for 2 weeks before our stuff arrived even arrived. It felt pretty chaotic to be honest. We all got to the point that we were ready for some semblance of normalcy.

When the boxes finally arrived, I quickly found the crock pot. It wasn’t so much the food, but the sense of routine that it creates that I was craving. The kids felt that life was returning to normal. I felt accomplished spending that 5 minutes in the morning.

How does routine help you? Routines don’t need to be complicated or a lot of work. They are just things we do regularly.

Routine helps you feel settled and grounded. It helps you to think clearly. It helps you focus on what’s most important, rather than reinventing the wheel every day on the basics.

Think of a routine that’s useful to you and make it happen. Enjoy the routines you already have. And please email me your favorite crock pot recipe so I can give it a try….

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire