Blueberry Breakfast Cake and Balance – or Lack Thereof

Balance has taken on a whole new meaning since the birth of our first and only son eight weeks ago. Before Nate was born, I knew balance was something I could work toward, and some days my life even looked like maybe the scale was evening out.

But once he got here – forget it.

Nothing seemed even close to being balanced. Our house was messier, the laundry got done a little slower, getting dinner ready could take hours because he needs a meal or a diaper change. Exercise the morning after sleepless nights had no appeal at all. And, I craved me time. You know, those 30 minutes I used to get all to myself in the morning before Joe got out of bed. Or, the quiet time I’d take for myself in the middle of the day with a hot cup of coffee.

Now, when he’s asleep I’m either napping too because we were up all night or I’m trying to catch up on laundry or finish something on my blog.

There are the moments, though, when balance doesn’t matter. Like when he looks at me with his big blue eyes and smiles the biggest grin. Or when he’s fussy and only Mommy knows how to calm him. And my heart always melts when he cuddles up on my chest and falls asleep. Exercise, dinner, laundry, and the blog can wait. I would stop time forever to hold on to those precious minutes.

There have been a few times, too, when it looks like balance might be trying to creep back in. I’ve had 15 minutes to read a book while he napped on my lap. A few times he’s actually enjoyed the Moby Wrap long enough for me to get through a recipe, beginning to end.

It was one of those moments when I made this Blueberry Breakfast Cake. He was content to move around the kitchen with me while I mixed, scooped, and baked. He eventually dozed off and all was well in our world.

I was reminded that sometimes being out of balance is a gift, a short detour that moves me to deep gratitude for the very simple things in life. You know, silence, clean clothes, a good nap, and a simple, healthy recipe.

Stop by the Attune Foods Blog where I’m sharing my Blueberry Breakfast Cake recipe.

What kind of balance is going on in your life?

6 Responses to Blueberry Breakfast Cake and Balance – or Lack Thereof

  • I feel like the idea of balance is a revolving thing around here. Once it feels like we have it, something changes. I think the bigger thing for me is learning how to roll with the punches. It’s more about skill in just making the best of any situation. These cakes look delicious Amy! I’m going to check out the recipe now!


    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) Reply:

    Oh and congratulations to your family! I’m so happy for you and Joe!


    Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free Reply:

    @Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen), I agree! Rolling with the punches is so important. I think fighting it when your out of balance only makes it worse.

    On another note – so glad you could come to Nourished! I wish we would have had time to chat. Next time!!



    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) Reply:

    Amy, I so wanted to come over and introduce myself, but I could tell it was a crazy busy day for you! The event was amazing and I felt so fortunate to get the opportunity to be there! Thank you for putting it together and sacrificing some family time to be there yourself. We will definitely chat next time!



  • These look yummy!
    LOVED your gorgeous post.


  • Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you’re talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also visit my site =). We could have a link exchange agreement between us!


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