• Carolyn

Pancakes for dinner

We all got to slow down.

Yes, I usually have manic days, rushing from dropping one kid off to one class and then I’m late picking up the other from another class. It always seems like I have too many things to do and not enough time to do it in. I’m rushing around trying my hardest to please everyone, have the kids be on time and gosh! It gets crazy sometimes. I had become the classic rusher, the ultimate multi tasker. I could drink my coffee and dry my hair at the same time. But then I stopped and asked myself, is this necessary? Why the rush? Is it worth the increased heart rate and quickened pulse? Nah, definitely not.

Mothers, somehow are programmed to rush, as though, if we don’t rush to get as many tasks done, we are lagging behind somehow and not doing a good job.

Rushing is not a rule of motherhood!! It’s time we realize that. We need to get that it is important to slow things down. Actually, I would say that it is necessary to slow things down! Take the long more scenic route home, take that extra 5 min in the shower to condition your hair, take an extra minute in the morning to apply lipstick. Choose to not worry that the kids are making a mess with their breakfast, let it go, the mess can be cleaned up later. It’s perfectly okay to take the easy way out at times, we are all human! We as mothers are very powerful. So, when mommy is happy and at peace, automatically, everyone around her feeds off that vibe, and a smiling happy family is the best kind, isn’t it?

We have a choice, whether to rush through life, or really live it. The choice of happiness lies in our own hands. It can never be dictated by others.

So, you who are racing around, madly dashing about, what are you going to do? When are you going to stop racing and start living? Let me tell you, my first step to taking things slow.

Pancakes for dinner. Yes, you read that right. Maple syrup and chocolate syrup along with fruit, drizzled onto the most delicious (and healthy) oat pancakes. Quick & easy. You should have seen the kid’s faces! Pure joy at the chance to have a treat (almost) for dinner. Their joy, in itself made it worthwhile, forget about the fact that I took the easy way out of making something substantial for dinner!

I guess what I am trying to say is, slow down, breathe easy, make some pancakes for dinner. Or plain old ham and cheese sandwiches if that’s what you prefer. Infact, I challenge you to! No one will complain. You will bring smiles all around the dinner table, and that, my friend, is life. That is living.

Here is the recipe to the most delicious oat pancakes. It takes all of 5min to make. Enjoy with your favourite toppings either for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Oat Pancakes


2 cups ground oats

2 eggs

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon powder

Pinch of salt

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup of milk


Put all the ingredients into a large bowl, and mix everything together well.

Heat a pan, brush it all over with oil or butter.

Drop little dollops of the batter onto the pan and cook until bubbles form, then flip and cook for a minute more.

Voila, deliciousness awaits.


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