Benefits of Being Home

I know that I have spoken with many women that wish they could do what I do, but being a stay at home mother is something that I love doing and I am blessed that I am able to have the opportunity to do so considering the world we live in now. Most mothers I know have to juggle work in an office setting alongside mothering duties and it can really be difficult to juggle such large duties. What I love about being a stay at home mother is that I get to see my kids grow up and learn in every way, without having to hear about their growth second-hand from teachers and babysitters.

Mom holding her baby while fixing the towel

Being able to stay at home for many people simply is not in the cards for most families, and for many people it is considered a luxury. In other perspectives that I have also heard, being a stay at home mother gets negative connotations from some people that think it is not a real job, so therefore no real stress. This is an absolute lie and that is why I am making it known to as many people as I can the downsides to being a mother at home as well as the benefits. My goal is to dispel any rumors and give more insight into this life as a stay at home mother that many people have failed to see.

 

Always at Home

 

Since stay at home moms are usually always at home, this is the first real benefit as you can check up on your kids and don’t have to worry about them in school stuck in a class or environment they may not agree with. What most stay at home mothers love about being there for their kids all the time is that they are always aware of their child’s well-being, but one of the negatives that some offer up is that it can be a bit like feeling entrapped in that you have to sometimes fight just to have a few moments to yourself. It is important to have time alone to yourself as a mother, and that means getting adequate sleep, maintaining a healthy eating regimen, and just learning how to relax and reduce stress.

 

No Alone Time

Happy family sitting together

You will always have your kids around and they won’t suffer from separation anxiety that affects many kids that go off to school each day. When you are there for everything, you get to hear their first words, witness their first steps, and kiss their first burned knee. On the flip side, you may find it hard to even get to the bathroom alone as the kids are going to constantly be a presence. In order to balance this time, you will have to learn how to set boundaries and establish limits. For many parents, being able to raise their own kids from the beginning until they reach adulthood is worth the sacrifices they may have to make over the years in order to know that their children are raised with love and a sense of security around them.

 

I know that I have spoken with many women that wish they could do what I do, but being a stay at home mother is something that I love doing and I am blessed that I am able to have the opportunity to do so considering the world we live in now. Most mothers I know have to juggle work in an office setting alongside mothering duties and it can really be difficult to juggle such large duties. What I love about being a stay at home mother is that I get to see my kids grow up and learn in every way, without having to hear about their growth second-hand from teachers and babysitters.

 

Being able to stay at home for many people simply is not in the cards for most families, and for many people it is considered a luxury. In other perspectives that I have also heard, being a stay at home mother gets negative connotations from some people that think it is not a real job, so therefore no real stress. This is an absolute lie and that is why I am making it known to as many people as I can the downsides to being a mother at home as well as the benefits. My goal is to dispel any rumors and give more insight into this life as a stay at home mother that many people have failed to see.

 

Always at Home

 

Since stay at home moms are usually always at home, this is the first real benefit as you can check up on your kids and don’t have to worry about them in school stuck in a class or environment they may not agree with. What most stay at home mothers love about being there for their kids all the time is that they are always aware of their child’s well-being, but one of the negatives that some offer up is that it can be a bit like feeling entrapped in that you have to sometimes fight just to have a few moments to yourself. It is important to have time alone to yourself as a mother, and that means getting adequate sleep, maintaining a healthy eating regimen, and just learning how to relax and reduce stress.

 

No Alone Time

 

You will always have your kids around and they won’t suffer from separation anxiety that affects many kids that go off to school each day. When you are there for everything, you get to hear their first words, witness their first steps, and kiss their first burned knee. On the flip side, you may find it hard to even get to the bathroom alone as the kids are going to constantly be a presence. In order to balance this time, you will have to learn how to set boundaries and establish limits. For many parents, being able to raise their own kids from the beginning until they reach adulthood is worth the sacrifices they may have to make over the years in order to know that their children are raised with love and a sense of security around them.

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A Kitchen Accessory

Anyone that knows me knows how much I love to stay in my kitchen and concoct foods from recipes that have been passed down in my family for generations. A lot of them require that I have certain kitchen tools and one of those is a mortar and pestle for preparing certain ingredients properly. Cooking and baking is a passion of mine and as such, I definitely want the best set for my kitchen as possible. I have been asking friends about the ones they have bought for their home kitchens and they have given me a wealth of information on where I can look online as well as stores in our neighborhood. I do have certain features that I must have, and in order to make a short list of contenders, I will check out the sites that have been recommended to me before I make a final selection for purchase.

 

One of the first sites I turned to was https://warmchef.com/best-japanese-rice-cooker-reviews/, where I was able to read reviews from previous owners about the best Japanese rice cookers on the market today. Warm Chef was probably one of the best sites I came across for reviews on the best sushi knives and in order to enjoy your meals with these chopsticks, I suggest that everyone take a gander and be informed. The mortar and pestle is a tool that has been around in civilization for over a millennia, dating back to prehistoric times around 35,000 B.C. Previously used for alchemy and other purposes, these days mortar and pestle are primarily used for cooking, and if you have a modern kitchen, it is a tool that you should not be without. What I love about them is how easy they are to use, not mention handy, and they even give real cooks and chefs a bit of room to show off their skills and add some décor to the kitchen in the process.

 

I like to use them for cracking peppercorns and spices, to grind aromatic roots, crushing herbs for pastes and pesto, and even crushing medicines for people and pets too. For anyone that is still unsure of whether or not they need a mortar and pestle set in their home, think about all of the flavours they can add compared to a food processor or spice grinder. From my experiences, they far outperform their electric counterparts, are easier to clean up and are all-around more convenient. Armed with this information and the features that I must have, the following are some of the best rated models available out there that you can make a short list from.

 

Cole and Mason Mortar & Pestle Set

Cole and Mason Mortar

 

Designed by specialists from the UK, this is a set that is 7 inches and has been specifically designed to handle all crushing and grinding needs. With this set, you optimize surface contact between bowl as well as the pestle, which improves pounding and grinding performance to yield the ultimate flavor from spices and herbs. The interior is slightly rough in texture, making it suitable for both dry and wet mixes. It weighs in at 13.5 pounds, with the pestle coming in at 1 ¾ pounds. The bowl is fairly deep at 7.5 inches high and 7.5 inches in diameter. The black granite it is constructed from means superior quality and a polished, sleek finish that is both functional as well as stylish. The price may be a bit on the expensive side for some reviewers, but at the end of the day, this mortar and pestle set more than covers all areas of what you would need across the board and will be yours for years.

 

VonShef Mortar & Pestle Grinder Set

VonShef Mortar & Pestle

This is a company that is known for their mortar and pestle sets, and this is probably their best version, regarded as highly tough and durable thanks to its granite construction that yields superior grinding. I read that it is ideal for jobs both big or small, with the bowl standing in 3.75 in width, and 3 inches in depth. Weighing only 6.5 pounds, one can easily use this one for seasoning first and then grinding. Previous users say that is ideal for creating dressings, pastes, and pestos, making it a perfect wedding or housewarming gift. A steeper price than others according to some reviewers, but in order to create the dishes you love, accept no substitutes.

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A Classic Never Dies

Now that I have discovered my love of cooking and being in my kitchen, I am always looking for new appliances to put in it to make it a bit warmer and the latest one that I must have is a classic mortar and pestle set since they bring a certain amount of class to the room and that is the look I am trying to achieve. They have been regarded as iconic pharmacy symbols for centuries, and they are definitely more than a tool for grinding prescriptions. Since the B.C. times, they have been relied on to prepare signature dishes all over the world, and today, they are overlooked simply because blenders, food processors, and coffee grinders have become more popular. These other appliances can get the job done too, but for pure flavor, nothing matches what a classic mortar and pestle combo can achieve in the kitchen and that is why I must have one.

Hand grinding some bean bits

They have been around since the Stone Age era and were a part of every hunter-gatherer’s life. Back then, they were utilized for more things: cracking nuts, grinding grains, et cetera. the first documented use of them came by way of the Egyptians in 1500 B.C.

 

The mortar is the actual bowl that you place the food in, and the pestle is the club-shaped part that actually grinds the contents. Since they are used all over the world, mortar and pestles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. Some are made from lava rock, others from ceramic, stone, or marble. I have even read that there are some made from cast iron and even wood. Having a mortar and pestle on hand adds a bit of excitement to my kitchen as far as I am concerned because they are better able to retain the natural oils and flavors that I am trying to concoct. This is why I am not a big fan of blenders – I know that they take away some of the flavors that I am trying to lock in. For grinding spices, there is nothing better than using a mortar and pestle to sprinkle them over dishes.

Kitchen helper picture

If you are looking for a certain type of mortar and pestle, I will say that smaller ones are better for spice grinding, while the bigger ones are better for mashing avocados and nuts, for example. I personally prefer a mortar and pestle made of stone, since harder stones like lava rock and granite are so much simpler to clean and don’t emit odors like other materials are likely to do. And for those that are worried about the cost, don’t be since most will not even cost you more than ten dollars. Few blenders cost as little as this and they are so versatile and long-lasting, that for me it only makes sense to buy one of these as the latest kitchen gadget in your home. But I guarantee that once you invest in a mortar and pestle, you will never look back since they are useful to have.

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