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The Fast Lane with Sara Jayne Podcast and Blog is for all women managing the hectic pace of life, and our mission is to share stories, ideas and life lessons that can help add a little humor, motivation and support to your busy schedule.


Ridiculous Standards

blog May 30, 2021

Why in the world do we hold ourselves to ridiculous standards? Maybe I should rephrase that to say, why in the world do I hold myself to ridiculous standards? But I know some of you reading this feel the exact same way. 

Why do we want to be good at all the things? And when we are not we are upset? When I say I want to be good at 'all the things' I mean, the things that are important to me. Not the things I 'should do' or 'have to do.' I am only talking about the things I have decided to take on in my life. 

Why am I upset when I'm lying in bed at night and then remember I saw it was "National Puppy Day" and I didn't post a photo of my dogs, clearly that must mean I don't like them, right? I am sure every single person I know on social media was absolutely appalled that they did not see a picture of my dogs....eye roll......

So, where does it come from? Where does the feeling of inadequacy come from? For me, it does not come from my friends or family, or strangers, because...

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Episode 52: Non Toxic Mama Jen Barsamian

podcast May 20, 2021


Connect with Jen:
Jen Barsamian | Facebook
Instagram: @Jen.Barsamian

The book Jen references: 

The Detox Solution: The Missing Link to Radiant Health, Abundant Energy, Ideal Weight, and Peace of Mind: Fitzgerald, Patricia: 9780970829900: Books

The test Jen references:

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Why I Love My Kids But Don’t Always Like Them

blog Apr 13, 2021

Yikes. The title of this blog post almost immediately gives me mom guilt. You know the kind where I am afraid of what other people are thinking when they read or hear such a thing? Because I know I should be 'that mom' who is always so happy and loves everyone and everything ALL. THE TIME. Oh, wait, that is not me. 

Having three children it is amusing to me how different they all are, even though they share the exact same parents and live in the exact same conditions. I am not a pushover mom. I am a mom with rules. I am not crazy strict, but I say "no" to my kids and I have no remorse about it. I am cool with having rules because I think my kids need limits. Hey, if you don't like limits and you like to do the free range parenting, you do you, no judgement from me, but rules are my jam. I'm not talking about everyone march to and from your destination or iron your underwear. I am talking about chores around the house and manners.

Remember having one child? When you are SOOOO...

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Menu of the Week!

menu Apr 11, 2021

I am still on my quest to clean the freezer!

I have never made beef stroganoff with anything other than steak, I think this will be easy and tasty!
Crockpot Beef Stroganoff - STOCKPILING MOMS™

When we buy beef, we usually buy 1/4-1/2 beef at a time. Lots of meat. The hamburger is gone right away, while these roasts get lost on the bottom of the freezer.....
The Perfect Bottom Round Roast Recipe - 730 Sage Street

Ryan Klein bought a package of 20 brats last summer....I have never really done much with brats other than just eat them with ketchup. Really feeling like a chef with this one ;)
Cheesy Brat Casserole | Midwest Living

If I were a gambling gal, I would say this would be the least popular of this weeks recipes for this family. Pork chops are never one of those "Oooh, aaaah!" meals. But maybe this recipe will turn the tides ;)
Honey Garlic Pork Chops (Slow Cooker) - Dinner at the Zoo

That's it. I'm only doing four recipes. There will be left overs and who knows, maybe a...

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