🌸Talking MOMMA SANITY on FOOD CHOICES + Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC 2019 🌸


– Hello, it is a brand new week. Happy Monday, we are
pullin’ things together. I’ve got to throw lunch in like our little picnic
basket bag, grab some things. Kids are almost ready. I still gotta put my face on, but it’s best for me to do my makeup when I’m sittin’ in the van and have everyone buckled some more in, if you know what I mean. So we are goin’ over another
river and through anther woods, and going over to a friend’s house for a big homeschool family fun time get-together over there. Takin’ our lunch with us. When we get home we have a
few homeschool related things we have to do. Then we’ll have dinner, then we’re out to TaeKwonDo this evening. So it’s kind of our Monday plan, but let’s see how it goes. This is not my large family
meals of the week video, but it might feel like it, ’cause here I am showing you food again. We are doing scrambled eggs. Oh, happy Tuesday. Monday, played with
friends, went to TaeKwonDo, did all the things, checked those boxes. And we’re gonna do some scrambled eggs, and some buttered toast,
and some cottage cheese. Do you hear a bulldozer in the background? We got doing’ some tree work in the back, but I just remembered
I’m gonna set out a pan. I think it’s like, oh, this is the nice part
of having freezer meals. What freezer meal do I think for tonight? So I think I’m gonna get out a pan of the taco bake freezer meal. I don’t know, is this safe? Is this safe, are we tested? Keep goin’. – [Boy] A little bee. – Yah, Daddy’s got his chainsaw going. Keep goin’. Happy Wednesday, and yet again, even though this is a week in the life, I’m now showing you my food. So it’s Wednesday morning. Holy cup of coffee, doin’
a bunch of these apples, and some fried eggs. I’m gonna make plates. I’ll probably get the
cottage cheese out too. Then I hope to get in some big walks and outside play time for a bit before I start my big
freezer cookin’ day today. Here is Daniel and Benjamin’s
cute little apple plates. I found these plates at the, where was it? At the Goodwill. Yeah, at the thrift store the other week, and they’ve enjoyed using these. I think we’ve got a red one. Maybe an orange one too. So a little behind the scenes here. Travis has taken most of
the kids, not all of ’em. Jadin’s out doin’ stuff, and Travis took all the kids
except for Naomi and Benjamin for piano, Walmart,
errands, bank, post office, all of those things. And I am spending the afternoon
doing, how many am I doing? 20, twenty-ish, low carb,
instant pot, slow cooker, however you want to do ’em, freezer meals. Got my bag so I can go grocery
shopping in the garage. So I’m gonna try to do my
healthy freezer meals video and I’m hoping, fingers crossed, ’cause you know I have prep
work besides just cookin’. I’ve gotta video and take
pictures and make notes and such, when I do these cooking stuff ’cause you all have questions. I won’t be able to answer you. Anyway, I’m hoping to do
these in two hours or less because most of ’em are
throwin’ stuff in the bag. I hope this isn’t too much wind. But they’re still, still prep work. Okay, watch that video, you’ll see. Then I’m going to do the
rest of our freezer cookin’ in a separate video, which
is gonna be sandwiches, banana bread, and granola bars,
that are freezer-friendly. And protein bites and things
that just, other family food. And for some of you who have
seen my other recent videos, there was a car part in the front porch and I had like tossed
it off the front porch because I just thought it
was something that needed to go to the trash yard,
didn’t know why it was there. Anyway, this is Travis’
reordered, it was like $167 part. Oops, and see, I just
slip on some boy sandles when I have to get in the garage. Someone else had said that, ’cause my dogs always start
barking when I come out to this part of the garage. Do my dogs realize it’s me
in the garage when they bark? And they do. This is their friendly, like welcoming, like hi Mom, hi Mom, hi Mom. Hold me, Mom, hold me, Mom. That’s what these barks are saying. It’s just like hey, I see you, hold me, yes, yes, okay. But that’s not like
their guard dog barking. That’s a little different. If you have big dogs you know how they, or even little dogs, they have different barks
that mean different things. Okay, grocery shopping in the fridge time. Okay, no, wait, there’s more. This is funny. So because I’m getting
ready to do these 20, quote healthy by some people’s standards, low carb, Keto friendly,
mostly gluten-free, some dairy-free, freezer meals. We’re having two pans of
taco bake for dinner tonight because I have a wide variety
in my freezer right now and the kids love taco bake. And so it doesn’t fit into any of these. It doesn’t check all those boxes. That’s why I was telling a
commenting mom on YouTube today, I was just saying that I’m not, like okay, we’re gonna talk about food. Because we do keep talkin’ about it and showin’ it in this week in the life. And you know, I just naturally
do it in a lot of my videos, ’cause I’m a mom dealin’
with a lot of food. So we’ll pause this for
Jamerrill’s mini food rant. When it comes to food
and food preferences, and food choices, I am not standing on a soap box proclaiming much of anything other than momma sanity
and helpin’ mommas, encouraging mommas, while
I’m encouraging myself, to just doing this the
very best with what we have to work with. That means you can get yourself
a big bag of organic carrots or grow your own carrots,
or raise your own rabbits, raise your own cow,
buy pasture-raised cow, buy the best you can afford at Walmart. I am not trying to put any condemnation on any momma about anything. (laughs) So I guess I’m fired up
about this a little bit ’cause I had a discount
sharp shopper haul post today and so people will see
the discounted yogurt and the discounted granola
bars, and the discounted juice, and say like oh, Jamerrill,
that’s so processed. How can you feed your kids that? And it’s like this is not
all my kids eat, you know? They had chicken and broccoli last night. They had eggs, cottage cheese, and sliced apples this morning. But if someone wanted to pick that apart, those apples were just
regular old Walmart apples. It’s the best I can figure out. I don’t have an apple tree. It’s totally never going to happen that I check every box for everybody. But if you are a momma who just wants to figure
out how to do the best with what you have to work with, then I’ll sure help ya out over here. That being said, here
are our two taco bakes. So I put these in from the freezer into the refrigerator last night, so they’re mostly defrosted now. I’m gonna take the plastic
wrap off and tent the foil, and then I’m gonna bake
them at 400 for one hour. Now another thing, ’cause I get questions about
reheating frozen foods, reheating freezer meals. It is always recommended
that you, and let’s see, we’ll see how the temperature
is of my grip here, that you heat and reheat all your foods to an internal temperature of 165 degrees, for casseroles and freezer meals, you can find that, I think,
it’s like foodsafety.gov or what have you. So I use a thermometer and always take the internal
temperature of the food that I reheat. That’s something that you should do too. These digital thermometers
are not that much on Amazon. I think actually the Pork
Board sent me this one and we’re still usin’ it. It works great. So anyway, I will reheat it. Oven times also vary, and it also depends on like
where your rack is in your oven. So I’m going to do this
at 400 for an hour. It may need a little bit
more time after that. Actually this feels pretty cold, but I think it is fully defrosted. I’ll decide that here
once I set my camera down. But I know many of you have
asked me for more directions on actually using these freezer meals. So this is how I’m using
the taco bake tonight. I’m doing two because,
no, we will, all 10 of us, and actually nine of us
eating at home tonight, will not eat this all tonight. But then we will have
plenty left for tomorrow, at least for lunch, as well. So we have been a-rollin’ makin’ these 20 healthy freezer meals. And to complement that these
taco bakes that I showed you, that we put in the oven a
little over an hour ago, it ended up being an hour
and 15 minutes at 400. I had checked the internal temperature a little close to an hour. It still wasn’t quite there. That’s why I added those extra 15 minutes. So that’s just part of the Jamerrill Eye Ballin’
School you have to do. And I just broke up some taco shells on top of one of these bakes. And I’ll give you a look-see right now. This is the one I’m going to
serve up, and I’ll show you. I just took the temperature so of course that’s upside down. 194 degrees, internal temperature! Definitely checks the box on
the 165 degree requirement. I don’t know, does this even surprise you? It’s another day and
that easy freezer cookin’ did not get finished last evening. I thought I would get three videos filmed. And so when you mommas ask Jamerrill, how do you get all this done? Or where are your kids while
you’re freezer cookin’, or yada, yada, yada, just know it doesn’t always get done in like one neat little package. Again, the neat packages happen when I can use my own large
family freezer meal packs and just follow those steps
and roll right through it. That’s how my last one was. But now I’m workin’ with recipes that I don’t have drilled down into like the big batch cooking system. Okay, okay, so last night
we were rollin’ right along but we ended up taking a longer, chatty family-focused dinner break and then what really sealed the deal is I laid down with Benjamin at bedtime to nurse him and get him all snuggled in and then I was tired. So I thought that’s okay, I
can finish up those meals today after we finish school, so the kids, we’ve got
school done this morning. Now Liam and Amelia and Daniel are taking clothes baskets
full of toys out on the deck, so they’re having a great time. And then I had Zion saved me yet again. I had him get the things
I was workin’ with, that I batched cooked, et
cetera, in the refrigerator. Andy did the dishes for his momma. Thank you very much, almost 16 year old. And so now today I can
pick up where I left off. So you guys are gonna have
a fun stuffed animal party. And then we got doll houses over here. And some leaves. And like I said, clothes baskets. So you are just, you are
ready for fun, aren’t ya? – Yes.
– Woo-hoo! Boy, we’re doin’ it. So I know, it is Friday. Woo, look at that! We are going to get on
the Metro and go into D.C. It’s been cold and rainy, but this is our day to do
this, so we’re doin’ it. We just got our Metro passes here. Amelia, one at a time. Hold on, Daniel, you’ll go with Mommy. Amelia, now go to your brothers. Naomi, you can go. Benjamin is at home with Travis. We brought the stroller in case, it’s a sit and stand stroller, so Daniel could sit, Amelia could stand, if we get desperate. They usually do really well walking, but plus it’s holding all our lunch gear. Okay, there ya go, yes. We have another adult with us because half the kids stayed upstairs. They weren’t bold enough to
just jump on into this elevator and they let the doors close. That’s okay, we’re here, we’re doin’ it. Are you excited it’s gonna go fast? Yay, country boy in the city. So we made it into D.C., like I said, this is most of
the younger kids’ first time doing the Metro. So we got off at the Smithsonian stop. My friend is following
her GPS, which is helpful. And now we’re following those signs to the cherry blossoms and I see ’em there on the other side of that traffic. We’re gonna get to ’em. This is it, we’re here. We’re seein’ it. There’s the Washington Monument. And there’s the Jefferson Memorial. And then here’s all the cherry blossoms. And we have about two hours
with no rain, so we made it. This is beautiful. So we’re gonna have lunch here. We got our protein bites, I got custom sandwiches for everybody. Now we have another bag on our stroller that has about six pounds of apples and some bananas we’ve hauled around, so that’s lunch for today. Goin’ into the Jefferson Memorial, and we’ve heard there’s bathrooms in here. We’re in the Museum of
American History now. There’s a fire engine. We found what we’ve been looking for. We’ve got Benjamin Franklin’s
walking stick here today. So you can see the ruby
slippers from the movie that Dorothy ends up wearing, over here. They’ve go ’em on display. Okay, if we see nothing
else, we found the Batmobile. Very important! We’ve got a 1950 Superman outfit. See the boats? you like those?
– A pirate ship! – A pirate ship, I don’t
know if they’re pirate ships. (train horn toots) Thank you so much for runnin’
up to Washington D.C. with us. We did make it back late
that evening on the Metro. I think we were back
home about 9:30 or 10. It wasn’t too bad. Once we ride the Metro we then
have about an hour and half to two hour drive home, and I think taking the Metro from D.C. back to our stop at the
Vienna and Fairfax location, it was about an hour Metro ride. So we are now well into the
middle of the next week, but I just want to say goodbye. Thanks for watching my
week in the life video. I know lots of you request these, and I really enjoy doin’ ’em. They’re lots of fun for me and my family to go back and re-watch years later. So I’ll chat with you
in those comments below, and we’ll have another brand
new video very, very soon. Bye bye.

100 thoughts on “🌸Talking MOMMA SANITY on FOOD CHOICES + Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC 2019 🌸

  1. Don't worry about what others think of your choices, no one's opinion matters but you and your hubby and Gods. I know people are all about all kinds of different food choices, but lucky for each of us that God blessed us with that thing called agency, and just cause one momma chooses to feed her kids one way is no condemnation on anyone elses choices,nor does it mean her food choices are better than others.
    I get people live in a mindset of jugdement, and thinking they have a right to dictate to others about many many things in their lives (esp. women and moms, from breast feeding, food, school, you name it they judge it), but at the end of the day it comes down to you and God. So I say let the judgement roll right off your back and do what YOU want, and they can think, judge, or freak out all they want to and it won't matter one little iota. The only judge we really have to worry about is Jesus, and he claims judgement as his.

  2. Couldn't agree more! We're all doing our best with what we have. You do you, and for the record, it seems to be working!

  3. oh jamerrill good for you for having your mini food rant. you can never please everybody. People love you because you are a real mum just doing the best you can to feed and bring up your kids. I had a comment about something on my channel the other day and the fact is we aren't actresses we are real mothers and real life is what it is. love your videos and your honesty and how nice and relatable you are

  4. I can't believe people make negative comments about occasional treats you give your children. I think you give your children a very well balanced diet ,and they get plenty of exercise between outdoor time and extracurricular activities. It saddens me that you feel you have to defend yourself, I think you are an outstanding mama. Thank you for all the time you put into your videos , I just love them. Take care and God bless you and your family.

  5. I am a firm believe kids need some "junk!" I mean they are kids. I am not saying everykid "needs" it. But, my kids do! Haha I am so glad to see you agree… Do what's best for you and yours!

  6. 👏👏👏 Girl, I hear you. My mom was a single mom. We ate what she had and those discount stores saved our life at times because that would be the only chance we had to try something new. different or a treat. All 4 of us, 32, 33, 34, and 36, are diabetes and cholesterol free. None of us are overweight . My mom tried her best not to deprive us of anything and for that I take my hat off to any mom who tries their best.

  7. You are doing an amazing job feeding your family. Your meals are healthy to my standards. I would never judge someone else for their food choices. Yesterdays dinner was hot dogs, fries, and artichoke here. Not the healthiest, but it was quick and we were in a hurry. Kids were full and happy. That's all that matters. And yes, I have 3 Costco boxes of granola bars in my pantry. But we also have lots of fruits and veggies on hand too.

  8. I love your thoughts on food. Most days week eat super healthy but every now and then I have to take a short cut for sanity. 😍 This was a great video. Thank you!

  9. My husband and I went to see the cherry blossoms two weeks ago! We drove and it was madness. We did enjoy it though.

  10. Sweetie, please don’t let anyone shame you into explaining what you feed your family. When I was a single mom some nights I cooked Hamburger Helper.i cried while cooking it feeling so ashamed. But no matter what I cooked my son’s ( now 39 and 42 ) always hugged me and said great dinner mom. You are great your family is great. Don’t let jerks pull you down.

  11. Honestly, clearly and kindly said Jamerrill. The blooming tree was stunning, thank-you for taking the time to share.

  12. Oh my days some people need to get a life….instead of criticising what you give your kids . Great video babe x

  13. Well said I work my hubby works 2 jobs and overtime and we put kids through private school so we don't have a lot of time to cook ..
    Crockpot meals and 1 eat out a week
    Well said mama

  14. Yes mama yes! I feel no shame in giving my toddlers chicken nuggets and goldfish. I know a mom who tried to feed her kids only organic non gmo unprocessed whole foods and it created so much stress in her home that she had to stop.

  15. Love your honesty! Love your real-ness! Sincerely, another mama doing the best she can with what she has….who also buys the sharp shopper treats 🤷🏻‍♀️

  16. Sorry people are so judgemental! I love to watch your videos even though I have no kids and am vegetarian; you're just so charismatic 🙂 And maybe I am getting ideas for if I ever have a family, ha. Also, love the metro! That's the only way I go to DC if I can help it…we just went to see the cherry blossoms last weekend. Great video, thanks!

  17. People need to take care of their own business before they venture into business that isn't theirs. if I remember correctly, "Judge not lest ye be judged". If you want to judge pick another channel.

  18. Great video as always. Thanks for sharing. I keep waiting for the day I run into you at Sharp Shopper❤️

  19. One brave momma trekking into DC. Thanks for sharing the cherry blossoms with us. St. Augustine has tons of pirate ships!! 🤣

  20. New subscriber here. I’m not a momma, but have learned so much watching your freezer meal videos. I absolutely love that you are so willing to help others by sharing what you’ve learned with your family. Thank you!

  21. I figure this is just an outward expression of the scripture "let your moderation be known unto all men." Preach it, sister! Lol

  22. These TROLLS need to worry about their own family and let you do yours!!! BTW I think your an AMAZING cook and mama 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  23. OMG! When my children were young and I had to work, I think some people would have a heart attack but I can assure you, I cooked breakfast and sent lunch and cooked meals for supper for all of us even on the weekends!! If we had leftovers, that was wonderful!!! We showed cows and I even cooked meals in a crockpot at our cheap hotel! We didn't eat out many meals and since both of us are retiring, we're still having to cut a lot of corners and that's ok! You can do healthy meals but you have to plan and if there's discounts, which I love, you can make do with that!!! Thank you for addressing that topic!!!

  24. I appreciate your ‘words of wisdom’ on food choices. Women need to build each other up! We’re all doing the best we can with what we have to work with. Your down-to-earth approach to all things is just wonderful. Love your videos!

  25. AaaaaaMEN on the food issues! We all have to balance feeding our families in a healthy way with being good stewards of the finances God's provided.

  26. Life would be boring without all the fun foods.. You do what you can what you like.. forget other's opinions , some people will judge you no matter what you do. 🙂

  27. I usually just watch ur video's and truly enjoy them you amaze me with your freezer cooking meals and when you bake you throw things in or dont have some of your ingredients you just improvise!!! Awesome!!! 😉😎😊😀

  28. Do not worry about what people think, we can all only do our best with the resources we have. You feed your family well. I love seeing your ideas, it helps me a lot.

  29. We eat whole foods plant based at home, but there are also unhealthy sugery processed treats from time to time. I know it better, but it makes my kids so happy. What can we do?

  30. I think your videos are great.  You have never said you are a certain Mom, so those that say things about what you make, eat etc.  Need to just chill.  Your an inspiration to all Mom's big and small or empty nester Mom's like I am now…. I look forward to watching your video's and learning… and I just cut recipes down for my family, or eat on it at different times all week.  🙂  Thanks again for all you do, your wonderful 🙂

  31. Your video made me homesick. I grew up in Vienna but now live in Ohio. Cost of living is much better here but I do miss pretty VA. Great job explaining yourself. I do think people have a really hard time understanding that a mega box of anything in a typical family is just not the same in a large family. And “family size” means ya gotta buy two or there won’t be enough to go around.

  32. what a lovely trip! My in-laws used to live near DC. My MIL loved the cherry blossoms and her china set was called "blossom time" w/ the cherry blossoms on it. they're stunning. we've inherited them and treasure them so much

  33. You and Travis are wonderful parent's, the home made meals and treats you make and give to your kiddo's would be greatly appreciated here! Loved the Cherry blossoms, and again thank you for sharing your family with us, you are all so precious, God bless the Stewart family 🌻🌴🤗🌼😇☘

  34. Jammerrill it's very important to please your own family. Like you do. It's your family budget. It's your family food likes and dislikes. Its your family needs having to be met. So no need for trying to explain your family purchases from food to clothing to activities to all aspects of your own personal life. Continue being positive and faithful and place all the rest in God's arms. Love Tamson 😇 💖🐟

  35. Thanks for sharing video of your trip to DC. We live about an hour from there and I only go that direction if I have to. I'd rather go South – less traffic. LOL

  36. Thank you for sharing your family adventures with us. This was so much fun. You do so much for your family I think it's fine to hit the goal 80% of the time. You are such a blessing and inspiration to so many people. Hugs from Houston.

  37. I was approached by a woman in the grocery store once who picked apart everything I was purchasing, saying I was killing my kids by not feeding them organic. Here I was with an overflowing cart full of children and groceries just trying to do my best within my budget. It's why I LOVE your channel…no judgement here!

  38. You want to know something? I have a friend who feeds her family gluten free, sugar free, organic, raises her own chickens, etc. And she gets people commenting who have issues with her kids not getting treats and being deprived of fast food. You just can't please people with your food choices.

  39. It's frustrating that you have to say so many disclaimers because of the criticisms in the comments. But you always do it so graciously. Thanks for being so patient. You have a beautiful soul. 💕

  40. If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Unfortunately, it’s easy to be judgmental online when no one knows you. We LOVE Jamerrill in our house!!! So much GRACE is spread through this channel!!!

  41. Jammerill I love seeing DC! I AM FROM ALEXANDRIA! VIRGINIA all my life, but moved to texas in the 80s, I always loved the cherry blossoms, and the musuems. Thanks for showing it, this is texas from texas.

  42. Hi there! I was just wondering why you wrap your aluminum pans with plastic wrap as well as foil.
    I LOVE how you make all the dinners and muffins and egg sandwiches and….well, everything! Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to cook like this too. My husband and I have 7 children. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  43. i think you do awesome with your meals and your family choices…Ignore others who do not. Keep on doing what you do 🙂

  44. I'm almost 60 so my kidlets are all grown with families of their own but I love watching your videos. Your budgeting and meal preps work amazing for my little household of 2. I live in Vancouver Canada and good is soooo expensive. I took advantage of your free offer for the Large Family meal recipes and they are amazing. Tomorrow is the Lasagna meal prep…it will put quite a few meals in our and a few friends freezer. Looking forward to making the Taco bake.

  45. You go Jamerril! Fact: kids have to eat. You run circles around me! There are so many different options on what is 'healthy' to eat. Feed yourself and your kiddos the best you can. What more can you do?

  46. I think ypu do an excellent job of meal planning and feeding your kids well. Also, we made the taco bake and it was a hit. Happy Sunday!

  47. Jamerrill you check all my boxes I think you are wonderful. All of them kids of yours r great too. I won't forget your hubby Travis the bomb too.

  48. Jamerrill , I dont care what anyone says , you're doing such an absolutely amazing job at being a wife and mother .. You're such a beautiful inspiration and you amaze me at what you're able to do for your family on a daily basis ❤ May God continue to Bless you and your big beautiful family and in Jesus precious and powerful name protect and guide you all 🙏 Thank you for taking time out of your absolutely busy schedule to continue to help and inspire other Mommys such as myself who just try their best to do what they can with what they have , with what God Blesses us with .. You're truly a light in this world ❤

  49. Well said! We all do the best we can. No need to shoot anyone down. It's all about balance. Show me a perfect mom, then those people may be able to talk.

  50. Single mom of four here. I work 40-50 hours night shift so I’m tired all the time and loathe cooking. Recently I’ve been trying more recipes and using more flavors. Glad I found your channel!

  51. Good for u jamerrill. You scraped and juggled and worked to get where u are. You feed your people and be happy. The naysayers can go pound salt..love u!

  52. I've been watching your channel since the old farm house and "baby Daniel" and I am currently watching this as I cook up your freezer meal pack no.2. I never would've tried freezer cooking without your encouragement and I'm so grateful. As you've said in your videos before – You do you mama.

  53. I love that you stand your ground and do what's best for you and your wonderful family! I'm not a mom or a wife, but I am a full time employee and a full time graduate student! I watch your videos because I love your content, but I also relate to a busy life! I started making freezer meals (especially crock pot meals) last year due to your inspiration and it has changed my life! I'm able to budget so much better and I waste less food! And, my area of California finally has an aldi's which I'd never know about without your videos. You are such a blessing to YouTube! Never change <3

  54. I don’t know if it needs saying or not but I have never felt like you have ever put anyone down for anything let alone food choices. I guess I’m ignorantly confused how people can think that you are directly telling them to eat the way you feed your family. Thank you for all that you do and share with us. It is truly appreciated ❤️

  55. Amen ! Sister .
    Do the best with what you have at the time. P.S. home , work, kids , life sometimes get the best of us.

  56. I loved your “food rant”! So perfectly said. I don’t have an apple tree either 😉. Much love to you from the UK.🇬🇧 I simply adore your videos and have watched for years but only just subscribed (I thought I’d subbed a long time ago). Have a wonderful day, 😘

  57. Love all your videos! Heck, we eat McDonald’s some nights & then healthier another. Our lives get hectic and we do the best we can. 💕

  58. Omg YES! Yes yes yes!!! I have recently had to come to terms with the fact that I’m never going to be able to do 100% organic, home grown, home made, etc etc meals and snacks 100% of the time for the rest of forever! I do the best I can when I can. Some weeks, we eat 80% organic and all homemade, healthy food. And other weeks, we eat regular meat from the grocery store, store bought granola bars, and store bought bread. It is what it is, and I need to be ok with my best being my best and accepting that. You are SUCH an inspiration!!!

  59. You are such a sweet woman, I look forward to every video you upload, your calm personality just relaxes me and brings me peace, I think you are doing an amazing job feeding your family, some people just enjoy being negative, I’m a single mom to a toddler who is a very picky eater so seeing your kids eat makes me happy, god bless you and your beautiful family

  60. So happy to hear you remind some of the “judgey” moms, maybe they can keep their opinions to themselves sometimes. But also remind some of the less confident moms that it’s ok to keep your sanity and feed your kids the best you can. Because we are all just doing the best we can. Let’s raise each other up!

  61. It’s getting late for this momma and my baby is fighting going to sleep while he nurses I finally turn on this video and I’d like to think your sweet voice lulled him to sleep. Love your videos sweet lady.

  62. Those apple plates are adorable. My kids loved using those segmented plates too and I grab them whenever I see them.

  63. I cannot believe mom's these days have sooooo much to worry about, let alone being judged on what we feed our children.
    It's really a shame. I'm more concerned with my boys emotional well being. They have plenty of self esteem. Ok, I'm happy with that.
    I loved what you said ..we are all momma's just doing our best ❤️❤️

  64. First, don't please anybody besides yourself! Okay, and maybe your family too. Second, I just want to say thank you. You have been such an inspiration this last month and a half or so since I started watching you. I don't know how you do it! Not only having so many kids, but homeschooling them all, plus everything else that you do! I am a single mom to a 4 year old boy and started doing freezer meals once i got my big upright freezer earlier this year, I can make what is usually a single batch of something and split it up between 2 or 3 tiny pans for our freezer since it is just the 2 of us. Being a working mom it is really helpful.

  65. I'd love to see a DC with young kids video! My husband and I have never been so we have no idea when it comes to the metro and all that, especially with kids! 🙈

  66. You're fine. You're good. Love your honesty and energy!! You're doing a fabulous job!!! Blessings to you..

  67. I lived in wheaton md for 6 yrs about 3 miles from the White House, I miss it so much! I wish my kids were older at the time and remembered it, but it is just an excuse for us to go visit again lol

  68. Why do you feel as though you need to defend your actions or explain yourself to those who ask why you do this or that like you are being scalded for what you feed your kids ? You are an awesome mom and Travis is great also btw, anyhow, you do so much for your kids and we learn so much from watching you and your kids. ❤ you Jamerrill for being you.

  69. You are a very loving and caring person , don't listen too them! I watch you religiously, you make my day, 😍 your family !😄🙌🙏🙏

  70. I'm so glad you are so real about food/eating/etc! Especially with a large family! I think you probably have it together better than anyone I know so it's nice to see that even you gotta just pull whatever out of the freezer and cook it no matter what yall planned to be eating! Your videos have changed my life!! I cant believe I've been a mom for 20yrs and couldnt figure this out before. I've tried but there's always those fancy freezer meals that my family probably wouldnt eat so I'd give up before I even tried! Then I found your videos!! WOW! I've made quite a few of yours and yes my family eats them!! I guess it's a big family thing (I too have 8 kids) And when we have yogurt (You know the struggle! We have to buy a ton of yogurts for there to be any left in a few days) I could careless what's in them! Since I started making freezer meals, my kids are eating a LOT better (ramen and McDonalds were my go to some times when things were hectic!)

    You are doing a wonderful job for your family (AND MINE!!) Thank you! <3

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