I was wracking my brain for things I just couldn’t live without and I couldn’t come up with a single thing beyond the absolute essentials – family, friends, love, shelter, food . . . I guess that means that I’m a pretty lucky woman. I’m sure feeling that way! So here’s my list of really
Tag: meal planning
When I first moved out of my parents’ house, the thought occurred to me that I would now be solely responsible for my own meals, every single day. For someone who loves to plan, such as myself, this was oddly overwhelming. While I loved “free taco bar at happy hour” night just as much as the next
Meal planning. Ugh! The weekly chore I love to hate. Each week, I sit down with the grocery store sale flyers, my trusty whiteboard, and I start planning out our dinners for the coming week, as I have for years now. Apparently, I enjoy making my life unnecessarily hard and complicated, because over the last
I have always really liked cooking. Making dinner was something I never minded (ahem, before kids…), and I often spent weekends trying out fancy new recipes. However, that has all changed in my five years of motherhood. Cooking has taken a backseat for sure these days, and for awhile, we started relying on take-out an awful
2014 is only hours away! Have you made any resolutions? I stopped making those several years ago when I started having babies and now I do “goals” instead. These are things I’d like to do rather than things I will deny myself or make myself crazy in order to achieve. It feels like a kinder
All moms have tricks. Short cuts. Sanity savers. Things that are simple, yet genius, and could just possibly make your life, or at least day, a bit less stressful. I’ve gathered a few of mine to share with you today. I’d love to hear your secrets for tackling the struggles of everyday life with your
Here’s a scenario: you go to the grocery store on the weekend, list in hand and buy what you think you need to last until the next weekend. You think cutting coupons sounds divine but have no energy/time/desire to really do that so you just hope some of the items you need are on sale.