One of the struggles I’ve recently encountered since returning to work full time is keeping up with the household “stuff.” It’s what I refer to as the daily grind. Work? Not so much. I love what I am doing so I don’t mind putting in the hours and throwing myself into it. If you’ve been a SGM reader for a while you know my battles with the Mount Everest of laundry plus keeping up with the household cleaning, kids activities, and cooking! It is no surprise that I spend A LOT of time in the kitchen testing recipes, making lunches, and naturally cleaning up after myself.
When it comes to feeding my family, fresh food is very important. I make most things from scratch and homemade dinner is served 5 nights a week. I have to make a confession here: I cheat. I use a meal planning service for lunch AND dinner. For lunches I use MOMables and dinner… well, hop on over and read about why you should meal plan too. I am giving you the inside scoop on how to meal plan on your own here.
I am such a boring mom when it comes to cooking. I definitely need to do much more meal planning in my home, especially when it comes to planning on what will be in my fridge so i can cook what i want when I’m ready. Thx for the tips, so bored with making the same things all the time!
you could always try a meal plan subscription. it’s how i got started (and sometimes still use) to get me going for the week!
I don’t think it is called cheating, it is called being organized. In today’s society, moms have WAY more to do than our mothers did. We don’t have the actual luxury of time to make everything and keep the house in perfect order. We are pursuing our dreams of working as well and I feel luck they we can do that! I think you are doing a great job!
Grumpy Grateful Mom
For some reason I couldn’t get your 2nd and 3rd links to work, but I did check out Momables. I may try that out–I need some new lunch ideas!
thanks for letting me know! links are fixed! 🙂