Am I the only one here racking my brain over new dinner ideas? Did you, too, ever save or pin promising recipes on Pinterest… but never opened this actual board? 😇 Are you, like me, regularly ripping the family-friendly recipes pages of the latest Parents issue… and haven’t even opened your recipe booklet in a while. Wait, what recipe booklet, anyway??
Well, I happen to have 40 healthy and easy dinner ideas just for you!
OK, Moms, as a famous quote says: You can’t change the waves but you can learn how to surf! Today, let’s try to learn together one easy way to surf the waves so you can become the boss of your time!
More specifically, we’re going to talk about family calendars.
Ha….Planning!! Sometimes, thinking about planning our day makes us cringe a little bit. Working moms or Stay at home moms, we’re all in the same boat here! When it comes to organizing our life at home, we don’t really fancy adding more structure and complicated plans. After all, family life isn’t really the same as a business meeting, right? Right?? WRONG.
Happy New School Year, Moms!
It’s this busy time of the year again when busy moms take the plunge of back to school supplies, routines, lunches… but also endless paperwork to fill in… and new activities to register for!
I’m happy to report that this year, my goal for me and for you is to help us enjoy a low-profile start of the new school year. Wouldn’t it be great to set up simple and achievable goals and schedules? To manage a doable to-do list? Girls, that’s what I’m aiming for this school year.
It’s the beginning of June. Everywhere I see kids excited by the incoming summer days and being off the school. I see moms wearing cotton dresses and sunglasses…families putting final touches to their vacation plan…and working moms planning the summer schedule for their kids. Wherever you live, your primary school-aged kids will probably have around 9 weeks off this summer.
Do you realize it’s almot 300 hours of non-school-time for the whole summer?
Hmm…. Am I the only one to cringe a tiny bit at this idea of facing 32 days of unstructured time with my sweet little tribe?
Am I the only one to be bored with the whole process of going grocery shopping, grabbing bags of groceries from my car to the kitchen counter, then to the the right cupboard in the pantry, preparing food, cooking dinner, serving the whole family and while eating dinner doing a mental list with 3 eligible recipes for tomorrow? Let’s talk about meal planning, guys!
When talking with my neighbors, meeting with parents at my kids’ school, sharing a good laugh with my mom-friends and listening to my clients … at some point, the conversation lands on the desire to better manage our time as parents and loosen a little bit the pressure we feel on our shoulders. Time management for parents. There’s a lot about that all around the web and if you ever googled ‘time management for parents” you may have lost your way in 42 “easy tips” to help you save some time.
Better than an overwhelming list of tips, I’d love to share the 3 top time-management tools every parent needs.
We, women, live busy lives. On a weekly basis, I’m finding myself CRAVING more time for me. Is this a feeling you can relate to? This week I’m sharing with you how to use Time Blocking to remedy this.
Let me share something personal with you. A couple of months ago, my family and I lost my sweet 94 years old grandmother.
Yesterday my sweet Celestine, 6 years old, had a playdate with her new best friend Carissa. I love it so much when I can have a glimpse of what’s going on in my kids’ own personal life: seeing Celestine make silly jokes with Carissa made me laugh and made me so proud of my sweet little princess… And meanwhile, you know what? I made a new friend too! Carissa’s mother was there and we talked about, can you guess…yes, about organization! Carissa’s mother is a working mom, feeling stressed out by the lack of time to take care of the basic needs of her family…
Moms, I think we all can relate 🙂