I’m taking a work trip to Chicago for a whole week by myself for the first time since I had my first child. I’m a pretty disorganized cook. Meaning, I don’t meal plan much and I am always hoping I have ingredients I need to make something to eat for dinner. While I’m away, my family could eat out every day or use a microwave and warm up frozen dinners, but we try to eat healthy.
When I do plan for things, this is what happens….I make meal plans that resemble sub plans(I’m an art teacher)…
I did my best to create a system that fits our dietary needs that my husband could eaily use to feed the family and that they would actually eat. It’s pretty basic. Our meals usually consist of a meat and a veggie. Simple enough for my husband to cook.
First, I took a picture of each shelf and drawer in the fridge and freezer and then the different cabinets with our dry goods. I used a word doc and put the photos in order from the top shelves/drawers to the bottom. I usually put away the groceries, so I’m hoping this makes it easier for my husband to find all the ingredients.
After taking pictures of all of the food, I made a spread sheet with the location of each item and some dinner ideas that I know my husband can cook.
Hoping it works!
Having a life coach is probably one of the greatest investments I’ve made recently. My main reason was to get my priorities and identity straight. My identity consists of spending time with Jesus, being an artist, art educator, wife, mom, nanny to my niece twice a week, being responsible for the health and life of human beings, the family budgeter, cooking, cleaning, staying fit, eating healthy, and looking somewhat put together while juggling all of these things. I’ve got A LOT going on and time management, prioritizing and organization are not my areas of strength (I’m an artist). I also feel like I’m fighting an internal battle at times with who I am and who I want to be. It’s freakin hard to be all of these things at times.
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I’ve been working with her for the past three months and in that time, I have pinpointed my ideal clients, got a legit website up for Jazzmin Earl Photography, figured out my photography style, figured out what my priorities are and how to keep life flowing in a somewhat nice cadence. I’m not struggling as bad and am actually feeling accomplished and confident in many different areas of my identity.
I really hate laundry. It creeps up on me every week. I try to run away, but I can only stay away for so long. I would love to hear your hacks, tips and tricks.
He’s asleep and it’s only 5PM. There is an abnormal peacefulness through the house. My bubby is sick.
Sick with two kids. Lots of bottles on the counter these days. I’m going on day 4. They were better in 24 hours. What’s up with that!
I think crunchy life started for me when I was a teen. I was really big on saving our planet. After much research it just made sense for me to cloth diaper once I knew I was going to have a baby. The best thing about them is that there is an option that fits YOUR personal lifestyle(time, style, level of poo and pee you can handle). There are flushable options, and super crunchy options. I decided to pick a system that met in the middle. I use covers with inserts. Don’t get me wrong, I WILL use a disposable. Super handy when you’re on the go.
Pencil skirts and Platforms. Date night. Oh yah AND on the fly breastfeeding. Mama’s gotta have fun too!