I don’t know about you, but I have a love-hate relationship with Back to School time. It is always a relief to have a regular schedule again and to have more time to get things done while the kids are in school. And yet each year I find that I am taken by surprise by the busy-ness that fills our afternoons with soccer practices, music lessons, back-to-school nights, PTA meetings, and other school year activities.
With all of the back to school craziness, it feels even more vital that we protect our family dinners as important time to have together—time to reconnect, to catch up, to share the events of our days. So each fall, during back to school time, I make it a priority to focus on getting our dinner routine back on track.Here are the 4 things that I do to get our family dinner routine ready to go for the fall:
1. Meal Plan: Plan out the meals for the week. Yes, The Scramble can do a lot of this for you, but my second step is to take 5 minutes to look at the...
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New Video: Easy and Healthy School Lunches You Can Pack in Less Than 10 Minutes (Featuring “Real” Foods! Not Junk Food)
Watch the video (and subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don't miss any upcoming videos):For further inspiration, check out some of my other easy, healthy and quick school lunches: These lunch ideas are stellar because they won't have you standing in the kitchen packing lunches for what feels like forever. (In fact, they should only take you about 7 minutes!) And... they're filling and great for your kids. (I've been packing school lunches for exactly 15 years!!) Speaking of that, take a peek at my article...