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how to have family dinner when you're busy
I am a big believer in family dinners. I mean, how can I not be? After all, I run a blog and meal planning service that’s primary goal is to make family dinners easier and less stressful! But, I also know how challenging it can be to make them happen, especially with divergent or packed schedules. Given this reality, I thought it would be helpful to share some tips and suggestions on how to have
When my kids were first old enough to understand and appreciate Halloween, I was stressed—how was I going to be able to control the sugar intake? How was I going to navigate the meltdowns and fights over how many pieces of candy they could have? Could I cut trick or treating short to try and limit how much sugar came into the house? In short, I wanted to control the situation. My feelings about Halloween
shop in season
One of my favorite parts of fall is the change of scenery in the produce section at the supermarket. Don’t get me wrong, I love my tomatoes, peaches, watermelon, and corn, as much as the next person, but there is something so comforting about the fruits and vegetables that show up in the fall and many of my favorites come from the ground. That’s right, I am a HUGE fan of root vegetables. I love
How much do you normally spend at the grocery store each week? $100? $200? $300? More? Why do we spend so much at the grocery store? For some, it’s impulse purchases—that box of cookies to keep your kid quiet while they shop with you, that $5 chocolate bar that looks too good to pass up, the chips because you’re starving and can’t resist, or the pre-made food because after making it through the grocery store
dishes
One of the complaints I hear most often from people is that while the cooking is OK, the cleaning afterward makes them crazy. I get it, I really do. You’ve made a meal for everyone, they’ve eaten (or not), and then you have to kick back into high gear to clean it all up. Or, perhaps even worse, before cleaning you have to do bedtime duty. You finally get the kids down for the night,