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Organizing HIM gave ME more TIME!

One of the biggest challenges on school days is the morning routine….am I right?!

My son is schedule challenged, wherein he has no sense of the schedule we must keep in the morning to get him to school on time so we are not in the office getting written up because we didn’t arrive before the last bell and now all the gates are locked and we can’t sneak in and you know how the story goes.

Since his dresser was on it’s way out anyway I tried something new.  I can’t take all the credit, I did see something similar in a friend’s house so I’m just adapting it to our situation.

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I bought a hanging closet organizer (affiliate link) and then placed his t-shirt and shorts for each day of the week (M-F).  I let him know it was there and that he would need to grab his clothes in the morning, get dressed and come downstairs for breakfast.  Before this new setup  I would usually go into his room, pick out clothes and set them on his bed and would have to nag the entire morning until it was time to leave and there was no time for breakfast and breakdowns would ensue.  With this new system, he has been empowered and has made it down for breakfast each morning on his own with plenty of time for breakfast!  I also kept everything in view (we just haven’t replaced the dresser yet and may not if this continues to work well) and he grabs his undies and socks separately.  I use the bottom cubby for pj’s and on the weekends we are relaxed so there’s plenty of time for him to pick out his own clothes or for me to go in and pick out some for him.

Hope this helps, Happy New School Year!

2-Week Meal Planner!

HOORAY ~ IT’S HERE!

I’ve compiled my REALISTIC 2-week meal planner based on what I’ve been cooking.

This menu is based on personal experience with an agreeable husband, semi-picky 6yr old and anything goes 18-month old.

Every child is different and has different likes / dislikes.  This is meant to give you a template to continue planning your meals 2-weeks at a time.  It will also give you options and a go-to menu if you just don’t want to think about it or need some new ideas.

I’ve also included a few of my favorite recipe sites so you can add to your collection.  Hope you enjoy it!

Breakfasts include items you can make for a week of meals, like these two great recipes I found from other bloggers – pancake muffins and clean egg waffles.

For green shakes, my basic recipe is:

  • coconut water
  • protein powder
  • power green mix (kale, chard, spinach)
  • frozen banana & frozen mixed berries
  • ice

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Some of my favorite dinners came from these sites – family friendly cheddar chicken and meatloaf muffins – another good one for leftovers or lunches!

NOTE: I did not accommodate for any food allergies or sensitivities so adjust your menu accordingly and although my family tries our best to eat all organic, you can choose according to your budget where and how you shop.

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Download a spreadsheet version here!

School Starts Tomorrow….YIKES!

This may be a bit late but I need to get ORGANIZED! So, in the event that there are any other parents out there like me, waiting until the last minute (really, I think it’s just me wanting to stay in denial that the school year is actually starting and summer vacation is over!) I will be blogging for our good fortune this week on Organization.

  1. An Organized 2-week meal plan w/menus and recipes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner! 
  2. Organizing a week’s worth of clothes so that your kids can help themselves!
  3. Pre-organizing for paperwork and artwork that will definitely be coming home.
  4. Organizing your calendar with activities, sports and meetups.
  5. An organized weekly family time because really, this is the most important time of the week!

So follow along, our first post will be up first thing tomorrow morning (unless, like always once I get started on something I just can’t stop and it ends up getting posted later today!!)

Good Luck to all you parents and kids out there with a new year of adventure, learning and growing! Happy Laboring today for the first day of school!

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