Dealing With Temper Tantrums

We’ve all been there. You’re at Target or the mall and your wonderful spawn decides to throw a temper tantrum.In public....more

Why you shouldn't make New Year's Resolutions

I know. The title of this post is strange. Am I *actually* saying that you shouldn't set resolutions for the new year?Yup. That's exactly what I'm saying and here's why.When is the last time you actually stuck to a resolution you set? I'll wait a sec......See what I mean? It's not worth the stress and anxiety it causes....more

Menu Plan Monday - Start the Year Off Right With Planning

Happy 2011!I hope you had a very enjoyable holiday season. Now that it's over, it's time to get back to real life. Tough, but necessary.Last year, I talked a lot about menu planning. Well, it turns out, I did it for a good reason. As a busy working mom, the thing that saved me the most was menu planning and using my crock pot.I have been working hard to lose weight, so I will need to balance the crock pot use with my food allergies (dairy, wheat and yeast) and making a healthy meal that everyone will be interested in....more

Mom Tip - How to clean the bathroom quickly

Ugh. I don't think there is a person who actually enjoys cleaning bathrooms (or anything, I mean really)....more

How to Spend LESS Time in the Kitchen

This week I want to offer some tips for a topic that is very near and dear to me - how to spend less time in the kitchen. Now, don't get me wrong. I had a bunch of cooking success in the last 2 weeks. Mostly because I wasn't terrified to try something because my husband was out of town, but whatever, it worked! ...more

My least favorite job. Kitchen cleaning. Good luck. LOL

Alana

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How do you streamline your cooking?

Last week's post about once a week/month cooking really got me thinking about how to streamline cooking. Here's my thoughts. As a busy mom, the goal is to get food on the table that came from the fridge more often than it comes from the take out bag. What are the easiest ways to make this happen?Here are 10 ways I make this happen:1. I use frozen veggie steamer bags. This way, I don't even have to dirty a pan to cook veggies. Just toss in the bag in the micro and go!...more

Moms - how do you decompress after work?

I just moved to a new state and landed a new teaching job (yay!). My commute is a whopping 7 minutes. SEVEN. My commute has NEVER, in my career as a working mom, been less than 45 minutes....more

Getting Started With Once a Week/Month Cooking

This week, I am going to be plunging headlong back into working after a long summer break. I am excited to get back to work, but this will mean I need to get back to being organized again....more

I tried it and didn't get far, but what I did accomplish was having my meals planned out and ...more

Setting up a homework station

School is back in session for many of you and if you are some of the one starting school later this month, getting a head start on today's topic can eliminate future headaches....more

Menu Plan Monday - Fall Back & No Cook Meals

This week marks the beginning of the school year, which means we will be working on getting used to new routines....more

I always hesitate to put a link like that in a blog, but there are *some* people who do actually ...more