A Day in the Life: Kelly, Meal Planner and Mom of Two (13 and 11)

Day-in-the-Life-of-a-Meal-Planner

By Kelly, Contributing Writer I have to be honest, there really isn’t a typical day at our house, other than one of my favorite days of the week – Meal Planning Prep Day! That’s the day I spend some time prepping meals for the week ahead. Because frankly, if I didn’t, getting a homemade healthy meal on the table just wouldn’t happen! You see, I’m really no different than most moms trying to run a busy household –  I struggle with keeping all the balls […]

Coping Strategies During Busy Seasons (Plus My Meal Planning eBook for $0.99!)

kep in cowboy hat with mosaic pieces

Life on the road is more fast paced and full than I expected it to be. Keeping up with our two businesses, homeschooling, the daily cultural challenges of living in a foreign country (i.e. language barriers, grocery shopping, trying to accomplish errands, etc.), and planning our next steps as we journey around the world (accommodations, transportation, research & itineraries) keeps us on our toes, for sure. Add that to trying to make sure we we get out, see and do new things, and have the […]

101+ Meal Ideas for Late Summer

101 meal ideas for late summer

  By Kresha, Contributing Writer It’s that time of year again. Yup, the time of year when there’s still a month of summer left and yet we’ve already made all our favorite recipes to beat the heat. Yes, there is still nearly a month left of picnics, barbecues, road trips, trips to the swimming pool, and just plain it’s-too-hot-to-cook-tonight meals. (There are also all those afternoon tea parties and other summertime hospitality opportunities, too.) So, if you’re like me and looking for healthy summer meal […]

Making Mealtimes FUN! {5 Super Fun Family Dinner Ideas}

5 super fun family dinner ideas

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Sometimes we get so busy with the demands of daily life that we can easily forget to have some good ole-fashioned family FUN, especially when it comes to sharing meals together. The remedy? Well, besides the obvious rule of not overbooking our calendars … some purposeful planning may also be in order. Thinking ahead and scheduling a little family fun at mealtimes can reduce the urge to eat-n-run, and instead help to ensure more quality time together! Here are some fun […]

Food Allergies & Healthy Eating

Food Allergies and Healthy Eating

Guest Post by Jessica Smartt My son Sam has food allergies. Every so often, I meet another mom who manages food allergies. It’s like I’ve found a soul mate. We lock eyes and share a sympathetic smile: “You, too? Wow!” And we sort of fight the urge to hug each other. We know what it’s like. We know how overwhelming it is at first, when you wonder, what in the world will he/she eat? We know the fear and stress that follow you to restaurants, […]

10 Easy Meals for when You Forget to Plan

Quick and Easy Dinner Solutions

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer We all know that the best way to eat healthy meals while staying on top of your food budget is by meal planning.  This is something that Stephanie has talked about often, and she has even written a book about the subject. However, for one reason or another, there are bound to be times that we fail to plan a meal every once in a while. This has actually happened a lot to me lately!  I am 20 weeks pregnant […]

Summer Giveaway Week: Win 1 of 3 One-Year Subscriptions to Plan to Eat

meal-planner-monitor-2

A few months ago, I decided to update my paper-and-pen ways and try online planning again, with an old favorite, Plan to Eat. Now, it needs to be said that I’m a lazy Plan to Eat user. I don’t make use of all of its MANY features and tools, but I use it in a really simple manner, sticking to the Recipe and Planner components, not the Shopping Lists (which I know many people find extremely useful). Nonetheless, my planning has begun to go a lot faster […]

Spring Giveaway Week: Win 1 of 3 One-Year Subscriptions to Plan to Eat

simple-meal-planning-300x250

I have a confession to make. I may run a website. I may have self-published ebooks. I may own a laptop and an iPhone. BUT. I am not a technical, computer-loving person. No sir. My husband actually finds it funny (or irritating, it may depend on the day) how incredibly inept I am when it comes to using most electronic devices. DVD players and universal remote controls? I’m useless. Using my iPhone for more than making a basic phone call? My 7 year old is […]