Sunday, July 28, 2019

Weekly Meal Plan #1

Breakfast Options:
  • Cereal
  • Fruit
  • Oatmeal
  • Raspberry Coffee Cake
Lunch Options:
  • Sandwiches
  • Veggies
  • Fruit
  • Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Pepperoni
  1. Hamburgers with fries and salad
  2. Spaghetti with meatballs and salad
  3. Chicken sandwiches with veggies and rice
  4. Veggie fried rice
  5. Smoked sausage with peppers / onions and baked sweet potato
  6. Baked potato with salad
  7. Chicken Stir Fry with noodles
My weekly budget for meals for five people is $100 or less.  I do allow the children to choose between a few options for breakfast and lunch.  These options vary slightly from week to week.  Fruit and vegetables vary based on what is in season and what is on sale.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Bedtime Routines

It is almost back to school time which means back to routines or maybe you are looking to try out something new to help your little ones get ready for bed.  Here is a copy of the bedtime routine we are using for our children.  I have it posted on the wall in their room.  My oldest was a great sleeper.  We could go through her nightly routine, kiss her goodnight, and quietly leave the room.  She feel asleep on her own pretty quickly. Child #2 is a totally different story.  Even with a routine she struggles to fall asleep.  Daddy usually has to sit with her until she falls asleep.  The baby still nurses to sleep so he doesn't get to participate in everything yet.  Remember, new routines take 2 weeks to a month of consistent use to become a habit.  

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