Aug 31, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
If your family is like most today, chances are your weekdays and weeknights are a blur of school work, sports practice, music and dance lessons, and barely any time for dinner or quality time with your loved ones. While it is great for kids to be busy and active, studies are now proving it is equally important for them to spend downtime together as a family. Nightly family dinners are a great way to ensure everyone gets the balanced meals they need, while still managing to catch up with family members throughout the evening. Luckily, planning meals for the whole family for a week does not have to be as difficult and tedious as losing at an online casino. In fact, it can be a great family activity for the weekends or any free evening.
One great trick to try is to spend one weekend day – either Saturday or Sunday, whichever day typically allows you more spare time – to meal plan. Sit down with the whole family and allow them to each choose a night. If one child loves tacos, make it a fiesta. If one is crazy about chicken, have that one night as well. Create a menu for each night and then a master grocery list from there. Having every necessary ingredient on hand will reduce your likelihood of running to the drive-thru after school or practice.
Even easier, you can create frozen entrees on Sunday inspired by your kids’ favorite dishes. Taco casserole freezes perfectly and can be reheated in just minutes. Serve with chips and salsa and you have dinner without having to cook!
Dining together, at least on a semi-regular basis is something every family should make a priority. Certainly, it is difficult for active families to do so every night, but even a few nights a week will make a difference in the cohesive calmness and happiness of your loves ones.
Aug 12, 2010
It was a wonderful sunday dinner. A perfect way to end our busy weekend.
Looking for items for our kitchen is like looking to buy gold bullion. Cabinets are very expensive and since we are looking at wood cabinets we don't really have much of a choice but to increase our budget. The laminate cabinets look really good too but since we are more for items that will last longer we had to scrap that off our list. It's weekend again in the next 2 days and I have this feeling that a trip to Ikea is again on the list of must do.
Aug 11, 2010
My sister celebrated her birthday early this week and they as usual went out for dinner. Of course, Bindi was there and she's so big already. Bindi is no longer a baby. She is turning 2 next month. Time flies and a month after she turns 2, I shall be giving birth. My cousin (Bindi's mom) has been telling me that you can now talk to her like an adult. So cute! Here are current pictures of the little girl taken during my sister's birthday.
She is such a cutie!
Aug 4, 2010
I could honestly say we are not yet ready for the "tornado's" arrival but we are very excited. I guess you'll never really be ready for something like this. Our not being ready is more of our house is not yet ready for the baby but we are getting there. I hope I won't need to buy the best eye wrinkle cream in the market anytime soon. I have so many things on my mind I know same with T especially since he's been really busy with work too.
Aug 2, 2010
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