Free Samples of the Busy Mom Menu and Frugal Mom Menu

We would love for you to try our menu plans, so we are giving away samples of both the Busy Mom Menu and the Frugal Mom Menu. Give them a try and let us know what you think! Get the Sample Busy Mom Menu » Get the Sample Frugal Mom Menu »

Menus4Moms™ Free Printable Planner

The Menus 4 Moms™ Planner is a comprehensive organizer for appointments and family menu planning. Each month has a Month View Calendar page which can be used with detailed Weekly Planner pages. Opposite each Weekly Planner page is a Menu Planner page with grocery list for the week. The pages are all designed to fit in a standard 8 1/2 x 11 three-ring binder; they can also be spiral bound at your local copy shop.

Work Week Menus – How to Make it Easier! Time Savers for Cooking

It’s been at least six years since I balanced working outside the home almost full-time and having two kids. Friends were always amazed that I managed homemade meals on the table each night. Becoming a stay home mom with three kids made meal planning a bit easier because I was home, BUT several of the lessons I learned as a work outside the home mom still apply. I’ll give you a sample menu for one week to show how I would pull all these easy lessons together.

Kitchen Management and Meal Planning

Busy homemakers can find managing the kitchen, meal planning, and meal preparations a large challenge. The trend towards fast foods and convenience foods is common today as a solution to deal with this challenge. I walk into a nearby grocery store and find the deli loaded with “old-fashioned” goodies like roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, apple pies and any other item one could want for making meal time a breeze. This could seem like an answer to prayer!

I am not so convinced that these types of helps for the homemaker are answers to prayers. The food is loaded with bad fats, MSG, sugar and poor quality ingredients in general. They add preservatives and coloring so it is shelf stable and looks appealing. Perhaps the answer lies more in improving the skills of managing the kitchen so as to give us the extra time we need in our days and to be able to feed our family better quality food.

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