Monday, July 26, 2010



I been desperately trying to wrap my head around the fact that this coming school year is going to be drastically different than years before.  I will just barely be getting into the swing of things then BAM!  Here comes baby and being gone for up to 12 weeks.  As soon as I'm getting into a pattern of being home with baby then BAM!  Back to work I'll go and things will be completely turned on end.  While I couldn't be more thrilled...I'm also terrified.  Worried about how we'll manage to juggle work, baby, household responsibilities....I know that millions of women manage to do all of that plus more every single day but it doesn't make the worry that I will be a complete failure go away.

I've been planning, organizing, simplifying...anything that I possibly can trying to get as much done before school starts as possible.  I listen to Dave Ramsey on the radio and have heard him recommend a website called E-Mealz several times.  It is a website that sends out weekly meal plans with recipes and shopping lists customized to specific diets (like low-fat, Weight Watchers, Vegetarian, etc) and even specific stores. (It will tell you exactly where to find the ingredients on the shelves at Wal-Mart!) It costs $5 a month. It is recommended by Dave Ramsey and right now there is a discount coupon code "dave" that saves $2.50 off a 3 month subscription.  (I used the coupon code and it DOES work!!!)  I'm going to give it a try and see how it goes.  Maybe I'll get some new recipes and it will get us out of a rut so we'll eat something different every once in a while.   

When I was working at the private school I had time to design meal plans for myself but I always tended to choose the same kind of meals over and over so I'm hoping these plans will make me branch out and try a few new recipes (ie: veggies) that I wouldn't have tried before!  I'm about to download my first meal plan!  I'm so excited and really hoping this will take the huge headache out of asking...."What's for dinner?"