Freezing Meals Before Baby: 9 Perfect Freezer Meals to Have on Hand After Baby’s Arrival
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Freezing Meals Before Baby: 9 Perfect Freezer Meals to Have on Hand After Baby’s Arrival

Whether you’re a first-time mom or a been-there-done-that mom, freezing meals before baby arrives is always a good idea! If you’re lucky, when you have a new baby, family and friends will bring you some meals to get you through those crazy first weeks. Still, you don’t think about how often you eat until preparing…

Meal Planning for Families: The Weekly Meal Plan Template That Completely Changed Our Family Dinner Plan
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Meal Planning for Families: The Weekly Meal Plan Template That Completely Changed Our Family Dinner Plan

Meal planning for families can be one of the most stressful tasks, but it doesn’t have to be! I’ll explain the meal planning process and template I use, and at the end of this post, you can download two free versions — one blank and one already completed with three weeks of meals. Meal planning…

How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner with Kids Underfoot (Without Losing Your Mind!) – My Printable Menu & Schedule
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How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner with Kids Underfoot (Without Losing Your Mind!) – My Printable Menu & Schedule

How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner with Kids Around I cook a Thanksgiving dinner with kids underfoot every year– I just happen to serve it in December instead of November. We always do Thanksgiving with extended family, so I get out of cooking much then (woohoo!). However, my husband is used to a complete Thanksgiving dinner…

5 Instant Pot Mistakes You Need to Avoid
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5 Instant Pot Mistakes You Need to Avoid

The Instant Pot is an amazing kitchen tool for anyone, but especially for busy parents trying to make dinner for a family. The benefits of being able to set your food in one pot (hello, fewer dirty dishes!) and then walk away really can’t be overstated. Whether you’re new to the Instant Pot or you’ve…

The Dinner Give-A-Crap-O-Meter
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The Dinner Give-A-Crap-O-Meter

“How are you?” It’s a simple enough question that most people field casually every day, with the typical response being something along the lines of, “good,” “fine,” or “well, thank you.” But are you really good? Are you really fine? It can be hard to tell. The next time you find yourself wondering (or someone…