It’s that time of year when the long warm days of summer turn into cool brisk fall evenings. Whether you are going back to school, excited for the little one’s to go back to school, or just a kid at heart that loves the possibilities that come with a new season, it can be an exciting time of year for many!
Fall can also mean back to a busy routine, school schedules, car pools, activities, and extra thought in preparing and making early morning breakfasts, packing lunches, snacks and family dinners. Don’t let the fun of fall turn into frazzle. All September I will be providing healthy tips to increase your health and increase your free time! Because at the end of a long day, don’t you just want to cuddle up with your family?
Frazzle Free Fall Tip #1
Schedule: This may sound simple but, it is going to be your blueprint to sanity. I am not talking about a multi-colored glow-in-the-dark highlighted (all though that would be cool) cross-referenced 100 page family fall itinerary. I am talking about a community communication board where everyone is in the know of what is going on.
A community calendar is also a great place to brainstorm family dinners. Kids and your spouse can help out by adding what THEY would like once week or more for dinner. When “What’s for Dinner” is written in large font on the wall hopefully it will decrease the question being asked. Plus writing down family meals in a week or month in advance will help create a grocery shopping list and not finding yourself asking,”Oh yea… What IS for dinner?”
Have you ever heard of Idea Paint? Genius! Paint this stuff on the wall and you have an instant white erase board-er-wall!
Running low on milk? Out of Bananas? Little Jimmy polish off the last of the Organic Cereal-O’s? Everyone can contribute to the list as they notice items are running low in the pantry or refrigerator, and writing on the wall is just way cool. Suzie-Q can also write down any items she may need for an upcoming school project; poster board, glue-sticks, googly eyes. Then just take a picture of the wall with your iPhone! Instant portable grocery list from your house to the market. Snazzy.
Frazzle Free Fall Summary: Create a family COMMUNITY Calendar / Schedule.
Now get to it! See you soon for another healthy tip for a Frazzle Free Fall!
Happy Healthy Eating!
Your Healthy Grocery Girl