I am in the process of meal planning for the next month. Initially it felt overwhelming, but then I read the post of a twin mom friend and it didn't feel so overwhelming. She is using a calendar white board that she got at Target. I haven't gotten to Target yet, but I printed of some weekly calendar sheets from outlook and am using that as my planning for for now. My goal is to get the white board so that it is up for all to see and will be in my sight when I am in the kitchen. I am hoping that meal planning will save me both time and money and help me to eat healthy and follow through with my dietary goals for me and my family.
Once I get set on meal planning it will be on to other areas of organization that I need to work on. I really need to get my laundry under control. Every time that I think I am in control, it gets totally out of control yet again. I really need to make sure that I wash the diapers daily. the most I ever go is a day and a half, but I think that it is better all around to do it every morning. It may seem like a hassle, but I am so happy that I have been cloth diapering for the last year and a half. It is one thing that I have wanted to do with my kids that I have been able to follow through with unlike my birth plan, breast feeding, limiting tv time (this is something that I drastically have to change).
The other area is maintaining a clean and organized house. I get started, but then I just can't maintain. It is important for me to maintain an orgainized and clean house because once it gets away from me I find it so difficult to get it back. If I can get this in shape, I will hopefully have more time for my hobbies and to introduce the kids into more arts and crafts, especially now that they are older. I just finished my latest apron swap and even though it was pretty last minute finishing up, I really didn't get the same anxiety or stress taht I usually get when I am doing something last minute. I was really happy, overall, with how it came out. Ii just wasn't too thrilled with the rest of my package. Yet again, oraganization would have dramatically helped with this.
Here's to being more organized and less stressed!