Monday, April 24, 2017
Happy Monday meal planners! I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was filled with kid activities as usual, with our oldest off to a Youth and Government conference for the weekend and our youngest with a lacrosse game in the cold rain on Saturday. Getting Monday off to a good, strong start seems even more of a challenge when you've had a busy weekend, doesn't it?
I know I didn't do a good job of planning or shopping this weekend, and our weekly meal plan suffers for it. In addition, we have four lacrosse games and five practices this week. So while it may be early Monday morning now, I am already looking forward to Friday! There are a lot of moving parts this week (my favorite new phrase), so I tried to keep my meal planning easy and fluid.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Happy Monday friends and welcome! Wishing all who celebrate, a Happy Passover or Easter this past week. We had a lovely Easter Dinner at my parents' house on Sunday afternoon. There is just something about sitting down to a delicious meal, spread out on a lovely table, surrounded by people you love. In our hurry-up world of practices, games and meetings, it's a nice change of pace and was much needed for sure.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Parenting is not an easy gig. There are many times that as a parent, you have to make the unpopular decision. There are certain things that are just big "NOs" in our home. Riding in a car without a seat belt is one of those things.
Did you know that from 2011 to 2015, an estimated 343,000 children age 8-14 were injured while traveling in passenger vehicles, and an additional 1,692 children died? A full 50% of those who died were unrestrained at the time of the crash. Those are sobering statistics and as a parent of a child that fall into that age bracket, I can only imagine asking the question, “What if they had been buckled up?”