Monday Mama

I'm starting something new here on the blog!  As a mama myself and a photographer who LOVES to shoot babies and children I thought it would be fun share some info, insights, product loves etc every once in awhile for all my fellow mamas and mamas-to-be who read the blog.  So to start things off this week, I wanted to share with you the most amazing website I've found lately.  I've really been trying to get my act together lately, be more intentional about life and get organized so that I have more time to be mama and spend less time in chaos.  As Paisley is now 13 months old I finally feel like I am kinda getting the hang of this mama/wife/business owner lifestyle (and I thought just wife/business owner was challenging, that was a cake walk!). Anybody struggle with meals?  I love to bake and like to cook but as a mama I don't feel like investing a lot of time in either of those on a daily basis.  I struggle with what to make and I am lazy when it comes to meal plans.   Some nights I wish we could just get some takeout from somewhere, not because I'm craving the food but because I just don't have the energy or time to make a decent meal.

In comes my new best friend...Once a Month Mom.  Freezer cooking menu plans, recipes, grocery lists - all in one place!  The best thing about it is that there are different types of menus!! I just love that!

  • Traditional (typicall American family type food)
  • Whole foods
  • Gluten/dairy free
  • Diet
  • Vegetarian
  • BABY/TODDLER meals

Wahoo!  Seriously, not only are there recipes for any family out there but there are also ones for babies and toddlers!  This discovery came at the perfect time for me as I was starting to struggle with what to feed Paisley...I was so bored with making her meals, I can only imagine she was bored with eating them.

Not only is there every type of food but there are breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes!!  Even better!  I can usually find something to eat during the week for lunch for Paisley and myself but on weekends when Brandon is home I am usually at a loss for lunch when he seems to think a normal meal would be nice and not just a scavenger hunt through the fridge, freezer and pantry.

So check out their site - it is all free, how amazing is that (although donations do help keep them going)?  If you are a little intimidated like me about devoting so much time at once to make a lot of meals, it is easy to pick just a couple recipes and try them out (I've been doing this!) or use one of their mini-menu plans that has about half the normal amount of meals included.

   

I'd love to hear if you struggle with meals too and if you have any good tips!  Have you used this site before?  You can share your thoughts in the comments below -  I'd love to hear them!

And because a post without a picture is so sad...here is my little kitchen helper being incredibly helpful and adorable!

I would just like to say that since taking this picture below I did manage to clean out and scrub down the fridge so it is currently not the disaster it is below.  And I have moved the eggs a little higher up, wow, that was risky!