I never thought in a million years that I would homeschool my daughter, even though I homeschooled my oldest son from 10th grade to 12th grade. Truth be told, the idea of teaching at a kindergarten level was terrifying. I really didn’t know if I had the time or skill set to make it work. However, after tons of research and prayer, I decided to go down the path of being a homeschool mom. At first, it was very challenging to maintain homeschooling as well as the daily tasks of my house and business. What’s more, I found myself eating out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner which became a considerable expense.
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That was, until I decided to get organized and began doing a Weekly Meal Plan. Honestly, that’s when my life became more balanced. I make a point of following the steps below each week. Making these changes has helped my overall schedule and lifestyle so much!
- Have a weekly calendar that combines teaching and personal planning
Before I plan out my menu for the week, I input Joy’s lesson plan, all of her onsite classes and list all of my business tasks for the week. That gives me a full picture of our daily and weekly schedule and gets me thinking about when I can accomplish my household tasks.
- Plan breakfast, lunch, and dinners according to your daily agenda
With a full view of my weekly calendar, it makes it easier for me to plan what we are eating each day. For instance, if I know we’re going on a field trip on Wednesday, have a full day of lessons Thursday, plus onsite classes in the afternoon, I choose meals that I can throw in my crock pot or I know I can quickly prepare.
- Always keep something in the freezer so you have quick and easy dinner options
Despite all my efforts to make sure our weeks are fully planned, sometimes plans change. Luckily, in those moments, I have a stock of freezer friendly meals that can be ready in no time!
I love Tai Pei‘s line of single-serve, Asian inspired, frozen entrees because they’re made with real, quality ingredients and none of the bad stuff. They’re delicious and filled with exceptional flavor in each dish. My favorite is their Shrimp Fried Rice, but Joy prefers the Chicken Chow Mein. On the day’s we are extremely busy and I just don’t have time to prepare a meal, having Tai Pei single Serve entrees in my freezer helps eliminate that problem. Tai Pei entrees take out the boredom of typical, everyday meals. They offer a wide range of delicious options and ensure that we always have a tasty dinner, no matter what our schedule looks like.
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