Family Menu Organization

Hi There!

This is my first blog post here. I am currently undergoing a change of pace.  I normally blog over at because my son and (soon-to-be) step-son have Type 1 Diabetes but I am currently having issues with updating there because I am so scatterbrained due to pregnancy hormones.

If you are a mom, or have ever experienced how terrible a woman’s’ memory can get when they have pregnancy brain, you know how I feel right now.

This post is a result of said pregnancy brain and my attempt to overcome it and be more organized.

We are a busy family always on the go but…it doesn’t seem like we have enough hours in the day to get everything done. (Oh! You’ve heard that before? It’s because it is true. – Isn’t it?)

We are currently TRYING to save for our family vacation to Florida to the Children with Diabetes – Friends For Life Conference (since they cancelled the Canadian one) but are having a hard time with two children with diabetes and a baby on the way plus regular expenses.

Since we are trying to save money and to be a better organized family, Ty and I decided that we were going to have planned meals each month. So far, the idea was well received by the boys and had few complains so far but…it is only Day 3 of our planned meals.  I honestly don’t see this going all that well because Ty and I are so tired at the end of the day that we just want to crash on the couch and sleep but we can’t. Boo!

To organize and to involve the boys in the scheduling of the meals, we printed off a calendar and menu options and went over them at the end of our family meeting two weeks ago.

We I  also instituted a rule (which Ty doesn’t like so much because it resulted in my kid and I not eating the planned meal on Saturday) was, that they boys have to help make dinner (or alternatively, if you don’t want the meal) you get bread, butter and water for dinner.  I know, I know I am torturing my family.  I am not, honestly.  The goal is to have the boys like more things because they will have a hand in cooking it.  Sounds like a fool proof plan, doesn’t it? Haha who am I kidding, this won’t work well for long. 

To better organize the meals, we also entered them electronically into our family Goggle calendar which syncs all events to our phones.

I love seeing what is coming up for dinner in the next week, however, I dropped and broke my phone last Thursday and am currently without my phone and I don’t want to download too much stuff onto the loaner phone that my company gave me.

What about you, do you have planned meals for the family?