Sunday, November 27, 2011

The blog post that changed my outlook

I haven't posted much lately because I have been tired, drained and a bit cranky. I had nothing creative, fun or inspiring to share. I was beginning to feel pretty sorry for myself, actually. I was the poor mom "stuck at home" all day with three needy little ones. This was my attitude.

And then I came across this post entitled "Embracing Neediness" over at Passionate Homemaking. It truly was the kick in the pants that I needed to change my attitude. I have read and re-read this post probably twenty times in the past few days. It is always in the back of my mind while fulfilling my daily mommy duty routines of diapers, teeth brushing, making meals, cleaning up, laundry, etc.

Everything about this post rings so true to me and, if you are ever overwhelmed as a mom, I highly encourage you to read it.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Menu Plan - week of 11/7/11

I have been menu planning lately but the craziness of life with a newborn and two preschoolers (I can no longer say I have a toddler since my little boy turned three years old last week!!) has led me to not really follow my plan too much each week. Thank goodness I still have some of my freezer meals left (but not many!) which have made things a bit easier. So hard to believe my little girl is five weeks old already! While I am in absolutely no hurry for her to grow up any more quickly than she already is, I do look forward to the "normalcy" of life again in a few months when I'm able to cook more, plan more, and just relax a bit more.

Here is the menu for the week:

Who am I kidding? Lately my two older kids have been eating cereal bars or dry cereal out of a bag in front of the TV in the mornings. No planning here.

Poor Man's Pizza, orange slices
PB&J, carrots, chips
Creamy Mac and Cheese, apple slices
Chicken strips, cottage cheese, grapes

Monday: Ham and Cheese Casserole (from my freezer stash), fruit salad
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Barbeques (or Sloppy Joes...whichever you call them), baked beans, carrots, chips and dip
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: Burritos (also from my freezer), chips and salsa
Friday: Lentil Soup, lettuce salad, fruit

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.