Nothing worse than a crowded grocery store. . .
There is almost nothing worse than a crowded grocery store. Maneuvering through the aisles with a mammoth sized grocery cart, trying to reach over the six people standing in front of the taco shells is my version of hell. Over the years I have made a fine art of getting my groceries without facing those crowds. Depending on your work schedule, if you can get to the grocery store on a weekday mid-morning, it will feel like a dream. No lines and no hustle bustle. You can get i
Simple Grocery Shopping Tips!
Eating a whole foods diet is your best way to maintaining a healthy weight and providing optimal care to your mind and body. Many of us fall into the habit of eating boxed, premade foods that are high in sodium, and ingredients you cannot pronounce. This is an easy trap when we feel too busy and overwhelmed to notice the havoc an unhealthy diet can have on our bodies. Here are a few simple steps to get you started: Shop Local- The obvious choice here is the farmer’s market wh
A Guide to Meal Planning
Meal planning can save you time and stress in the kitchen. Working parents have so much to juggle that oftentimes the health of our family gets put on the back burner in favor of convenience. Pre-made foods from the market are full of sodium and other undesirable ingredients that can affect long term health. Setting aside just a few hours each week to plan your meals and prepare your ingredients will change your life! I sat down and wrote out everything I would need to prepar
Grocery Delivery 101
Grocery shopping can be a huge drain on your time, especially when you have to go to the market during the peak shopping hours after work or on the weekends. The aisle jams, the lines, the screaming children. There really are not many things I dread more. The dentist, maybe. If you have never considered using a grocery delivery service, here are a few things to think about when getting started. Delivery Fees- Ask about delivery fees and also ask if the food delivery workers a
Working too much? A grocery delivery service can provide some relief!
You, like many Americans, probably work too much. Surprisingly, in countries where they have shorter work weeks, longer breaks, paid leave, and shorter days, the production levels are higher. There is a definite correlation between leisure time and employee morale. Americans don’t seem to understand this concept. We spend our weekdays busting ourselves and what little time we have with our friends and family, we spend taking care of all the things we neglected while living at
Low Stress Life
It’s cliché, but life is short. Too many of us get caught up in what we think we should be doing, holding onto some kind of martyr mentality that we can never live up to. Don’t be afraid to spoil yourself and do things your grandmother would never have done like sleep in on a Sunday, drink wine in the tub while your kids play video games, or have your groceries delivered to your front door. Go ahead, spoil yourself. -Don’t over-commit. Your kids don’t have to be signed up for
Eating Healthy does not have to be a challenge. . .
Eating a whole foods diet is your best way to maintaining a healthy weight and providing optimal care to your mind and body. Falling into the habit of eating boxed, premade foods that are high in sodium, and ingredients you cannot pronounce, can spiral into all kinds of health problems that can affect your quality of life. Below are some simple tips to get you started on a healthier path. Shop the Perimeter- While doing your grocery shopping, stick to the outside perimeter of
When rest is called for, use a Grocery Delivery Service. . .
The best advice I ever received regarding post partem care was this: First week stay in the bed; second week stay close to bed; third week stay in the house. I heard that shortly before giving birth to my third child and only wished I’d heard it sooner. In today’s world, there is a lot of pressure on new mothers to recover as quickly as possible from childbirth. This pressure takes away from precious bonding time, disrupts breastfeeding, and exposes the newborn to the outside
Adventures in Grocery Shopping. . .
We are a one income family as my husband works full time and I stay home with our three children. Everything we purchase must be carefully weighed out and discussed as to whether it is a necessity or a luxury. We don’t always agree but I can usually find a way to get my point across. One example of an extra expense that took some convincing of the husband was using a grocery delivery service. I felt it would save us (okay, me) a lot of time, frustration, and even money. Have
Our society as a whole is moving towards home delivery. . .
Some things we cannot avoid. Thanksgiving dinner. The obligatory children’s birthday party. Hosting your in-laws when they visit from out of town. These things are very difficult for a true introvert. We use all of our energy being “on” and crave nothing more than to crawl back into comfy clothes and settle in with Netflix. This day in age, however, there are some things those of us who prefer to avoid the noise and the crowds can truly avoid and still be a legitimate member