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Meal Plan and Prep for Busy Moms

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Meal planning and prepping can be a tad bit overwhelming. The idea of planning out each meal and snack, and pre-cutting all of your meats, vegetables, and fruits can seem like a lot of work! I’ll be honest here, it IS a lot of work!You might have heard people say that meal planning will save you time. I am going to disagree and tell you that you will probably spend the same amount of time (maybe even a little bit more)!So, why then am I telling you that you SHOULD be meal planning? Why would anyone want to spend more time and more work on making meals that are going to be made anyways?This Post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure here.Well, let me tell you the difference. Meal planning isn’t necessarily about saving yourself time or effort. It is about carving out ONE chunk of time to prepare meals. Then when it comes down to meal time, everything is all ready to cook and serve. No cutting, no measuring, no mixing, no thinking, no fuss!While meal planning may take a little more time, it will save you the time…

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5 Ways to Relax When you are a Busy Mom Strapped for Time

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My day consists of working full time as a preschool teacher but it doesn’t stop there. I am also a wife, a mom of two, and a new blogger. Not to mention I try to live a healthy lifestyle which can also be time consuming. Most nights I am asleep by 12 AM or later and up at 5:30 AM. I try to catch a little time to breathe after work before coming home to the kids. By the time the they go down, I am too tired to do anything for myself.Sound familiar? Well, I decided to put together a list with links of quick and practical, yet relaxing ideas to do when you are strapped for time but in desperate need of some ME time. This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase something from one of these links I get a small fee. Don’t worry though, I only recommend things I use and love.Sit down with a nice cup of coffee. My absolute favorite way to relax is to sit down with a homemade mocha. One thing I look forward to every Saturday morning is actually sitting down to drink my…