Okay let me just get this out… I love co-sleeping. I do.
I really do, but, I got in the horrible habit of laying down with the babies to get them to sleep and now bedtime is a chore. I dread it. I love holding and cuddling with them while we sleep but I would like to put them down and go watch TV with my husband, work, lesson plan, do the dishes (okay maybe I don’t WANT to do the dishes but you get what I mean). Right now, I lie with them and I end up falling asleep or getting too tired to do all of the things I was just motivated to do!
… CO-SLEEPERS, how do you do it?
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”
(Franklin P Jones)
Not working, having 2 fairly young children and budget cuts have totally drained our funds! One way we have tried to save money is by cutting out extra spending. And for us, a major source of extra spending was ordering in, dining out and grocery shopping multiples times per week. To combat this, I started planning our meals monthly. I check the cabinets and freezer towards the end of the month and try to come up with meals from what we have without being too repetitive. It’s harder than it looks!! Sometimes my meals get REALLY boring and I eat a bowl of cereal instead so if you have suggestions, please let me know.
Sunday: Pork Tenderloin, sweet potatoes and green beans
(I need pork tenderloin recipes!!!)
Monday: Leftover Beef Stew
Thursday: On the road (probably Subway)
Friday: Curry Chicken and Rice
I’m in the process of making step-by-step posts on how to create some meals. I’m hoping we can share easy, healthy and fast recipes so leave me a comment with yours!