It was 6:13 when she opened the door. She struggled to balance the jug of milk, two bags of groceries, her lunch bag, her purse and her laptop as she pushed the door the rest of the way with her foot. Her two young boys raced past her on the stairs…
“Hi Mom! What’s for dinner?” They didn’t even wait for an answer as they took off.
Just as well, she had no idea at the moment. She sighed because she knew they’d be back.
The laptop bag, purse and half the groceries spilled from her hands at the top of the stairs. She sighed again as she gathered up the groceries and shoved her crap out of the way so no one would fall down the stairs (she hoped). She’d picked up a few necessities she kinda knew they needed, none of which helped her in her plan for supper. In the back of her mind, she knew she’d forgotten something else important, but couldn’t remember what.
“Hi Hon! Are you still making chili for supper? You’d mentioned that this morning. Sounds awesome and I’m starving!”
Damn! That was what she’d forgotten! Chili powder! CRAP! Well, I guess we’re not having chili! She grumbled to herself as he shook his head, grabbed a brownish banana and wandered off.
She opened the pantry door and just stared. Stuff spilled from one shelf to another. Piles of unknown items tumbled over on top of each other. How could she have so much stuff in this pantry and have no idea how to make something of it? I see the empty bag of chips in here. You’d think someone would know where the garbage can is. How hungry can they be after eating a whole bag?
At least she’d had the forethought to thaw the hamburger. She knew it was ready to go in the fridge. Oh! And there’s a box of Hamburger Helper. I’ll whip that up. She pulled the box out and glanced at the ingredients; sighing again. I hate feeding the kids this stuff that I can’t even pronounce. I just know it can’t really be good for them. But I don’t know what else to do…
Have you ever felt like this before? Most of us have been in this situation (frequently!) We have definitely been there! (Still are somedays!)
It is not something that you “just KNOW” how to fix. We sure didn’t. We have learned how to plan meals, organize the pantry, and find healthy foods that even the kids will like! It takes time and learning new skills but we’re here to help you! We are offering a live class next week (July 24th; 6:30 to 8:30) at Health Street called “A Simple Healthy Kitchen”.
The class is only $39 and you will learn so much:
- How to organize your pantry/cupboards
- Get started with meal planning (including a free sample BBQ meal plan)
- Understanding food labels
- Buying in bulk and saving money
- How eating healthy can save money!
- …and you’ll get to sample some yummy food (a Health Street class tradition!)
We know how busy life is. We’re working moms too and life can sure be overwhelming sometimes. That’s why we’re here to help you with this class and our services. We know what it’s like.
Call for more information and to register for the class: 403-507-4488 Watch the video here: A Simple Healthy Kitchen to learn more as well.
As always, you can also email or call us directly too: Shawna@simplelifecelebrations 403.586.1525 or Krystal@simplelifecelebrations.com 403.586.1978