A lot of the time, us moms make feeding our families harder than it needs to be because of our own expectations. We dive into how to share more of the load, lower your expectations (and still eat well), and find some peace at family mealtimes.
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On Feeding Your Family
We got a really awesome email from a listener who identified with episode 31 about the mental load of meal planning and requested a few more specific strategies about how to handle the expectations that we impose on ourselves when it comes to mealtimes in our houses. So we’re here to do that today!
Links from the Episode
We shared a few examples from our own lives about recent mealtimes that we’ve made harder than we needed to—and some wins we’ve had in that department. It’s such a balance to feel like you’re not killing yourself in the kitchen and also feel like you’re able to enjoy a grown up meal at the end of the day.
To that end, we talked about ice cream for dinner, taking shortcuts, and how to divide and conquer with your partner instead of delegating.
And we mentioned these:
We also talked through some of our favorite apps and strategies—including Paprika, Hello Fresh, and smart ways to use the Instant Pot—to make this load a lot lighter…most days anyway!
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