When Kacy Hagerty – host of popular NBC show “Better Nashville” – contacted us wanting to profile one of our members in a feature about dinner planning, budgeting and grocery shopping, we knew exactly who to ask! Kimberly Thomas is one of our most ardent supporters and menu plan followers. Her life works well, and her family finds a regular connection around the dinner table with her E-Mealz plan in hand. She loves to share E-Mealz with her friends and anyone she encounters who express frustration with grocery budgeting and meal planning… I was there to document and encourage Kimberly. But as it was, Kimberly and Kacy encouraged me! They were both amazing, articulate and enthusiastic. I thought you would enjoy a view behind the scenes. Here is a glimpse of the day…
Today marks the end of week two of the dinner challenge. (You can read about the first week “Dinner Unplugged” right here.) This week, we decided to mix it up a little and in addition to eating together, add a “family game” to the mix. My five-year-old will crush you at UNO given the chance so we tend to avoid that particular game. Here’s what we ended up doing instead.
I mentioned in yesterday’s post that Jon Acuff, author of Stuff Christians Like, was about to launch a “wicked” crazy idea he has been tossing around in his brain-on-fire. Well… here it is! This is an excerpt from today’ post on his blog.
“Sometimes, I think our culture views having dinner together as a family as something that’s “old fashioned.” That might have worked for Norman Rockwell and Little House on the Prairie, but those butter churning, corn cobb pipe whittlin’ days are long behind us. The modern family is too busy to connect at the table like that anymore.” Jon Acuff
A New Year means that it is time to re-access, restructure and reorganize. “Reorganize” seems more applicable to my reality than “getting organized” because I am ALWAYS “getting organized”! I finally realized that I need to go about this organization thing in a new way. Let me back up by saying I am a grateful recipient of the organizational benefits we have all enjoyed since Jane DeLaney’s brain posted on-line in the form of E-Mealz. My brain would have NEVER come up with her simple system for making dinner planning, budgeting and shopping such a breeze.
On this Veteran’s Day, as we sit around the table tonight and eat our yummy E-Mealz dinners, I would like to remember our soldiers as they are eating their not so glamorous pre-packaged MRE’s (meals ready to eat) instead of eating with their families.
On October First my kids and I started our new Food Challenge. Here we are nearing the end of the first month of our challenge and, for the most part, we have done a bang-up job with the program.
Happy Owl-O-Ween! Our youngest “E-Mealz kitchen-taste-tester” chooses a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
When I took over the full-time Dad job I used E-Mealz product and it taught me how to cook and, more importantly, shop for food.
Susan Heid is the professional parent coach behind The Confident Mom where she loves inspiring parents to make small changes managing their home and family life, giving them more time, order and less stress! She is a proud mother of…