A twin mom of 4 and a past preschool assistant principal, Melanie knows what questions should be asked and how to choose a preschool that is right for you and your child.
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"It (Melanie's notebook and system) basically forced me to meal plan because I was out of excuses on why I didn’t do it. Everything was there and simple! It has also helped our grocery budget because everything is now planned AND ingredients written out."
When I was pregnant with my daughter and my son was 2.5, I unexpectedly lost my job. With sheer panic in our eyes, my husband and I took a look at our finances and decided that food was where we could cut. We were spending an outrageous amount (about $300) on going out to eat – for 3 of us! I also was at the grocery store at least 2 times a week, pacing the aisles and grabbing the same stuff for the same 5 meals.
I started planning out our meals and doing monthly grocery trips. Now that I have 4 kids and we’re still on one income, I shop weekly. This isn’t JUST a notebook. It’s a system that will help you plan a week’s worth of meals in just 20 minutes.
"This meal planner is super functional. I love that it has spots to plan out breakfasts, lunches and snacks, in addition to dinner for the week. And there's tons of room to plan out groceries, which helps me better track what we have in the house so I don't overbuy."
"It (the notebook and system) gave me a list of go-to meals when I can't think of what to fox or don't feel like cooking. It also put my grocery list in categories, and helped me menu plan when I have little motivation to do so - no excuses! If I get stuck, I can look back at previous weeks for ideas."
Excellent question. Melanie is a stay at home twin mom with 4 kids. She is no stranger to chaos and is quickly learning how to manage it all. With a meal planning group of over 3,000 members, Melanie knows how to keep meal planning mostly under control.