Weekly Meal Plan Ideas for Busy Families #30daymom

Are you tired of 6:00 pm landing at your house and you have no clue what you’re making for dinner?

Life is busy- I get it. I homeschool children, run a website and manage a home. For those very reasons I believe in the power of meal planning and how important it is for parents like you and me.

Weekly meal plan ideas are shared every week here on my site, but that does not mean I don’t struggle.

  • There are nights dinner is not on the table until way too late.
  • There are days I do not get the crockpot going until two in the afternoon.
  • There are days that the kitchen table is covered in clothes that need to be folded and hung up before I can plate dinner up for my family.

During the month of January I am going to share with you 30 days of my busy mom dinner challenge. We are all in the trenches!

Free Printable Meal Planner

One thing you can start off with is printing my free printable meal planner for the month of January.

Take 10 minutes and outline what you would like to serve your family for dinner this week.

free printable meal planner january 2014

5 Steps to Getting Dinner on the Table

If you are struggling with the breakdown of how meal planning works, take a peek at my eBook that teaches you step-by-step how to meal plan.

Weekly Meal Plan Ideas for Busy Families

And guess what? There are eleven other moms joining me and addressing the struggles in their life as well. We hope to inspire you and encourage you. Just follow the hashtag #30daymom on our social media channels

 

Busy Mom Dinner Challenge

I will be joining 11 other bloggers as we all face some of our toughest challenges with plans to tackle them over the next 30 days! Just search for the hashtag #30DayMom on your favorite social media outlet to see what we are up to and to play along!

30 days to overcome our challenges

Please follow along as we all face our challenges for the month of January! Each mom is focusing on a different challenge.

Chrissy at The Taylor House

Challenge: 30 Day Pantry Challenge – Chrissy Taylor is a wife, Mom, blogger and property manager. She and her husband of 16 years are raising two active boys in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Chrissy enjoys blogging about cooking, crafts, gifts and household tips. You can connect with her at: The Taylor House * Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Google+

Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog

Challenge: 30 Day Fitness Challenge – Kelli lives on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast with her 3 Boys, Husband, and actually 2 dogs. :-) Blogging since November 2006, Kelli is your go to source for all things homeschooling & homemaking. Follow 3 Boys and a Dog on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Crystal at Crystal & Co.

Challenge: 30 Day Busy Mom Dinner Challenge – Crystal is a Dallas mom blogger to five boys and in the mist of raising a blended family. She believes in the power of meal planning and loves creating easy recipes. She speaks in the Dallas area to mom and parenting groups and loves helping busy families get dinner on the table. Follow Crystal and Comp on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Holly at Kids Activities Blog

Holly writes Kids Activities Blog all about fun things to do with kids. She is taking on the 30 Day Challenge to get her kids to do chores – which hasn’t been so much fun in the past. She has three boys ages 8, 10 and 12 who can’t remember to pick up their dirty clothes or take out the trash. You can follow her adventure on Instagram, G+ and as @Texasholly on Twitter. (psst.. she also has a rockin’ Pinterest!)

Shannon at Milk and Cuddles

Challenge: 30 Days Declutter ChallengeShannon traded in her sensible NYC TV producer shoes (they were best for taking the subway), for a pair of Texas Cowboy boots when she married her best friend! He’s at fault for making this Yankee a Texan! Shannon’s blogs at MilkandCuddles.com where she writes about all things that make a house a home. Her chief blogging inspiration is being the proud & slightly neurotic mom of a preschool age daughter. You can find Shannon on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and her new favorite place to hang out, G+.

Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures

Challenge: 30 Days of Reading with My Kids – Dianna Kennedy is the soon to be mother of six. Her home base is The Kennedy Adventures, where she writes about managing a large family, classical homeschooling, and living her Catholic faith. Follow The Kennedy Adventures on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Sherri at Luv a Bargain

Challenge: 30 Days of Clean Eating – Sherri is a wife, Mom of 2, and blogger. She and her family live in New Hampshire and enjoy a simple, healthy, frugal lifestyle. Sherri loves blogging about saving money, recipes, crafts and DIY. Follow Luv A Bargain on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Megan at Coffee Cups and Crayons

Challenge: 30 Days of Fruits and Veggies – Megan Sheakoski is the creator of Coffee Cups and Crayons, a blog that shares fun and useful ideas for modern parents. She believes that small, intentional acts of kindness {and really good coffee!} can change the world. You can follow all of her learning activities, kids crafts, and party inspiration on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and G+.

Andrea at The Greenbacks Gal

Challenge: 30 Days of Sugar Detox – Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal is an organic coupon expert who loves using her coupon finds into whole food recipes. Nothing makes her happier than to help people realize being organic and following a whole foods diet doesn’t have to cost more. Follow The Greenbacks Gal on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Kelley at The Grant Life

Challenge: 30 Days of Natural Living – Kelley is the mama behind the Grant Life blog where you can find easy homemade recipes, crafts and household tips! The Grants are one husband, two toddlers, two dogs and two very large cats. They love to cook together, get messy, chase each other and laugh way too much. The Grants believe that everyday chaos is normal and the Grant life shares that! Follow The Grant Life on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Jamie at Hands on as We Grow

Challenge: 30 Days of Kids’ One-on-One Time – Jamie learned to be a hands on mom by creating activities, crafts and art projects for her three boys to do and shares them on hands on : as we grow. Jamie takes the creative outlet as a way to get through the early years of parenting with a smile! Follow Hands On As We Grow on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Tiffany at Eat at Home Cooks

Challenge: 30 Days of Meaningful Meals – Tiffany King writes the blog Eat at Home, where she shares simple, family friendly recipes. The site also offers Weekly Meal Plans, including an All Slow Cooker version with grocery lists and printable recipes. Tiffany is married to Jim and they have four kids. Follow Eat At Home Cooks on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter