A weekly meal plan, good or very boring?

At this time in my life I am on a very tight budget, with not much work around for freelancers and with having to look after my 11 month old son any extra pennies I can save is a grand thing.

My friend told me once that his sister has a weekly meal planner, its up on her fridge. To me at the time this seemed very dull, if not a bit anal. Why would you want to have such structured meals? No room for creativity, fun or spontaneity, just quite b o o o r i n g really. Well thats what I thought I thought, until i came across an article about family meals, it sounds like having a predictable weekly meal plan really could make life on a budget much easier. Well, we are all allowed to change our minds aren’t we…

…i’ll let you know how I get on.
(And please share your own results!)

Links: Family meal planing, easy recipies allrecipes.co.uk, for veggies, Tesco will work it out for you

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How to motivate your child…

I stumbled across this article which I wish to share –
We all want our children to do well, but how we praise their efforts can be crucial in helping them feel good about themselves and their achievements. Dr Clare Bailey explains. More useful family things can be found on Families online and on http://www.parentingmatters.co.uk/