Sunday, July 08, 2007

bag of tricks

If there is one thing I have learned as a parent, it's how to adapt and think on my feet. What works for one child doesn't work as well for another, so we end up with a collection of "tricks of the trade" as we navigate this adventurous sea called parenthood. I thought it would be fun to share some of those tricks here, whether they be about parenting, housekeeping, or whatever keeps things running smoothly at your house. I'm going to post one of mine, and I'm hoping that you will each take the time to add one of your own as you read this.

  • I make a list of everything I want to cook for the week. Then when I go to the grocery store, I know exactly what I need. I then make enough extra that we can freeze it to have again on a busy day another week.


Carolyn said...

I keep a couple of diapers of all sizes, wipes, and portable snacks in the glove compartment of both cars. Invariably, I forget to double check the diaper bag before heading out and find myself without the essentials. It's also great to be able to hand some emergency supplies to a frazzled looking mom in the parking lot.
Oh, I also keep a spare t-shirt for me in there, as I often wind up at class with spit-up, coffee, or mushed banana on me somewhere...

Aimee Carter said...

I love the idea of the shirt. Sometimes I look like that after teaching Kindermusik class! LOL