On The Go Time Savers

As the new school year starts, parents everywhere are looking for ways to save time and energy before they have to race out the door and start their day. From getting kids to school, to running all over town for after school activities, and then trying to make a nice meal for your family every night, each day can be exhausting. But before you exhaust yourself just thinking about everything you have to do each day, here are four simple ways busy parents can save time every week.

Meal Plan for the Week- On Sunday night, plan your meals for the entire week. While this might seem a bit daunting, taking the time to plan dinner for each night of the week will save you time during the week because you won't have to search for recipes or head to the grocery store over and over. Plus this gives you the option to prep meals earlier in the week. Try planning meals you can toss in the crock pot or meals you can double. This way you can cook once and eat twice because you can freeze half the portion.

Order Your Groceries Online and/or Have them Delivered- A trip to the grocery store can be relaxing if you have the time to walk up and down the aisles, but if you are a busy mom, finding time to make your grocery list, head to the store, shop, and then put the groceries away? It's all too much. So instead, find the stores in your area that offer online ordering and delivery and make ordering your groceries a weekly event.

Create a Snack Station- Make getting snacks and drinks super easy for your kids. Rather than you having to get them snacks all day long, create a snack station in your pantry or on your kitchen counter as well as in your fridge. This way your kids can eat the healthy and delicious snacks you have left out for them.

Organize a Carpool- Whether it is taking kids to school or trading off drop off and pick up for after school activities, a carpool is a great way to save you time and energy this school year. So grab a few other parents and organize yourselves and your kids.

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