The Meal Time Challenge

Is anyone else out there meal time challenged?

When it comes to breakfast, I'm horrible on being up early enough to wake up before my children wake up. I go through seasons of this. But, as a result of my waking up late, not only do the children usually eat cold cereal or frozen waffles, I also spend my time in the living room with a cup of coffee, trying to wake up, rather than at the table with my children.

Lunch time could use some new (better) food choices as well as more engagement from me. Basically, I want our meals to become something meaningful. Not just another thing to survive through or "check off".

I know I struggle with different issues for every meal time.

There are different challenges for different meals and we'll get into each specific meal. If you struggle with only one meal time, or all meal times, we'll cover them all.

I'm not just talking about knowing what to make, but the entire dynamic that surrounds each meal time.

This includes:

  • what's on your menu
  • timing
  • engagement
  • set up
  • clean up
  • involvement of children
  • involvement of mother
  • etc.

So I'll break it down per meal:

Don't be scared of the word "challenge". All it means is that we're going to try something different. Typically change doesn't come without challenge, right? The challenge will be to stick with it, even when you feel like giving up. Isn't that the motto of life?

We'll work through different aspects of each meal. I will be sharing before pictures of how we do things currently and developing pictures of how our meals evolve and what resistances we faced.

I want to invite you to join me on this challenge. Below is a linky. If you're up for the challenge change, sign up and let's do this together. Nothing like good ol' accountability to keep you motivated; as well as seeing what others are doing and adopting new practices.

Next week I will share our current breakfast debacle and the first challenge. You can either do the challenge or make up one custom to your family's needs.

Don't forget to sign the linky below if you are up for the challenge! Everyone who signs up will be entered into a giveaway for a fun tool to help you on your journey.

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