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Home Time Management and Cooking FAQs 1

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Home Time Management and Cooking—FAQs Part 1
I'm sure someone else can benefit from these questions so I thought I'd make a video…
My husband and I work different shifts. We have two kids who are in 4th and 6th grades. Fixing meals at a decent time is a nightmare because when I get home it’s already late (6:00 p.m.). I’m tired of the drivethru life. Is there hope for me?
The first thing I would suggest you do is sit down during the weekend and think about the coming week.
Second, create a one week menu. Try to plan at least a couple of leftover meals such as spaghettibeef-a-roni or roastbeef pot pie. If you have a crockpot you could put something on either overnight or for while you’re gone to work.
Third, shop ahead on the weekend so you don’t have to worry about that during the week.
You need to get this under control because you can’t control your home time management without controlling how you cook. Period.
I get stuck in the same old rut of cooking the same old things over and over. My family complains that they want something different but I’m at a loss because I just can’t seem to think beyond the dozen or so meals I’ve always cooked.
This is a pretty common problem. After all, we are creatures of habit and when is habit more useful than when we don’t feel like doing something (e.g., the hard work of coming up with new meals)?
Get past your mental block that you can’t come up with more than just the normal fare. Try thinking about all the foods you like to eat when going out. How about the food you grew up eating? Do you have friends who cook yummy meals and you could snatch their recipes?
Let the family know that change is on the way and make sure that it is.
If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find.
Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends.
Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @
marysegers@marysegers.com
My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do… such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and housework so that you can reinvest that time into your marriage, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
If you'd like more tips sign up to get my free 58 page eBook on Home Time Management and Cooking which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/get-book
If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join and I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on cooking, cleaning, laundry, housework and then spending that time on your spouse, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
Remember… you only have one life. It's up to you how you live it.

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Home Time Management and Cooking FAQs 1

  1. 1. Home Time Management and Cooking FAQs Part 1 (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  2. 2. I'm sure someone else can benefit from these questions so I thought I’d make a video… My husband and I work different shifts. We have two kids who are in 4th and 6th grades. Fixing meals at a decent time is a nightmare because when I get home it’s already late (6:00 p.m.). I’m tired of the drivethru life. Is there hope for me? (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  3. 3. I know how you feel. It’s not a pleasant life. I clawed my way out of that life myself. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  4. 4. The first thing I would suggest you do is sit down during the weekend and think about the coming week. Get a good birds-eye view of your family’s life for the coming week. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  5. 5. Second, create a one week menu. Try to plan at least a couple of leftover meals such as spaghettibeef-a-roni or roastbeef pot pie. If you have a crockpot you could put something on either overnight or for while you’re gone to work. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  6. 6. For example, one Saturday evening I thought we were supposed to go to my parent’s house for a family dinner the next day and found out it was actually the next weekend. So that meant I had nothing planned for Sunday. I put a large can of tomatoes (I’m talking Large… like from Sam’s club large), my favorite seasonings, and a pound or two of frozen hamburger in the crockpot overnight on low and after Church we had the most wonderful spaghetti you could imagine. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  7. 7. Third, shop ahead on the weekend so you don’t have to worry about that during the week. You need to get this under control because you can’t control your home time management without controlling how you cook. Period. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  8. 8. Here's another question… I get stuck in the same old rut of cooking the same old things over and over. My family complains that they want something different but I’m at a loss because I just can’t seem to think beyond the dozen or so meals I’ve always cooked. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  9. 9. This is a pretty common problem. After all, we are creatures of habit and when is habit more useful than when we don’t feel like doing something (e.g., the hard work of coming up with new meals)? (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  10. 10. Wa-Pow! Whip out that habit and the job is finished for now. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  11. 11. Ok, so what’s the fix? Get past your mental block that you can’t come up with more than just the normal fare. Try thinking about all the foods you like to eat when going out. How about the food you grew up eating? Do you have friends who cook yummy meals and you could snatch their recipes? Any cookbooks you could browse through? I’m pretty sure absolutely every grocery store checkout aisle has those little cookbooks with the fabulous mouth-watering picture on the front. It stares right at you. Buy it. Go through the recipes and find several to try the next week. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  12. 12. Let the family know that change is on the way and make sure that actually it is. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  13. 13. If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find. Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends. Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @ marysegers@marysegers.com (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  14. 14. Home Time Management Expert, Coach, and Speaker My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do such as: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework So that you can reinvest that time into: • Your marriage • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  15. 15. As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 58 page eBook aimed at… Home Time Management and Cooking which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/cookingbook (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  16. 16. If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join And I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework And then spending that time on: • Your spouse • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  17. 17. Remember… You only have ONE LIFE. It's up to you how you live it. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com

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