The key to keeping your sanity as a busy mom/wife/household manager is preparation. Meal planning is such a key element in 'keeping it together', not only for keeping your stress levels down but also not busting your budget running to the grocery store 4 days a week.
I have found that when I have planned out my week's meals, my days are just plain easier. Knowing I have on hand, what it takes to put dinner on the table that night, puts my mind at ease so I can deal with more pressing issues, like 7th grade math.
This notepad measures 8.5 x 11 and boasts 50 recycled sheets to get you through the year (no meal planning on vacation weeks!). There is a perforated shopping list so you can jot down what you need to grab at the store while keeping your menu at home in one place.
About Jack + Ella Paper:
I'm Jessica Bates, founder of Jack + Ella Paper, an eco-conscious stationery brand that is proudly based in Madison, Wisconsin. The goods reflect my respect for simplicity and I take great care in making all of my products as gentle on the environment as possible.
I have always had a tendency to get just a little too excited about designing my own holiday cards each year, and at some point along the way, I realized I could actually spend my days doing what I love. Officially beginning as an Etsy shop in 2010, J + E Paper has blossomed into a full-time venture where I find myself working at a job that truly doesn't feel like work at all.