Ok, so first things first: Do you moms out there have this problem:
BABY BANGS!?!?! UGH I look like Winnona Ryder is Girl Interrupted. Blah. YUCK. Not her, me. When I was pregnant I had LOVELY thick flowing hair. Fun fact: I actually got extension (yup, don’t judge) the DAY BEFORE I found out I was pregnant. Needless to say, the combination of Prenatal vitamins and preggo hormone hair, they were a WASTE of money and grew out in like a month (and that is being forgiving). I had some nasty roots. ANYWAY, the point is, I had SERIOUS thick nice hair when I was pregnant (I tend to have a normal amount of fine hair when not) but when I gave birth, it all came out!
Well, not all of it, obviously, but I have shaded LIKE CRAZY for the past ten months. It is getting better, but I am left with the above now: BABY BANGS. Anyway, I am not only reaching out to complain, but to ask for help! What do I do with these babies!? A few things help (one of those things is NOT a ponytail- this showcases them the worse but still tends to be my most-worn hairstyle with a hair-yanking baby):
Drying the front right away if I am wearing it straight (which I normally do)
Wear my hair curly (blech-I feel so messy when my hair is curly)
Never tried this one but I hear putting a little hairspray on an old toothbrush and brushing them back? Dunno. Anyway, please help if you have a solution!!!
OK, moving on: How I meal plan. Some people (like one, lol) have asked how I meal plan for the week. It is super easy the way I do it, and I actually enjoy it (the crazy part of me).
1. Become type A. LOL.
2. Seriously though- look at your week and think about what days you might go out, work late (and need a crock pot dinner or similar), etc.
3. If you like variety like me, I write proteins down in a column (see below) and try to do “meatless Mondays” although this week it is meatless Friday. Then, draw lines and be sure to skip days between proteins. I end up doing chicken twice, turkey, beef and veg.
4. See what you have on hand and what you can “double dip” with. For instance, I used chicken broth in last night’s pot pie, and will be able to use up the rest in tomorrow’s chicken marsala.
5. Do what works. I often copy meal plans that I’ve used before and DEFINITELY repeat recipes that work!
PS: An unexpected addition to the meal plan this week was some amazing chocolate chip butterscotch cookies Sunday and Rice Krispie treats today! YUM!
And here are a couple cute pictures of Zach from the park (unfortunately he is still sick but we had to get out of the house):
Um, can you handle his little “tail” sticking out of the swing?!
OK, anyway, that is a little peek into how I meal plan. Do share: Do you do meal planning!? Also, help me with the baby bangs!!!!