Whether you are a single mom or a married mom currently in school you may know and understand that life can become just a little bit more full and sometimes, well, complicated!  After all moms in school not only  have to balance college studies around their personal life, they still need to raise their children,  hold a job, manage and complete household chores, banking,  etc.  The list could go on and on.  I don’t know about you but I also remember that meal planning became more important than I ever thought it would when I was on the back to school path.  It doesn’t have to be complicated does it? I mean,  all you may want to do is whip up some easy recipes but recipes that are also nutritious for the whole family and without breaking the bank; but who has time to be an extreme couponer?  Not me, and I know you most likely don’t have the luxury of that kind of time as well.

Fortunately, there is a wonderful list of meal planning tips made easy for college moms and pretty much busy moms in general.  One that I have found to be very beneficial is the dinner planner over at dinnerplanner.com.  This site is awesome even when you get sick of dishing out the same recipes.  It’s always fun to try new things  but it needs to be easy without the hassle of a mile long list of ingredients to produce the results.  Here is just a brief list of what you can see over at the dinner planner:

  • Weekly meal plans
  • Family dinner menus
  • Dinner recipes
  • Grocery shopping list with new yet easy ideas to make your family smile at dinner time.

Sounds fabulous doesn’t it?   Anything out there to help a college mom’s life get just a little bit easier to manage is definitely worth looking into not only for yourself but for your whole family.  Is this site free?  Unfortunately, it is not free but they allow you to sample the meal plans before you purchase a subscription which seems to be very reasonable.  After you do decide to purchase a subscription they send you their “30-minute recipe cookbook and family meal planner.”  Pretty awesome!  (This is for one whole month)

How much is a subscription?  If you are interested in finding out how much it would be to use dinner planner you can check out their fees on dinnerplanner.com.

What can you expect to see each week with your subscription?  Here is a list as seen on the website that may get you curious and maybe just a little bit more excited to start your college mom meal planning and with ease:

Meal Planning Perks

  • Family meal plans for three months
  • Weekly dinner menu perfect for your family
  • 7 recipes that have been family-tested
  • Very attractive and organized grocery shopping list
  • Side dish ideas
  • Dessert recipes (weekly)
  • 6 Kid friendly recipe ideas (Gotta love this)!
  • Meal planning for a full week
  • Printable coupons!  Oh yeah, moms LOVE coupons!
  • Family menus with “common” ingredients!

Do you think that the dinner planner is something that may be of interest to you and may save you from meal planning headaches?  College moms do not need that extra stress in their lives especially with meals.  I found the dinner planner to be a very beneficial tool which will help keep you on track days at a time.  I highly recommend this site to all moms whether in school or not.  Moms are just naturally busy creatures and need sanity from time to time.  Thankfully, the folks at dinnerplanner.com had all of us in mind.

For free meal planning ideas, check out the monthly meal planner.

*If you are a mom contemplating the return to school you can check out our online list of schools here at classesandcareers.com.

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