Healthy Family Meals on a Budget, Impacts of Queen Elizabeth Death to kids, Megan Reardon (#33)

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We develop our unique tastes and learn about our family and cultural beliefs during meals. Eating together can improve parent-child relationships and give kids a sense of stability and connectedness. Our goal is to encourage families to use effective ways to improve their parenting journey.

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Planning healthy family meals on a budget can be a challenge, but it is possible with careful planning and some creativity. By planning meals in advance, shopping seasonally, buying in bulk, cooking at home, using leftovers, and choosing affordable proteins, families can enjoy healthy and delicious meals without overspending on groceries. It may take a bit more effort, but the benefits of eating a healthy diet are worth it in the long run.

Momables offers several tips on how to plan healthy family meals on a budget. Some of their suggestions include:

  • Create a meal plan: Plan your meals in advance so that you can shop for what you need and avoid last-minute, unhealthy purchases.
  • Modeling healthy eating habits: Involve children in meal preparation and cooking to teach them how to prepare healthy meals at home.
  • Portion control: Eating together can help control portion sizes, as family members can share dishes and help each other serve appropriate amounts.

By making healthy family meals a priority, families can improve their overall health, save money, and enjoy quality time together.

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This Week’s Article

Why the Death of Queen Elizabeth II Impacts Your Child
The grassroots communication system of children is amazing. Playground chatter is filled with interesting and new tidbits of information which children often repeat to each other and to their families. Classrooms provide a platform for discussing current events. So, even if your child has never before heard about Queen Elizabeth II, or if you’ve never mentioned her death, they could be grieving. Read more.

Helper of the Week

Megan Reardon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, mother of four and spouse of 15+ years. I have over 10 years experience working in a variety of clinical settings providing services ranging from parenting time supervisor, parent coach and school social worker. She started Teaghlach Counseling to support the family system as a whole in a strengths based way while also addressing individual needs as a result of each individual’s unique experience.

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