Episode 156 Not Everything Has To Be Important

I am coming off of one of the busiest weeks of the year. Life has been crazy and that means some things have had to adjust in our home including how I fix dinner.

Kendra Adachi, the Lazy Genius was on the podcast a while back. She talks about how it is important to name what matters. With family dinners different things will matter in different seasons of your life.

For my crazy week there were four things that were important:

  1. Everyone gets fed.
  2. I want reasonable nutrition.
  3. Nothing is complicated.
  4. I need plenty of leftovers so my family can grab them for lunches, snacks, or even dinner.

It is also necessary to name what is not important. In this week there were three things that were not important:

  1. Dinner does not have to be elaborate or fancy.
  2. It doesn’t have to be perfectly nutritionally balanced. (It is just one week.)
  3. We all do not have to eat together. (I usually value this, but in survival mode it isn’t possible and I am not going to fret about it.

In any season of life it you want to know that not everything can be important. You have to choose where to put your energy and focus. There are times when my budget was tight and I chose to go to four grocery stores to get the best price on every item in my cart. Now, I will happily pay one dollar more for cottage cheese if it means I only have to go to one store. My budget is fuller and my time is more valuable. Neither is right or wrong. They both served me in different seasons. 

Links from this episode:

Episode 93 Lazy Genius Dinner with Kendra Adachi

Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

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Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active kids. She helps busy families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. Check out her YouTube Channel or listen to the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast.

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