Feeling Overwhelmed with Getting Back to School? Feeling Overwhelmed with Getting Back to School?

It’s that time of year—Back to School! I just got back from a week long cross-country trip to help move a daughter into an apartment in NYC. I am now faced with all the back to school stuff (not only for the kids, but for me as well since I teach part-time at a Catholic school and I home school.) AND I am faced with a garden full of tomatoes. As I face my computer to type this quick article, millions of “to do’s” are racing through my head.

As a veteran at this, I know to keep it all in perspective—it all gets done, some how. I have learned to spend even more time in prayer, to talk softly to everyone, looking them in the eyes, and to plan family meals together. These three habits make a difference. When it seems as though now would be a good time to eat frozen pizzas for dinner, having a simple, healthy sit down dinner with the family will help everyone take a breath, relax, and enjoy some much needed fellowship. If you know what I am talking about, give the dinner thing a try. Which brings me back to my tomatoes—I just finished a giant batch of sauce. We had a delicious spaghetti dinner last night and really enjoyed each other’s company!

Here is how I made my sauce:

Take some time out of your busyness to show your family how much you care for them with planned-out, healthy, delicious meals.

Copyright 2013 Tami Kiser