This is a post for 31 Days about making it as a mom. Check out the intro post if this is your first time here!
Ok, mamas. If you are overwhelmed, I have a tip for you that will lighten your load at least three times per day. Ready?
I resisted using paper plates for a long time. After all, I had two kids who were old enough to wash dishes, and the number of plates we use would mean a big amount of waste. Surely, we could get it together and use real, pretty plates!
For reasons that become more clear if you read our story, we had many, many (many) failed attempts at dish-washing lessons. Essentially, we have five children ages six and under, whether that's their emotional or chronological age. My big kids just aren't going to help in the kitchen (apologies to their future roommates and spouses!). And having five kids with high-supervision needs means we are busy in the evenings!
I finally got tired of fussing about dishes and bought two giant packs of paper plates on my grocery run. We used all of them in a week, and my dish-fussing disappeared. No longer were my counters overrun with dishes. Sure, my trash can was full, but my clean-up was easier.
Put them on your grocery list, grab a stack at dinner time, and enjoy your lightened dish load. You're welcome.
Do you have any tricks for making kitchen chores easier? Comment below or on Facebook!