Wednesday, December 13, 2006

WFMW: Baby Food Organzation

Well, this (again) isn't anything particularly complicated...just me dealing with one more Momma-thing to keep track of while dealing with a wicked case of off-meds ADD! LOL

I have had a devil of a time trying to keep track of baby food "stock" as well as what I had fed the kids. I needed to know how many of a particular fruit or veggie I had. I also wanted a way to make sure I was having them try and eat a variety of foods so I didn't just get stuck feeding the same thing day after day after day.

So I pulled up Word, made a list of our most favorite options, and organized them on the page in a somewhat circular fashion. Then by simply using a pen and a magnet, I can keep track of how many of each option I have and I know what I fed them and what is coming up next! See what I mean...

If can see it in the picture, the veggies are on top. I always gave them to Viking #2 for lunch. The red magnet is on "squash" so that means "peas" are next. And, so on...clockwise around the circle.

And, the handwritten numbers near each one is how many of each I have. So, for example, when I took this photo, I knew I had 2 green beans and five sweet potatoes servings left.

The fruit choices that I gave him at dinner are listed under his hand. But, it used in the same fashion.

Not anything particularly revolutionary but it saved me a lot of brain cells since I had one less thing I had to keep track of in my head! LOL And, it cost me NOTHING! :) So, the price was definitely right!

For more awesome ingenious ideas, see Shannon's site at Rocks In My Dryer. And, while you are there...consider clicking on her voting link to select her as the best parenting blog on the web!

6 comments:

shortybear said...

You are such a smart mom.

Lisa Diane said...

You are just going to town here on blogger, my friend! You have new stuff on your page everyday, reading lists, recipes, WOW!!!! It all looks great! I enjoy visiting you everyday!

Beth said...

Thanks, sweetie. I'm completely addicted! LOL Unfortunately, I still need to balance my Christ-centered stuff with all this mommy stuff. I want to get back to my ruminations on church, the Word, what I've read or learned recently, etc. but I'll get there. Still figuring everything out.

Thanks for your sweet comment. You are hardly a slouch in the writing department either! LOL (((hugs)))

Hey, are you gonna do a recipe?

Debbie said...

I agree with Lisa, now that I am able to comment again! How frustrating!! Anyway, I hope it is fixed now. I had tried to comment on everyone's blog to no avail.

I have thought about doing "works for me wed" but haven't yet. It's interesting that we read some of the same blogs. I also like everyday mommy. Are you going to do the "Tour of Homes" I am thinking about it.

BrideOfChrist said...

Great idea :)

Lisa Diane said...

All my cookie recipes are boring...LOL! If I make exciting cookies I gain weight! I envy all of you who can make such amazing desserts and still eat dinner. My foray into exciting cookies, for example, yesterday I made oatmeal cookies and put dried cranberries instead of raisins in them. Not terribly creative! However, I did manage to put away six of them before watching the Biggest Loser finale last night. Oh dear...