Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Don't have time to make a meal plan for the week? Go to www.lovefoodhatewaste.com and click on their two-week family menu. The menu is not only designed to save you time, it also saves on food waste. There's no need to read through all the recipes to make a grocery list. The lists for each week are prepared for you to just print and shop. How easy is that?

No dressy? No watchy

If your kids enjoy watching TV in the mornings, use this knowledge to your advantage. Make a rule that until everyone is ready to go, the TV stays off. That means no TV (or Gameboy) until the kids have had breakfast, washed up, brushed their teeth, gotten dressed and put their shoes on. If they really want to watch TV, they'll meet your expectations in order to gain the reward.

Do I look like a secretary to you?

Make your own coffee. You waste precious time by stopping at the convenience store for coffee on your way to work or dropping the kids off at school. Brew your own while you're getting dressed and save time and money.