Mommy and Me Meal Plan

In special commemoration of the @snackswithJax 100th Instagram post, we decided to share a meal plan for other mamas who are hungry too!

Something that has taken some adjusting is becoming used to the idea that my needs are NEVER first. Because of that, I would find myself STARVING at 9pm after putting Jax down, cleaning our home, taking the dog out, and then realizing I had only managed to eat a cheese stick and maybe half a sandwich (if  I was lucky enough to have the time to make a sandwich, to begin with).

The most important part of taking care of everyone else is being ABLE to take care of everyone else. When I wasn’t eating well (or at all) I didn’t have the energy to keep up with Jax. As he is only becoming more and more active I needed to remedy this quickly. At that time I was making his pureed baby food myself (age 4-6m) which was CRAZYYYYY time consuming and required me to use basically all the dishes in my kitchen. Then I would spend the next day and a half freezing the stuff in “batches” because we only had a half freezer at the time.

That is when our Baby Led Weaning journey began. I set out to find a way to be able to multitask my meals and his at the same time!

EXCITING NEWS: As of June 12th, I officially left my job to stay home with Jaxon full time! Over the past year, and especially in the past 6 months, I have been stretched so thin. I have been balancing life with a husband who travels out of town 4-5 days a week, taking 3 college courses, planning a wedding, having a wedding, moved, and continued to have a job. This meant I spent most of my time multitasking with Jax and studying and I spent less than a day a week with my husband.

Horrible. Miserable. Both understatements.

So I quit. 

I cried, a lot. But now that I get to spend my days with Jax my heart is constantly so full!

It is so rewarding to see that my time and attention is helping to grow this kind-hearted, smart little boy!

Now that I am home our days have fallen into a (relaxed) routine.

Our average day

  • 6-7am Jaxon wakes up and we snuggle in my room for about 20-30 minutes
  • 7am I head to the kitchen and pour some coffee as I begin to make breakfast

Check out our full weekly MEAL PLAN here: Mommy and Me Meal Plan

  • 7:30-9am We play in Jaxon’s room or the living room while I drink coffee and try to become a normal, functioning adult
  • 9am- Milk and a nap for Jax. I previously used this time to do my coursework however now I take this time to get dressed and do my make up
  • 11-12pm Jax and I play and do housework
  • 12pm Lunchtime
  • 12:30-2:30pm Playtime- we usually try to run errands now or go to the playground/pool
  • 2:30pm Milk and a nap for Jax and I try to rest during this time too
  • 3:30-5pm More playtime!
  • 5pm I start cooking dinner
  • 6pm Jax eats dinner
  • 6:30 Bathtime
  • 7pm Milk and bedtime for the little man!
  • 7pm Right after Jax goes to bed I spend the next couple hours cleaning up and then try to prep as much as I can for meals the next day
  • 10pm I try to be in the shower the coffee pot preset- because coffee is life. and nothing makes waking up to a crying baby better than the smell of fresh coffee!

(Edit: After 10 weeks of the Stay-at-Home mom life, I have now returned to work as a Digital Media Marketing Manager! You never know where life will take you! Jaxon is now 15m and attends Mother’s Day Out on Tues/Thurs from 8:30am-2pm while I work. Such an amazing Work-Life balance! However M/W/F and the weekends are just like the above schedule.)

Keep Snacking!

**The author of this site encourages you to consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. No information on this site should be relied upon to determine diet, make a medical diagnosis, or determine treatment for a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. For more information please read our full disclaimer here.

Published by snackswithjax

Sarah is the creator and mom behind "Snacks with Jax", a social media community of over 85,000 parents/caregivers, where she shares her son's meals, nutrition information, and evidence-based tips for feeding children. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition emphasizing in Wellness from Texas Woman's University and years of experience as a culinary instructor working with ages 2+. She has coached hundreds of parents & caregivers through the journey introducing solids to babies and also navigating picky eating with toddlers and older children. Her focus is on establishing a life-long healthy relationship with food for children while also empowering, encouraging, and educating their adult caregivers.

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