I completely forgot what it is like to go grocery shopping when you have to read labels and search for things.  It is like going into a foreign country and trying to navigate their grocery store when you don’t totally speak their language!

I remember back to when I first removed gluten from my diet 7 years ago.  I spent over 2 hours in the grocery store trying to find things to eat.  That was exactly what I did this time around.  Except I made the mistake of going on a Sunday.  HUGE mistake!  As I am reading labels, checking the suggested pantry list and trying to figure out where the Ghee is, I got mauled by numerous people trying to grab their groceries and run.  I got really overwhelmed and thought that maybe I couldn’t do this whole “completely change my diet for 30 days” thing.

But then I reminded myself how difficult it was when I stopped eating gluten (before it was something trendy) and had to search for everything in the grocery store and felt like a failure.  I physically felt so much better in just a few days, so I was willing to give this a try.

Whole30 Style Grocery Shopping

Five bags of groceries and two hours later, I was able to head home feeling a little bit better about my goods.  I stocked up on a lot of fresh veggies, chicken and some turkey.  I am not one to just “wing it” when it comes to meal planning.  Read all about how anal I am about meal planning here!

I decided to come up with a template to help me organize my meals so I wouldn’t get so overwhelmed.  I’ll be sharing my template with some of my recipes I have tried!  Looking forward to hearing about your Whole 30 experiences!

Organizing & Decorating Tips to Save Your Sanity

Setting Expectations for Your Kids is Key to a Tidy House

Hey there!

Are you ready to declutter your life? 

It can be super overwhelming trying to tackle your entire home. But when you start small, you can make huge progress!

Take the burden off of you! And join the free Clear The Clutter Challenge.

The challenge is breaking up decluttering into small, manageable steps you can do to declutter your entire home with ease!

Ready To Get Your Home Organized Once And For All?

Use my easy-to-follow e-learning courses to walk you through organizing your family, your home, and your kids!

Live With Less Framework

The Live With Less Framework is a practical guide to owning less and living more. You will learn how to change your mindset so you can get rid of stuff without guilt, create action plans for physical areas of your home, and maintain order throughout your home with ease.

The Organized Kids Academy

The Organized Kids Academy is a comprehensive program that will guide your kids through five organizing projects and additional lessons to help them keep their spaces tidy. PLUS you will get access to videos that show you how to teach organizing skills to your children!! 

Virtual School Set-Up Masterclass

In this masterclass, ee cover how to set up seating options that aren't just at a desk! Yes, your kiddos need a desk space, but did you know that by providing them with 3-5 seating options, they are able to keep their focus for longer periods of time?? This is based on research for how students learn.

Latest from the Blog

I'm Jessica

I am a mom to two kiddos + a fur baby. I am wife to Ben. I enjoy coffee, gluten-free desserts, and sleeping in. And I am The Organized Mama. 

I help families make the every day more enjoyable with practical organizing, decorating, + diy tutorials to maintain order in your home!

As Seen In

better homes and gardens image
parents magazine logo
people.com logo
rachel ray logo
apartment therapy logo
the boston glove logo
0