Guest post, Tammy Barnes
Guys, after years of working hard to further my career and having two children, a house to maintain, and a partner to support, I was utterly exhausted. More and more, I was watching my windows of time diminish, and taking care of myself became a thing of the past. Trapped between this sense of guilt for not doing more at work and a sense of not doing enough at home to make life a little less crazy for all of us, I felt stuck, helpless, and, frankly, sad. On top of all of that, I had recently been diagnosed with ADHD. I have a husband with ADHD, and thus, statistically one of our girls will likely have it. I needed to provide a foundation to give the additional support and attention for our kids to thrive. In essence, I needed time. I needed a way to save my time without spending a prohibitive amount of money to make that happen. Enter Meal Preppers.
After hours of searching for meal planning/grocery shopping/cooking healthfully when overwhelmed with life, I became… well, overwhelmed. I decided to do what so many of us finally do: ask Facebook! Fortuitously through that search, I met Courtney Stinson and Rachel Dreher, two hard-working women who really figured out a life hack in a major way.
Courtney had started this business called Savor Life Nutrition, which combined her skills as a registered dietitian with her vast experience in providing gastric tube feeding support to her daughter. One of her projects in development was a service called Meal Preppers. So because so much of our life is about lists now, I am going to give y’all (I am originally from Kentucky) a list of why I was excited about this service:
In sum, my experience with Meal Preppers was not only a great one, but one that I found personally inspiring. I am extremely excited to join the movement to build a sense of community through food. I plan to use the service again (and again and again…), and I definitely will plan to host one at my home. In pajamas. Please, Courtney? Inaugural home Meal Preppers Party???