Go To Prep When Spouse Is Out Of Town

My husband was out of town last week for a work event. While he was gone I started thinking about what I do to prepare me and the boys to make it easier on us before he leaves. I thought I would share a few things that work for me and our family. I would love to know anything that works for you!

1.Grocery Stock Up

We primarily cook at home so meal planning and grocery shopping are very routine for our family. I make sure to go to the grocery store prior to my husband leaving for meal ingredients, snacks, and any random items I may need.

2.Meal Planning + Prep

If my husband is gone I try to plan meals that can last a few nights and are kid friendly. I also like to prep any other items that make it easier on me such as grab and go breakfast or snacks.

Meal Planning Tips + Planning/Prepping Family Meals

3.Laundry + House Tidy

I like getting all laundry done and tidying the house while I have an extra set of hands so we start off the week with less chores/tasks for me to complete. I also do another load of laundry prior to my husband returning so I only have his when he returns.

Maintaining A Tidy Home + Weekly Cleaning & Chores


I keep a family calendar in our office that is color coded by person. I like to make sure I know what is going on for the entire week for the boys and myself.

5.Help If Needed

There is nothing like having support and help with your children. Asking for help or letting people know you have a busy week isn’t a bad thing!

As always, sending light and love.




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