This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine.
I resent having to make dinner every night.
I resent the time it takes away from me spending with my family.
I resent the time it takes away from my kids, who just want my attention. And I want to give it to them!
Between the soccer practices and art club and weekly tutoring and whatever else pops up after school, there isn’t much time left for family.
You’re nodding your head, aren’t you? You understand.
You understand the crazy schedules. The shuttling kids back and forth. The desperate need to sit down for dinner but at the same time, not wanting to spend what little time you do have cooking.
But what is a mother to do?
I still want to feed my kids wholesome meals. They’re growing boys, for goodness sake. (And boy, do they ever eat… at just 9 and 11, I can hardly imagine what it will be like when they finally hit the teens.)
And I want the meals to feel home cooked. Because sitting around the dinner table, sharing a meal makes a difference when you’re raising a family.
That’s why I really like On-Cor meals! They’re family-friendly with super easy instructions — I just pop it into the oven and then I’m done. No worry. No fuss. I simply serve some additional veggies on the side and we have ourselves an amazing family dinner.
So what am I going to do with all of that free time? My boys voted on doing a floor puzzle, but there are so many low-key activities that you have right at your fingertips! You can check off items from your to-do list while connecting with the kids.
- Fold socks (you can make it a race)
- Solve the plastic lid puzzle (actually match each plastic tub with the correct lid)
- Go through the mail (the kids can make a collage from the magazines and flyers)
- Rake leaves (be sure to leave time to jump in them, too!)
- Find a home. We pick a shelf that has too much stuff sitting on it and everyone helps “find a home” for each item
Don’t feel like completing a to-do? Here are other fun things you can do without a lot of fuss!
- Draw a picture (have your kids pick the theme)
- Play a board game
- Hold a building contest with your favorite blocks or Legos
- Play tag in the backyard (or light saber wars)
- Challenge your kiddo to a racing video game
Spending quality time with your kiddos doesn’t have to be a big production. It’s about spending time chit chatting and being present. That’s really all our kids want from us — our time and attention.
On-Cor Entrées Make it Easy!
And remember, making a quality dinner shouldn’t mean you can’t connect with your kids. On-Cor is about making products that satisfy the needs of moms looking for convenient, quality dinners for the whole family.
Tonight we chose On-Cor’s Lasagna with Meat Sauce. Their new packaging makes it easy for me to see exactly what I’m feeding my family — which includes real mozzarella cheese and 9 grams of Protein per serving. What mom doesn’t love that?
For your next family meal, just head to the freezer aisle of Jewel-Osco and pick up one of On-Cor’s Entrées or check out the store locator at www.on-cor.com.
Enter to Win a Dinner Prize Pack!
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