Thank you, fellow moms, for all the comments. I'm excited about bringing you new ideas each week, so check back regularly and keep posting your own tips as well!
This week's tip: Cook double, then freeze.
While I was pregnant, I had a feeling I would be too swamped to do my usual cooking after baby arrived. (I was right.) So in planning ahead, I would prepare a casserole, stew, or soup and double the recipe. One meal to eat then, one to freeze and eat later. Sounds simple, huh? When put into practice, this tactic created a whole freezer full of ready-made meals.
***Bonus!*** It's done in the slow cooker, so it's really hands-off and freezes beautifully!