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The Moniqua LaShae Meal Planner

I’ve been pretty quiet lately about the things I’m working on and what I’ve noticed is that, when you move in silence, you’re able to execute faster and better. 

If you remember a few months back, I said I was working on a huge project, well one project with two parts. The first part is my meal planner. I’ve been asked so many questions about meal prepping and meal planning, so I felt it beneficial to go ahead and make something digital and tangible for you all to use.

I believe in saving money anywhere possible, and in the past my biggest issue has been with groceries and eating out. In the past month or two, I’ve finally gotten my meal planning down to a science and my budget has decreased in half. 

I honestly feel that in order to keep on track with money goals, buying groceries and eating out is where we need to start. 

This planner features:

• Weekly meal planning

• Shopping list

• Budget and Spent tracker

• Monthly reflection pages

• End of year review

With this planner, my hope is that you all will budget, become healthier by preparing meals at home and eating out less, save time cooking during the week, and enjoy doing other things you love to do with all of your free time. 

The print copy will only be available in increments of 10, so once the planner is live, gather you coins and scoop it up. 

All Black Everything, My Life

#BWWPCHOU Meetup

A few weeks ago I attended a planner meetup with my mom. We had an amazing time in this room full of black women who plan their lives to keep it together. Some of these women were hardcore planners while we also had some that just started. As for me, I’m in between, with only 3 planners.

I stumbled upon this group when I found the main Facebook page for the entire country and didn’t realize there were smaller city chapters. Now I don’t feel so alone. I used to think planning and planners were for white women but now I see it’s for every woman, especially those of us who are mothers. How else are we going to keep from losing our shit?

Planning has helped me in more ways than one. Being pregnant, I forget things often. It can be something that was said less than a minute ago and already I have forgotten. I’ve found that with writing things down, I can go back and remember important information.

Budget planning helps to keep money in the bank. I have never budgeted j til now and when I sit down at the end of each month, I see where my money is going (mainly to food, shh).

I also have a teacher planner because, well, I’m a teacher and we have all sorts of dates and deadlines for things. I can’t keep up with all of that so what I do is take the district calendar and write down all the dates as well as my school’s calendar.

Below are some pics from the festivities. Definitely cannot wait until the next planner meetup.