I've picked up so many great tips and methodologies from these forums. I have a different mindset on so many topics compared to a year ago.
One thing I highly endorse is to adopt a change or new system or product before you're in the thick of things. For example, I've started prepackaging a week's worth of oatmeal in ziplocks with all the fixins. My kids and I find we use these simply because they're around. Making our own fast food I suppose. And promoting a better diet at the same time.
My backyard now looks like a tent and gear demo exhibition. I haven't been able to get away as I've done at times in the past, so I turn to my own yard to try things out. I think my wife enjoys the snoreless-nights. Dunno what she's talking about.
Here's a snap of this week's breakfast. These are very small ziplocks with 3/4 cup of oatmeal. I'm trying adding powdered WHOLE milk this time around.