Dr. Karen Latimer 9/16/13

I just received the fall soccer schedules for my three girls. Together, they have several practices per week, and I haven't even done the dance and gymnastics sign-ups.

Gone are the Happy Days of a family dinner.

Selfishly, even more than missing the opportunity to do some family bonding, I am already resenting my role as diner waitress in my own home. Some nights, the kitchen needs to stay open from 5 to 9 p.m. with meals, snacks and people coming and going.

This year, rather than don my Alice's uniform — I am going to be prepared. The following are some tips for meal planning that will allow you to better manage life with busy kids.

Check out the slideshow above to find out my six tips for meal planning with kids.

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