Menu Planning is a necessity at our house. Being a a work at home mom, with three young children, living in a rural community (grocery stores aren’t close), with a family budget – it is a must. I don’t have the time of money to spend making trips to the grocery store each day looking for something to prepare for dinner. My menu plan allows me to grocery shop once per week, and have an idea of what I will be serving each night – which greatly reduces stress! Here are our favorite menu planning resources. These services are invaluable when it comes to being organized in this area.