Dr Oz: Organize Your Family
Dr Oz did a segment on how to Organize Your Life, tackle your schedule, organize your space and simplify your meals. Doctor Oz was joined by Kristin Van Ogtrop, from Real Simple Magazine, who gave a bunch of great organizational tips, along with a mother of three named Vanessa. Vanessa said that she has to take care of her three kids, her husband and her mother, which is like organizing an army. She has to round them up to take them to school, figure out who has what activities on what days, plus plan healthy dinners for the whole family. Vanessa said that her dad died of Heart Disease and she is so stressed out that she is worried it is hurting her health.
Dr Oz: Sticky Note Calender
Kristin Van Ogtrop said that a Sticky Note Calender or an Organized Calender is extremely helpful for keeping everyone’s schedule in order. By using sticky notes, each kid can have a separate color, and if you change the date of an appointment or an event, you can easily move it to another day. I would be worried that all of the sticky notes would fall off of the calender though and then it would become an even bigger nightmare. But then again, I generally use my computer / phone as my calender. Dr Oz said that it is crucial to also schedule in some quiet time for yourself, so put that on your calendar too!
Dr Oz: Command Station
Kristin Van Ogtrop’s next tip is to setup a Command Station, because women spend 55 minutes a day looking for things according to a study that was done. Dr Oz’s Command Station was setup so that each person’s things were organized vertically. A basket on the bottom held everything the child needs for after school activities. The middle section was for hanging sweaters and jackets. And the basket on the top is for all of those miscellaneous things that we all have.
Dr Oz: Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe
Kristin Van Ogtrop said that the perfect way to organize meals for the week is to buy ground meat in bulk. Then transfer the meat into a Ziploc bag and score the meat before you freeze it. That way you can just break off a square without needing to defrost the entire package. Also, think of Balsamic Vinegar as the little black dress of the kitchen. You just need to mix together some balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper and you have the perfect sauce to marinate meat in, to toss with warm vegetables, or to put on top of a salad. And best of all, it lasts for up to 3 months in the fridge. Dr Oz showed the following Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe, but you can really make it according to your own taste and preferences: 2/3 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 TB dijon mustard and salt / pepper to taste.