To wrap up the health and menus section I have a master grocery list adapted from Webmomz :
There is a page of most often used recipes such as basic whole wheat bread (for sandwiches, pizza dough etc), brown rice, yogurt, and so on.
There is a page of master mixes Download basic_mix_recipes.doc to make up ahead. Much to my chagrin I must admit I seem utterly unable to teach, clean, and cook well simultaneously. Give me any two and I am good. Add the third and I am sunk. We have done bulk cooking and mixes to solve that problem. Somehow we got away from that over the summer and boy did we suffer! It tends to not be a problem in the summer because the school schedule was lighter. Right now with contractions hitting hard in the evenings it is crucial to plan ahead. This will be even more relevant once the baby is here.
This link provides all the info you need to begin once a month cooking. My gripe with many OAMC sites/books is that they make 30 different dinners in that day. It did not save money because the shopping lists had multiple tiny jars of things. Instead, we take six or seven of our favorite recipes and make four of each to fill the month. Basically take one of the weekly menus and double or quadruple it. The next month try a new one. Another option is to double all the menus each week, eating one and freezing the other. After a few weeks of this you have a month's worth of meals in the freezer.
Creative Homemaking has a nice printable menu planner that includes all three meals. They also have some other nice ebooks you might like to print and include here such as homemade beauty care recipes.
In this section or in Other you should have an Emergency Preparedness checklist Download emergency_preparedness.doc and go over it as a family periodically. If you are rural like us you probably have to always be prepared for utility irregularities.
On a related note a first aid chart is essential. A babysitter's guide Download guide_for_babysitters.doc is also helpful. Ours is taken from here. It is easy to assume an older sibling is prepared to babysit when in fact they may not have been instructed properly.
Ok that should do it! Start printing, ladies, and please send me a note and a pic when your journals are finished!