THE FIVE O’CLOCK FIX

A no-fuss meal planning system for moms that’s tied back your grocery budget.

Your shoulders hunch over your phone as you scroll Pinterest trying to find something for dinner without having to run to the store.

The baby is fussing and won’t be put down. The dog’s barking. Then shrieks of glee come from the bathroom. As you rush in, you find your toddler unwinding the entire roll toilet paper onto the floor.

You blow the stray hair from your face, dial your husband, and ask him to pick up something for dinner on his way home…again.

Once again, you’re admitting defeat.

You know this will put you even more over budget. And the worst part is, this family of yours needs to eat dinner every single night.

This isn’t the stressed out, overwhelmed mom you want to be.

 

Maybe you used to be good at meal planning, but adding in a baby (or three!) changes so many things.

As moms, we can’t escape the “five o’clock fussies,” but you can overcome the daily dinner time dilemma.

What you need is a system — a simple meal plan that’s easy to implement so you don’t have to try to figure out what to cook each night.

Instead, you can make your plan now so you know exactly where to shop, what to buy, and what to cook without any fuss.

Then you can keep using the SAME plan, month after month, to consistently serve your family healthy meals they love while savings hundreds on groceries, without the dreaded weekly meal planning.

INTRODUCING THE FIVE O’CLOCK FIX

The no-fuss meal planning system for moms

As a member of the Five O’Clock Fix Workshop, you can be the mom you always wanted to be:

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The one who actually enjoys making meals with her kids.

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Who serves healthy dinners with a smile instead of a scowl when her husband walks in the door.

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Who knocks hundreds off her grocery budget because she’s not always making extra trips to the store or picking up takeout.

“I was hesitant to join because I hate meal planning and grocery lists!”

“But now I know I can tackle these issues without any fuss. I really loved this class – it changed my way of thinking!”

Debra

READY TO CREATE A NO-FUSS MEAL PLAN THAT WILL HELP YOU SAVE HUNDREDS?

As a member of the Five O’Clock Fix, you’ll walk through creating a no-fuss meal plan that works in your busy life as a mom.

Once you’ve created your plan, you can keep on using it month after month. There are no weekly or monthly meal planning to-do lists. When the crazy seasons of motherhood arise, you’ll still be getting dinner on the table and staying on budget.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find inside:

 

SAVE BIG ON GROCERIES

How to save $60 in 60 minutes or less—even if you only make it through Lesson #1. That’s $720 you’ll save every year!

SAY ADIOS TO WEEKLY MEAL PLANNING

Discover how crossing meal planning off your to-do list forever will actually help you save on groceries — without compromising your healthy diet.

SIMPLIFY MEAL PREP

The 5 foods you really should be making from scratch (and the ones you shouldn’t)

SPEND LESS TIME IN THE KITCHEN

The 4 steps to simplify cooking so you can cut hours off your meal prep

CUT OUT COUPON CLIPPING

Find out where to shop to get the best deals on groceries (and why you don’t need coupons or circulars to save hundreds)

STRESS LESS

Use your no-fuss meal planning system to stick to your budget month after month — even when you have a cranky toddler and soccer practice every night of the week.

“I didn’t register sooner because I thought I knew all these things…”

“…but I had never put them all together before! My favorite part was the focused attention on each part of the tools and then how they build on each other.

My financial coach wanted your info because he’s seen such a huge difference in our budget.” Lily

Saved $1200 per year on Groceries

WHAT’S INSIDE?

A SIMPLE MEAL PLANNING SYSTEM

Inside the program, members have access to my simple system to create and stick to a budget that works in your busy life.

I walk you through 25 lessons, taking you step-by-step through how to budget.

Each one is short and to the point – designed with busy moms in mind. You can view them on mobile, tablet, or computer – while you’re nursing, waiting for kids to get done with soccer, or whenever you can sneak it in.

FIVE O’CLOCK FIX ACTION PACK

You get access to more than 12 use-them-now resources so you can put your meal plan into action and start seeing results right away.

SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

When you get the Workshop + Support, 

Inside the Five O’Clock Fix Workshop, you not only learn how to budget, but you’ll get the ongoing support and accountability you need to stick with it, and really see results.

You’ll have the support of a real mom who’s been there cheering you on all the way with text reminders, encouraging emails, weekly check-ins, and one-on-one coaching. Plus, we have a community forum full of other moms walking the same journey to encourage and inspire you.

“I didn’t join sooner because of time…

However, I could have saved myself a lot of time, money, and headache if I had taken this course several years ago!

Before I was spending too much time in the kitchen making things from scratch, so I loved the ideas for simplifying my routines in the kitchen.”

Brittney P.

GET STARTED NOW

Are you ready to leave the dinnertime delimma behind and slash hundreds off your food costs? The Five O’Clock Fix Workshop comes in two easy to use options. Pick the one that’s right for your family. Registration is now closed. Click below to get on the wait list.

FIVE O’CLOCK FIX WORKSHOP

$47

+ 1-year access to the complete step-by-step meal planning system

+ Stay organized with the 12-page Five O’Clock Fix Action Pack

+ 4 weekly emails to help you stay motivated

+ Exclusive invitation to the Five O’Clock Fix Meal Planning Party

+ The Ultimate Grocery Savings Guide (Bonus)

+  30-Day unlimited email support from workshop creator Shannon Clark ($99 value)

PUT ME ON THE WAITLIST

FIVE O’CLOCK FIX WORKSHOP TOTAL SUPPORT

$49

+ 1-year access to the complete step-by-step meal planning system

+ Stay organized with the 12-page Five O’Clock Fix Action Pack

+ 4 weekly emails to help you stay motivated

+ Exclusive invitation to the Five O’Clock Fix Meal Planning Party

+ The Ultimate Grocery Savings Guide (Bonus)

+  30-Day unlimited email support from workshop creator Shannon Clark ($99 value)

PUT ME ON THE WAITLIST

“I was skeptical that I could learn anything new about grocery savings and food prep but I am blown away. :) This course does not disappoint!”

Melanie K.

THE NO-FUSS MEAL PLANNING GUARANTEE

I know you’re doing your best to steward your family’s resources, and you want to feel completely comfortable with your decision about whether to join the Five O’Clock Fix.

So let me make this easy…

Try it for 365 days, and if for any reason you decide it isn’t a perfect fit for you, I’ll refund your money – no questions asked. Just email me at [email protected]

You’ve got too much going on to sit around agonizing about whether to join. You need to get in the workshop and start getting results right away.

“I almost didn’t take it because of the cost…

…and wasn’t sure if I’d get anything out of it. However, it helped that there was a money-back guarantee!

The course gave me a lot of new ideas for moving forward! A few of my friends want to do it now. Thank you!”

Ashley K.

HEY THERE! I’M SHANNON.

I’m the founder of Affording Motherhood and the creator of the Five O’Clock Fix Workshop.

I know what it’s like to be stressed out about meal planning.

As a new mom, I remember sitting on the kitchen floor, sobbing because I couldn’t get dinner done at a reasonable hour. I spent so much time figuring out what I could cook with what I had available that it was hours before we could finally sit down to eat.

Dinnertime wasn’t exactly the serene moment of family togetherness I’d imagined. And I felt like a total failure as a mom.

I knew that if I wanted to stay on track with my goals for my family’s relationships, finances, and health, something had to change. I needed an incredibly simple system for meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and budgeting that would fit in my busy life as a mom.

Over time, that’s exactly what I created, and it’s helped me feel calm and in control whenever five o’clock rolls around — no more crying on the kitchen floor.

Happily, my meal planning system was also one of the key ingredients in helping us become debt free in less than 9 months, helping us to save $5,616 in the first year alone.

Since 2014, it’s been my joy to teach my meal planning system to over 2,833 moms, and I can’t wait to share it with you, too!

YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING

Is this worth the investment?

I know you’re doing your best to steward your family’s resources, and you want to feel completely comfortable with your decision about whether to join the Five O’Clock Fix.

I could tell you about how much members love this workshop and how it helps them cut their grocery budgets by $164 per month on average. You’ve already had the chance to read some of their stories of stressing less and staying on budget.

Or you could look at it this way…

An annual pre-made meal planning membership typically costs $60 and up, and the meals it includes probably won’t fit all of your family’s unique dietary requirements, budget goals, and food preferences — which can lead to a lot of wasted food and money. Instead, the Five O’Clock Fix leads you through creating a perfect-fit meal planning system that fits your family’s needs without the premium price tag.

The thing is, every minute you wait around to decide whether to join is another night you stay stressed out and overwhelmed at dinnertime.

So let me make this easy…

Try it for 365 days, and if for any reason you decide it isn’t a perfect fit for you, I’ll refund your money – no questions asked. Just email me at [email protected]

You’ve got too much going on to sit around agonizing about whether to join. You need to get in the workshop and start getting results right away.

I’m a busy mom, will I have time for this?

I know you have a lot on your plate, so I’ve broken each lesson into manageable bite-sized steps. Each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. After you’ve created your perfect-fit meal plan, you can continue to use it month after month without putting any additional items on your already full to-do list.

This is an intensive workshop for moms who are serious about transforming their relationship with meal planning. I’ve made everything as simple as possible, but you need to do the work for the system to work for you.

While I encourage you to keep up with the rest of the group, you can complete each lesson at your own pace when you have time. When you join, you’ll have access to everything for one year, so you can refer back to the lessons as much as you need to.

My family follows a special diet, will this meal planning system work for me?

By the end of the workshop, you will have the best possible meal plan (and grocery budget) for your unique family’s needs and preferences.

My own family has quite a few significant health issues that we address with eating a special diet and avoiding certain foods, and we’ve been using this system to meal plan and stick to our grocery budget for years.

Countless members with special health concerns have gone through the program with great success. To name just a few, these have included:

  • Paleo
  • Whole Food Diet
  • Organic
  • Natural
  • Low Carb
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Nut Free
  • Weight Loss
  • Sensory Issues
  • Picky Eaters
What happens after I sign up?

After you sign up for the Five O’Clock Fix, you’ll receive an email receipt with a unique login and password to the workshop (if you haven’t taken one of our classes already).

On the first day of the workshop, check your inbox for an email with access to Lesson 1. We’ll walk through two lessons each week for a total of 4 weeks as you build your no-fuss meal plan — one simple step at a time.

Which option is right for me?

As moms we want to give the best to our families and that means putting together a healthy meal plan that allows us to get dinner on the table every night without spending a fortune.

It can be a tall order when you throw specific diet preferences or concerns into the mix. If that’s you, sign up for the Five O’Clock Fix Plus so you can benefit from the 30-day unlimited one-on-one email support.

However, if you’re a gung-ho mom who is ready to tackle meal planning without needing a lot of feedback, go for the basic Five O’Clock Fix Workshop.

Do I have to access these at a specific time?

You’re busy keeping up with your family—of course you are!. And that’s why you can access the lessons at whatever time of day works for you — whether it’s before your kids get up, at naptime, or during soccer practice. You don’t have to be available at a particular time to participate.

Lessons are released one at a time throughout the workshop to encourage you to take action on them. Each one is a crucial step in building your meal plan and builds on the one before it.

While I encourage you to keep up with the rest of the group, you can complete each lesson at your own pace as you make time. When you join, you’ll have access to everything for one year, so you can refer back to them as much (or as often!) as you need to.

What if I still have questions?
Still have questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask. Email me at [email protected]

“Meal planning has felt overwhelming to me for a long time…”

“Meal planning has felt overwhelming to me for a long time.

I have struggled for several years to get in a good meal planning and grocery shopping routine, but the ideas in your lessons are helping me feel much better equipped to move forward.

I just wanted to say THANK YOU! You have really done a great job of putting this information into a simple, accessible format. Simple ideas, but foundational—each idea has a big impact in making meal planning simpler and less expensive!

I can’t even say how relaxed I feel knowing what the plan is for the month! ”

Ruth H.

GET STARTED NOW

Are you ready to leave the dinnertime delimma behind and slash hundreds off your food costs? The Five O’Clock Fix Workshop comes in two easy to use options. Pick the one that’s right for your family. Registration is now closed. Click below to get on the wait list.

FIVE O’CLOCK FIX WORKSHOP

$47

+ 1-year access to the complete step-by-step meal planning system

+ Stay organized with the 12-page Five O’Clock Fix Action Pack

+ 4 weekly emails to help you stay motivated

+ Exclusive invitation to the Five O’Clock Fix Meal Planning Party

+ The Ultimate Grocery Savings Guide (Bonus)

+  30-Day unlimited email support from workshop creator Shannon Clark ($99 value)

PUT ME ON THE WAITLIST

FIVE O’CLOCK FIX WORKSHOP TOTAL SUPPORT

$49

+ 1-year access to the complete step-by-step meal planning system

+ Stay organized with the 12-page Five O’Clock Fix Action Pack

+ 4 weekly emails to help you stay motivated

+ Exclusive invitation to the Five O’Clock Fix Meal Planning Party

+ The Ultimate Grocery Savings Guide (Bonus)

+  30-Day unlimited email support from workshop creator Shannon Clark ($99 value)

PUT ME ON THE WAITLIST

“I was skeptical that I could learn anything new about grocery savings and food prep but I am blown away. :) This course does not disappoint!”

Melanie K.

HERE’S WHAT PAST STUDENTS ARE SAYING…

“Originally when I found the course, the cost seemed like a lot. So I waited a while…”

“However, I struggled with knowing where to shop and what to buy because I never knew what I wanted to make.

Once I joined, I loved the small steps to get you to the overall goal with the worksheets. It really helped me to have it broken down in this way, so you didn’t feel thrown into the concept and feel expected to just go do it. In addition, I liked the worksheets, community, the meal planning party.

I feel that these steps really do help to save on groceries, and it has helped me rethink the way I not only shop but also the way I had structured my kitchen/cooking schedule.

I just want to thank you, Shannon, for your time, knowledge, and dedication. You helped me so much with saving money on my grocery bill and organizing my kitchen overall. You always responded when help was needed or questions were asked.”

Erika, $1800 saved per year

“I was not sure if the content would be relevant outside the United States…”

“I did think long and hard before purchasing, wondering if I would be able to recoup the outlay for the course by the savings I would learn.

After struggling with trying to think of what to make and then having to source everything at a good price. Then trying to think again of what to make and then having to again source everything at a good price. Ad infinitum.

After registering my favorite aspect would have to be the Save $60 in 60 Minutes, that was a real eye-opener!! I also liked the Conversion Chart and the Daily Recommendation of foods by food group in the Workbook. This helped me with portion control and made sure that we ate what we should eat before we ate anything we wanted to eat (like chocolate!); the 2-week Meal Plan; and forum for motivation and ideas.

This was more enjoyable than I thought it would be! I would recommend this because so many people struggle with the cost of groceries and with meal planning. This simplifies both.”

Kerry, Saved $456 per year

“I was a teeny bit skeptical because I already meal plan.”

“But I was going over budget, always.

This helps because I can look at the whole month and divide up my money that way. I never thought to look at it. I love the booklet you put together. This course was better than eMeals — which I did subscribe to before for like a year!

I already like to make homemade bread and yogurt and tortillas and waffles and hummus and PB and jams. I just did them all on different nights and felt like I was ALWAYS in the kitchen. I loved how you made the plan to get the from-scratch foods done almost all at once. A lightbulb went off in my head — hello Crystal — that will save me so much time!

I loved the videos were quick and to the point. I would recommend to other busy moms that need help with meal planning.”

Crystal

“My biggest challenge was keeping track of how much I spend at all the different places we shop (Farmers markets, Buyers Club, Organic Grocers, Safeway, Amazon…)

Now, I have so much less stress and time spent planning. I loved the grocery price list. I even made it digital so both my husband and I can access it while out at a store, that way we both always have it with us as long as we have our smartphones. I also liked the budget…because it will allow me to see how much we actually are saving and hopefully keep me motivated.

Overall, I really just loved this course. I loved how accessible you were and how quickly you responded to emails when we had questions. I loved the lessons and how simple but effective they were. It was great to actually see results without being overwhelmed by a ton to do’s – you’ve spaced the lessons and content out perfectly.

I also loved the printables — putting it down on paper helped a lot, and I definitely would not have followed the lessons as diligently if I hadn’t had “homework” to fill out. Thanks so much for creating this course. I’m so glad I found it (and you!) and can’t wait to share it with my friends.”

Jessica D.

“I was already trying to cut down the food budget. Paying attention to prices AND making a price list was the biggest challenge. I shop with both kids (ages 1 & 4), so keeping a price list sounded like a hassle. That’s why this course was perfectly timed with the goals we’ve set for our budget!

My favorite part was the time management piece about planning the day according to how to get everything done. The worksheets were great. I really enjoyed the short video lessons, and the “homework” made me really do what you were suggesting, which is the key to making changes in our habits! I also love how open you are to your readers contacting you!”

Autumn A.

“Before my biggest challenge was feeling like we still spent too much on premade foods. Primarily cold cereal and snacks.

“My favorite was the part about simplifying your cooking routine. Now that I’ve written out weekly cooking plans, I don’t have an issue with making more foods from scratch. I know what I need to make each week, and that’s what I do.

I plan on recommending this. Your course is easily customized for individual needs.”

Kendra S.

“I would say making/having a plan every week was my biggest challenge before starting the course. Several drastic changes in mine and my husbands work schedule kept me from registering right away.

Now that I’ve completed it, I think it is the smart no-coupons-required approach that sticks to the foods you already eat/love. I have seen many other articles or short courses that suggest several food changes that wouldn’t necessarily work for how my family eats but that is not an issue here at all, and I think that is what has made this the most practical and useful course I have seen.

I like that you broke up the steps and kept reviewing previous information and held us accountable to ourselves by having to submit the homework to continue. I also love how straight forward and practical all the tips were.

I would like to wish you and your family all the best, thank you for being so generous and helpful and taking the time to put together such a wonderful course! I’d absolutely recommend it to a friend! I think it is an excellent value and truly helpful, especially with the nice printables. I am pretty thrifty and have read a lot of tips and short courses on grocery saving, and there was tons of great new information here!”

Amanda

“Before, my biggest challenge with meal planning was the lack of planning and constantly feeling overwhelmed.

I really appreciated this course. I learned some new ways to think about saving money, but mostly I was re-inspired to be more intentional with the way I spend my grocery budget.

I also came away feeling less overwhelmed. I’ve cleaned my pantry out and am working on making my tiny kitchen more functional. I’ve added reminders to my calendar to make a couple pantry staples once a week. Also, I’ve created a more efficient and economical system for grocery shopping. Thank you!

These were my favorite features of the course:
1. Grocery store price comparison. I’m really glad I took the time to do that, even though it seemed overwhelming at first. Now I know which stores to shop at for what.

2. The length of the lessons and course. Each lesson was manageable and the course was long enough but not too long.

3. I loved that your approach to saving money does not rely on coupons. I also like knowing that you can be budget conscious and still make real, healthy food choices. And I liked how you provided options for tailoring the ideas for my family.

If I had a friend who was struggling with a food budget, I would recommend your course, because it empowered me to make better decisions with regard to budgeting and buying food.”

Tracy, Saved $2400 per year

Five o’clock is coming. Do you know what’s for dinner?

Four weeks from now, you’ll either be confidently serving dinner on budget and on time — or you’ll be stuck in the same old cycle of overwhelm and overspending. Which one will you choose?

Feed your family healthy food - even on a tight budget.

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