Take advantage of carpooling to save time.Every year I say that we will avoid becoming over-scheduled. The kids can only participate in one activity at a time. I'll learn to say "no" to some of the volunteer opportunities that fall in my lap (no matter how rewarding). We won't double-book friends or family. We'll know our limits and stick to them! Hurrah!
Somehow, though, we always end up in the same predicament: too much to do, too little time. Since I can't conceivably do it all, I've found a few skip-its and shortcuts that I can use when our schedules get packed. Where can mom cut corners?
I'd love to put together a delicious and nutritious homemade lunch for my daughters every day. If I've run out of bread, just realized that the last apple has a bad spot on it, or discovered that the thermos is still dirty and I'm out of freezer packs, a homemade lunch might not work. At first, I felt bad if I didn't give the kids a homemade lunch every day. But school lunches are much healthier than they used to be, and my kidsRead More »from Easy Shortcuts for Moms