What often makes people ask this question is the fact that I have always managed to find time to set-up play dates, participate actively in PTA by helping on committees and still find time to make dinner at home. All this and more in spite of working a full day for someone else. I guess the reasoning behind all of these things I do is because I am motivated by how happy these things make My Boys. There are some times when I can't do it all, so I have to scale back what I commit to... saying "no" is something I do when necessary. I am fully aware of what I have time to do and what I know I can't manage based on what is currently happening in My Family's life.
Now, all of these activities require me to be somewhat organized. When it comes to meetings, play dates, game schedules and all that fun stuff... I'm as organized as a person can get. I am totally hooked on the Cozi on-line calendar. I've been using it since September of last year and I keep everything on it. I love that I can download the calendar to the home computer where My Husband can then hook his iPhone up and get the information transferred there as well. Everyone seems to know where they need ot be and when.
When we get a day like last Sunday where it's raining and ugly out, I take advantage and try to make some things in the kitchen. I managed to bake a few different things so that packing snacks and a special cookie treat in the lunch boxes would be easier. When I have time, I prefer to send something homemade rather than pre-packaged goodies. I have to rely on those pre-packaged things to a certain degree, but prefer to limit the use when I can. With all of us having to get ready to be out of the house in the morning by different times getting lunches and snacks made can be a hectic addition to the routine.
So, really making homemade cookies is something I figure is worth making time for since it makes my family happy. It's all about being organized and making sure there is time for the things that makes you and your family happy. So, you don't help with one committee or don't schedule a play date - in exchange you have some quality time with your family and everyone comes away feeling ready to take on something new the next week. Or at a minimum there are some treats that you can nibble in between activities!
For the full recipe, head on over HERE.
Note: I mention Cozi because I use it and wanted to share it here as something worthwhile. No one asked me to post about that website. Also, the link to the Martha Stewart cookbook will take you to Amazon, where you can get additional information on the book and if you choose to purchase via that link I will receive a small referral fee.
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