The hustle and bustle of everyday life is enough to wear and tear on all of us. As a mom t’s hard to keep all the balls in the air and if you do manage to keep up the juggling act you find yourself completely exhausted all. the. time. It’s a little better now that the kids are older, but there were days that I didn’t know how in the world I was going to get it all done. I’ve found that the best way to be a better Mom and all around human being is to spend some time recharging my batteries.
Now that it’s nice outside I take my time out on the deck. I pour a nice cup of coffee, grab some cookies and shut out the chaos. For me there is nothing better than kicking back in a deck chair and just listening to nature. I don’t want to read a magazine or a book and I definitely don’t want to look at facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc, etc. This is my time to decompress and just enjoy the moment. We are so used to our minds running 24/7 that taking a 15 minutes break to breathe is like a little piece of heaven. Although, I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I stretch those 15 minutes into 30 and, don’t tell, even 45. It can take 15 minutes to let me mind shut off. The next 15 to 30 minutes is my time to float in the happy oblivion that comes from not thinking.
Quaker® Chocolate Chip Cookies allow me to be indulgent while still providing the power of Quaker® oats to fuel me for whatever the rest of the day might hold.
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