Hey Workin Mamas! Lately I have taken the approach of trying to find easier ways to run errands after work so that I can spend more time with my little one in the evening. My pet peeve is going to the grocery store after work because almost everyone (including you) thinks that they can just stop and get that “one thing for dinner” and race home. Actually, that couldn’t be farther from the truth because 1) you find more things to purchase and 2) all of those people needing one thing really adds up.
Enter the gas station down the street from our apartment. The gas station often sells fruit and vegetables in addition to a few other items that most people need to complete their meals. So instead of standing in line for 15 minutes just to add onion to our very healthy stir-fry, I take comfort in stopping at the gas station and picking it up. 15 minutes melts into 5 minutes.