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Busy moms get creative to make time together

Posted by on January 18, 2013 – 1:18 pm

823_3787010-1So the saying goes “it takes a village” to raise a family, right?

Well, in my case this week, it took a very good friend, a cup of coffee and a rare opportunity to get together.

After having a bit of a harried time Friday, my best friend from high school and I made plans to “do coffee” Monday morning. Of course, with my work schedule, her work schedule, and five children between us, it meant being creative.

Our original plan to meet her near her house changed at the last minute, so she offered to pick up coffee and come to mine.

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

What’s a good friend? Someone willing to bring you coffee, sit at your kitchen table and chat while three children are prepped for their day definitely qualifies.

Add to that a bit of help drying children’s hair (who knew a hairdryer could be used in the kitchen?), reminding them to grab backpacks, putting little shoes on little feet, and shuffling putting children into a minivan, and I’d say the definition is sealed.

My children are blessed with many “aunties” as well as aunts, uncles and grandparents within a few miles of us. Even more are peppered around the country.

I truly feel that they all add to my children’s characters as they grow and watch and share in our interactions.

Too many times, friends will determine, “we just don’t have time,” to get together. But, in fact, if we just welcome togetherness even in what seems to be the craziest parts of our days, we’ll make the best memories.


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