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I don’t what is going on lately, but I swear someone has been skimming hours off of my days or something. Between working, chauffeuring, trying to keep my house at least not in shambles, and running back and forth between my kids’ sports practices and games, there’s not much time to do anything else.
My husband and I often “switch off” during the week. Me dropping the kids off at one of their weekday evening activities, and him picking them up. Me putting one set of kids to bed, and him the other set. Me taking one kid to their Saturday sporting event and him taking another kid to theirs. Sunday rolls around and I just want a moment to remember what my spouse looks like. We need a family day.
Unfortunately, Sundays are typically filled with errands. Everything that I didn’t get to do during the week needs to get done before Monday shows its unwelcome face again. Like, buying food so that we have things in the fridge and pantry. And just like most modern families, we buy different things from different stores and often have to visit three plus places to get everything on our “list.” We try to make it seem like an outing, and everyone tags along so we can spend the day together. Let’s face it though – grocery shopping is not really a family outing. Which is probably why at least one of my kids has a meltdown every time.
This past weekend, we were able to skip the errands and just spend a whole day playing. We went to a fun fitness program that we haven’t been to in a while, then we got lunch at a place we’ve never eaten before, and then off to another park to play and search for pokemon creatures, and some real creatures too!
And instead of having to stop at the store at some point, or trying to, I already had a package waiting for me. From my new best friend, Google Express! (Make sure to check out the info at the bottom of the post to find out how to get $15 off your first order and 6 months of FREE shipping!)
One thing we go through very quickly around here is snacks. I try to keep them on hand, but I can’t always keep up with four sneaky kids who have figured out how to unlock the pantry. The worst thing is when Monday rolls around and I’m packing lunches and I have nothing besides a sandwich to put in them.
Thankfully, one of the stores I can order from through Google Express is Costco! The prices are the same as in-store (including any sales or specials!!!) and it saves me literally hours of my time. Getting to Costco is a hassle for me. It’s not close to my house, parking is always a nightmare, and it takes me at least an hour to get in and out of the store – longer if I bring kids! And samples are my demise.
With all the snacks needed for this week’s lunch we were able to have a date night too! The older kids went for a sleepover at the grandparents’ house, and my sister watched the little two. My husband and I went out and saw friends, played games, and had a great night. No pictures were taken because we were simply enjoying the company and the not having to worry about getting to the store before it closed on the way home.
But it’s not just groceries. They have school supplies, household goods, baby stuff, apparel, and even toys! Oh your kid just told you on Wednesday that he was invited to a birthday party on Friday? You got this.
Now that I’ve tried Google Express, I’m addicted! I already have another order coming this week with stuff for the first week of school! It’s amazing how one little thing off of your list can make such a difference in your stress levels. Now, when does Google Express Housecleaners get launched? 😉
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Let me know in the comments if you try Google Express for yourself! Or post a photo online with the hashtags #MyNewSaturday and #GoogleExpress!