Keep Calm & Eat A Cookie: 5 Ways To Keep Yourself & Your Child From Going Insane After School

Keep Calm & Eat A Cookie: 5 Ways To Keep Yourself & Your Child From Going Insane After School

You slaved half the day getting the right cookie ingredients from two different stores, because the first one was out of toffee bars. You cursed four times while making the batter, because the Facebook link your friend sent you kept crashing. But you’ve finally succeeded, and your Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies are delightful, and look like they are ready for their Bon Appetit cover.

HOW TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR KID WHILE WATCHING THEM AT AN AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITY

HOW TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR KID WHILE WATCHING THEM AT AN AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITY

 It’s 8:30 am on a Saturday or 7 pm on a Tuesday. You have spent all day working either at an office or at home. You are completely wiped and you have to take your little guy or gal to tae kwon do, soccer or gymnastics. All you want to do is bury your face in your phone and space out on social media. But you are a loving, responsible parent and you promised your little one that you WILL pay attention to her while she practices her heart out. Except, you really, really can’t seem to do it. To help matters there is a large TV screen blaring Access Hollywood or Giants scoring. How are you supposed to do this?