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Monday, January 5th at 7:28 AM, and we’re about 18 minutes into our first day back to the regular elementary, preschool and work routines. The kids are eating the last three bananas with the last three pieces of toast from the loaf of sandwich bread that I bought last week. Our cat Charlie is already upset because, while she has a bowl full of dry food, we ran out of the canned wet food last night. The paper towel holder is holding the brown empty carcass of an already spent roll, and, while I usually have backup bottles of dish soap, that too is propped upside down into the soap dish on the counter. I’m filling water bottles and scrounging up the last of the carrots, sliced deli meat and homemade popcorn from last night’s “movie night” for their lunches. Evvie is starting to whimper in her seat, but Beau still needs my help getting him dressed and brushing his teeth before we pile into the car and head to school in the next 30 minutes. As much as I literally cannot wait for our next trip to Target, it’s been harder and harder to schedule a time to get to one since baby Evangeline was born four months ago. We soaked up our time during the holiday break going to the beach, going hiking amongst the redwoods, and just staying inside and doing art projects. For some reason, it’s much more challenging to run errands on vacation, so I chose not to and now it appears I’m scrambling and paying the price. Just this week I was introduced to While we subscribe for monthly deliveries of diapers and wipes already, certain things like cat food, paper and cleaning products are things that I really dislike going out to buy almost as much as I really super dislike getting gas in our car. I never seem to buy these things before they actually run out, so signing up for a delivery service that I wouldn’t necessarily need to remember to order sounds absolutely ideal. I would much rather focus my time and energy on helping the kids with their homework, playing trains or reading them books any day of the week. While I still need to make lists of things I need, and as much as I love browsing through Target with my Starbucks, I think I’d save a lot of money this way, too. Target offers regular deliveries to those who sign up for the Target Subscription service. I am already preparing a list within their system of things we regularly run out of and need, and I’m thrilled that I don’t have to worry about having to take the trip to the actual store, or worse, actually running out of dish soap or cat food. I can spend that extra time with my kids doing what we really love, going to the beach, being active and being together, whether we are on holiday or not. Thank you to Target for sponsoring this post, and thank you for reading!