I admitted this to some girlfriends the other day and they all looked at me like some sort of traitor to my gender, as if I'd confessed that I secretly detest Ryan Gosling or can't stand chocolate.

My sister dislikes chocolate. I hold firm that she's adopted from some alien colony.

this is my shopping face

I just never found retail therapy all that therapeutic. Especially after I had kids, I started trying to minimize my stops at various locations. Hauling children in and out and in and out of the car gets a little old.

Don't get me wrong, I like stuff. Stuff, I am ALL about. It's the going multiple places to get the stuff that I could stand less of. Because I'm always thinking about what other cool things I could be doing with my time.

traveling with kids

Things like traveling with my family.

hiking with a toddler

Or seeing nature.

laughing with uncle Lars

Or this.

I'll be honest, I don't really know what's going on in that last one.

Anyway, I'm always in favor of finding tricks to get more errands done in less time: things like using multi-service stores that cater to the numerous needs of my husband, myself, my kids and the pets. If a single store helps me check off what would have otherwise been multiple stops, that's hours I've been given back in my day.

We've been working with Target and found that their  Flip the Script program made it super easy for me to cross one more errand off of my never-ending shopping list. It's really easy to transfer. They accept most insurance, and all you need to do is contact a pharmacist in-person, text RX to 827438, call 877-796-2743 or visit target.com/pharmacy. You'll need to give the name and phone number of your current pharmacy and your prescription number and – voila! – you've just gained valuable time back in your life.

smiley baby

So we can spend less time shopping, and more time doing this.