Learn How My Family Keeps Up With Its Busy Schedule! #ThisIsWholesome @HoneyMaidSnacks #Paid

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid.


    This family is constantly on-the-go.  If we are not rushing to get out the door every morning to get to work or school, we are driving to another state with my son’s traveling basketball team.  Although it’s not easy keeping up will all of our activities at times, we enjoy staying active and we love spending time together as we do them.

    Through the years, I have picked up some tips that have allowed me to manage our time more efficiently to allow us to maximize on our schedule so that we could have enough time to do all the things that we love regularly.  Before I share those tips with all of you, let me give you an idea of what our schedule is like on a weekly basis…


    Both of our sons play basketball.  Our older son is on his school’s Junior Varsity basketball team and plays on a competitive traveling team as well.  Normally he has 1 to 2 games per week on weekday afternoons along with team practices twice per week.  On the weekend, both of our boys play Intramural basketball as well and our older son’s traveling team visits neighboring states to compete in tournaments.  All of this is aside from my husband and I both working full-time and running a business.

    Most of the time, we have to eat and go and we look for snacks that we can take with us in the car that are easy to carry.  That’s one of the reasons why Honey Maid GoBites are perfect for the snack packs that I make every week.  They are filled crackers with crispy pockets of yummy fillings full of protein and whole grains.  As a mom, it makes me feel good about giving them to my boys before a game or to refuel afterwards.


    Aside from packing portable and nutritious snacks like Honey Maid GoBites for our excursions, here are some of the other tips I use to keep up with my family’s busy schedule:

  • Plan ahead for the week’s meals on the weekend.  On busy weekday evenings, it will take the guesswork out of figuring out what is for dinner.
  • Make sure you have plenty of water available at all times.  Believe me, kids and adults who are hydrated have a lot more energy.
  • Keep some extra t-shirts and changes of clothing in your car.  It will save you time from having to go back home should the kids’ clothes get dirty or stained.
  • Prioritize your time and don’t take on more than what you could handle.  It’s important to be realistic about how many activities your family can participate in regularly.
  • Have lots of fun!  The minute your family is not having fun while participating in any activity, it’s time to move on to something else.

    If you are as busy as we are, you will find these tips extremely helpful and, with five grams of protein and seven grams of whole grains in every 30 gram serving, Honey Maid GoBites are a snack your family will love and you’ll feel good about giving them while they are on-the-go!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you manage your family’s busy schedule?

Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid. However, all opinions expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Mary Madalene says

    Basketball is a big thing in our house as well. My eldest daughter will be going into grade 9 next year and she can not wait to try out . ( BUT I don’t think she’ll the like 7am practice schedule lol)

    I have heard of Honey Maid before, and I wanted to check out the website. I love how they showed the “history” of their brand.
    What flavor’s do you think you’d try out next time?

  2. I like your ideas – especially having extra tees in the car. Never thought of that but it’s quite handy. I keep a super organized shared schedule on Google calendar myself and it really helps.. no surprises!

  3. To manage my grandson’s busy schedule, I have things laid out ahead of time ready for the next activity or errand we need to run. That way I feel prepared and we are always ready to go!

  4. I do a lot of meal planning, and I make sure we have portable snacks and quick breakfasts for those days we’re on the run. Thanks for the tips!

  5. Sounds like a perfect snack to bring along while you are on the road! Great idea!

  6. I like a snack I feel good about giving the kids too. You’re right, Honey Maid is a good one. I’ve given all four of my kiddos Honey Maid products over the years, and my gram gave me the graham crackers too, when I was young. 🙂 I’ll be picking up these Go Bites at some point, I think they’ll be perfect for my son’s school snack.

  7. Debbie Denny says

    I think planning ahead is great. Love HoneyMaid.

  8. I can totally understand where your coming from. Life is so fast-paced we have to plan our week out pretty well or something gets overlooks. Great tips!

  9. Life can get so crazy!! I love the Go Bites, those would be perfect for things like this! 🙂

  10. I have trouble maintaining balance. My biggest tip is to share. My husband often offers to help and I say, “That’s OK, I will do x and y”, but I have to be better about letting him help out so that I don’t exhaust myself.

  11. Personally, I complete tasks one at a time and finish them instead starting and then rushing to come back to finish. Of course that doesn’t always happen, but it seems to help keep us organized and on schedule.

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