One sure thing about becomming a mom, you will spend more time in the kitchen. This weekend I was off 3 days and a lot of that time was spent in the kitchen. It was mostly because I didn't have any other plans for the weekend (bliss!) and my husband did all of the running around, picking up kids, dropping off kids etc. So I got up at 7:45 am twice this weekend -(without the kids waking me?!) and headed to the kitchen to make coffee and breakfast, cleaned up after breakfast and it started from there. I got the girls 30 glasses of milk or water or juice, plus snacks, lunch and dinner. I grated, I crock potted, I fried, boiled and baked. And it occured to me today that my kids don't even like my cooking much but there I am anyway toiling away. I spend so much time in the kitchen, preparing lunches, throwing stuff out, rinsing and sorting recycling that my kids will actually come to me while I'm sitting in the living room - while their dad is in the kitchen - and ask ME to get them stuff. I don't mind the kitchen that much though, it's cozy and warm and to keep up with eating healthy I try to make a lot of things from scratch. And the kids? They love to help with mixing or slicing mushrooms. Now if I could just get them to eat the good stuff I make, I would be thrilled. Where do you spend a lot of your time?