Last week in Moms Talk, gave us some and asked our readers to share their timesaving secrets.
The five members of our Moms Council commented as well as who wrote: "Simplify the morning routine was always a struggle for me. However, sharing and implementing tips like the ones above really do make a difference!"
It's comments like this that keep our group going and motivated to answer your questions, give advice and share solutions.
Here's what some of our Council members had to say:
"This is a great idea for planning out the week of clothes in advance, especially for those easy to forget 'extra' days with costume, uniforms etc. One of the biggest helps when our kids were younger but even now as they pack their own lunches is to either make the lunch the night before and put it in the fridge or have 'grab n go' baggies in the fridge of veggies, cheeses, pickles, olives, or in the pantry with pretzels, goldfish, trail mix etc. It really simplified and sped up the assembly process in the morning and since the kids did it themselves, they're more likely to actually eat their lunch. :)"
"I like it! We try to put things out the night before, but this takes it one step further. I also like Tamara's suggestion of having the kids help make their lunches ... I think the key to that is "help," not free rein to make the whole lunch. I'm afraid my girls' lunches would end up as Cheez-Its and a brownie!"
Now onto this week's topic: Why do you love Los Gatos?
What’s going on with the recent burglary in our Norman Rockwell town? This happened four months after got hit in the same parking lot! My office is in that building and I frequent these amazing establishments nearly every day! What really burns me is that these thieves are targeting the very “mom and pop” businesses that make our town as great as it is!
So over my daily delicious green tea latte Tuesday morning (you guessed it—at , of course!), I decided to call in some help! Not Batman or Superman for this mission, but our very own Larry Walker!
For those of you who don’t know Larry (not sure how that is possible given that his Alarm Company sticker is on every school door at every school here in town, not to mention the police stations, fire Stations and Library), he and his wife Kim own the most respected alarm/security company in town. In fact, when I called him, he came right over. Coincidentally, he was between meetings with some of his clients and a gentleman he flew in from Washington’s Hikvision that make those “primo” state-of-the-art camera systems they use at the Olympics. I bet those things would have stopped the thieves who are picking on our local businesses.
Anyway, long story short, Larry and his team have come to the rescue to help get rid of these guys once and for all! Not only that, but did you know that the Alarm Company doesn’t just protect our town, it gives back to it, too! Just mention to its representatives that you read this on Los Gatos Patch and they will donate $100 of your purchase to the for our kids. That’s the spirit … that’s why we all choose to live in such a magical place like Los Gatos. People in small towns treat others like family and once again, I feel proud to have been born here.
With this in mind, we ask you: Why do you love Los Gatos?