A Busy Mom's Savored Time with Pepperidge Farm® Milano® cookies

At times I envision myself as a juggler. A really good juggler. As I gaze sky-ward at the bowling pins arcing over me, I think to myself, "Whoa. That's a lot of bowling pins." Then, "What if they come crashing down on my head?" Which, of course, motivates me to KEEP JUGGLING. Each of the bowling pins represents something in my life: work duties, mother duties, wife duties, friend duties, home duties and miscellaneous duties. I ADORE everything those bowling pins represent. I absolutely love being a wife and mother and I love my jobs and friends and everything in between. But sometimes keeping all of those things in the air is exhausting! The busy-ness of life requires me to take time for myself. If I didn't carve out a few moments for myself here and there throughout the day, my juggling skills would suffer and my head would be really bruised.

Let me tell you something. Pepperidge Farm® Milano® cookies encourages me to do just that. Those cute little bags that sit on my counter inspire me to get the dishes done more quickly so that I can sit for a moment and savor my time with a delicious treat. It's not an escape from my life. Because I happen to love my life, busy-ness and all. It is more of a transition between states of mind. The rushing and DOing transform into savoring and enjoying. Just what this busy mama needs!

Milano cookies are delicious and satisfying and I'm not the only person in my house who thinks so. Both of my boys have become bargaining experts over the past week, offering to fold the laundry and take out the garbage in exchange for "just one more cookie." My cookie-loving four-year-old does his Mmmm-ing thing as he chews them, which is the biggest stamp of approval any food can receive.

Between the Dark Chocolate, Raspberry and Orange varieties, the Dark Chocolate was the favorite in our house, with Raspberry being a close second. Other varieties include: Double Chocolate, Mint, Milk Chocolate, Dulce de Leche and Lemon.

Are you an expert juggler, as well? Do you carve moments out of your day just for yourself? Safely set those bowling pins down while you take a quick Milano break. You will thank me, I promise!

Disclaimer: Please follow the serving size recommendation on the packaging.

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