Get Some Help and Save Time in the Kitchen

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. We participate in other affiliate programs as well. For more details, please see our disclosure policy.

Get some help and you’ll save time in the kitchen.

Get help in the kitchen

If you tend to be the sole cook in your household, as in the only one, then you might be spending more time in the kitchen than you need to. I’m not talking about cooking by yourself as a way to unwind. I’m referring to those nights when cooking seems like a chore. And it drags on. And someone is sitting around reading a book or playing a video game when they could be helping you out.

Avoid the bitterness that might come from being the chief cook and bottle washer. Get some help!

Including your family in the dinner prep is good for everyone.

  • You get a chance to talk.
  • Family members learn or improve kitchen skills.
  • Many hands make light work.
  • You save time in the kitchen.

Yes, it takes work. Yes, you might hear grumbling. But, you’re not going to be around to cook for them forever. Start now getting help. Ma Igalls did. Check out these related posts for ideas on how to start the process:

‘Fess up. Do YOU get help in the kitchen?

Kitchen Time Savers series | Life as MOMThis post is part of the Kitchen Time Savers series. You can follow along this month as we explore lots of ways to make more efficient use of our time in the kitchen.

Don’t want to miss a post in this series? Subscribe to 31 Days of Kitchen Time Savers here. Get updates via email here

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

Read Newer Post
Read Older Post


  1. I do get help. I’ve always had my children help me in the kitchen, and occasionally, my husband, too. Makes time go by faster when you have company and an extra set of hands.

  2. One of my boys was a very picky eater at the age of 5 and I ended up cooking him a separate dinner. Well needless to say that got old real fast. I knew he would like the food I cooked if only I could get him to try it. So I had him watch me cook the meals so he could know everything that went into it. This not only solved him being picky but it gave him a love for cooking. He is now 17 and has been doing about 50% of the cooking for our family of 6 for a few years now! What a huge help he has been!!

Thanks so much for participating in this conversation about "a mom's life."

This is a place where moms can be themselves. Remember that each mother's path looks a little different. Please keep your comments respectful and kind. Reasonable minds will disagree in a nice way.

So let's talk about it, using "our big girl words."

Share Your Thoughts